Restoratives & Cosmetics
Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth
July 1, 2022 -- In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones
May 20, 2022 -- Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Selenium dental sealants may aid caries prevention
April 25, 2022 -- Dental sealants that contain selenium may stop caries-causing bacteria from forming on and below a sealed tooth, possibly paving a new way to help prevent tooth decay, according to a study recently published in Dental Materials. Read More
Researchers are putting the human mouth onto microchips
March 24, 2022 -- Researchers are putting parts of the human mouth on microchips to find better ways to treat oral diseases. The technology could help accelerate drug discovery, enable personalized medicine, and even reduce the need for animal experiments. Read More
Nobio launches new restoratives line
February 24, 2022 -- Nobio has launched a new line of advanced antimicrobial restorative materials designed to fight recurring decay. Read More
Veneers may trump crowns for restoring teeth with fluorosis
February 18, 2022 -- Ceramic veneers are minimally invasive, preserve tooth structure, and provide long-term aesthetic rehabilitation and, therefore, may be a better option than crowns for patients with fluorosis, according to a study published on February 17 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Patients satisfied with digital implant workflow
November 16, 2021 -- Patients reported higher satisfaction with a digital workflow for creating a single implant-supported posterior crown than a conventional workflow in a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Hot Topic
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.
Conferences
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States