What's on my chair for posterior CAD/CAM restorations August 17, 2021 -- What's on My Chair is a new series on DrBicuspid.com in which dental professionals share the tools and techniques they use for specific types of procedures and cases. In the first episode, digital dentistry expert Dr. Steven Gold shares how he prepares and places posterior CAD/CAM restorations.Read More
Case report: Split wedge overcomes restoration challenges August 12, 2021 -- A 70-year-old man presented with a failing direct composite on tooth #20 with recurrent caries on the gingival margin. In this case report, Dr. Matthew Burton, creator of the VursaWedge, describes how he used his wedge with existing tools to create a seamless gingival margin.Read More
Zirconia shines in review of systematic reviews June 29, 2021 -- Zirconia received satisfactory marks in a new review of systematic reviews of the restorative material. While zirconia-ceramic restorations came with technical, biological, and aesthetic complications, many of these complications did not affect restoration functionality and could be fixed during routine care.Read More
AAE supports vital pulp therapy for mature teeth June 1, 2021 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) supports vital pulp therapy as a treatment option for patients who have adult teeth with injured pulps and fully formed roots, according to a position statement released on May 24.Read More
Spanish researchers quantify the perfect celebrity smile May 28, 2021 -- It turns out celebrity smiles differ quite a bit from the grins of us regular folk. Photos of smiling celebrities showed numerous deviations from the smiles of Spanish dental students in a study published on May 19 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.Read More
Forget full crowns: CAD/CAM for conservative restorations May 13, 2021 -- CAD/CAM, tooth-colored materials, and improved bonding technologies are allowing dentists more options than ever for placing minimally invasive posterior restorations. Dr. Steven Gold will address this very topic in his presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual convention.Read More
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.