Restoratives & Cosmetics
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
Will automation, rising costs make dental labs obsolete?
November 11, 2021 -- A labor shortage, rising costs, and increasing automation are leading to big changes in the dental lab industry. Dr. Teresa Yang summarized how these trends are affecting dental labs and what smaller labs can do to compete in the modern era. Read More
Elevate Oral Care hosts webinar on glass ionomers
November 5, 2021 -- Elevate Oral Care is hosting a free webinar on November 9 at 8 p.m. EST that will address prevention in dentistry using glass ionomer restoratives and sealants. Read More
Ivoclar Vivadent partners with university for new resin
October 22, 2021 -- Ivoclar Vivadent is partnering with researchers at the Graz University of Austria who developed a way to more quickly harden liquid dental fillings, according to a press release from the university. Read More
Nobio appoints new CCO
October 11, 2021 -- Nobio has appointed John Scott as its new chief commercial officer (CCO). Scott will lead the company's North American operations to support its Infinix line of antimicrobial composites. Read More
Premier Dental highlights 4 new products
September 28, 2021 -- Premier Dental is highlighting four new products it said will help dentists be more efficient and improve patient outcomes. Read More
Dentsply Sirona to launch digital print expansions
September 23, 2021 -- Dentsply Sirona will launch four expansions of the Lucitone Digital Print denture system, a move the company said will add momentum to the digital transformation of the dental laboratory industry. Read More
FDA seeks comment on dental resins, facet screw performance
August 27, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking comment on draft guidance related to the performance criteria and testing methods for facet screws and dental resins. Read More
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
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
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) Annual Meeting
February 24-26
San Diego, California United States
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 17-19
Atlanta, Georgia United States