Penn Dental to launch new oral healthcare center April 19, 2021 -- The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) and the university's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have launched a new oral health initiative called the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry.Read More
Glass hybrid costs less than composite in 3-year trial March 12, 2021 -- Dentists looking for alternatives to amalgam may want to consider the latest generation of glass ionomers: glass hybrids. A glass hybrid material outperformed a nanohybrid composite in a three-year, randomized, controlled, split-mouth trial to be published in the April edition of the Journal of Dentistry.Read More
FDA crafts graphics on dental amalgam use February 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has developed graphics to go along with its previously announced recommendations regarding the use of dental amalgam in high-risk groups.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.