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
Case report: Universal composite repairs leaking amalgam May 7, 2021 -- This case report examines the steps taken to repair leaking amalgam. A 30-year-old man presented to the dental practice with a chief complaint of a sensitive tooth on the upper left posterior. Upon examination, the clinician diagnosed the patient with reversible pulpitis.Read More
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
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.