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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
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
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
Florida Dental Convention
June 23-25
Kissimmee, Florida United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
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