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U.S. Air Force applies for 'self-healing' dental composite patent
March 7, 2023 -- U.S. Air Force and Navy researchers have applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a 20-year patent on a "self-healing" dental composite, according to an article published on February 28 in TechLink. Read More
Composite material good for repairing cuspal defects
December 23, 2022 -- Composite material is suitable for repairing and replacing cuspal defects, according to research published December 20 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Benefits of whitening before smile-enhancing procedures
December 6, 2022 -- In many cases, when an adult completes orthodontic treatment, their teeth are straight, but they are still not completely satisfied with their smile. Dr. Kevin Brown shares two cases in which he used in-office tooth whitening and composite bonding to rejuvenate patients' smiles. Read More
Mouthwash use to prevent COVID-19 may change composites
October 21, 2022 -- To prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, patients are sometimes asked to rinse with a disinfectant mouthwash during a dental visit. But a new study published on October 20 in the International Dental Journal suggests that these mouthwashes may change resin composites. Read More
Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations
August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences. Read More
Case study: Conservative veneer on anterior teeth
July 1, 2022 -- In a video case study, Dr. Joe Willardsen, a cosmetic dentist from Las Vegas, shares how he used conservative prep and computer color matching to achieve a shave-free veneer with a stunning result. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
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
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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.
Academy of Laser Dentistry 2023 Annual Meeting
April 21-22
Dallas, Texas United States