FDA data show over 100,000 implant injuries in 2018 June 27, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released new data that include approximately 117,200 reports of serious injuries associated with dental implants. The vast majority of these injuries were due to problems with osseointegration.Read More
Study: Use extra-narrow implants as indicated for success June 24, 2019 -- Extra-narrow implants can fit into spaces that other implants can't but have limited indications. However, some practitioners use them in clinical situations that may risk failure. Researchers tested the biomechanical behavior of these implants and found that following the manufacturer's recommendations was the key to success.Read More
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement? June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training.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.