3D printing in your practice doesn't have to be daunting April 8, 2021 -- Bringing 3D printing into your dental practice can be as easy as pushing a button, writes Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs. Wainwright explains why industry growth and improved patient care will require equipment manufacturers to prioritize ease of use in their product designs.Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the occasion.Read More
World Dental Congress goes virtual March 15, 2021 -- The FDI World Dental Federation and the Australian Dental Association announced that the World Dental Congress will take place virtually September 26-29 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.Read More
Dentsply Sirona, NADG expand partnership March 9, 2021 -- Dentsply Sirona has expanded its partnership with North American Dental Group (NADG), giving dentists affiliated with the dental service organization greater access to scanning and imaging tools.Read More
Dentist sued for keeping kids in braces for too long March 5, 2021 -- The state of Massachusetts is suing orthodontist Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah for allegedly submitting more than $1 million in false claims to MassHealth, the state's Medicaid program. The scam reportedly included keeping kids in braces longer than required and deceptive billing for mouthguards.Read More
What are the risks of counterfeit or DIY dental materials? March 3, 2021 -- A Washington dentist elected not to follow the standard of care with endodontic cold vitality testing for patients. He allegedly swapped an approved refrigerant with an off-label product used to dust off computer keyboards. In this column, Dr. Michael W. Davis warns dentists not to make the same mistake.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.