DrBicuspid.com Restoratives Insider

Dear Restoratives Insider,

This edition of the Insider covers new findings about third-molar surgery and offers updates on implant dentistry and other insights.

A Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery study found that extracting third molars improves surrounding dentition. But does the data make sense?

Another study, published in the Journal of Dental Research, compared the cost-effectiveness of an implant-supported single crown versus fixed dental prostheses; find out which came out on top here.

Taking care of implants once they're placed and treating peri-implantitis are ongoing challenges; is the laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure (LAPIP) the answer? Learn more at this link.

Henry Schein is banking on an expanding implant market with its recent acquisition of a 60% share of BioHorizons.

Perhaps they read this report about the market nearing $1 billion last year.

And in implant technology news, a coating being developed by a Swiss start-up could make titanium even more biocompatible. The technology is outlined in this article.

Also featured in the Restoratives Community, a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that at-risk patients could help stave off the need for surgical solutions to dental issues if they or their dentist applies topical fluoride.

Preventative efforts need more attention in Canada, where a report revealed that early childhood caries are the main cause for surgery among very young children. Learn about these rates here.

To wrap this newsletter up, this article may give practitioners some insight into the way they approach caries treatment. Interestingly, dentist drill bigger holes due to an optical illusion. The science is explained at this link.

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