Dear Restoratives Insider,
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 our Insider Exclusive.
In other Restoratives Community news, bacteria and yeast are jointly responsible for early childhood caries, previous research suggests. Now a new study has isolated the surface molecules on yeast that interact with bacteria to form some biofilms, potentially leading to a novel strategy to fight this disease. Learn more here.
How much do your patients know about dental implants? Not as much as you may think. A new study found that 1 in 4 people in the general population has never heard of dental implants and that two-thirds of patients think implants consist of porcelain. Read more here. You can also receive continuing education credits for this article here.
Also in the Restoratives Community, you'll find the following recent restoratives industry news:
- Solmetex has debuted a new amalgam separator.
- Young Dental launches a fluoride varnish pen.
- Orofacial Therapeutics' QuickSplint receives the CE Mark.