Laird Harrisonlharrison@drbicuspid.comInsuranceLawsuit challenges Trident calcium phosphate claimsFor years some of the world's top dental researchers have been debating the merits of calcium phosphate products without reaching a consensus. Now a lawsuit questioning Trident Xtra Care gum's restorative claims is putting the scientific evidence on trial.August 5, 2010InsuranceSurvey: U.S. dentists' income trends improvingIn an ADA survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. dentists, a narrow majority reported either stable or increasing income for the first quarter of 2010, compared to the previous quarter.August 2, 2010Dental EducationAustin Group, Boston Group talk midlevel providersAs the ADA House of Delegates prepares to confront the issue of midlevel providers at the association's annual meeting in October, two regional groups are working to help individual states examine their options.July 25, 2010RestorationsDrBicuspid.com Restoratives InsiderJuly 19, 2010RestorationsIADR study questions tooth preparationThe inventors of the Hall technique -- a controversial approach in which a preformed metal crown is cemented to an unprepared primary molar -- have released evidence suggesting it is more effective than conventional restorations.July 13, 2010RestorationsNew CAD/CAM system challenges e.max3M ESPE claims its new Lava CAD/CAM system makes crowns more quickly than Ivoclar Vivadent's IPS e.max system and that the restorations will look better and last longer. Ivoclar Vivadent begs to differ.July 7, 2010MarketingDental procedures auctioned on new websitesGoing once, going twice, sold! A new implant for $999 to the patient with the missing second molar. That's more or less the vision behind two websites where patients can bid what they want for dental and medical services and pick the best offer from competing practices.June 30, 2010HomeADA boosts campaign contributionsThe ADA, already among the U.S.'s most active lobbying groups, significantly increased its contributions to political candidates beginning in 2008, public records show. And while no other dental organization gave as much, several ratcheted up their lobbying in the same time period.June 27, 2010PediatricsResin infiltration effective in clinical trialsYou know how to handle a frank cavity and what to do with a healthy tooth. But what about the many lesions that fall in between? New studies on resin infiltration suggest it can successfully treat lesions that are too small to restore but too big to ignore.June 20, 2010PeriodonticsWash. school caries-prevention program unsuccessfulAn effort to reduce cavities by applying fluoride varnish and sealants in Pierce County, WA, schoolchildren failed, the county health department reported this month.June 13, 2010Page 1 of 24Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneThe dental hygienist’s role in recommending, applying, and billing SDFA new Current Procedural Terminology code for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) goes into effect July 1. Here's what you need to know.PediatricsSensory-adapted dental rooms soothe children with autismOrganized DentistryADHA partners with onDiemDSODSO Salt adds a new board memberSponsor ContentSamples are good. Free samples are better.