Rabia Mughalrmughal@drbicuspid.comRestorationsAmalgam tops composite or glass ionomer restorations in new studyRestorations placed with amalgam had the lowest failure rate in a new study on the success of primary molar restorations. Glass ionomer restorations had the highest failure rates, while composites fell in the middle.March 30, 2015RestorationsHomebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based careHomebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.March 23, 2015PeriodonticsGreen tea serves as useful adjunct to perio therapyGreen tea should be added to dentifrices as an active ingredient for managing periodontal disease, recommend the authors of a new study in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene. They found it to be a beneficial adjunct to nonsurgical periodontal therapy.March 18, 2015Orofacial PainMorphine and tramadol may make intra-articular injections more effectiveMorphine given by intra-articular injection after arthrocentesis significantly reduces temporomandibular joint (TMJ)-related pain compared with arthrocentesis alone, according to a new study. The researchers also found a similar but shorter-lived effect with tramadol.March 4, 2015RestorationsEndosseous implants most reported dental device linked to adverse eventsYour dental practice uses a range of devices every day, but do you consider that some of them come with the slight risk of accidents or injury? A new study has found that more than 28,000 adverse event reports associated with dental devices were filed with the FDA during a 15-year period, with endosseous implants the most frequently reported device.March 2, 2015CAD/CAMIs imaging powder necessary while scanning die stone?Is it necessary to use imaging powder to get the best results while scanning die stone? Not always, according to a new Journal of the American Dental Association study, which finds that imaging powder is not needed when a laboratory 3Shape 3D scanner is used.February 12, 2015Oral BacteriaChewing gum may trap as much oral bacteria as flossingChewing gum has been associated with oral benefits such as fighting caries and increasing salivary flow, and now a new study in PLOS One has found that it can remove bacteria from the oral cavity. In fact, it may remove as much bacteria as brushing without toothpaste or flossing, according to the researchers.February 5, 2015RestorationsPhusion Metal device to enter dental market in near futureA California-based company, PorOsteon, has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its Phusion Metal-based medical device and plans to enter the dental market in the near future. Phusion Metal is a proprietary porous material developed to promote bone fusion that could have multiple dental applications.February 2, 2015Hygiene ToolsStudy looks at best ways to reduce aerosols, spatter with ultrasonic scalingA new study that compared the Isolite illuminated isolation system and a saliva ejector for reducing aerosols and spatter from ultrasonic scaling found that the best results still come from high-velocity air evacuation. Isolite Systems said they appreciate the study but hope to do another one on effective isolation with even more rigor.January 28, 2015Orofacial PainX-Tip system effective at managing pain when IAN failsThe X-Tip system using 4% articaine with 1:100,000 adrenaline was successful in achieving pulpal anesthesia when inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) block was ineffective, according to a new study from India.January 28, 2015Page 1 of 34Next PageTop StoriesDental HygieneOral health tied to HNC survivalBetter oral health is tied to increased survival from head and neck cancer (HNC).HomeGa. dentist has the world’s largest trove of toothpaste tubesDental HygieneStudents turn to lotus plant to design fog-free face masksDental AssistantDANB to offer RHS exam in Spanish in 2024Sponsor ContentWe care about what you think.