Why do our kids have tooth decay? December 12, 2018 -- It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity. Discuss
Case report: Anesthesia-free subgingival restoration December 11, 2018 -- Dr. Joshua Weintraub reports on the case of a 67-year-old man found to have recurrent subgingival decay under an old composite restoration on examination. He describes performing a gingivectomy and restoring the tooth using a laser for treatment. Discuss
What determines nickel-titanium rotary instrument usage? December 10, 2018 -- Why are some practitioners using nickel-titanium rotary instruments and some not? What might encourage practitioners to try these instruments? Researchers surveyed endodontists and general dentists to find out the answers to these and other questions. Discuss
Legal Cases: Disruptive patient and incomplete restorative work December 5, 2018 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient became disruptive and had to be removed from the dental office by the police after incomplete restorative work. Read on to learn how the case was resolved and what you can do to help your practice. Discuss
How did I contract multiple myeloma? November 28, 2018 -- Dr. Alvin Danenberg announced to his blog readers in September that he'd been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. In this column, he raises questions every dental team member should ask themselves about the health risks they may face while serving their patients and their community. Discuss
How do results with narrow-diameter implants measure up? November 28, 2018 -- How well do narrow-diameter implants perform compared with regular-diameter ones? Are crestal bone loss and survival rates similar? Since research is limited and contradictory in this area, one investigator performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to learn more. Discuss
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.