New AAP staging system aims to improve perio treatment June 21, 2018 -- A new staging and grading system for periodontitis and classifying peri-implant diseases and conditions is one of the highlights of a publication on June 21 from an international workshop on periodontal disease by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). Discuss
How effective is water fluoridation at preventing caries? June 20, 2018 -- Recent research is scant on the dental health effects of water fluoridation in the U.S., despite the public health importance of this intervention. Therefore, the researchers of a new study investigated the association between community water fluoridation and dental caries occurrence in U.S. children. Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July. Discuss
How do narrow-diameter implants fare over the long term? June 11, 2018 -- Wearing overdentures supported by narrow-diameter implants can be an intriguing choice for older patients whose needs aren't met by conventional dentures but who require treatment that isn't too invasive. Because the long-term quality-of-life benefits of this option are unknown, investigators took a closer look. Discuss
How to flag ailing peri-implant tissue before it's too late June 6, 2018 -- Peri-implant tissue quality has typically been evaluated in a binary fashion -- either an implant is failing or it's not. But a method that focuses on peri-implant tissue stability and detects early signs of deterioration could be useful. Enter the peri-implant tissue score, a long-term monitoring tool designed for general dental practices. Discuss
Can ultrasound imaging impact implant dentistry? June 5, 2018 -- Successful implant treatment requires imaging at all three treatment phases: planning, surgery, and follow-up. As ultrasound is a promising but not widely studied imaging modality for dental implants, researchers reviewed the literature and found it may have clinical application. 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.