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Can hybrid CAD/CAM crowns successfully resist fatigue?
March 22, 2019 -- Hybrid ceramic materials may be an alternative to established materials for posterior restoration crowns. However, questions remain about these hybrids' ability to hold up under high masticatory forces. In a new study, researchers sought to analyze the fatigue damage that occurs with hybrid CAD/CAM composites.  Discuss
Car bumper component used to create stronger composite
March 21, 2019 -- A stronger resin composite might be possible thanks to a polymer used to strengthen car bumpers and protect wood decks. A new filling material with thiourethane demonstrated up to twice the strength of a typical composite in a recent study.  Discuss
New survey looks at anesthesia trends, safety in 2019
March 20, 2019 -- How safe is the use of anesthesia in traditional oral surgery? The results of a recent survey of oral and maxillofacial surgeons suggest that the most severe anesthesia complications are very rare, occurring in less than one person out of thousands of patients.  Discuss
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
Questions to ask before embracing digital dentistry
March 19, 2019 -- Dentists are inundated with information about new technologies, writes digital dentistry expert Christien Kopas. Should you embrace this technology? She offers a list of questions to ask yourself about the technology and how you will use it in your practice to help clarify the decision-making process.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Should you change your scrap recycling program?
March 19, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Bob Torrissi of Garfield Refining focuses on two subjects you probably don't think about often: the prices of precious metals used in dentistry and your practice's scrap recycling program. Torrissi notes that practices may be missing out on additional income by not taking advantage of changes in the prices of these metals.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for maximizing your practice's value
March 18, 2019 -- A dental practice is an asset. Unfortunately, most dentists don't view their practices in this way until they get close to retirement. Practice leaders must continue to build value in their practices throughout their entire career to ensure the greatest return on investment, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises.  Discuss
5 strategic ideas for building a better online reputation
March 18, 2019 -- As a dentist, you already know the power of online reviews. Everyone fears the dreaded negative review, but your day can instantly be made when a loyal patient boasts about you and your practice for everyone to see. So how can you get more boasts for your excellent patient care? Melissa Mickelson of ProSites offers five strategic ideas.  Discuss
2 is too late: Early intervention shines in new study
March 15, 2019 -- When it comes to preventing early childhood caries, 2 years old may truly be too late. A new study found 3-year-old children who received dental care from infancy had significantly better oral health than those who started getting care at 2 years of age.  Discuss
Quality measurements have unintended consequences, challenges
March 15, 2019 -- Instituting dental quality measures has become important for improving outcomes and reducing costs. However, unexpected challenges have emerged, according to the authors of a new article in BMC Oral Health. They discussed these challenges, including the incentivization of unethical behavior.  Discuss
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