Cosmetics
New product: Ormco launches Damon Q2 bracket system
September 13, 2018 -- Orthodontic technology company Ormco has added a new bracket system to its Damon system.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for elective treatment: Actively promote elective treatment
September 10, 2018 -- Doctors and hygienists should mention cosmetic services to patients, using brochures and visual aids to create interest, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Internal marketing activities, such as special promotions, updates on services, signs and displays around the office, and social media posts, will keep patients thinking about why they should consider aesthetic treatment.  Discuss
Study tests 2 zirconia materials for fracture resistance
September 4, 2018 -- The need for a stronger material for prosthetics led to the development of zirconia for crowns and fixed prosthetics. But how does this material hold up in wear and fracture tests? Researchers subjected two different monolithic zirconia materials to tests to find out.  Discuss
Dentures vs. implants: Study weighs cost, quality of life
August 28, 2018 -- When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants improve quality of life, but fixed partial dentures may prove more cost-effective over time. These findings come from a new study evaluating the cost-effectiveness of different treatments to replace missing lower molars.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
August 28, 2018 -- Nominations for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards are now being accepted, giving you the chance to tell us what products should be nominated in 11 different categories for dentistry's most prestigious awards.  Discuss
New product: GLO Science debuts autoclavable mouthpiece
August 28, 2018 -- GLO Science has introduced an autoclavable mouthpiece for use in chairside teeth-whitening treatments.  Discuss
Appeals court vacates part of patent claim against Align
August 24, 2018 -- Align Technology has announced that a U.S. appeals court has vacated parts of a patent decision that invalidated a claim against one of its patents for clear aligners.  Discuss
P&G receives U.S. patent for teeth-whitening device
August 24, 2018 -- Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has received a U.S. patent for a teeth-whitening device.  Discuss
New products: Kulzer adds 10 resins for 3D printer
August 21, 2018 -- Kulzer has introduced 10 new resins for exclusive use with its caraPrint 3D printer.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescriptions vary by season, specialty
August 6, 2018 -- Dentists prescribe millions of antibiotics, but prescription trends vary by dental specialty and time of year, which may represent an inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to new research presented at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR ) meeting in London.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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