Cosmetics
Salon teeth whitening leaves woman with charred gums
December 6, 2019 -- A woman in Ireland has been left with burned gums and possibly permanent damage following a teeth-whitening treatment at a beauty salon. The young mother may have to undergo a gum graft to fix the botched procedure, according to news reports.
Which MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?
November 21, 2019 -- What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study recently published in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.  Discuss
The important role photography plays in the success of your practice
November 20, 2019 -- Is a picture worth a thousand words? Or is it worth far more? A picture is worth at least $2 million of revenue when you have a system for success and a system to stay accountable, according to Dr. David Rice. He explains the important role photography plays in your practice's success.  Discuss
Dentist must pay $86K for giving patient ill-suited braces
November 15, 2019 -- A court in Ireland has ordered a dentist to pay approximately $86,000 to a woman who experienced teeth movement and years of pain and discomfort due to poor dental work, stemming from a discounted set of braces, according to news reports.  Discuss
Gold, ivory false teeth from 1800s valued at $9K for sale
November 14, 2019 -- False teeth crafted of hippo or walrus ivory, set in gold, and estimated to be from the early 1800s will be up for auction in November. The teeth are valued at about $9,000, according to Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers.  Discuss
Sonic the Hedgehog gets a proper smile
November 12, 2019 -- Paramount Pictures has released its new trailer for its upcoming movie, "Sonic the Hedgehog," and the anthropomorphic extraterrestrial blue hedgehog has gotten a much-deserved makeover, including fewer, creepy human teeth.
Man nearly dies after dentures get stuck in throat for hours
November 8, 2019 -- A 75-year-old man in China almost choked to death after accidentally swallowing his dentures while eating a meal. The dentures were lodged in his throat for about eight hours before they were removed during emergency surgery, according to news reports.  Discuss
UNC fan gets permanent 'Carolina blue' front teeth
November 8, 2019 -- Every time this guy flashes a smile, the University of North Carolina (UNC) basketball team will know where he stands, according to an article on 247sports.com.
Tiger in Germany gets gold-toothed smile
November 4, 2019 -- Cara, a Bental tiger in Germany, is ready for her closeup. Donning a shiny new gold crown for a broken canine may have earned the 125-lb tiger celebrity status, falling into the not-too-shabby group of entertainers, like Beyonce, Pharrell, and Rhianna, who sport blinged-out smiles.  Discuss
'Orthodontic' pacifier misleading to consumers, suit claims
November 1, 2019 -- Two Illinois women have filed a class-action lawsuit against the maker of an orthodontic pacifier for toddlers, claiming the company's deceptive marketing and packaging led them to believe that the product promotes good oral health.  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.

Conferences
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) 2020 Scientific Session
April 22-25, 2020
Orlando, Florida United States