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CDA Presents 2019: Look for hidden caries risk factors
May 16, 2019 -- A patient claims to brush and floss, but the decay keeps coming back. What gives? Jean Creasey, DDS, spoke about caries risk factors, including not-so-obvious ones, at the 2019 California Dental Association's CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Biolase reports increased Q1 revenue
May 10, 2019 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported increased net revenue for its fiscal first quarter of 2019.
How a dental patient led to a scientific breakthrough
May 9, 2019 -- A patient with tooth enamel defects helped scientists discover a key aspect of enamel mineralization. The findings may one day help researchers better understand cell behavior and mitochondrial function.  Discuss
New aligners, partnerships highlight AAO 2019 meeting
May 7, 2019 -- The 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session concludes May 7. DrBicuspid.com brings you some of the most relevant new products and news for general practitioners from the meeting, including news from Ormco, 3Shape, and more.  Discuss
What influences cement choice for single-unit crowns?
May 6, 2019 -- Which clinical details matter when preparing a single-unit crown for a restoration? Researchers used data from more than 3,400 crowns to identify the factors that influence treatment decisions, and they found three factors influenced the decision to bond a crown.  Discuss
Which type of implant-supported crown abutment is best?
May 3, 2019 -- Aluminum, titanium, zirconium, or gold: Which is the best for abutments for implant-supported single crowns? To find out, investigators analyzed previous research, examining survival rates and results for marginal bone loss and discoloration of peri-implant soft tissue for these abutment types.  Discuss
Researchers test materials' hardness, resistance to chipping
May 1, 2019 -- Knowing the mechanical properties of CAD/CAM materials allows practitioners to choose the right ones for successful restorations. Researchers put four such materials through their paces to see which were the toughest and most resistant to chipping.  Discuss
New product: Microcopy adds pediatric diamond burs
May 1, 2019 -- Microcopy has added six new pediatric diamond burs to its NeoDiamond line.
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches zirconia material
April 24, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona< has introduced a new zirconia material for restorations.
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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.
Conferences
Treating the Apprehensive Dental Patient Alaska Cruise
May 31 - June 7
Seattle, Washington United States
Definitive Anterior/Posterior Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
June 15-22
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
June 20-22
Bellevue, Washington United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States