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
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
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
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
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 2 March 14, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers the second part of his roundup of some of the new products and services from the 2019 International Dental Show (IDS). This edition features new products and services from companies such as Acteon, Carestream Dental, and more. Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2019: Part 1 March 12, 2019 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - The International Dental Show (IDS) is a launching pad for new products and technologies. Dental journalist Kevin Henry offers a roundup of some of these new products and services from companies such as GC America, 3Shape, and more. Discuss
Do's and don'ts for promoting your implant services March 11, 2019 -- Given the huge number of edentulous people, most patients are likely to know someone who could benefit from implants. This service should get special attention during both the new patient orientation and appointments with existing patients. Creating greater awareness of implants can lead to referrals of family members, friends, and other acquaintances, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip. Discuss
Negative stimuli may help prevent early childhood caries March 5, 2019 -- What might motivate parents to take steps that could prevent early childhood caries (ECC)? To find out, researchers studied the emotional responses of mothers of 1-year-old children to visual stimuli and text related to the risks of developing dental caries.
Dentsply Sirona CEO looks to build on innovation March 1, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona CEO Donald M. Casey Jr. is excited about continuing to change the company's culture to focus on the needs of dental practices. In an exclusive interview with DrBicuspid.com, Casey talks about innovation, putting the customer at the center of what the company is doing, and the rise of younger dentists. 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.