Legal Cases: Implant placement into the maxillary sinus March 14, 2018 -- A group practice's dentists proposed a treatment plan of three implants for a 60-year-old man with missing teeth. However, after the implants were placed, an x-ray showed one of the implants projected beyond the bony floor of the patient's sinuses. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler write, sometimes there is a difference between acceptable clinical practice and what a jury may see. Discuss
Infographic: 12M U.S. kids live with untreated decay March 13, 2018 -- More than 12 million children experienced untreated coronal caries between 2011 and 2014, even in the era of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The statistic comes from a new study that looked at demographic and socioeconomic factors associated with untreated decay. Discuss
CDC investigates cluster of dentists with lung disease March 13, 2018 -- A March 9 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) detailed a cluster of nine cases of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis among dental personnel treated at one care center in Virginia from 2000 to 2015. Occupational exposure to dental materials may be the culprit behind these cases, the authors speculated. Discuss
Can evidence-based dentistry resolve treatment questions? March 1, 2018 -- When you are confronted with a patient treatment dilemma, where do you turn for information to guide your treatment? Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson told attendees at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting that applying evidence-based dentistry can help answer your treatment questions. Discuss
W&H acquires Osstell March 1, 2018 -- Dental instrument and device manufacturer W&H Dentalwerk has acquired implant stability measurement developer Osstell. 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.