Feldspathic ceramic scores highest in composite hardness testing July 19, 2019 -- Researchers wanted to see which CAD/CAM composites for molars were hardest and held up best after toothbrush abrasion testing. After putting six composites through rigorous testing, they discovered that feldspathic ceramic scored the highest in hardness, but some of the composites might need periodic repolishing. Discuss
What factors predict root caries in your patients? July 16, 2019 -- Root caries is a multifactorial disease that can be prevented. So how can you identify patients who might be at risk? After reviewing almost 20 years of studies, researchers found that older patients who are tobacco users are among the most at risk. Discuss
Which stops caries better in preschoolers: ART or SDF? July 15, 2019 -- Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) is known as an inexpensive way to treat early childhood caries, but silver diamine fluoride (SDF) also has been investigated as a low-cost method. Researchers conducted a study to find out which method is more effective when treatment access is limited. Discuss
Study compares methods of denture impression fabrication July 12, 2019 -- Completing a final impression during the fabrication of complete dentures can be time-consuming. Researchers compared a method using the denture's baseplate and one using custom trays and found that the baseplate method was faster and had similar clinical outcomes. 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.