Restoratives
High-powered water jet better at cleaning implants
January 19, 2018 -- Removing harmful biofilms from dental implants and their crowns is an ongoing challenge for practitioners and patients. Now a new study has tested the use of a nozzle that streams a powerful cavitating jet of water to remove these biofilms from implant surfaces -- with promising results.  Discuss
Implant-retained dentures tied to higher quality of life
December 29, 2017 -- The type of denture your patients have appears to have a long-term impact on how satisfied they are with their oral health-related quality of life. A new study found that patients with implant-retained overdentures reported a significantly better quality of life than those with conventional dentures.  Discuss
Is computer-guided implant placement really better?
December 28, 2017 -- Is computer-guided implant placement actually better than conventional implant procedures? Are guided protocols preferred for certain situations? While the technology certainly offers significant promise, a new study investigated whether current scientific evidence backs it up.  Discuss
Temporary healing abutments stand up to the test
December 21, 2017 -- Implant healing abutments appear to be safe to use immediately after implant placement, according to the findings of a new study. These temporary abutments may be able to promote healthy soft-tissue healing, thereby reducing the risk of peri-implantitis.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Sammy Noumbissi
December 20, 2017 -- When you think of implants, do you think of conventional, metal ones? Dr. Sammy Noumbissi, president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology, would like to expand that thinking to include ceramic implants. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these implants in the latest installment of the Leaders in Dentistry series.  Discuss
Metal-free implants? Stem cells might make it possible
December 14, 2017 -- Growing whole teeth from dental stem cells? Likely a toothless proposition, according to a new review article on therapies based on dental stem cells. However, these stem cells are producing solid advances in implants and other areas that could bring therapies such as tooth root engineering to your office soon.  Discuss
Winners lose more than losers
December 12, 2017 -- It may seem counterintutive, but winners lose more than losers. Why? Because they are willing to look at why they lost and get back in the game. In his latest Naked Dentist column, Curtis Marshall of Dental Intel looks at a practice in Michigan that embodies the approach of learning from their mistakes when it comes to presenting implant treatment.  Discuss
New product: Planmeca debuts surgical implant guide
December 6, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced a surgical implant guide.  Discuss
Complications, patient satisfaction high with implant-supported prostheses
November 27, 2017 -- Are patients satisfied with their implant-supported fixed complete dental prostheses? Do complication rates or quality of life vary depending on the type of prosthesis material? And which types of prostheses are more likely to fail? A new study provides some answers.  Discuss
Why pulling teeth doesn't have to be like pulling teeth
November 1, 2017 -- Dental extractions don't have to be the equivalent of, well, pulling teeth. That's according to Dr. Sonia Leziy, an expert on implant and surgical protocols, who explains that better tools, techniques, and technologies are making extraction and implantation smoother and quicker for patients and practitioners.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3
Los Angeles, California United States
Day-to-Day Direct Composite Resins
March 22-24
Chicago, Illinois United States
Z-Systems 2nd Annual Ceramic Implant Global Symposium
April 20-21
Carlsbad, California United States