Second Opinion: The case for ending the era of toxic teeth November 6, 2018 -- Dr. Martin Gorman notes that there are issues with the continuing use of dental amalgam fillings containing mercury. In this Second Opinion, he details the published data concerning the use of mercury in fillings and calls for organized dentistry to get behind composite alternatives. Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting continues October 23, 2018 -- Hundreds of your colleagues have already taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 11 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, Best New Toothpaste, and more. Discuss
How do acidic beverages affect restorative materials? October 18, 2018 -- The demand for aesthetic restorative materials has increased as has the consumption of acidic beverages. But how do these drinks affect these new materials? To find out, researchers examined the effects of beverages, including coffee and an energy drink, on a resin composite, a compomer, and a giomer. Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award voting begins October 16, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 11 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste. Discuss
6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles. 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.