Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell. Discuss
March 28, 2018 -- When creating aesthetic restorations with CAD/CAM blocks, finding a close match to the shade and color of a patient's teeth is crucial. Researchers tested the aesthetic values of three novel, hybrid CAD/CAM blocks and found the differences in the materials offer choices when it comes to patient restorations. Discuss
AADR 2018: Potassium iodide may reduce SDF discoloration March 22, 2018 -- Potassium iodide may lessen the black staining associated with silver diamine fluoride (SDF) on restored teeth, according to research presented on March 22 at the 2018 American Association of Dental Research (AADR) meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Discuss
AADR 2018: How to maximize bond strength when using SDF March 22, 2018 -- Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been shown to reduce the bond strength of composite to dentin, but SDF does not have that same effect on resin-modified glass ionomer, according to research presented on March 22 at the 2018 American Association of Dental Research (AADR) meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Discuss
Aging reduces translucency of zirconia ceramics March 21, 2018 -- Teeth become more translucent as we age, but is the same true for uncolored zirconia ceramic restorations? Researchers put four of these restorative materials through an aging process to find out if their translucency changed over time and if these changes were noticeable to the human eye. 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
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.