Restoratives
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 2
February 21, 2018 -- One highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showing thousands of products. To help you maximize your on the floor, we bring you the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for at the meeting.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 1
February 20, 2018 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through McCormick Place in Chicago.  Discuss
Newer, higher translucency ceramics show reduced masking
February 15, 2018 -- Knowing the translucency levels and masking properties of pressable ceramics can be useful for choosing the right material for an aesthetically pleasing restoration. To learn more, researchers studied the optical properties of one widely used lithium disilicate ceramic system and a newer feldspar ceramic material.  Discuss
Zirconia ceramic outlasts other materials in new study
February 13, 2018 -- A new study investigating the fracture resistance of restorative materials found that the strength of zirconia ceramic restorations rivaled that of intact teeth. Zirconia ceramic also outperformed glass ceramic and resin composite restorations.  Discuss
Composite successfully restores teeth with severe wear
February 2, 2018 -- Severe tooth wear can cause a number of problems for patients, but minimally invasive options to restore worn teeth are limited. A new study, however, has found that building up resin composite on teeth with severe wear appears to be a successful treatment option.  Discuss
Glass-matrix ceramic materials show strength in new study
February 1, 2018 -- When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM system, material options include a glass-matrix ceramic and a resin composite. However, newer materials may offer more strength and hardness. Researchers put five of these newer materials to the test.  Discuss
Products to look for at GNYDM 2017
November 22, 2017 -- A highlight of the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) will be the many products on display in the exhibit hall. Manufacturers, including Taub Products, Parkell, Dentsply Sirona, and more, are introducing new products.  Discuss
How successful are flowable composites over the long haul?
November 17, 2017 -- How well do flowable composites hold up for restorations of noncarious cervical lesions, and are there differences in performance? Researchers looked at long-term data and found that a newer material had better performance.  Discuss
Could your patients' habits be ruining your work?
November 16, 2017 -- Why do fillings fail, and does the type of material used matter? A new study found similar results with composite resin and amalgam but that smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol, as well as genetics, may affect success. These findings suggest that genetics could be used to personalize treatment in the future.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14
November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.  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