Restoratives
Tap water study shows higher blood lead, fewer caries in kids
December 5, 2017 -- U.S. children and adolescents who drank tap water had a higher prevalence of elevated blood lead levels but a much lower rate of dental caries than those who did not drink tap water, according to a new survey. The researchers suggest large parts of the U.S. population do not believe their drinking water is safe.  Discuss
SDF: Family dentist says not to fear the black
October 27, 2017 -- Thinking about adding silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to your caries treatment tool kit? A family dentist told a packed room at the recent 2017 ADA annual meeting in Atlanta that SDF needs the same thoughtful use and treatment planning as you would deliver with any treatment.  Discuss
ADA 2017: What determines if carious tissue should be removed?
October 23, 2017 -- ATLANTA - When you are considering whether to remove carious tissue in your pediatric patients, evidence-based research suggests that you should make your clinical decision based on hardness and not on a tooth's discoloration, according to a presentation at the 2017 ADA annual meeting.  Discuss
AAPD panel conditionally recommends SDF
October 17, 2017 -- The use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a topical treatment for cavities in pediatric patients has been conditionally recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in the first evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF in these patients.  Discuss
New product: Elevate Oral Care launches tinted SDF
September 26, 2017 -- Elevate Oral Care has introduced a tinted version of its silver diamine fluoride (SDF) 38% product.  Discuss
NYU researchers awarded $13M to study SDF
September 20, 2017 -- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded $13 million to researchers from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry to study the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride (SDF).  Discuss
Study: High fluoride levels may affect young kids' IQ
September 19, 2017 -- Does a high level of prenatal fluoride exposure affect children's cognitive function? What about their brain development after birth? A study published on September 19 concluded that the growing fetal nervous system may be affected by high levels of fluoride, although U.S. researchers cautioned reading too much into the study findings.  Discuss
Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
August 10, 2017 -- 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.  Discuss
New product: Young Dental adds fluoride varnish pen
August 1, 2017 -- Young Dental has introduced a new fluoride varnish product, the Varnish Pen.
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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