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CAST index in kids shows link to parental education
February 13, 2019 -- Is the Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment (CAST) index useful for evaluating a large group of children? Moreover, are the results linked to familial factors, such as parental oral health knowledge, education, or socioeconomic status? To learn more, researchers assessed hundreds of 6- and 7-year-olds.  Discuss
Which digital alignment technique is most accurate?
February 13, 2019 -- Digital 3D scanners are revolutionary tools for measuring changes in orthodontics, periodontics, and tooth wear. As little research has focused on obtaining the proper alignment from the data, researchers compared three different alignment techniques to see which was most accurate.  Discuss
New product: GC America adds ceramic material shades
February 12, 2019 -- GC America has added 10 new shades for its Initial LiSi Press LT ceramic material.
New product: Microcopy debuts carbide bur
February 11, 2019 -- Microcopy has introduced the new NeoBurr 3302 carbide bur.
Water fluoridation may reduce caries disparities
January 30, 2019 -- Community water fluoridation may reduce dental caries disparities due to income levels, according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics on January 28. Researchers found low-income children were less likely to experience caries in their primary teeth if they lived in fluoridated counties.  Discuss
CAMBRA gets an update for its 21st anniversary
January 24, 2019 -- A little more than two decades ago, John Featherstone, PhD, set out to create a one-page tool to prevent caries. The result, caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA) has come to redefine how the newest generation of dentists think about dental decay.  Discuss
Are CAD/CAM resin crowns at risk for retention loss?
January 23, 2019 -- The use of CAD/CAM composite resin crowns for premolars is a growing practice, but there are concerns that these crowns lose retention or fracture over time. Researchers evaluated more than 500 crowns to find out if these concerns are valid.  Discuss
Optical pH measurement system could detect caries risk
January 22, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a new device for predicting a patient's risk of developing caries. Results of a pilot study suggest that although the device avoids the problems of previous dye-based pH measurement techniques, it requires some modifications before it will show up in your office.  Discuss
3 things I wish I knew when starting my implant center
January 16, 2019 -- When Dr. Edward Harsini started his implant clinic, he knew it would not be an easy task. Three successful years later, he can help you avoid the mistakes he made, whether you are in the implant field or not. In this Second Opinion, he shares some key information he wishes he knew when he was starting out.  Discuss
3M, Bioclear to partner on restorative education
January 14, 2019 -- 3M Oral Care and Bioclear have announced a new partnership for dentist training and education.
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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) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 13-16
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6
Dallas, Texas United States
Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaii Cruise
April 6-13
Honolulu, Hawaii United States