Restoratives
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
Study: NSAID before implant surgery reduces post-op pain
February 20, 2018 -- Postoperative pain is a reason some patients avoid implant treatment. But would taking a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) 15 minutes before surgery reduce patients' pain afterward? Researchers put this theory to the test.  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
New products: Premier launches instrument line
February 15, 2018 -- Premier Dental Products has launched its new PremierAir line of hygiene and diagnostic instruments.  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
Zest Dental acquired by investment firm
February 9, 2018 -- Zest Dental Solutions has been acquired by an international investment firm.  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
Does bariatric surgery increase caries risk?
January 24, 2018 -- Bariatric surgery is a good option for treating obesity in certain patients, but it can cause some gastrointestinal complications and oral problems. Does it increase the risk of developing caries? The authors of a new review looked for answers.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires Mydent
January 24, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Mydent International.  Discuss
New product: Titanium handpiece launches
January 22, 2018 -- Medidenta has introduced a new handpiece, the Air-Free 90 Titan.
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