Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction. Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How do you detect early caries? May 21, 2018 -- While early caries detection is a crucial component of patient care, traditional methods of detection may not be as accurate as necessary. In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Dr. Ron Kaminer walked a full lecture room through a practical presentation on caries detection methods. Discuss
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
Is low insertion torque a risk factor for implant failure? May 15, 2018 -- How successful are dental implants inserted with low torque? Do they provide sufficient stability for early-stage loading? To find out, researchers retrospectively examined short-term outcomes of treating edentulous maxillary arches with four implants supporting an immediate fixed prosthesis. Discuss
Is there a link between canker sores and caries in kids? May 10, 2018 -- Are there any ways to prevent minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis, also known as canker sores, in your pediatric patients? Do hygiene habits, practitioner preventive protocols, or psychosocial factors contribute to its occurrence? A new study examined these relationships. Discuss
The future is now: Part 2 -- VR in the dental clinic April 23, 2018 -- The dental clinic may be the perfect place to test two of the greatest, therapeutic capabilities of virtual reality (VR): the ability to reduce pain and mitigate fear. Find out how one dentist is using VR headsets in his clinic to transform the traditional dentist visit. 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.