Second Opinion: The case for ending the era of toxic teeth November 6, 2018 -- Dr. Martin Gorman notes that there are issues with the continuing use of dental amalgam fillings containing mercury. In this Second Opinion, he details the published data concerning the use of mercury in fillings and calls for organized dentistry to get behind composite alternatives. Discuss
How much titanium does peri-implantitis tissue contain? October 25, 2018 -- Titanium exposure and scaling have become suspects in the worsening of peri-implantitis, but the actual concentration of titanium in tissues surrounding an implant has remained unclear. To learn more, researchers examined the titanium contained in tissue from patients with severe peri-implantitis. Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting continues October 23, 2018 -- Hundreds of your colleagues have already taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 11 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, Best New Toothpaste, and more. Discuss
5 key takeaways for dental implant imaging October 22, 2018 -- Dental imaging is getting better all the time, but how do you know that your implant planning and treatment tools are accurate? Top dental implantology experts sought to answer that question at the International Team for Implantology's ITI Consensus Conference in Amsterdam. Discuss
How do acidic beverages affect restorative materials? October 18, 2018 -- The demand for aesthetic restorative materials has increased as has the consumption of acidic beverages. But how do these drinks affect these new materials? To find out, researchers examined the effects of beverages, including coffee and an energy drink, on a resin composite, a compomer, and a giomer. 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.