Restoratives
New product: KaVo Kerr launches new composite system
August 10, 2018 -- KaVo Kerr has launched its new SonicFill 3 SingleFill composite system.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescriptions vary by season, specialty
August 6, 2018 -- Dentists prescribe millions of antibiotics, but prescription trends vary by dental specialty and time of year, which may represent an inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to new research presented at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR ) meeting in London.  Discuss
Nanoparticle shows promise for biofilm disruption
August 3, 2018 -- An iron-containing nanoparticle successfully disrupted pathogenic biofilms and prevented tooth decay without harming surrounding oral tissues or biofilms in a new study. The findings potentially open the door for developing a precise therapeutic approach for caries.  Discuss
China's $60B tariffs would include dental products
August 3, 2018 -- If the U.S. government follows through on a threat to double tariffs on Chinese goods, China will retaliate by imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, including several dental products, the Chinese government announced on August 3.  Discuss
Caries detection methods aren't one-size-fits-all
August 2, 2018 -- What's the best way to detect and measure caries? What are the pros and cons of the newer methods? To provide some answers, researchers put three caries detection methods to the test.  Discuss
Materials testing stresses fracture resistance
August 2, 2018 -- Knowing how likely CAD/CAM materials are to fracture can help direct treatment planning. A new study put seven such materials through a stress test to see how they responded, and the researchers presented their findings at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting in London.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches new polishing powder
July 24, 2018 -- Hu-Friedy has launched a new powder for use with its Air-Flow therapy polishing system.  Discuss
Danaher plans to spin off dental business, releases Q2 results
July 20, 2018 -- Danaher has announced it will spin off its dental business into an independent, publicly traded company called DentalCo.  Discuss
Cobalt-chromium crowns top abutment adherence testing
July 18, 2018 -- As two-piece implants have become standard, adherence of the crown to the abutment is critical for implant success. Researchers tested four different CAD/CAM implant-supported crown materials to measure their retention values and found cobalt-chromium crowns offered the most resistance.  Discuss
Evident launches new digital design service
July 13, 2018 -- Dental technology company Evident has launched a new digital impressions design service.  Discuss
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
Predictable Treatment Planning Alaska Cruise
August 17-24
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC)
September 13-14
Syracuse, New York United States
Introduction to Dental Implants for the GP
September 15
Livonia, Michigan United States
Implant Basics 101
October 5-6
Overland Park, Kansas United States