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Centrix releases Tempit-E temporary material
June 15, 2020 -- Centrix has released Tempit-E, a moisture-activated temporary filling and sealing material.
Shofu celebrates 20th anniversary of bioactive Giomer technology
June 9, 2020 -- Shofu Dental is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its bioactive Giomer restorative technology.
New treatment method: Maybe seal a split tooth rather than pull it?
May 27, 2020 -- Clinicians preserved a patient's split tooth using a nonsurgical technique that included widening and sealing the fracture gap with mineral trioxide aggregate and composite, according to a case report published online on May 3 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
Ivoclar updates formula of pit-and-fissure sealant
January 24, 2020 -- Ivoclar Vivadent has updated the formulation of its Helioseal F Plus pit-and-fissure sealant.
Elevate Oral Care, SelenBio enter distribution agreement
January 16, 2020 -- Elevate Oral Care and dental sealant company SelenBio have announced a distribution agreement in North America.
Birthplace, age, marital status predict caries and more
August 30, 2019 -- The age, country of birth, and marital status of household members better predict the prevalence of dental caries, sealants, and restorations in children than education, according to a new study published in BMC Oral Health on August 27.  Discuss
JADA: Sealed primary molars less likely to develop caries
July 26, 2019 -- Sealed primary molars were less likely to develop pit-and-fissure caries in a new study, published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers also found sealants delayed the need for restorative work on these teeth.  Discuss
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
Infographic: Best states for children's dental health 2019
April 22, 2019 -- Iowa is the best U.S. state for children's dental health in 2019, according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. WalletHub ranked all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on 33 indicators of oral and overall health.  Discuss
CDC: Half of adults don't know what dental sealants do
April 5, 2019 -- Dental sealants are one of the most commonly used tools to help prevent dental decay, but more than half of U.S. adults don't know that. A recent survey published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 46% of adults could not answer a basic question about the nature of dental sealants.  Discuss
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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.