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
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
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry. Discuss
February 23, 2018 -- Large, multisite dental practices may be the way of the future, but practitioners at these sites may not be leading the way in following recommendations for sealing noncavitated occlusal carious lesions in children. To learn more, researchers sought to identify the barriers to guideline adoption facing dentists at a typical, large practice. 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.