Restoratives
Study: Positive results for placing restorations in schools
April 3, 2018 -- Should restorations be added to school-based sealant programs? A new study found that a school-based caries prevention program in which hygienists place interim therapeutic restorations and sealants may be more effective than placing sealants alone.  Discuss
Why aren't dentists following sealant guidelines?
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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.
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Do resins in sealants pose a long-term health issue?
January 3, 2018 -- Dental sealants have been shown to be effective in preventing tooth decay. But do resins in sealants available in the U.S. contain chemicals that may cause long-term health problems if children and adults are exposed to them? A new study looked into this question.  Discuss
Review finds sealants are effective for premolars, too
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November 10, 2017 -- A new systematic review has found pit-and-fissure sealants to be effective regardless of tooth type or location. In fact, sealants on premolars may last longer and prevent more caries than those on first and second molars.
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2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 1, 2017 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 10 categories, your vote matters more now than ever.  Discuss
ADA 2017: What determines if carious tissue should be removed?
October 23, 2017 -- ATLANTA - When you are considering whether to remove carious tissue in your pediatric patients, evidence-based research suggests that you should make your clinical decision based on hardness and not on a tooth's discoloration, according to a presentation at the 2017 ADA annual meeting.  Discuss
Do sealants deliver as promised for caries prevention?
August 8, 2017 -- Sealants are commonly used for caries prevention, but are they all effective? With new sealant materials on the market, researchers updated a previous comprehensive review to reflect new data and to see if they are effective.  Discuss
Young Innovations buys product lines from Medical Products
July 5, 2017 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired a number of dental product lines from Medical Products Laboratories.  Discuss
Spring 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
June 9, 2017 -- During spring 2017, new products ranging from a topical anesthetic gel to dentures and scalers were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Vita North America, Komet USA, Premier Dental Products, and other companies.  Discuss
NIDCR awards LSU $2.5M to develop improved restorations
May 8, 2017 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded Louisiana State University (LSU) Health New Orleans School of Dentistry a five-year, $2.5 million grant to develop stronger, longer-lasting dental filling materials with antibacterial properties that inhibit biofilm formation.  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
The Attachment Dentistry Ultimate Course Hawaiian Islands Cruise
October 20-27
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
Global Implantology Summit
November 1-3
Cabazon, California United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2019
Washington, D.C. United States