Restoratives
Robot-assisted surgery company hits sales milestone
November 15, 2018 -- Dental implant surgery company Neocis has announced the sale of its 20th robot-assisted surgical system.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
U.S. voters decide on dental-related issues
November 7, 2018 -- U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  Discuss
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
Less than 2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 2, 2018 -- 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 11 categories, your vote matters.  Discuss
Does laser therapy boost healing after tooth extraction?
October 30, 2018 -- Using a laser for wound healing after tooth extraction remains controversial. A new review looked at the evidence and found that laser treatment improved would healing but with some important caveats.  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
New ADA policy discourages direct-to-consumer lab services
October 24, 2018 -- The ADA has announced a new policy that discourages direct-to-consumer dental lab services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.  Discuss
New product: Shofu launches nanohybrid composite
October 24, 2018 -- Materials and equipment company Shofu Dental has launched a new bioactive nanohybrid composite.  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
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
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2019 Annual Meeting
March 13-16, 2019
Washington, DC, District of Columbia United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2019
Dallas, Texas United States
Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaii Cruise
April 6-13, 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii United States