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
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
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
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.