Restoratives
Beyond brushing, flossing, and fluoride: 3 strategies to fight caries
May 25, 2018 -- You tell your patients to brush and floss and also praise the merits of fluoride, so why are they still coming back with cavitated lesions? Dr. Brian Novy, discussed three strategies to restore balance to the mouth at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.  Discuss
Dental never events: Moving beyond wrong-tooth extraction
May 23, 2018 -- Can you identify the "never events" in dentistry -- patient care incidents that safety experts agree should never happen? The concept of these never events is familiar in medicine, but its use in dentistry is more limited. An international team of researchers developed a list of dental never events that goes beyond wrong-tooth extraction.  Discuss
Does CAD/CAM prep cause tooth volume loss?
May 23, 2018 -- One concern when using CAD/CAM milled restorations for mandibular first molars is the potential loss of volume during preparation compared with conventionally fabricated restorations. But does this concern stand up to scrutiny? A new study put five types of restorations through their paces to find out.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How do you detect early caries?
May 21, 2018 -- While early caries detection is a crucial component of patient care, traditional methods of detection may not be as accurate as necessary. In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Dr. Ron Kaminer walked a full lecture room through a practical presentation on caries detection methods.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
Is low insertion torque a risk factor for implant failure?
May 15, 2018 -- How successful are dental implants inserted with low torque? Do they provide sufficient stability for early-stage loading? To find out, researchers retrospectively examined short-term outcomes of treating edentulous maxillary arches with four implants supporting an immediate fixed prosthesis.  Discuss
Is there a link between canker sores and caries in kids?
May 10, 2018 -- Are there any ways to prevent minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis, also known as canker sores, in your pediatric patients? Do hygiene habits, practitioner preventive protocols, or psychosocial factors contribute to its occurrence? A new study examined these relationships.  Discuss
CAD/CAM margins match patient presentation
May 9, 2018 -- Do digitized mucosal margins match the actual clinical presentation in patients? The results of a new study suggest they do. Researchers scanned and studied more than 250 implants and concluded that CAD/CAM appears to be a reliable tool for creating abutments.  Discuss
Biolase reports revenue decrease for Q1
May 3, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported a decrease in net revenue for the fiscal first quarter of 2018.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Steven Daniel
April 30, 2018 -- Dr. Steven Daniel has combined serving his patients with professional leadership throughout his career. Currently serving as president of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Daniel talked with DrBicuspid.com about upcoming academy publications that will affect treatment of peri-implantitis and other periodontal diseases, plus the use of technology in a practice.  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