Zirconia ceramic outlasts other materials in new study February 13, 2018 -- A new study investigating the fracture resistance of restorative materials found that the strength of zirconia ceramic restorations rivaled that of intact teeth. Zirconia ceramic also outperformed glass ceramic and resin composite restorations. Discuss
Is the air in your dental facility making you sick? February 9, 2018 -- Ever wish you could have a "Spare the Air" day for your dental office or lab? Could particles in the air be harmful to everyone's health? Researchers analyzed the size and concentration of nanoparticles in the air of typical dental facilities to learn more. Discuss
Composite successfully restores teeth with severe wear February 2, 2018 -- Severe tooth wear can cause a number of problems for patients, but minimally invasive options to restore worn teeth are limited. A new study, however, has found that building up resin composite on teeth with severe wear appears to be a successful treatment option. Discuss
Glass-matrix ceramic materials show strength in new study February 1, 2018 -- When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM system, material options include a glass-matrix ceramic and a resin composite. However, newer materials may offer more strength and hardness. Researchers put five of these newer materials to the test. Discuss
January 29, 2018 -- Can using a laser improve outcomes of your root canal treatments? A new in vitro study compared laser and nonlaser treatments on the binding strengths of glass-fiber posts. Researchers found that the laser was a useful addition to treatment. Discuss
Does bariatric surgery increase caries risk? January 24, 2018 -- Bariatric surgery is a good option for treating obesity in certain patients, but it can cause some gastrointestinal complications and oral problems. Does it increase the risk of developing caries? The authors of a new review looked for answers. 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.