Restoratives
New products: Premier launches instrument line
February 15, 2018 -- Premier Dental Products has launched its new PremierAir line of hygiene and diagnostic instruments.  Discuss
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
Zest Dental acquired by investment firm
February 9, 2018 -- Zest Dental Solutions has been acquired by an international investment firm.  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
New products: Roland DGA launches 2 dental mills
February 1, 2018 -- Roland DGA has released two new dental mills, the DWX-52DCi and the DWX-52D.
Can a laser improve root canal success rates?
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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.
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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
Young Innovations acquires Mydent
January 24, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired Mydent International.  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
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3
Los Angeles, California United States
Day-to-Day Direct Composite Resins
March 22-24
Chicago, Illinois United States
Z-Systems 2nd Annual Ceramic Implant Global Symposium
April 20-21
Carlsbad, California United States