Optical pH measurement system could detect caries risk January 22, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a new device for predicting a patient's risk of developing caries. Results of a pilot study suggest that although the device avoids the problems of previous dye-based pH measurement techniques, it requires some modifications before it will show up in your office. Discuss
3 things I wish I knew when starting my implant center January 16, 2019 -- When Dr. Edward Harsini started his implant clinic, he knew it would not be an easy task. Three successful years later, he can help you avoid the mistakes he made, whether you are in the implant field or not. In this Second Opinion, he shares some key information he wishes he knew when he was starting out. Discuss
2 implant companies to merge January 7, 2019 -- Dental implant companies Keystone Dental and Paltop Advanced Dental Solutions have announced an agreement to merge.
SICAT now independent from Dentsply Sirona January 2, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has agreed that software and hardware manufacturer SICAT will be taken over by SICAT's current management. The agreement took effect on January 1, 2019.
Ending fluoridation linked to more caries, higher costs December 21, 2018 -- Ending community water fluoridation may have long-lasting oral health and financial consequences. Researchers found the number of caries treatments and their associated Medicaid costs soared in Juneau, AK, after the city stopped adding fluoride to its water supply. Discuss
Why do our kids have tooth decay? December 12, 2018 -- It's a question dentists and hygienists hear every day whether they are in the office or not: Why do our kids have so much tooth decay? Periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg writes that the roots of the issue are nutrition and activity. Discuss
Case report: Anesthesia-free subgingival restoration December 11, 2018 -- Dr. Joshua Weintraub reports on the case of a 67-year-old man found to have recurrent subgingival decay under an old composite restoration on examination. He describes performing a gingivectomy and restoring the tooth using a laser for treatment. 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.