Restoratives
High-powered water jet better at cleaning implants
January 19, 2018 -- Removing harmful biofilms from dental implants and their crowns is an ongoing challenge for practitioners and patients. Now a new study has tested the use of a nozzle that streams a powerful cavitating jet of water to remove these biofilms from implant surfaces -- with promising results.  Discuss
Dentists appear to need more endodontic education
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January 16, 2018 -- Do you know the best practices for managing recurrent endodontic issues? Researchers of a new study found that individual practitioners often changed their minds regarding treatment of specific cases, and they discovered significant differences in decision-making among types of dentists.
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New product: Vita launches shade liquids
January 16, 2018 -- Vita North America has launched new shade liquids.
5 things to know before buying an intraoral scanner
January 5, 2018 -- Intraoral scanners are increasingly becoming part of the dental workflow, and for good reason. These versatile devices have been shown to both please patients and save practices time and money, according to a new review.  Discuss
How does ART compare with conventional caries treatment?
January 4, 2018 -- Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) was developed to treat caries in children living in areas where electricity, trained healthcare workers, and care facilities are limited. While the treatment is minimally invasive, how effective is it? A new review looked at the evidence.  Discuss
Do resins in sealants pose a long-term health issue?
January 3, 2018 -- Dental sealants have been shown to be effective in preventing tooth decay. But do resins in sealants available in the U.S. contain chemicals that may cause long-term health problems if children and adults are exposed to them? A new study looked into this question.  Discuss
Implant-retained dentures tied to higher quality of life
December 29, 2017 -- The type of denture your patients have appears to have a long-term impact on how satisfied they are with their oral health-related quality of life. A new study found that patients with implant-retained overdentures reported a significantly better quality of life than those with conventional dentures.  Discuss
Is computer-guided implant placement really better?
December 28, 2017 -- Is computer-guided implant placement actually better than conventional implant procedures? Are guided protocols preferred for certain situations? While the technology certainly offers significant promise, a new study investigated whether current scientific evidence backs it up.  Discuss
With lasers, there's hope for peri-implantitis treatment
December 27, 2017 -- Much like endosseous titanium implants changed the realm of implant dentistry, advances in technology hold the key to solving one of today's most pressing issues in the management of dental implants -- peri-implantitis, according to Dr. Samuel Low, chief dental officer at Biolase.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the newly issued high blood pressure guidelines, followed by a report on antibiotic use by dentists.  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