Restoratives
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
How do narrow-diameter implants fare over the long term?
June 11, 2018 -- Wearing overdentures supported by narrow-diameter implants can be an intriguing choice for older patients whose needs aren't met by conventional dentures but who require treatment that isn't too invasive. Because the long-term quality-of-life benefits of this option are unknown, investigators took a closer look.  Discuss
New product: 3M expands zirconia shade portfolio
June 8, 2018 -- 3M has expanded the shade portfolio of the company's Lava esthetic fluorescent full-contour zirconia material.  Discuss
How to flag ailing peri-implant tissue before it's too late
June 6, 2018 -- Peri-implant tissue quality has typically been evaluated in a binary fashion -- either an implant is failing or it's not. But a method that focuses on peri-implant tissue stability and detects early signs of deterioration could be useful. Enter the peri-implant tissue score, a long-term monitoring tool designed for general dental practices.  Discuss
Can ultrasound imaging impact implant dentistry?
June 5, 2018 -- Successful implant treatment requires imaging at all three treatment phases: planning, surgery, and follow-up. As ultrasound is a promising but not widely studied imaging modality for dental implants, researchers reviewed the literature and found it may have clinical application.  Discuss
New product: Brasseler launches titanium handpiece
June 5, 2018 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has launched its new NLXK high-speed air titanium handpiece.  Discuss
Investment firm to acquire Keystone Dental
June 5, 2018 -- Investment firm Accelmed has entered into an agreement to buy Keystone Dental.
New product: Rodo induction remover gets FDA clearance
June 4, 2018 -- Dental device company Rodo Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Rodo Smilekey, an induction remover device.  Discuss
How a rural community united to reduce childhood caries
May 30, 2018 -- Collaboration may be the key to improving the oral health of young children. Dental professionals from rural Oklahoma discussed how they partnered with outside organizations to dramatically reduce the rate of early childhood caries in a Healthy People 2020 webinar on May 24.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
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
Predictable Treatment Planning Alaska Cruise
August 17-24
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC)
September 13-14
Syracuse, New York United States
Introduction to Dental Implants for the GP
September 15
Livonia, Michigan United States
Implant Basics 101
October 5-6
Overland Park, Kansas United States