Restoratives
Review finds sealants are effective for premolars, too
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November 10, 2017 -- A new systematic review has found pit-and-fissure sealants to be effective regardless of tooth type or location. In fact, sealants on premolars may last longer and prevent more caries than those on first and second molars.
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Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14
November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.  Discuss
Biolase reports net loss in Q3
November 2, 2017 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter of 2017.  Discuss
Why pulling teeth doesn't have to be like pulling teeth
November 1, 2017 -- Dental extractions don't have to be the equivalent of, well, pulling teeth. That's according to Dr. Sonia Leziy, an expert on implant and surgical protocols, who explains that better tools, techniques, and technologies are making extraction and implantation smoother and quicker for patients and practitioners.  Discuss
2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 1, 2017 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 10 categories, your vote matters more now than ever.  Discuss
SDF: Family dentist says not to fear the black
October 27, 2017 -- Thinking about adding silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to your caries treatment tool kit? A family dentist told a packed room at the recent 2017 ADA annual meeting in Atlanta that SDF needs the same thoughtful use and treatment planning as you would deliver with any treatment.  Discuss
New software and restorative products highlight ADA 2017
October 27, 2017 -- New practice design software, fill material, a laser, and more were among the new or new-to-the-U.S. products highlighted at the recent 2017 ADA annual meeting. DrBicuspid.com brings you a look at some of these new products from Biolase, Carestream Dental, Voco, and more.  Discuss
Ortek gets FDA clearance for cavity detection device
October 25, 2017 -- Ortek Therapeutics has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Ortek ECD, an electronic cavity detection device.
ADA 2017: What determines if carious tissue should be removed?
October 23, 2017 -- ATLANTA - When you are considering whether to remove carious tissue in your pediatric patients, evidence-based research suggests that you should make your clinical decision based on hardness and not on a tooth's discoloration, according to a presentation at the 2017 ADA annual meeting.  Discuss
Voting continues for Dental Excellence Awards
October 20, 2017 -- Already scores of your colleagues have taken the opportunity to vote for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's your turn to vote for finalists in 10 categories, including Best New CAD/CAM Product, Best New Preventive/Hygienist Product, and more.  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