Forget full crowns: CAD/CAM for conservative restorations May 13, 2021 -- CAD/CAM, tooth-colored materials, and improved bonding technologies are allowing dentists more options than ever for placing minimally invasive posterior restorations. Dr. Steven Gold will address this very topic in his presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual convention.Read More
Maintaining the patient relationship via teledentistry May 12, 2021 -- Teledentistry is an excellent supplement to in-person care, writes Dr. Oleg Drut. Learn how his New York-based orthodontic practices adopted teledentistry at the beginning of the pandemic and then transitioned to using virtual care as a revenue-generating supplement.Read More
CAD/CAM brings smile to patient with primordial dwarfism May 10, 2021 -- A clever use of CAD/CAM technology brought a smile to a patient with primordial dwarfism. Researchers from Texas A&M University described their novel technique for creating implant-supported dentures in a study published on April 28 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry.Read More
Case report: Universal composite repairs leaking amalgam May 7, 2021 -- This case report examines the steps taken to repair leaking amalgam. A 30-year-old man presented to the dental practice with a chief complaint of a sensitive tooth on the upper left posterior. Upon examination, the clinician diagnosed the patient with reversible pulpitis.Read More
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.