Restoratives & Cosmetics
FDA calls for high-risk patients to avoid dental amalgam
September 25, 2020 -- Instead of recommending a complete ban of dental amalgam, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising that high-risk individuals, such as pregnant women, avoid getting these fillings "whenever possible and appropriate."  Discuss
SEPA-Oral Reconstruction Foundation Regenerative Symposium to be held in October
September 25, 2020 -- The Spanish Society of Periodontology and Osseointegration (SEPA)-Oral Reconstruction Foundation Regenerative Symposium is joining forces with BioHorizons Camlog for the first joint conference to be held on October 30-31 as part of the SEPA OnAir 2020 congress.
Ditron Dental USA to enter implant market on October 1
September 24, 2020 -- Ditron Dental USA said that it will enter the U.S. dental implant market on October 1.
Pulpdent donates sealant, varnish to nonprofit
September 23, 2020 -- Pulpdent has donated 600 applications of its Embrace varnish and 400 applications of its Embrace pit and fissure sealant to the Colorado-based nonprofit Deserving Dental.
Sleep apnea may affect COVID-19 severity
September 22, 2020 -- Patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea may be at increased risk for more severe complications from COVID-19, according to a new study published on September 8 in Sleep Medicine Reviews.  Discuss
Crest releases leave-on teeth whitening treatment
September 22, 2020 -- Crest has launched a leave-on teeth whitening treatment called Crest Whitening Emulsions.
Biolase webinar on lasers and managing periodontitis draws interest
September 21, 2020 -- Biolase announced that approximately 400 dental professionals attended a September panel discussion about a July study on the company's Repair Perio laser for periodontitis management.
Smash Labs acquires miBrite
September 21, 2020 -- Oral care product firm Smash Labs has acquired miBrite, a manufacturer of consumer teeth whitening products.
Podcast: Why this dentist is passionate about crown and bridge
September 17, 2020 -- Dr. Edward Feinberg believes that a number of dentists don't have confidence in their crown and bridge skills and have turned away from this time-honored procedure. In this podcast, he discusses why he believes crown and bridge should be a part of your dental practice's treatment mix, in addition to what dental assistants can do to become a bigger part of the procedure's success.  Discuss
Case study: Using technology to restore a tooth with a failing amalgam
September 16, 2020 -- Dr. Karyn Halpern discusses the case of a 65-year-old man who presented for a hygiene visit and exam with a large, failing distal-occlusal amalgam. She describes her approach to restoring the tooth, aiming to utilize the best materials and techniques for long-term results.  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
The Nuts and Bolts of Implant Dentistry
November 20
Syracuse, New York United States