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Agency removes fluoride hazard classification
March 24, 2023 -- The latest draft monograph from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Toxicology Program has removed the hazard classification of fluoride. It is the latest development in the agency's effort to publish its report on fluoride exposure and potential neurodevelopmental effects in humans. Read More
Suit claims CVS dry mouth product can erode teeth
March 22, 2023 -- An Illinois man is suing CVS Pharmacy claiming that its dry mouth dietary supplement discs are falsely advertised as promoting a healthy mouth by providing lasting moisture. However, the product's high acidity may erode or demineralize teeth, according to the lawsuit. Read More
Animal study reveals path to new implant coating material
March 21, 2023 -- Researchers in Korea have developed a new coating for dental implants that could significantly facilitate bone regeneration, according to a recent study. Read More
Obesity, not ancestry, may be linked to dental development
March 17, 2023 -- When people develop teeth may have more to do with whether they are overweight or obese than their genetic origins, according to a study published on March 13 in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Research. Read More
Ultradent receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 17, 2023 -- Ultradent received the Cuspies award for Best New Restorative Product for its UltraTemp Rez II temporary dental cement at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 23-25 at the McCormick Place convention center. Read More
uLab launches updated clear aligner design software
March 16, 2023 -- Clear aligner provider uLab Systems has released a streamlined version of its uDesign 7 software for uSmile clear aligners. Read More
Candid partners with SoftSmile
March 15, 2023 -- SoftSmile's Vision artificial intelligence-powered treatment planning software will be available to CandidPro orthodontic platform providers. Read More
Dental Pain Eraser inventor wins top award
March 14, 2023 -- The American Association of Orthodontists' Committee on Technology awarded the 2023 Ortho Innovator Award to Dr. Cosmo Haralambidis for inventing the Dental Pain Eraser. Read More
Rising trend: Clear aligners for kids with mixed dentition
March 10, 2023 -- Clear aligner therapy is emerging as a popular orthodontic treatment in children with a mix of primary and permanent teeth, and orthodontists expect its use to grow, according to a study published on March 9 in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics. Read More
VHF unveils E3 orthodontic milling machine
March 10, 2023 -- VHF Camfacture will debut the E3 milling machine at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, on March 14, 2023. It is the first VHF milling machine specifically designed for orthodontic applications. Read More
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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.
Academy of Laser Dentistry 2023 Annual Meeting
April 21-22
Dallas, Texas United States