AAP: 2D imaging still gold standard for implant imaging
October 19, 2017 -- The use of cone-beam CT has increased in implant treatment, but 2D imaging remains the standard of care when a patient requires dental implants, according to a new consensus statement from the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).  Discuss
AAPD panel conditionally recommends SDF
October 17, 2017 -- The use of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a topical treatment for cavities in pediatric patients has been conditionally recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) in the first evidence-based guideline on the use of SDF in these patients.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
Antibiotic prescription by dentists linked to serious infection
October 12, 2017 -- Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be adding to the growing problem of Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and death. Researchers have found that many of these prescriptions are unnecessary or not recorded in medical charts, and they recommend improved awareness of prescribing guidelines and communication about prescriptions.  Discuss
New product: Nobel Biocare debuts arch system at AAOMS
October 12, 2017 -- Nobel Biocare has launched the Trefoil arch system at the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) 2017 annual meeting in San Francisco.  Discuss
Carious tissue removal strategies get an update
October 10, 2017 -- The best strategies for carious tissue removal have changed, but are you up-to-date on the latest clinical recommendations? Dentists should focus on improved treatment outcomes tailored to the tooth type and lesion depth, according to the author of a new review article.  Discuss
NIDCR names recipients of $1M per year long-term awards
October 9, 2017 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded four researchers approximately $1 million per year for projects focused on deepening understanding of dental, oral, and craniofacial diseases and conditions.  Discuss
Glass ionomer cement not ideal for wedge-shaped defects
October 3, 2017 -- Restoring a wedge-shaped defect? You may not want to use glass ionomer cement. A new study found that the cement was not as clinically effective as similar restorative materials for these particular lesions.  Discuss
NYU researcher awarded $3.7M to develop restorative materials
October 3, 2017 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has awarded a New York University (NYU) researcher two grants totaling nearly $3.7 million to develop restorative dentistry materials that are strong and aesthetically pleasing.  Discuss
Workplace noise causes health problems for dental team
September 29, 2017 -- Is the noise in your office or laboratory affecting you? Researchers assessed noise levels in both environments and found that the presence of certain types of sound and the degree of exposure were linked to various short- and long-term mental and physical effects.  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
Implant Basics 101
October 27-28
Overland Park, Kansas United States
Glidewell Dental Symposium 2017
November 17
Dallas, Texas United States
NuSmile Summit 2018
January 19-20, 2018
Clearwater Beach, Florida United States
Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2018 Annual Meeting
March 1-3, 2018
Los Angeles, California United States
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada