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Blast into your day with the Out of This World Fun Run at Dentsply Sirona World
 The countdown is on for some intergalactic fun at the Ultimate Dental Meeting 2017!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Dentsply Sirona continues the popular tradition of hosting a fun run at the annual event for Dentsply Sirona World attendees. This intergalactic space race takes off on the morning of Saturday, Sept.16, at 7 a.m.Per tradition, attendees are encouraged to arrive decked out in their favorite intergalactic gear and free their inner alien. Participants will meet at the bridge in front of the Venetian hotel, and the run will begin on Las Vegas Blvd. Runners will make their way down the Strip for 1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile Announces Inaugural NuSmile Summit
CE event designed to take pediatric dentistry to “the next level” in a beautiful settingHOUSTON, TEXAS, August 8, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the first-ever NuSmile Summit will be held January 19-20, 2018 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows attendees to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses tha t best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from courses offered by several of the world’s most respected experts in all facets of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do You Want A Copy of George Washington's False Teeth?
DescriptionWhile George Washington did have dental troubles for much of his life, the story that his false teeth were made of wood is false. George Washington had dentures made of many materials, including human teeth. In the 18th century, it was common practice for dentists to purchase teeth from poor people for use in dentures or tooth transplants. 1784, Washington purchased nine teeth for 122 shillings, which is less than a third of the payment advertised to poor white Americans. They were likely enslaved people living at Mount Vernon.3D scanned with a NextEngine Desktop 3D scanner in the archaeology laboratory at Georg...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Biomechanical behavior of titanium and zirconia frameworks for implant-supported full-arch fixed dental prosthesis
First published:2 August 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/cid.12525 View/save citationCited by (CrossRef):0 articles Check for updatesAbstractBackgroundThe biomechanical behavior of implant-supported titanium and zirconia full-arch fixed dental prosthesis (FAFDP) frameworks require further investigation.PurposeStrains transferred by implant-supported titanium (Ti) and zirconia (Zr) FAFDP frameworks were analyzed.Materials and MethodsMaxillary 14-unit FAFDPs supported by 6 implants and 12-unit FAFDPs supported by 4 implants were tested. One-piece frameworks were fabricated by computer-aided design/computer-aide...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of periodontal evaluation by cone-beam computed tomography, and clinical and intraoral radiographic examinations
The objective of this study was to compare and correlate periodontal assessments among CBCT, clinical attachment loss (CAL) measurement, and periapical (PA)/bitewing (BW) radiography.MethodsEighty patients (28 males, 52 females; age range, 19 –84 years) from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken on the central incisors, canines, and first molars of the right maxilla and left mandible. CAL was extracted from periodontal charts. The radiographic distance from the cementum –enamel junction (CEJ) to the alveolar crest was measured for too...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2017 selling out fast
Come and join me at this years SiroWorld! MJSign up now to reserve your spot at the Ultimate Dental Meeting before it ’s too late!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Only a limited number of registrations remain for Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas. With tracks including Business and Practice Management, CEREC ®, Imaging, Restorative, Endodontic, Orthodontic and more, this educational festival is designed to provide the highest caliber of education to all dental practitioners, including General Practitioners and specialists.Kicking off on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 16, at The ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of conventional irrigation and photoactivated disinfection on Enterococcus faecalis in root canals: An in vitro study
Conclusions: NaOCl alone was not effective in eliminatingE. faecalis completely from the root canals. PAD compared to conventional irrigation showed the best results in removingE. faecalis from root canals.Balakrishna N, Moogi P, Kumar G V, Prashanth B R, Shetty NK, Rao KR. Effect of conventional irrigation and photoactivated disinfection onEnterococcus faecalis in root canals: Anin vitro study. J Conserv Dent 2017;20:125-8 (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is cone beam computed tomography accurate for post-operative evaluation of implants? an in vitro study
ConclusionConventional radiographs showed the highest accuracy for bone/implant interface diagnosis. However, CBCT scans (i-CAT 0.125 mm voxel), if available or if performed for pre-surgical assessment of another implant site, may provide similar accuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Manual tactile sensation, digital radiograph, and multidetector computed tomography: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Working length measurement with MDCT scan and other two conventional methods does not show significant difference in measurement. Use of newer 3D imaging technique is useful in root canal treatment for measuring working length. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical and radiographic comparison of biodentine, mineral trioxide aggregate and formocresol as pulpotomy agents in primary molars
ConclusionMineral Trioxide aggregate and Biodentine® showed more favourable results than formocresol. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Intego Treatment Center: optimally designed for preventive care and ready for the future
As part of it commitment to better, safer, faster dentistry, Dentsply Sirona is pleased to present another unique integrated solution.  The Cavitron Ultrasonic Scaling System with Steri-Mate 360 is now fully integrated in the Intego Treatment Center.York – General scaling and periodontal debridement applications are an integral service offered by dental practices. In order to help practitioners to best set up their treatment rooms, Dentsply Sirona has expanded its existing Treatment Centers product range with an integrated preventive care conc ept. The Cavitron built-in ultrasonic scaling system is now available...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Immediate implant placement into posterior sockets with or without buccal bone dehiscence defects: A retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this study, flapless implant placement into compromised sockets in combination with DBBM grafting may be a viable technique to reconstitute the defected buccal bone plates due to space maintenance and primary socket closure provided by healing abutments and bone grafts.Clinical significanceImmediate implants and DBBM grafting without using membranes may be indicated for sockets with buccal bone defects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Freehand Versus Guided Surgery: Factors Influencing Accuracy of Dental Implant Placement
Conclusion: These results suggest tooth-borne, single-implant cases performed later in the practitioner's experience are most appropriate for freehand placement, whereas guided surgery should be considered to improve accuracy for multiple-implant cases in edentulous or partially edentulous sites. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevention of HPV-Related Oral Cancer by Dentists: Assessing the Opinion of Dutch Dental Students
Journal of Cancer Education pp 1 –8AbstractThe aim of this study is to assess dental students ’ opinions of the dentists’ role in primary prevention of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oral cancer using a cross-sectional web-based survey. A questionnaire, containing questions about knowledge of HPV and oral cancer, confidence in head and neck examination and role of the dentist in preventing HPV-related oral cancer, was sent to all students of the Academic Centre of Dentistry Amsterdam (n = 912). One hundred and twenty-six (n = 126) students completed the questionnaire. Significantly...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an anticaries agent: A systematic review
Conclusion:  All the authors found statistically significant differences in Streptococcus mutans levels during and after the use of a chlorhexidine mouthwash. Although the results are suggestive, there is a clear need for the development of new studies with higher quality and with longer follow-ups, in order to assess whether the results translate into less development of dental caries and, consequently, whether or not these products should be incorporated into prevention protocols. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impact of biannual treatment with fluoride varnish on tooth-surface-level caries progression in children aged 1 –3 years
ConclusionNo impact on caries progression for biannual treatment with fluoride varnish was found. Clinical significance: Using fluoride varnish as a complement to standard intervention in toddlers did not add in the prevention of dental caries or its progression. The education of parents in the use fluoride toothpaste as they start brushing the teeth of their children is essential. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sweet Taste Perception and Dental Caries in 13- to 15-Year-Olds: A Multicenter Cross-Sectional Study
Caries Res 2017;51:443-450https://doi.org/10.1159/000477367AbstractDietary habits and, in particular, the intake frequency of sucrose are of major importance for the development of dental caries. The perception of sweet taste is believed to have an influence on sucrose intake and therefore affects the predisposition to dental caries. The aim was to study the caries experience and sweet taste perception and to further analyze the possible relationship between the 2 tested variables in 13- to 15-year-old children from 3 different geographical areas. A cross-sectional survey comprising 669 children (220 Italian, 224 Mexican, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A clinical trial of a novel emulsion for potential use as a saliva substitute in patients with radiation induced xerostomia
ConclusionThe novel oily emulsion showed no clinically significant benefit over two existing products for relief of xerostomia. Indeed none of the three products demonstrated significant change in patient outcomes. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Curve Dental and NexHealth are working together to strengthen your practice!
NexHealth is a HIPAA-certified, patient relationship management suite that nicely compliments Curve Hero. You can retain and delight more patients with automated email/SMS recall messages and appointment reminders, one-tap appointment scheduling, digital wait-list management, and other patient-pleasing features.To learn more, give NexHealth a call at888-397-6399 or send them a message athello@nexhealth.com. I asked NexHealth for a savings specifically for Curve Dental customers and they were happy to oblige.Just mention this email and you'll receive a 10% discount on your NexHealth subscription. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The future of digital dentistry
Read the entire  DPR article where I discuss digital dentistry now and in the future  Each month, Dr. Lou Shuman consults with a dental technology specialist to discuss the latest developments in digital dentistry, data security, social media trends, SEO strategies, website optimization, online reputation management, marketing and more.  This month,Dr. Shuman sat down withMarty Jablow, DMD to discuss the future ofdigital dentistry, and how it will affectdental practice workflows and diagnostics.Where is digital dentistry heading in the dental office in 2017? The progression continues. Front office staff are ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene KOL Patti DiGangi Launches the Dental Codeologist Community Membership Program
The First Subscription-Based Program Providing Ongoing Education, Value and Interaction for Those Dedicated to Accurate Dental CodingAddison, IL – July 20, 2017 – Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, recently launchedThe Dental Codeologist Community Membership Program.The latest brand extension of herDentalCodelogybook series and herROMA Manual on Dentistry, DiGangi is taking a member ’s only approach to providing dental professionals with the latest news, tips and continuing education credits regarding CDT codes.Also included are exclusive discounts on products and services ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Will Bioceramics be the Future Root Canal Filling Materials?
Current Oral Health Reports pp 1 –11First Online:10 July 2017DOI: 10.1007/s40496-017-0147-xCite this article as:Camilleri, J. Curr Oral Health Rep (2017). doi:10.1007/s40496-017-0147-xAbstractPurpose of ReviewFilling the root canal is necessary when the dental pulp is lost as the dead space will be colonised by bacteria, leading to reinfection of the root canal and treatment failure. Treatment methodology depends on the extent of root formation and the choice of materials available. This review looks at the classical clinical methods and also queries if the newer materials change the treatment rationale.Recent Fin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A technique for immediately restoring single dental implants with a CAD-CAM implant-supported crown milled from a poly(methyl methacrylate) block
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 8 July 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractThis technique is used when a single dental implant is placed. A stent made of autopolymerized acrylic resin was used to transfer the implant position to the laboratory. Once the implant position was transferred, the stone cast was scanned, and a computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) interim implant-supported crown was milled from a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) block. A titanium insert, in contact with the implant platform and not the PMMA material, was used to support the crown...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Amazon Dental
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Jazz Imaging Is Something New
Learn more about the Jazz Intra-oral sensor for your radiographic needs. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of grinding and polishing on roughness and strength of zirconia
ConclusionsGrinding increased the roughness of zirconia restorations, whereas proper polishing resulted in smoothness comparable with glazed surfaces. The results provide no evidence that grinding and polishing affect the flexural strength of zirconia after aging. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of scanner, powder application, and adjustments on CAD-CAM crown misfit
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 8 July 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractStatement of problemThe manufacturers of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) systems emphasize that new technologies can improve the marginal fit of dental crowns. However, data supporting this claim are limited.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the differences among the following fabrication methods on the marginal discrepancy of dental crowns: intraoral optical scanners, powder application, and adjustments of intaglio surface.Material and methodsA...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

At your service: Kulzer Service Organization launched to provide unprecedented customer support
South Bend, IN 07/13/2017.Kulzer today announced the launch of the Kulzer Service Organization to significantly enhance the support the company provides to customers of its rapidly evolving products and solutions in the United States and Canada. “As we continue to launch highly innovative, service-oriented equipment and software products, it is essential that we provide our valued customers with a level of support that enables them to take full advantage of these products’ unique benefits,” said Mathew Mulherin, Kulzer Vice President, Sales& Marketing, USA& Canada. “We believe the desig...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of digital intraoral scanner reproducibility and image trueness considering repetitive experience
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 8 July 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractStatement of problemBecause the digital workflow can begin directly in the oral cavity, intraoral scanners are being adopted in dental treatments. However, studies of the relationship between the experience of the practitioner and the accuracy of impression data are needed.PurposeThe purpose of this clinical study was to investigate the effect of the experience curve on changes in trueness when a patient ’s complete dental arch is scanned.Material and methodsTwenty dental hygienists with more than 3 yea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DentSPY Sirona World presents an Evening of Espionage to close the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting
Stir up a good time with fellow event attendees as Dentsply Sirona wraps up the Dentsply Sirona World 2017 with this covert closing partyCHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 11, 2017) –Hosted at TAO Nightclub, adjacent to The Venetian and The Palazzo, on Saturday, Sept. 16, DentSPY Sirona World: An Evening of Espionage is inspired by the legendary spy films, series and secret operatives that have dominated the airwaves and left us fantasizing of leading a double-life.Following three days of extensive educational content and evenings studded with superb celebrity entertainment, complete your Dentsply Sirona World mission at the atte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CEREC ®: An open, complete CAD/CAM system with smart software
The new CEREC Software 4.5 offers the same great features as previous versions, but enhances the user experience with various updates- including increased process efficiencies and STL exports to the current platform CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 6, 2017) –With the market launch of the new CEREC Software 4.5 and the opening of the CEREC system to export data from the digital impression, Dentsply Sirona has satisfied two key wishes expressed by dentists. This software takes the system operation to a whole new level – it is now simpler than ever to plan and produce a CEREC restoration. For new users, this is a clear ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The quality of fixed prosthodontic impressions: An assessment of crown and bridge impressions received at commercial laboratories.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2017 Jun 7. pii: S0002-8177(17)30406-3. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2017.04.038. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractBACKGROUND:The authors evaluated and quantified clinically detectable errors commonly seen in impressions sent to commercial laboratories and determined possible relationships between finish line errors and other factors involved.METHODS:The authors visited 3 large and 1 small commercial dental laboratories over a 12-month period. Three calibrated examiners evaluated the impressions. The examiners evaluated all impressions for errors by using ×2.5 magnification loupes under ambient room lighting with...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical evaluation of zirconia-based all-ceramic single crowns: an up to 12-year retrospective cohort study
This study aims to investigate the incidence of clinical complications with tooth-supported zirconia-based all-ceramic single crowns and identify pertinent risk parameters.Materials and methodsA retrospective cohort study (May 2004 to April 2016) utilizing clinical records of patients receiving yttrium-oxide –partially stabilized zirconia (Y-TZP)-based all-ceramic crowns placed at Tohoku University Hospital was performed. The length of time of treatment success (complication event-free) and restoration survival (including minor complication events and remaining clinically functional) were estimate d using Kaplan&ndas...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sikka ’s Practice Assistant Service for Amazon Echo Launches!
 Evil AI vs. Useful AI. A case for self aware practiceWe have heard and seen a great deal of why AI can be Evil. The references in popular movies and literature of the uber conscious and self aware AI doing all kinds of damage because it has grown smarter than humanity draw us to a darker image of this technology. It is my belief that Evil AI is not going to manifest itself for several decades if ever. Instead lets look at more detail at something that is more here and now.Imagine it is 10:00 PM and before going to bed you ask your practice how it is doing? The practice replies after thinking that it is expecting...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Retrospective, Radiographic Outcomes Assessment of 1960 Initial Posterior Root Canal Treatments Performed by Endodontists and Dentists
ConclusionsIn this retrospective, radiographic analysis, evidence-based practices as followed in the Air Force Dental Service and accredited postgraduate training resulted in improved treatment outcomes. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Repair may increase survival of direct posterior restorations – A practice based study
Journal of DentistryAvailable online 8 June 2017In Press, Accepted Manuscript—Note to usershttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2017.06.002AbstractObjectivesTo investigate repairs of direct restorations by a group of Dutch general dental practitioners (GDPs) and its consequences on longevity of restorations.MethodsData set was based on dental records of patients attending 11 general dental practices (24 Dentists) in the Netherlands. Patients that received Class II Amalgam or Composite restorations were included in the study. The outcomes were considered in two levels: “Success” – When no intervention was...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Effect of Temporary Cement Cleaning Methods on the Retention of Crowns
First published:9 June 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/jopr.12646 View/save citationAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the effect of temporary cement cleaning methods on the retention of cemented crowns using zinc phosphate cement and resin-modified glass ionomer cement.Materials and MethodsForty titanium specimens were fabricated to simulate prepared molars with minimally retentive taper. The Ni-Cr cast crowns were fabricated, temporarily cemented, and separated. The specimens were divided into four groups according to the temporary cement cleaning method (n = 10) as follows: control group (no temporary cementation),...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Split-File Digital Workflow on Crown Margin Adaptation
Explore this journal>Early ViewPrevious article in Early View: Impact of Denture Cleansing Solution Immersion on Some Properties of Different Denture Base Materials: An In Vitro StudyNext article in Early View: Nicotine Upregulates Coaggregation of Candida albicans and Streptococcus mutans Browse  Early View ArticlesOnline Version of Record published before inclusion in an issueFirst published:9 June 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/jopr.12606 View/save citationCited by (CrossRef):0 articles Check for updatesAbstractPurposeComputer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

V-Posil Time-Optimized VPS Impression System
Maximum Precision in Up to 30% Less Chair TimeVOCO presents V-Posil, the maximum precision VPS impression system with optimized timing for reduced headaches and chair time.V-Posil is flavorless and offers up to 2-minutes of adjustable working time, giving the practitioner control over the pace of the procedure while the abbreviated 2-minute thermo-activated set time improves patient comfort and limits procedural time. Likewise, V-Posil ’s rapid snap-set benefits both the practitioner and the patient by reducing the time spent in the critical zone by up to 50%, minimizing potential distortion due to human error, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Taub Products Announces Release of New Eyewash station
Jersey City, NJ: June 22, 2017- TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental laboratory and restorative products, has introduced a low-profile emergency eyewash station that adapts to a wide range of office and laboratory faucets. The new station provides instant access to a single aerated water jet, flushing the eyes and washing the face of chemical or particulate contamination.Jordan Taub, Vice President of TAUB, stated, “The unique design allows water to flow normally downward for washing hands, and during an emergency, the user can quickly rotate it upwards, providing a soft stream of water that will wash th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Novel Evidence-Based Periodontal Prognosis Model
ConclusionsPLMs must be considered when determining the prognosis of a tooth with periodontal disease. The model proposed in this report is based on the best available evidence for factors affecting tooth survival and has been designed to be as simple and objective as possible to facilitate its adoption in clinical practice. It will be retrospectively and prospectively validated to determine its ability to accurately predict the course of disease. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Erbium Laser Technology vs Traditional Drilling for Caries Removal: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAvailable online 18 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the efficacy of erbium laser technology compared with traditional drilling for caries removal.MethodsA systematic search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane databases, CNKI till December 2016. Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, or controlled clinical trials with data comparing the efficacy of erbium laser technology versus traditional drilling for caries removal were included.ResultsFourteen studies were selected in...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CAD/CAM-fabricated ceramic implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate: Final results of a 5-year prospective cohort study
First published:13 June 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/cid.12508 View/save citationAbstractBackgroundAll-ceramic bilayer systems suffer from technique-sensitivity, resulting in increased technical complication rates. This might be overcome by monolithic reconstructions, facilitating digital workflows.PurposeTo evaluate the clinical and patient-reported outcome of CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns (ISCs) made of lithium disilicate (LS2) cemented on ceramic implants 5 years after implant installation.Materials and methodsTwenty-four patients were included in the study. All participants received...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 2 June 2017AbstractStatement of problemAdvances have been made in digital dentistry for the fabrication of dental prostheses, but evidence regarding the efficacy of digital techniques for the fabrication of intracoronal restorations is lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the dimensional accuracy of intracoronal restorations fabricated with digital and conventional techniques.Material and methodsA sound mandibular molar tooth received a standard onlay preparation, and onlays were fabricated with 1 of 3 fabrication techniques. In group CC, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics on post-operative endodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or paracetamol in the treatment of post-operative endodontic pain. Additionally, we aimed to examine the possible association of study covariates on the pain scores using meta-regression analysis. An electronic search was performed in 2016. After data extraction and quality assessment of the included studies (n = 27, representing 2188 patients), meta-analysis was performed using a random-effect inverse variance method. Meta-regression analysis was conducted to examine t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canadian Dentists Turn to Financial Practice Management CE, Patient Financing and Promotion on Social Media as Dental Practice Consolidation Continues
Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – The fundamental shift in the make-up of the Canadian dental practice detected in previous reports is continuing, according to results from the DIAC (Dental Industry Association of Canada) Twenty-First Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. All of the following points may reflect on the impact of the current economic situation on the dental practice in Canada: There are now more dentists per practice on average, with a record 13% of practices with five or more dentists. This was 3.4% in 2016 and an average of 6.3% the last 14 years. There are now more operatories per prac...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this in vitro study, the conventional method yielded more accuracy than the 3D printing method, and no differences were found between the methods which used the 3D printer (groups CP and IP). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study
ConclusionsSignificant differences in trueness were found among different IOS; for each scanner, the trueness was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. Conversely, the IOS did not significantly differ in precision; for CS3600 ®, Omnicam® and TrueDefinition®, the precision was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. These findings may have important clinical implications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Response of carious enamel to TiF4 varnish treatment under diverse cariogenic activities in situ
Journal of DentistryAvailable online 1 June 2017In Press, Accepted Manuscript—Note to usersAbstractOBJECTIVETo compare the effect of TiF4 and NaF varnishes on pre-demineralized bovine enamel under different cariogenic activitiesin situ.METHODSTwenty subjects participated of thisin situ study with 3 crossover phases (14 days each), in which they wore palatal appliances containing demineralized bovine enamel samples (8 samples/appliance for phase) treated with TiF4, NaF (all with 2.45% F) or placebo varnish. The samples were subjected to different cariogenic conditions (1. absence of biofilm accumulation and sucro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatment to prevent post-extraction complications: a monocentric, randomized clinical trial. Preliminary outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Post-extractive complications observed in each group have been mild and fast to resolve. The antibiotic administration showed a decrease in pain suffered by patients but a higher incidence of gastro-intestinal side effects, such as abdominal distension and diarrhea, which seemed to be relieved by the concomitant use of the probiotic. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news