Nano composite inventor enters the Inventors Hall of Fame
2 0 1 8 N AT I O N A L I N V E N T O R S HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE Sumita Mitra BORN FEBRUARY 27, 1949 Sumita Mitra ’s dental innovations capture the importance of strength and the elegance of beauty, allowing her to solve ongoing issues plaguing both dental patients and professionals. By revolutionizing the field of dentistry with her invention of the first nanocomposite dental materials, she made the developm ent and commercialization of many dental products possible. Mitra’s invention of Filtek™ Supreme Universal Restorative improved upon previous dental composites by providing superior optical properties ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile Summit Set for February 15-16, 2019
Unprecedented CE event targets pediatric dentists, general dentists and their teamsHOUSTON, TEXAS, October 4, 2018 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the second annual NuSmile Summit will be held February 15-16, 2019 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows doctors and their team members to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses that best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from a combination of hands-on and lecture courses taught by several of the world&rsq...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Benco dental helps prevent pain and suffering for pediatric dental patients with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC – October 2, 2018) Children who live in poverty are twice as likely to suffer from untreated tooth decay than their more affluent peers. Thanks to a generous product contribution to America ’s ToothFairy from Benco Dental, thousands of children will receive pain-free treatment.Over $167,000 in Graham Chemical Articaine and Epinephrine anesthetic was donated by Benco Dental to America ’s ToothFairy. The product donation was distributed to ten nonprofit clinics to support treatment services for underserved youth, including Dr. Earl R. Crane Children’s Dental Health Center and the O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Convergent Dental Announces The Next Generation of Solea ®
New, Smaller Solea Cuts Faster, Smoother and 99.2% Anesthesia-FreeNeedham, MA (October 1, 2018) – Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2all-tissuedental laser, is pleased to announce The Next Generation of Solea. The latest advancements provide unprecedented performance, significant software upgrades, improved ergonomics, increased accessibility and a smaller footprint.“This new generation of Solea provides a quantum leap in performance at every level. Most importantly it enables dentists to do virtually 100% of cavity preps anesthesia-free, ” remarked Convergent D...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canary Caries Detection Update
There have numerous updates to The Canary System since we last communicated including new published research. Each study focuses on critical aspects for the management of caries in clinical practice: 1. The Canary System can detect caries under the intact margins of resin modified glass ionomer and compomer restorations more accurately than SPECTRA, DIAGNODent and visual examination. (Dentistry Journalhttp://www.mdpi.com/2304-6767/6/3/47)2. The Canary System measures caries lesion depth more accurately than visual examination or DIAGNOdent.(Correlation with Caries Lesion Depth of The Canary System, DIAGNOdent and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impact of voxel size and scan time on the accuracy of three-dimensional radiological imaging data from cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionsWhen using small voxel sizes, the scan time does not have a significant impact on image accuracy and therefore the scan time can be shortened. However, for larger voxel sizes, shorter scan times can lead to increased inaccuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Join me at the Digital Future of Dentistry ADA 2018- Hawaii Convention Center, Exhibit Hall, Booth 1450
Discussion of CAD/CAM, Digital Impressions and 3D Workflow - Ask the ExpertPaul Feuerstein, DMD12:15-1 p.m.5403- Living in the Practice of Today but Wanting the Practice of Tomorrow - Ask the ExpertMarty Jablow, DMD2-2:45 p.m.5409- Continue the Conversation-Selecting a LenderAndrew Ventura2-2:45 p.m.Created in partnership withFriday, October 196400- Let ’s Talk Digital Dentistry-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS8:45-9:30 a.m.6403- What ’s My Next Step?-Ask the ExpertJohn Flucke, DDS10:30-11:15 a.m.6407- Continue the Conversation-Where Your Technology LivesColin Carr10:30-11:15 a.m.Created in partnership with6404- ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Petition with the Food and Drug Administration Requesting Regulation of Dangerously Acidic Oral Moisturizers
The objective of the study was to measure the pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges on dentin.The research identified seven oral moisturizers for dry mouth sold in the US that have a pH level below 5.5 and caused significant amounts of tooth erosion:  - OraMoist®, by DenTek™ (2.9 pH)   - Mouth Kote®, by Parnell Pharmaceuticals (3.0 pH)  - Cotton Mouth Lozenges®, by Cotton Mouth Candy Company (3.1 pH)   - MedActive® Oral Relief Lozenges (3.2 pH)   - Hager Pharma Dry Mouth Drops (4.4 pH) &nb...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Immediate loading of three (fixed-on-3) vs four (fixed-on-4) implants supporting cross-arch fixed prostheses: 1-year results from a multicentre randomised controlled trial.
CONCLUSIONS:These preliminary results suggest that immediately loaded cross-arch prostheses of both jaws can be supported by only three dental implants at least up to 1 year post-loading, though longer follow-ups are definitively needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

6 mm vs 10 mm-long implants in the rehabilitation of posterior jaws: A 10-year follow-up of a randomised controlled trial. Storelli S, Abb à A, Scanferla M, Botticelli D, Romeo E.
CONCLUSIONS:Rehabilitations supported by 6 mm or 10 mm-long implants showed similar clinical outcomes in terms of survival and success rates, although 6 mm implants had more decementations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Implant prosthetic rehabilitation in partially edentulous patients with bone atrophy. An umbrella review based on systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials.
CONCLUSIONS:Overall, the evidence is not sufficiently robust to determine the best treatment for implant prosthetic rehabilitation in partially edentulous patients presenting bone atrophy. In terms of vertical defects, if the short implants can be used they should be used because the number of complications are reduced compared to longer implants with sinus lift or bone augmentation. Nevertheless, caution should be exercised because long-term follow-up studies were not available. No conclusions can be drawn regarding the comparison between different vertical bone augmentation techniques in atrophic posterior mandible becau...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Exorbitant Dental Bill? Medical Insurance May Cover Some of It !
 Medical insurance generally pays more than dental insurance, so your dentist may be able to bill for services extending beyond tooth care.Read the article in the New York Times. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Low-Income Children Have a Reason to Smile —America’s ToothFairy Receives Product Donation from Cosmedent
(Charlotte, NC – September 26, 2018) Low-income children in California suffering from tooth decay have a reason to smile thanks to a recent product donation from Cosmedent, Inc. made to America ’s ToothFairy.The donation, valued at $102,808, consisted of an assortment of restorative materials, including Insure, CosmeSeal and Renamel products. America ’s ToothFairy distributed the donation to AYUDA International, a member of its Dental Resource Program, which supports nonprofit clinics serving low-income and uninsured children.AYUDA treats patients in Southern California and around the world through a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Teamwork, technology, temperament - laboratory & practice at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
More intensive interaction between laboratory and practice - inspiring digitalisation - enrichening innovative materials - IDS demonstrates the opportunitiesDentists and dental technicians have experienced over the past twenty years how the digitalisation has continually brought new opportunities that were previously undreamt of. There is no end in sight of this success story. At the same time, 3D printing is preparing to open up further new worlds. Regardless of all of the individual innovations, the key to success is and will continue to be the interaction between the " main players " in the team. In this conne...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Alloys: A decisive touch more attractive at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
#idscologneMore materials - a wider range for precious metals, precious metal-free& co. - specific alloys for selected indications - a main focus of IDSThe selection of materials for prosthetics has increased considerably over the past twenty years. Alloys still play an important role here. Their composition as well as the production and processing methods are further developed at a high scientific and technical level - which is of course a main focus of the International Dental Show (IDS).Alloys free of precious metals are used in the prosthetics, orthodontics and implantology and have thus adopted a strong market pos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

BlueIQ Increases Team Huddle Effectiveness By Providing Key Appointment and Scheduling Data for Review and Action
September 2018, Bountiful Utah - BlueIQ, developers of the practice analytics platform that gathers data from multiple sources, announced the release of Insights, a new graphical display of scheduling data specifically designed for team huddles, helping dental teams drive production by focusing on key appointments.Insights provides dental teams with a simple display of the day ’s schedule to review key metrics and specific appointments that need attention in order to preserve or boost production. When the team meets regularly, BlueIQ’s Insights helps every member understand what appointments need additional att...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New oral hygiene care regimen reduces postoperative oral bacteria count and number of days with elevated fever in ICU patients with esophageal cancer.
J Oral Sci. 2018 Aug 30. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.17-0381. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractUsing a controlled pre/post study design, we investigated the effects of professional mechanical cleaning of the oral cavity with benzethonium chloride, interdental brushes, and hydrogen peroxide on the number of oral bacteria and postoperative complications among esophageal cancer patients in an intensive care unit. Before surgery, 44 patients with esophageal cancer were recruited at Okayama Hospital from January through August 2015. The control group (n = 23) received routine oral hygiene care in the intensive care unit. The intervention ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2018 proves again to be the dental industry ’s must- attend educational event
Unmatched education, cutting-edge technologies and products, plus nonstop entertainment left attendees motivated by what they learned and excited to come again next year CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 19, 2018) –As three days of unparalleled educational opportunities and thrilling entertainment options came to a close, attendees left the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando understanding why Dentsply Sirona World remains the premier dental event in the world. “With more than 100 Breakout Sessions, rousing General Sessions, top-tier entertainment and lively social activities, Dentsply Sirona World proved why th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral antiseptics and nickel –titanium alloys: mechanical and chemical effects of interaction
In conclusion, except for Listerine, changes of mechanical characteristics induced by antiseptics are small and would not have a clinically important impact. Generally, Curasept would be the most suitable option. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Remineralization effects when using different methods to apply fluoride varnish in vitro
ConclusionThisin vitro study confirmed that the remineralization effect of fluoride varnishes would be higher in the vicinity than the underneath of the varnish treated surface. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research and Education Loss of tooth structure associated with preparation for two monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations
ConclusionsPreparation of teeth for monolithic CAD-CAM complete coverage restorations is not associated with a significantly higher volume of tooth loss than their conventionally fabricated counterpart preparations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic Review Intraoral scan bodies in implant dentistry: A systematic review
ConclusionsISBs are complex implant-positioning-transfer devices that play an essential role in the digital workflow and fabrication of accurately fitting implant-supported restorations. With scanner technology rapidly evolving and becoming more widespread, future studies are needed and should be directed toward all parts of the digital workflow when using ISBs. By understanding the basic components of ISBs and how they relate to digital scanning and CAD-CAM technology, more emphasis may be placed on their importance and usage in the digital workflow to ensure accurate transfer of implant position to the virtual and analog...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Review Article Effects of blue-light irradiation during dental treatment
Japanese Dental Science ReviewAvailable online 31 August 2018SummaryIn dentistry, blue light is widely used for tooth bleaching and restoration procedures involvingcomposite resin. In addition, many dentists use magnificationloupes to enable them to provide more accurate dental treatment. Therefore, the use of light is indispensable in dental treatment. However, light can cause various toxicities, and thermal injuries caused by light irradiation are regarded as particularly important. In recent years, the eye damage and non-thermal injuries caused by blue light, the so-called “blue light hazard”, have gained at...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of sealing ability of ProRoot mineral trioxide aggregate, biodentine, and ortho mineral trioxide aggregate for canal obturation by the fluid infiltration technique
Conclusion: Within the limitations of this study, microleakage values were similar to MTA ProRoot,Biodentine, and Ortho MTA using the fluid infiltration technique.Key Words: Dental leakage, filtration, mineral trioxide aggregate, root canal filling materials (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Marks First Year as Freestanding Digital Dental Technology Company
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is breaking with tradition for a good reason. The traditional one-year anniversary gift may be paper, but the independent dental technology company can ’t help but celebrate with all things digital.“It’s been an exciting first year for Carestream Dental, full of transformation and growth,” Lisa Ashby, CEO, Carestream Dental, said. “I’m proud of all the company and its employees have achieved, and I’m grateful for the doctors and partners around the world who trust us to delive r the solutions they need to change their patients’ lives.”Ca...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental & Medical Insurance Extravaganza In Las Vegas
Do you want to practice smarter not harder? Join many of my of the insurance experts who will be presenting at this event in Las Vegas. Maximize your patients insurance benefits and be more profitable. This is not to be missed!!!!!! (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch to Debut and Demonstrate Noteworthy TeleDent ™ Upgrades During CDA San Francisco
The Latest Release of the Leading All-In-One Teledentistry PlatformRaises the Bar on Efficient Workflow ManagementMetuchen, NJ – September 4, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, is launching a substantially upgraded version of TeleDent ™ during CDA Presents in San Francisco. MouthWatch will be demonstrating the enhanced teledentistry platform in booth #2012.Since its launch in 2016, TeleDent has enabled the sharing of patient data, clinical information, and intraoral images in real-time or via store and fo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Abundant proteins in platelet-rich fibrin and their potential contribution to wound healing: An explorative proteomics study and review of the literature
ConclusionThe results of this study indicated that PRF abundantly contains blood-origin actors which were previously reported for their direct contribution to wound healing. Further studies exploring the protein content of PRF are needed to reveal its undisclosed potential roles in the healing process. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

With More than 20,000 Units Shipped, Carestream Dental ’s CS 8100 Family Continues to Surpass Significant Milestones
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental ’s most popular imaging system has done it again! In less than two years since exceeding the 10,000-units-sold mark, the 20,000th unit of the CS 8100 Family was shipped in July 2018.Within those two years, the compact, award-winning family of imaging systems, which includes the CS 8100, the CS 8100 3D and the CS 8100SC, grew to include a fourth system, the CS 8100SC 3D. The CS 8100SC 3D was honored with an Edison Award in the spring of 2018 for its innovation.“What makes the CS 8100 Family so popular is its versatility,” Philippe Maillet, the global general manager of Care...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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https://www.massdevice.com/henry-schein-to-settle-anti-trust-class-action-for-39m/Henry Schein (NSDQ:HSIC) said today it expects to pay approximately $38.5 million to settle an anti-trust class action suit related to dental supplies. The case, which was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, alleges that the defendants violated anti-trust rules by fixing prices on dental equipment and supplies, as well as other claims. The Melville, N.Y.-based company said that it expects to incur a charge of $38.5 million in pre-tax money, or 19 ¢ per share, to settle the case. The charges are slate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effects of periodontal treatment on diabetic patients: the DIAPERIO randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION:Although periodontal treatment showed no clinical effect on glycemic control in this trial, important data was provided to support periodontal care among diabetic patients. Periodontal treatment is safe and improves oral health-related QoL in patients living with diabetes. ISRCTN15334496. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Income and wealth as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults aged 20 years and over in the United States, 2011 –2014
BMC Oral Health201818:147https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0613-4© The Author(s). 2018AbstractBackgroundMost studies in the United States (US) have used income and education as socioeconomic indicators but there is limited information on other indicators, such as wealth. We aimed to assess how two socioeconomic status measures, income and wealth, compare as correlates of socioeconomic disparity in dentist visits among adults in the US.MethodsData from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2011 –2014 were used to calculate self-reported dental visit prevalence for adults aged 20...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental anaesthesia for children – effects of a computer-controlled delivery system on pain and heart rate: a randomised clinical trial
British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryAvailable online 22 August 2018AbstractLocal anaesthesia in dentistry is usually given by conventional injection through a syringe. In this randomised, single-blind, split-mouth clinical study we evaluated the perception of pain and changes in heart rate in children being given dental local anaesthesia using a computer-controlled device compared with that given using a traditional syringe. Participants were in good general health with nocontraindications to local anaesthetics. One half of each maxilla was anaesthetised using each technique, the order having been randomly sel...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The continued pursuit of unprecedented precision: kulzer introduces ten new fda-approved dima print materials
Company now offers 17 resins for use with its 3D DLP printer South Bend, IN/8.21.2018.Kulzer, a global leader in dental materials, recently added ten new dima print materials to its portfolio of seven resins designed for exclusive use with its cara Print 4.0 3D DLP printer. Four of the new materials are denture base resins and six are denture teeth resins. The new products serve to further Kulzer ’s mission of enabling its customers to produce digital dentures with unprecedented precision.Kulzer ’s dima Print Denture Base materials are light-curable resins indicated for fabrication and repair of full and p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research and Education Evaluation of the fit of zirconia copings fabricated by direct and indirect digital scanning procedures
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this study, the zirconia copings fabricated with CAD-CAM using different digitization methods and Ni-Cr copings fabricated using the lost-wax technique and casting produced clinically acceptable marginal and internal discrepancies. No significant differences were found among the DS, IMP, and LW groups. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effect of two types of laser on the growth of streptococcus mutans.
This study was done to compare the antibacterial effect of Photodynamic therapy (PDT) onstreptococcus mutans (S. mutans) using two different light sources and photosensitizers (PS).Materials and methods:Five groups were studied in this research:no light and no toluidine blue ortho (TBO) as PS for control group, irradiation only (CO2 laser or Nd:YAG laser), and irradiation with PS (CO2 laser and TBO or Nd:YAG laser and TBO). Standard suspensions ofS. mutans, based on the type of group, were used in different PDTs. Bacterial suspension from each treatment was subcultured onto the surface of Mueller-Hinton agar plates, and ba...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Low reproducibility between oral radiologists and general dentists with regards to radiographic diagnosis of caries.
Acta Odontol Scand. 2018 Jul;76(5):346-350. doi: 10.1080/00016357.2018.1460490. Epub 2018 Apr 12.AbstractAIM:Early clinical and radiological diagnosis of dental caries is one of the fundamental objectives of clinical dentistry because of the high frequency of the disease and severe complications if caries remains untreated, especially among the elderly and patients with immunodeficiency. Dental panoramic tomography (DPT) is a common radiographic method for evaluating dentition when indicated, especially in an adult population. The aim of this study was to assess the reproducibility of diagnosis between specialists in oral ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience
ConclusionsTaking bitewing radiographs in young children is not without challenges or risks, and it must be undertaken with these in mind. Diagnostic yields from bitewing radiographs are greater for children with greater caries experience. The findings of this study further support the need to consider using bitewing radiographs in young children to enhance the management of lesions not detected by a simple visual examination alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical outcomes following surgical treatment of peri-implantitis at grafted and non-grafted implant sites: a retrospective analysis
ConclusionsThe initial bone-grafting procedures at the implant sites did not influence the effectiveness of combined surgical therapy of peri-implantitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Master the Art of Direct Resin Bonding at The Center for Esthetic Excellence in Downtown Chicago
 Join these two masters for an unforgettable experience at the Center for Esthetic Excellence. Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Dennis Hartlieb will be presenting “Catch the Composite Wave and Surf its Potential” on October 11-12, 2018. Dr. Mopper is one of the pioneers of direct resin bonding who has taught thousands of dentists how to successfully use direct resin bonding in their practices. Named by DPR as one of the top five dentists to watch, Dr. Har tlieb is an exceptional clinician and teacher with an intensity of purpose to deliver a comprehensive learning experience to each of the class participants....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of the Fit of Lithium Disilicate Crowns made from Conventional, Digital, or Conventional/Digital Techniques
ConclusionsCeramic crowns, which were made using all ‐digital approach or cast digitization by a laboratory or intraoral scanner had comparable fit to those produced by conventional approach. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research and Education Evaluation of the success rate of cone beam computed tomography in determining the location and direction of screw access holes in cement-retained implant-supported prostheses: An in vitro study
ConclusionsUsing CBCT could help determine the direction and location of SAHs in clinical situations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Poor Oral Health Predicts Higher 10-Year Cardiovascular Risk: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing:September/October 2018 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 429 –436Background: Although the association betweenperiodontitis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been reported, whetherperiodontitis and poororal health behavior influence CVD risk remains unclear.Objective: The aim of this study was to examine whether periodontal disease and poororal health behavior predict 10-year general CVD risk using the Framingham Risk Score.Methods: Patients older than 30 years with no CVD history (n = 8370) were selected using cross-sectional study data from the Korean National Health a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of occlusal caries detection and assessment by visual inspection, digital bitewing radiography and near-infrared light transillumination
ConclusionThis comparative diagnostic study showed that VI detected the majority of occlusal caries lesions. Both additional methods showed limited benefits. Due to the valuable features of NIR-LT, i.e., X-ray freeness and clinical practicability, this method might be preferred over X-ray-based methods. Nevertheless, BWRs should be prescribed in clinical situations where insufficient fillings or multiple (deep) caries lesions are diagnosed or where there is a need to assess the caries extension in relation to the pulp.Clinical relevanceVI has to be understood as caries detection method of choice on occlusal surfaces in low...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental care may benefit patients scheduled for cancer surgery
Preoperative oral care by a dentist may help reduce postoperative complications in patients who undergo cancer surgery, according to a newBJS (British Journal of Surgery) study.Of 509,179 patients studied, 16% received preoperative oral care from a dentist. When a surgeon requested that a dentist provide preoperative oral care to a patient with cancer, the dentist checked the patient's oral condition, provided professional tooth cleaning, taught the patient self-cleaning methods for the teeth, and provided any treatment needed. In the study, 15,724 patients (3.09%) developed postoperative pneumonia and 1734 (0.34%) died wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of immediate ‐load mini dental implants and conventional‐size dental implants to retain mandibular Kennedy class I removable partial dentures: A randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsImmediate ‐loaded mini dental implants can be applied for retaining mandibular Kennedy class I removable partial dentures with very favorable results.Early ViewOnline Version of Record before inclusion in an issueRelatedInformationMetricsDetails© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.Keywordsimmediate loading radiographic bone lossimplant ‐retained removable partial denturemini dental implantpatient satisfactionPublication HistoryVersion of Record online:31 July 2018Manuscript accepted:28 May 2018Manuscript revised:25 May 2018Manuscript received:16 March 2018 (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Healing of Apical Periodontitis after Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment: The Role of Statin Intake
Journal of Endodontics DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2018.06.013Highlights•In this longitudinal clinical study, healing of preoperative apical periodontitis was evaluated in patients on statins and control patients.•The study controlled for the following confounding variables: age, sex, length of time to evaluation, statin agent, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.•A multivariate analysis showed a significant association between healing and the intake of statins (P 
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ozone application as adjunctive therapy in chronic periodontitis: Clinical, microbiological and biochemical aspects
ConclusionWithin the limitations of this study, adjunctive ozone therapy did not provide additional benefits to clinical, microbiological and biochemical parameters over SRP in chronic periodontitis patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news