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Accuracy of Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Image Interpretation by Endodontists and Endodontic Residents
ConclusionsEndodontists and residents had similar accuracy in CBCT scan evaluation. More training and experience are warranted for both groups in order to maximize image assessment accuracy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Remineralization Potential of Mints Containing Bioactive Agents in Artificially Induced Root Caries
This study investigated the remineralization effect of experimental mint formulations containing bioactive agents (xylitol; green tea extract, GT; and amorphous calcium phosphate, ACP) in the progression of artificially induced root caries. Root caries lesions were induced by demineralization solution (pH 4.6; 96 h; 37 °C). The lesions were treated with mint A, mint B, mint C, xylitol, GT, ACP, or remineralization solution (RS; negative control). Specimens were pH-cycled through treatments (5×/day; 3 min) and 6 cycles of acidic (pH 5.0; 30 min) and neutral (pH 7.0; 10 min) buffers for 8 days. Bacterial coll agena...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Master the Art of Direct Resin Bonding at The Center for Esthetic Excellence in Downtown
The amazing duo of Dr. Buddy Mopper and Dr. Bob Marges will be presenting“Catch the Composite Wave and Surf Its Potential ” at the Center for Esthetic Excellence on May 10-11, 2018. Dr. Mopper is one of the pioneers of direct resin bonding who has taught thousands of clinicians how to successfully incorporate direct resin bonding into their practices. Dr. Margeas, Des Moines Iowa’s“top dentist ”, is coming to Chicago with his award-winning esthetic dentistry to teach with Dr. Mopper. As some of his students proclaim, Dr. Margeas“rocks ” and is the dentists’ dentist. Join this...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Darby Dental Supply Expands Capital Equipment Offerings with Complete Air Techniques Line
Jericho, NY (February 15, 2018)–Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation ’s largest distributors of dental supplies and services, recently expanded its equipment portfolio to include the full line of Air Techniques products. This addition is the latest advancement in Darby’s aim to partner with leading manufacturers and suppliers to strengthen its position as a singl e-source solution for supplies, services, and capital equipment.Darby launched its capital equipment division in 2009 and has been continuously focused on expanding its product lines and services to become a leading resource in capital equipmen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of Articaine versus Lidocaine in Supplemental Infiltration for Mandibular First versus Second Molars with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blind Clinical Trial
ConclusionsThe success rate for IANB with 4% articaine was 25%. Articaine and lidocaine had similar success rates for supplemental infiltration in first molars, whereas articaine was significantly more successful for second molars. However, because BI often did not provide profound pulpal anesthesia, additional techniques including intraosseous anesthesia may still be required. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Voco's New Cement Meron Plus AC
Resin-modified glass ionomer luting cementAs a radiopaque resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement, Meron Plus AC combines the advantages of a conventional glass ionomer luting cement with those of a resin-based cement. It offers easy handling, exceptional compressive strength, high bond strengths and is suited for the attachment of all types of restorations - even for cementation of root posts and orthodontic appliances. Additionally, it is indicated for use with metal, ceramics and is especially well-suited for high strength zirconium oxide ceramics.Meron Plus AC is thixotropic, has very good wettability and has a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Therapeutic effect of Aloe vera and silver nanoparticles on acid-induced oral ulcer in gamma-irradiated mice
Braz. oral res. vol.32  S ão Paulo  2018 Epub Feb 05, 2018 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1807-3107bor-2018.vol32.0004 AbstractRadiation combined injury, a life-threatening condition, has higher mortality than simple radiation injury. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficiency ofAloe vera and silver nanoparticles in improving the healing of ulcerated oral mucosa after irradiation. Thirty male Albino mice were divided into five groups: control, radiation, Aloe vera (AV), silver nanoparticles (NS), and AV+NS. The mice were exposed to whole body 6Gy gamma-radiatio...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kulzer launches Ivory ® ReLeafTM, dentistry’s best hands-free suction solution
South Bend, IN/2.9.2018.Kulzer announced today that it has launched its time-saving, patient-friendly, high volume Ivory ReLeaf hands-free HVE suction device.Ivory ReLeaf assists with evacuation, retraction and maintaining a dry field during a wide array of dental and hygiene procedures. Unlike saliva ejectors, Ivory ReLeaf is not only a hands-free suction device, but a high volume suction device. It works in all four quadrants with ergonomic comfort and full view of oral cavity without the need to be moved around. This can save up to 15 minutes of time per patient, which can translate into hundreds of dollars in increased...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Avalon NeoMTA Plus ® Named Top Endodontic Reparative Cement for Fourth Straight Year
Easy-mixing, versatile, yet highly affordable bioceramic again honored by THE DENTAL ADVISORHOUSTON, TEXAS, February 7, 2018 —Avalon Biomed, a division of NuSmile Ltd., announced today that its Avalon NeoMTA Plus has been named “Top Product” for the Endodontic Reparative Cement category by THE DENTAL ADVISOR for the fourth consecutive year.“We’re thrilled to have THE DENTAL ADVISOR’s expert group of clinical advisors bestow this prestigious honor on Avalon NeoMTA Plus four years in a row,” said Mark Binford, Avalon Biomed Senior Vice President. “We pride ourselves on this bre...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Lares Attachments Fit All Electric Motors
February 7, 2018: (Chico, California) — Lares Research has introduced its new ProStyle E Electric Motor Classic Attachments, which are compatible with all leading electric handpiece motor brands and models. Lares electric handpieces and their components are designed to deliver exceptional power, precision, and quality while minimizing hand fatigue.ProStyle E attachments are precision crafted for smooth, reliable performance. They consist of a 1:5 highspeed fiber-optic contra angle for friction-grip burs, a 1:1 lowspeed fiber optic contra angle for latch type burs, and a straight attachment for 3/32 shank burs. The 1:...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Digital Dentures Announces Further Expansion Internally and Externally:
Company Expands Digital DenturePossibilitieswithinLab® MC X5 Capabilities Powered by New inLab®SW 18, and D  GSHAPEand imes-icore® Collaboration DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. ( “Dentsply Sirona”) (NASDAQ: XRAY) Dentsply Sirona is pleased to announce that the upcoming Q1 launch of inLab SW 18 will allow Dentsply Sirona inLab users the ability to mill Digital Dentures right in-house using the inLab MC X5 milling unit.In addition, following a one-and-a-half-year successful strategic collaboration with AvaDent® Digital Dental Solutions, The Dental Solutions Company® today announced that bo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces New Lab Stratiegic Business Unit
Dentsply Sirona further increases focus and announces new Lab Strategic Business UnitDentsply Sirona, the world ’s largest and most diversified manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, has established a new Lab Strategic Business Unit (SBU) incorporating the successful Laboratory CAD/CAM business with the renowned Dentsply Sirona Prosthetics material business. The SBU Lab has come into operation as of February 1st, 2018.York/Salzburg, February 5th 2018. The new SBU combines the strengths of the Prosthetics and Laboratory CAD/CAM businesses offering dental solutions as a one-stop shop. By co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3D accuracy of implant positions in template-guided implant placement as a function of the remaining teeth and the surgical procedure: a retrospective study
ConclusionThe results of our study are in the same range as those of other studies. Template-guided implantation offers a high degree of accuracy even in the presence of different configurations of the residual dentition or different surgical approaches. A clinical benefit is therefore present, especially from a prosthetic point of view.Clinical relevanceThe clinically achievable accuracy can be described as sufficient for further prosthetic treatment, given the intrinsic and methodological tolerances, making prosthetic rehabilitation safe and predictable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of the oscillation frequency of different side-to-side toothbrushes on noncontact biofilm removal
ConclusionsThe oscillation frequency of the tested side-to-side toothbrushes affected the biofilm reduction in an interdental space model.Clinical relevanceWithin a toothbrush, higher oscillation frequencies may lead to beneficial effects on interdental biofilm removal by noncontact brushing. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevalence of technical errors and periapical lesions in a sample of endodontically treated teeth: a CBCT analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –9 | AbstractObjectivesThe aims of this study are to identify the most frequent technical errors in endodontically treated teeth and to determine which root canals were most often associated with those errors, as well as to relate endodontic technical errors and the presence of coronal restorations with periapical status by means of cone-beam computed tomography images.MethodsSix hundred eighteen endodontically treated teeth (1146 root canals) were evaluated for the quality of their endodontic treatment and for the presence of coronal restorations and periapical lesions. Each ro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

V-Posil Mono-Fast Impression Material From Voco
Extending the Line of V-Posil Precision VPS Impression MaterialsAfter the successful introduction of V-Posil tray and wash impression materials, VOCO is expanding its V-Posil line with a monophase viscosity in V-Posil Mono-Fast.V-Posil Mono-Fast as with the rest of the V-Posil viscosities offer optimized timing that provides up to 2-minutes of adjustable working time as well as an abbreviated 2-minute thermo-activated set time. Additionally,V-Posil provides exceptional tear strength and elastic recovery (99.6%) to ensure dimensional accuracy of the impression after its removal. Lab Technicians will appreciate V-P...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical oral dryness score: evaluation of a new screening method for oral dryness
Odontology pp 1 –6 |Cite asAbstractThe purpose of this study was to explore the association of the clinical oral dryness score (CODS) with salivary flow rates, xerostomia inventory (XI), and bother index (BI). 147 patients were screened using CODS, which determined 10 features of oral dryness. Each feature contributed 1 point, and the total score varied from 0 to 10. Unstimulated (UWS), chewing-stimulated (CH-SWS) and acid-stimulated (A-SWS) whole salivary flows and the XI and BI were measured. Associations were explored with a bootstrapped Spearman rank correlation test (1000  × bootstrapping). Based...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3M and 3Shape Partner to Advance Digital Workflows for Orthodontics
ST. PAUL ‚ Minn. – (Jan. 29, 2018)– 3M and 3Shape announced their intention to work together to advance the field of orthodontics through digital workflows supporting indirect bonding, clear aligners and other emerging digital orthodontic workflows.“Our partnership with 3Shape puts our customers first and is designed with practitioners, their patients, and their businesses in mind. Our goal is to make it easier for Orthodontists to engage patients, provide effective treatments and run a profitable practice. The workflow will include our indi rect bonding solutions, our customized lingual offering, a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The marginal fit of lithium disilicate crowns: Press vs. CAD/CAM
This study aimed to compare the vertical marginal gap of teeth restored with lithium disilicate crowns fabricated using CAD/CAM or by pressed ceramic approach. Twenty mandibular third molar teeth were collected after surgical extractions and prepared to receive full veneer crowns. Teeth were optically scanned and lithium disilicate blocks were used to fabricate crowns using CAD/CAM technique. Polyvinyl siloxane impressions of the prepared teeth were made and monolithic pressed lithium disilicate crowns were fabricated. The marginal gap was measured using optical microscope at 200 × magnification (Keyence VHX-5000, Ja...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do Signs of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Increase the Odds of Dental Caries? A Case-Control Study
Conclusion: Children considered by their parents/guardians to have attention deficit have a greater chance of exhibiting dental caries, independently of household income. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical performance of full rehabilitations with direct composite in severe tooth wear patients: 3.5 years results
ConclusionsIn patients with severe tooth wear direct composite resin restorations show annual failure rates of 94.8% for success and 99.3% for survival after full rehabilitations in an increased vertical dimension of occlusion after a period of 3.5 years. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotic Lactobacillus sp. inhibit growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of caries-inducing Streptococcus mutans.
J Cell Mol Med. 2018 Jan 8. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.13496. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractStreptococcus mutans contributes significantly to dental caries, which arises from homoeostasic imbalance between host and microbiota. We hypothesized that Lactobacillus sp. inhibits growth, biofilm formation and gene expression of Streptococcus mutans. Antibacterial (agar diffusion method) and antibiofilm (crystal violet assay) characteristics of probiotic Lacobacillus sp. against Streptococcus mutans (ATCC 25175) were evaluated. We investigated whether Lacobacillus casei (ATCC 393), Lactobacillus reuteri (ATCC 23272), Lactobacillus plantaru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Risk factors associated with open gingival embrasures after orthodontic treatment.
Angle Orthod. 2018 Jan 16. doi: 10.2319/061917-399.12. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractOBJECTIVES:To investigate the incidence of and contributing factors to open gingival embrasures between the central incisors after orthodontic treatment.MATERIALS AND METHODS:One hundred posttreatment patients (29 men and 71 women; mean age, 24.7 years) were divided retrospectively into occurrence and nonoccurrence groups based on intraoral photographs. Based on the severity, the occurrence group was further divided into mild, moderate, and severe groups. Parameters from periapical radiographs, superimposed lateral cephalograms, and study m...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nicotine is a risk factor for dental caries: An in vivo study
Journal of Dental SciencesAvailable online 17 January 2018In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractBackground/purposeStreptococcus mutans is an important pathogen in the development of dental caries. Many studies have focused on the relationship between nicotine andS. mutans in vitro. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of nicotine on the growth ofS. mutans and its cariogenic potentialin vivo.Materials and methodsSixteen male Specific-pathogen-free Wistar rats were divided into 2 groups (nicotine-treated and nicotine-untreated group) and infected withS. mutans. TheS.&nbs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Salivary biomarkers for oral cancer and pre-cancer screening: a review
ConclusionCombination approach of salivary biomarkers could be used as screening tool to improve early detection and diagnostic precision of oral pre-cancer and cancer.Clinical relevanceThe current findings are of importance for clinicians and researchers to mitigate the challenges in salivary-based diagnosis of oral cancer and to evaluate reliable, specific, and sensitive salivary biomarkers for oral pre-cancer and cancer diagnosis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral bacterial colonization on dental implants restored with titanium or zirconia abutments: 6-month follow-up
ConclusionTitanium- and zirconia-related surfaces are promptly colonized by a bacterial community similar to those found in the remaining adjacent teeth. Results suggest a selective adhesion of different bacterial genotypes for either titanium or zirconia surfaces. Data also indicate a significant interaction between the relative effects taxa, time point, and sampling site.Clinical relevanceThe present study disclosed a wider spectrum of microorganisms colonizing either titanium- or zirconia-related microbiomes in very early stage of implant colonization, revealing differences and suggesting a probably specific mechanism f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sports drink consumption and dental erosion among amateur runners.
In conclusion, dental erosion was not associated with use of isotonic drinks. However, frequency of exercise per week and gastroesophageal reflux were risk factors for dental erosion. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Outcomes of Direct Pulp Capping by Using Either ProRoot Mineral Trioxide Aggregate or Biodentine in Permanent Teeth with Carious Pulp Exposure in 6- to 18-Year-Old Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsBiodentine was non-inferior to ProRoot MTA when used as a DPC material for cariously exposed permanent teeth of 6- to 18-year-old patients. However, Biodentine did not cause any gray discoloration in this study. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Reactions of human dental pulp cells to capping agents in the presence or absence of bacterial exposure.
In conclusion, PC was the most favorable agent, followed by MTA, and Dycal was the least favorable agent for supporting the functions of bacterial compromised pulp cells. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bond strength of universal adhesives to air-abraded zirconia ceramics.
J Oral Sci. 2017;59(4):565-570. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.16-0666.AbstractThe bond strength of universal adhesives to air-abraded zirconia ceramic was evaluated. Overall, 40 zirconia ceramic blocks with dimensions of 6 × 6 × 4 mm were cut from pre-sintered blanks. The sintered blocks were embedded in self-cured acrylic resin. The zirconia blocks were then randomly allocated to four groups (n = 10) in which different universal adhesives were used, except for the control group in which no universal adhesive w as used. A silicon mold was used to build the resin cement. All specimens were stored in distilled water for 2...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cellerant Best of Class 2018
We are fast approaching the selection of the 2018 Cellerant Best of Class Award winners at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting at the end of February. Does your company have a product that is worthy of consideration? If so please feel free to reach out to me and we can see if it may meet the criteria necessary to win Best of Class or recognition as an emerging product.The 2017 Winners are listed on the Cellerant Web Site.Good Luck to all and see you all in Chicago!!! (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Dental Material Can Resist Biofilm Growth And Kills Bacteria
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an antibacterial resin for dental procedures such as cavity fillings. They hope that the material can provide improved fillings that resist tooth decay and last longer. Conventional materials for dental fillings are prone to being covered in plaque, a sticky biofilm that can lead to tooth decay and filling failure. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are working on developing something better. “Dental biomaterials such as these,” said Geelsu Hwang, a researcher involved in the study, “need to achieve two goals: first, they should kill ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Britain's dental crisis: Charities that assist third world countries are forced to step in to cope with the'national disaster' because dentists are too busy to properly treat patients
Read more:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5228483/Britains-dental-crisis-forcing-charities-step-in.html#ixzz53AAdSxWLBritain's dental crisis is forcing charities that assist third world countries to step in.Dentists in the UK are so inundated with targets and admin, they lack the time and resources to properly focus on dental health, resulting in a'national disaster'that is making patient treatment a low priority, according to a letter signed by more than 400 dentists.Described as'an international disgrace', Dentaid, a charity which works across parts of Africa, Asia and Central America, set up its first UK schem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lares Introduces New Electric Handpiece System
Lares Research has introduced a new electric handpiece system designed to deliver exceptional power, precision and sound quality while minimizing hand fatigue: The ProStyle E Electric Handpiece System. The ProStyle E system includes an autoclavable motor, a motor control box, a 1:5 highspeed fiberoptic contra angle, a 1:1 low-speed fiberoptic contra angle, and a 1:1 straight attachment.The Lares ProStyle E Electric Handpiece System was designed to provide superior performance while reducing motor/attachment weight and size. By shortening the Mini contra angles and motor by 40% and reducing their weight by 33%, Lares shifte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

BIOLASE Receives Awards From Leading Industry Organizations For Its Dental Laser Systems
Recognized by Dentaltown for the best hard tissue laser, Dr. Bicuspid for the best new dental product, and Dentistry Today by listing the premier soft-tissue laser as a Top 50 Technology ProductIRVINE, Calif., Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, today announced that it has received awards for three of its dental laser systems. TheWaterlase ® iPlus™ picked up this year'sDentaltown Townie Choice Award, recognizing the Waterlase brand as the leading hard tissue laser for the 14th consecutive year.The Waterlase Express ™ received theDr. Bicuspid Dental E...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Complete rehabilitation of compromised full dentitions with adhesively bonded all-ceramic single-tooth restorations: long-term outcome in patients with and without amelogenesis imperfecta
ConclusionAdhesively bonded single-tooth restorations provided a high clinical quality in the long-run. However, while the survival and success was excellent in AI patients, restorations in non-AI patients were affected by a higher complication rate, likely related to a higher risk profile due to a history of bruxism and tooth wear. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of surface characteristic changes of WaveOne Gold and WaveOne single reciprocating files using scanning electron microscopy: An in-vitro study.
Conclusion: WaveOne Gold file has a different metallurgy due to its gold finish which did not enhance its resistance to surface defects during clinical use. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of dentin hypersensitivity treatment on oral health related quality of life — A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThe studies indicated decreasing of DH and improving of OHRQoL after DH treatment, although, they presented low to moderate methodological quality.Clinical significanceThe Oral Health Relate Quality of Life of whom complaint of DH can be improved after DH treatment. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Low-level laser therapy and anesthetic infiltration for orofacial pain in patients with fibromyalgia: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:The LLLT by GaAlAs and anesthetic infiltration of lidocaine 2% were equally effective to control orofacial pain in FM individuals. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of Effect of Oral Premedication with Ibuprofen or Dexamethasone on Anesthetic Efficacy of Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block in Patients with Irreversible Pulpitis: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Double-blind Study.
Bull Tokyo Dent Coll. 2017;58(4):231-236. doi: 10.2209/tdcpublication.2016-0050.AbstractThe purpose of this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was to determine the effect of preoperative oral administration of ibuprofen or dexamethasone on the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. Seventy-eight patients with irreversible pulpitis were randomly divided into 3 groups (26 per group) and given one of the following at 1 hr prior to performing local anesthesia: a placebo; 400 mg ibuprofen; or 4 mg dexamethasone. Each patient recorded ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ss white supports children and communities in need with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC –December 19, 2017)Non-profit dental clinics around the nation will be better equipped to provide essential oral care services to children in need thanks to a generous product donation from SS White made to America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF).With a retail value of $24,894, the donation consisted ofan assortment of carbide burs. Over $24,000 in donated carbide burs were distributed to thirteen members of the America ’s ToothFairy Dental Resource Program, a national network of non-profit clinics providing essential oral health care to underserved c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The prevalence of occupational health-related problems in dentistry: A review of the literature.
CONCLUSION:Occupational health-related problems are still prevalent in current dentistry practice, despite changes in equipment and surgery design. The reported prevalence of occupational related-health problems and other findings of investigative studies highlight the need for continuous professional education and a need to improve clinical practice aspects of dentistry curricula. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Metal free, full arch, fixed prosthesis for edentulous mandible rehabilitation on four implants
ConclusionA protocol for a fixed mandibular implant-prosthetic rehabilitation is described. The protocol contemplates a minimal invasive surgery and ensures predictable and safe results, with good aesthetic and performance combined to cost savings. In addition, this technique allows performing basic surgery also in presence of atrophy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces BrioShine™ Feather Lite™ Composite & Ceramic Single-Use Polishers
A Convenient and Economical Alternative to TraditionalPolishing and Finishing SystemsSAVANNAH, GA (December 20, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to expand upon its family of Brio ™ single-use diamond, carbide, and polishing instruments with the recent introduction of new BrioShine ™ Feather Lite™ Composite& Ceramic Single-Use Polishers.BrioShine Feather Lite Composite& Ceramic Single-Use Polishers are ideal for the universal polishing and finishing of ceramic and composite materials with predictable results.BrioShine Feather Lite Compos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Factors affecting the outcomes of direct pulp capping using Biodentine
ConclusionsA patient ’s age influenced the outcome of direct pulp capping using this new calcium silicate cement.Clinical relevanceAsymptomatic vital permanent teeth with cariously exposed pulp can be treated successfully by direct pulp capping using Biodentine. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Er:YAG laser enamel conditioning and moisture on the microleakage of a hydrophilic sealant
In conclusion, this hydrophilic sealant tolerates the presence of saliva, although water was found to impair its sealing ability. Laser pre-conditioning significantly decreases microleakage in all cases. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Effect of Membrane Coverage on the Resorption of Autogenous Intraoral Block Grafts IN HORIZONTAL RIDGE AUGMENTATION: A Systematic Review of Literature and Meta-Analysis: Inevitability or an Iatrogenic Vulnerability?
ConclusionThe use of membranes decreased the graft resorption, but there was no difference regarding graft success and net bone gain. The use of membranes did not increase complications. Furthermore, properly conducted studies should be used to justify the adjunctive use ofbarrier membranes with block grafts. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of Related Factors in the Failure of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Cross-sectional Study
ConclusionsThe most common reason for the extraction of endodontically treated teeth was for prosthetic reasons. Among the reasons for failure, restorative and endodontic reasons were the most frequently seen, and orthodontic reasons were the most seldom. The teeth that failed most frequently were mandibular first molars, and the teeth that failed least frequently were maxillary third molars. The most common reason for the extraction of failed endodontically treated teeth was for prosthetic reasons. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inter-and intra-examiner reliability of bitewing radiography and near-infrared light transillumination for proximal caries detection and assessment.
CONCLUSIONS:This study revealed a good to excellent inter-and intra-examiner reliability for proximal caries detection using DBW and NIRT images. The logistic regression analysis revealed significantly better reliability for NIRT. Additionally, the first evaluation cycle was more reliable according to the reference diagnoses. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news