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

Dentsply Sirona announces expansion of its technology sales team
Technology sales force to more than double, as Dentsply Sirona pledges to continue to offer the best customer service, support and education while improving customer and dealer experience CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 31, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions Company, announced today its plan to grow its technology sales team in key U.S. markets to better serve customers and dealer partners nationwide. Clients and dealers can expect to see more than twice the number of representatives in each of the technologies divisions when the staff expansion is complete. This increase will create a better bridge between thos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Unprecented Dentsply Sirona World 2018 special registration offer now extended through August
Save thousands by registering for Dentsply Sirona World 2018 with this special bundle offer for one doctor and two staff members CHARLOTTE, N.C. (August 1, 2018) –Who said second chances at the perfect deal don ’t exist? Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM, is extending its unbelievable Dentsply Sirona World 2018 registration deal through August 31 that allows one doctor and two staff members to attend the industry’s largest educational festival for only $2,995.Your chance to save more than $1,000 ends soon, so make sure to register yourself and your team as soon as possible.Registering a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research and Education Diagnostic accuracy of 4 intraoral radiographic techniques for misfit detection at the implant abutment joint
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryVolume 120, Issue 1, July 2018, Pages 57-64AbstractStatement of problemA misfit or gap at the implant –abutment joint (IAJ) requires detection as it may compromise the health of the peri-implant tissue. However, whichradiographic technique provides the most orthogonal relationship between the central beam and the implant/image receptor is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of thisin vitro study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of 4 intraoral radiographic techniques on misfit detection at the IAJ.Material and methodsTwenty implants were placed in polyamide jaws, and customizedden...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Longevity of composite build-ups without posts —10-year results of a practice-based study
ConclusionFor composite build-ups in ETT without post placement, high success rates could be found after up to 10 years of observation time. Within the limitations of the present study, none of the analyzed factors such as “tooth type” or “number of restored tooth surfaces” was a significant predictor for the failure rate.Clinical relevanceEndodontically treated teeth can be successfully directly restored with composite build-ups even when no additional post is inserted. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of Hemostatic Agents in the Prognosis of Periapical Surgery: A Randomized Study of Epinephrine versus Aluminum Chloride
ConclusionsThe present study found no association between the use of epinephrine or aluminum chloride as hemostatic agents on the prognosis of periapical surgery. The efficacy of hemostatic agents at the time of surgery showed no relationship with the healing outcome. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dry brushing: Does it improve plaque removal? A secondary analysis
ConclusionOn average, following a 2 ‐minute brushing exercise, plaque scored were reduced by 57% or more. Dry brushing did not contribute significantly to toothbrush efficacy. The participants did not find that prewetting a toothbrush influenced the cleaning capability and filament stiffn ess. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona presents a night with a rock star at the 2018 DTA Annual Meeting
Founding member of rock band Steely Dan set to deliver closing dinner remarks, as Dentsply Sirona sponsors his appearance and entire eventCHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 27, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona, the DentalTMDTA ’s Annual Meeting takes place October 14-17 at the Silverado Resort& Spa in Napa, California. This year ’s theme is “The Power of Connection: Connecting People and Information,” where they hope to explore what happens when you connect people with the right information. Dentsply Sirona has been a long-standing sponsor of this event.“It’s an honor to continue our support of the D...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Endo entering the digital world at top speed - the trusted and the innovative at IDS 2019
#idscologneClassic mechanical methods and chemical substances - laser-based root canal disinfection - digital endodontics - IDS demonstrates the opportunitiesThe success of an endodontic therapy depends on many factors, including the documentation of all root canals, their hermetic sealing and the type of the subsequent coronal treatment. The International Dental Show (IDS), 12 to 16 March 2019, in Cologne shows in a unique abundance how current innovations can be optimally put to use in the individual treatment stages.The success rate in endodontics mainly lies at over 90 percent today, when observed over a period of ten ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona initiates Global Lab Experts Network (GLEN): more than 50 international lab experts gather in Frankfurt
Dentsply Sirona Lab, with its dedicated focus on dental technology, held its first ever GLEN meeting from July 9th-11thin Frankfurt, Germany tooffer the possibility for networking and exchange between lab experts. Around 50 Key Opinion Leaders from almost 20 different countries came together for this peer-to-peer exchange to discuss current topics as well as future trends of dental technology and dentistry in workshops and interactive sessions.Bensheim/Salzburg, July 16, 2018. Dentsply Sirona Lab is committed to offering the opportunity to establish a network with experts across all lab-related areas and enable the exchang...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Seidner Student Scholarship Program
Coral Springs, FL – July 17, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, is now accepting applications for theDr. Eugene M. Seidner Student Scholarship Program. Named in the memory of Dr. Seidner, a laser dentistry pioneer who also served as ALD president 1996-1997, three recipients will be honored during the ALD ’s 26th Anniversary Conference& Exhibition,April 4-6th at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, CAE, &ld...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A safe and effective way to whiten teeth
American Chemical Society In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, everyone wants to have perfect pearly whites. To get a brighter smile, consumers can opt for over the counter teeth-whitening treatments or a trip to the dentist to have their teeth bleached professionally. But both types of treatments can harm teeth. According to an article published inACS Biomaterials Science& Engineering, researchers have now developed a new, less destructive method. Teeth can become discolored on their outer surfaces when people consume colored foods and drinks, such as coffee, tea or red wine. As a result, many people turn to non-...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic Review Prognosis of dental implants in patients with low bone density: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsImplant survival in patients with low bone density seems to be feasible with special precautions. Implant placement using special adopted techniques might provide equivalent implant stability, survival, and marginalbone loss to normal bone. The quality of evidence is still unclear. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fuel your mind, body and soul at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 wellness activities
Fun run, yoga class among group health activities planned during the Ultimate Dental Meeting scheduled September 13-15 in Orlando CHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 20, 2018) –Lace up your sneakers for a medieval fun run and get youromon at group yoga during Dentsply Sirona World 2018. Over three days at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, the Ultimate Dental Meeting ’s wellness activities bring together hundreds of attendees interested in recharging their mind and bodies through creative and healthy events.A Medieval Fun Run is scheduled for Friday, September 14 at 6 a.m. and per tradition, participants are enc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Review of the Literature A systematic review of orthodontic retention systems: The verdict
ConclusionDespite the large number of studies devoted to orthodontic retention only a few articles corresponded to the methodological criteria of bio statistical analysis. Also, on account of the variations in experimental protocols, the levels of proof relating to the efficacy of different systems are very weak. Research into this topic should first seek to normalize methods of analysis and then perform randomized controlled long-term trials to shed light on this problem. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Research and Education Abutment screw loosening in angulation-correcting implants: An in vitro study
ConclusionsA significant loss of abutment screw torque was found in both implant groups with increased cycles of occlusal loading. The angulation-correcting implants resisted screw loosening significantly more than the straight implants because of the reduced angle of abutment screw loading. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic Review Effects of modifying implant screw access channels on the amount of extruded excess cement and retention of cement-retained implant-supported dental prostheses: A systematic review
ConclusionsExtending the crown ’s margin into the SAC, leaving the SAC open, and using internal vents in the SAC space are possible methods of modifying the SAC to gain higher retentive values. Also, the use of internal vents in the SAC system and open or partially filled SAC space reduce the amount of EEC. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Featured Review Article Effect of bisphosphonates on orthodontic tooth movement in osteoporotic patients: A review
ConclusionsThe interactions of BPs and oral/maxillofacial tissues with a high bone turnover rate such as maxilla or jaws can influence the success rate of dental procedures that involve bones around the teeth, such as extractions,periodontal surgery, and OTM. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Certified for Use with Dental Wings ’ Software Solutions
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is pleased to announce that the CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been certified by Dental Wings for use with its Dental Wings Open System (DWOS), DWOS Chairside CAD Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software." This official certification of the CS 3600 for use with Dental Wings DWOS, DWOS Chairside Design Software and coDiagnostiX Implant Planning Software makes Carestream Dental one of the premiere partners of choice for premium digital impressions ” said Marianne Belcari, global product line manager for CS Solutions, Carestream Dental, said. “The fully open sys...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Injectable platelet rich fibrin: cell content, morphological, and protein characterization
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –10 | Original ArticleFirst Online:12 July 2018AbstractObjectivesThe aim of the present study was to evaluate the blood cell content, morphological aspects, gene expression of type I collagen, and release of growth factors on an injectable platelet rich fibrin (i-PRF).Materials and methodsBlood samples were collected from 15 volunteers to prepare i-PRF samples. Peripheral blood was used as a control group. Blood clot and i-PRF samples were cultured for 10 days. The supernatant of the samples was collected for ELISA immunoassay quantification of PDGF and VEGF growth factors ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

VIP registration selling out for Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Register now to secure your spot as a VIP at the largest educational festival in dentistry before tickets are goneCHARLOTTE, N.C. (July 9, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona World is heading back to the Sunshine state and it will be the HOTTEST event yet! And for those seeking the full red-carpet experience, VIP registration is still available, but tickets are extremely limited.VIP registration to this year ’s educational festival is an additional $500 and offers more benefits than ever before, including:Expedited onsite registrationUpgraded dining options and exclusive seatingSpecial VIP section for all General Sessions a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Launches “Teledentistry Innovation Awards” to Recognize Innovators and Pioneers of Connected and Collaborative Dental Care
Metuchen, NJ – July 9th, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices,is launching the Teledentistry Innovation Awards. The purpose of the “Tellie” Awards is twofold:1)   Highlight the many ways that teledentistry is being implemented across a broad spectrum of dental care including public health and private practice settings.2)   Recognize individual, forward-thinking dental providers who are realizing the full potential for connected dental care technology and reshaping the practice ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Beyes Introduces the Masteri Class B Automatic Cycle Autoclave
Thanks to Precision Engineering and Rigorous Clinical Testing,The Masteri Meets and Exceeds Class B+N Autoclave StandardsToronto, CAN – June 26, 2018 –  Beyes Dental Canada recently launched the highly-advanced Masteri Class B automatic cycle autoclave unit. The Masteri Class B Autoclave also has the following distinctive main attributes:·      Speedy– Thoroughly sterilized instruments are available in 21 minutes.·      Safe– Meets all the latest safety and regulatory requirements. The Masteri includes a hook-type do...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of the bond strength and characteristics of zirconia after different surface treatments
ConclusionsAirborne-particle abrasion resulted in a significant increase in surface roughness compared with the other groups. After nonthermal plasma treatment, the contact angle of the zirconia surface decreased within 48 hours. Nonthermal plasma application for surface treatment of zirconia showed no significant difference in bond strength when compared with airborne-particle abrasion. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Post-curing in dental resin-based composites
 Publication HistoryPublished online:June 22, 2018Accepted:June 7, 2018Received in revised form:June 6, 2018Received:April 3, 2018 AbstractObjectiveTo determine the post-curing in six commercial contemporary resin-based composites (RBCs) using axial shrinkage, the degree of conversion, and Vickers hardness.MethodsFive Bulk Fill and one conventional RBCs from three companies were selected with a wide range of filler volume content. The axial shrinkage of samples that were 1.00  mm thick by 9–10 mm diameter was measured using a modified bonded disk method over a time between 15 h and 19 h at temperatu...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Reliability of the Osstell Implant Stability Quotient and Penguin Resonance Frequency Analysis to Evaluate Implant Stability
Implant Dentistry:August 2018 - Volume 27 - Issue 4 - p 429 –433doi: 10.1097/ID.0000000000000766Basic and Clinical ResearchPurpose: To evaluate the reliability of the Osstell implant stability quotient (ISQ) and Penguinresonance frequency analysis (RFA) devices in measuring implant stability.Materials and Methods: Forty implants were embedded in self-curing acrylic resin, soft-lining material, polyvinyl siloxane impression material, and polycarboxylate cement (n = 10). After the initial setting times were completed, the stability of each implant was measured with Osstell ISQ and Penguin RFA with 3 repea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Use of Amoxicillin (500mg) Plus Metronidazole (500mg) For 7 Days Adds Adjunctive Benefits For Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy, But Limited Evidence Supports Higher/Longer Dose
ConclusionsBased on the studies reviewed, no recommendations for the optimal duration of the antibiotic course can be given. However, based on the principles of responsible antibiotics use, the highest dose with the shortest duration of time is recommended to reduce the risk of antibiotic resistance. Therefore, a 7-day regimen of 500/500 mg or 500/400 mg of amoxicillin and metronidazole would be most appropriate. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Quality of YouTube videos on dental implants.
CONCLUSIONS:Information about dental implants on YouTube is limited in quality and quantity. YouTube videos can have a potentially important role in modulating patients'attitude and treatment decision regarding dental implants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists' prescribing of antibiotics and opioids to Medicare Part D beneficiaries: Medications of high impact to public health.
J Am Dent Assoc. 2018 Jun 18. pii: S0002-8177(18)30310-6. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2018.04.027. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractBACKGROUND:Gaining a better understanding of dental prescribing can help identify opportunities for intervention regarding optimal medication use. The purpose of this study is to characterize opioid and antibiotic prescribing patterns of dentists in the United States for Medicare Part D beneficiaries.METHODS:The authors conducted a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of national 2014 Medicare Part D Prescriber Public Use File data. Providers in the data set with dental-related disciplines were included...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Launches “Teledentistry in Action” Free CE Webinar Series
The First Webinar in the Series is “5 Examples of How Teledentistryis Transforming Private Practices ” on Thursday, June 28th, 2018 at 7:30 PM EDTMetuchen, NJ – June 22, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, is launching the “Teledentistry in Action” CE webinar series to help dental care providers in public health and private practice settings make educated decisions about implementing teledentistry.According to Brant Herman, CEO and Founder of MouthWatch, “Teledentistry has been quickly e...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

American Academy of Periodontology releases proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions
Updates include staging and grading system for periodontitis; classification of peri-implant diseaseCHICAGO (June 21, 2018) —The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has published the official proceedings from the 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions. These proceedings provide a comprehensive update to the previous disease classification established at the 1999 International Workshop for a Classification of Periodontal Diseases and Conditions. Highlights from the 2017 proceedings include a recategorization of various forms of periodontitis, the developm...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Announces Call for Abstracts for ALD 2019 Annual Session
“The Laser-Systemic Connection: Lighting the Way to a Healthier Mouth and Body” will Take Place in Dallas on April 4-6, with Opening Keynoteby Leading Oral-Systemic Health Advocate, Charles Whitney, MDCoral Springs, FL – June 18, 2018 –The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), the only independent and unbiased non-profit association dedicated to improving patient care with the proper use of laser technology, recently issued a call for abstracts for its upcoming annual meeting.Known internationally as “dentistry’s laser meeting”, ALD 2019 is at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from April 4t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Henry Schein Partners with Nexus Data Services
ENGLISHTOWN, NJ —Henry Schein has announced that it has contracted with Nexus Data Services to acquire and help maintain product level data along with digital assets. This partnership puts Henry Schein at the forefront of technological advancements in the marketplace and continues their longstanding tradit ion of providing excellent service. A key strategic initiative for Henry Schein is to enhance their product-level data for use in multiple sales channels such as web and print. To achieve this goal, Henry Schein entered into a relationship with Nexus Data Services as their preferred data collection partner. N...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The future of artificial intelligence in dentistry
Here is an article I co-wrote on caries diagnostics using AI. If you are interested in participating in this venture you must have digital radiography and can sign up here... I want to experience Caries Detection AI Read the article in Dental Products reporthttp://www.dentalproductsreport.com/dental/article/future-artificial-intelligence-dentistry (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tee for the toothfairy takes a swing at tooth decay
(Charlotte, NC – June 13, 2018) On May 11th, IQ Dental Supply hosted the 2nd Annual Tee for the ToothFairy Charity Golf Tournament in Kenilworth, NJ. Sixty golfers enjoyed beautiful weather, great raffle prizes, lunch and dinner at the event. Close to $18,000 was raised to help support the mission of America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF).“This was the second year we were able to host this event and we are thrilled with its growth,” said IQ Dental Supply President, Sergey Kunin. “The turnout was fantastic, the golfers had a great time and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Improved single visit management of old infected iatrogenic root perforations using Biodentine ®
ConclusionsIn single visit treatments, Biodentine seems to provide a biocompatible and effective seal in acidic environment, in accidental root perforations, even if the treatment is performed by an inexperienced operator and regardless of the location, the size and the time of occurrence of the perforation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Anesthetic efficacy of mental/incisive nerve block compared to inferior alveolar nerve block using 4% articaine in mandibular premolars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –7 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:07 June 2018AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to compare the onset, success rate, injection pain, and post-injection pain of mental/incisive nerve block (MINB) with that of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) using 4% articaine in mandibular premolars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. The accuracy of electrical pulp test (EPT) in determining pulpal anesthesia was also examined.Materials and methodsThe study was designed as a randomized clinical trial with two study arms —MINB and IANB. Injections were performed using a st...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride Increase in Saliva and Dental Biofilm due to a Meal Prepared with Fluoridated Water or Salt: A Crossover Clinical Study
Caries Res 2019;53:41 –48https://doi.org/10.1159/000489132AbstractKnowledge about fluoride delivery to oral fluids from foods cooked with fluoridated water and salt is scarce, and no study has evaluated fluoride concentrations in saliva or biofilm during meal consumption. In this randomized double-blind crossover study, 12 volunteers ingested meals (rice, beans, meat, and legumes) prepared with nonfluoridated water and salt (control group), fluoridated water (0.70 mg F/L; water group), and fluoridated salt (183.7 mg F/kg; salt group). Whole saliva was collected before meal ingestion, during mastication, and up to 2 h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The efficacy of orthodontic treatments for anterior crowding with Invisalign compared with fixed appliances using the Peer Assessment Rating Index
Conclusion: More than 90% of the subjects treated with Invisalign achieved a significant improvement, as shown by the PAR scores. A need for additional aligners was reported for 37% of the patients. Fixed bonded retainers seem to be a good option in preventing tooth relapse after Invisalign and fixed conventional treatments. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of inactive occlusal caries lesions: 4-5-year results
ConclusionThe vast majority of lesions (85 –90%) identified as inactive enamel caries at baseline did not progress over 4–5 years. Despite this fact, it was possible to detect an increased risk for caries progression in caries-inactive occlusal sites compared with the sound ones.Clinical relevanceConsidering the low progression rates, inactive caries lesions do not need a specific caries-controlling treatment and should be monitored longitudinally in the same manner as sound surfaces. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canal transportation caused by one single-file and two multiple-file rotary systems: A comparative study using cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionNo significant difference exists among different rotary systems in the amount of canal transportation caused in the middle and apical third of the mesio-buccal canal in mandibular first molars. Although all rotary files caused some degrees of canal transportation, the rotary single-file instrument caused significantly greater canal transportation than the multiple-file sequences in the coronal third. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3M Expands Shade Portfolio of Esthetic Fluorescent Zirconia
St. Paul, MN – (June 8, 2018)– Over the years, dental zirconia has developed into one of the most popular esthetic restorative solutions: highly translucent, pre-shaded and – in the case of 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia – now available with built-in, tooth-like fluorescence. In June 2018, the portfolio of this innovative material is expanding to include Lava Esthetic zirconia in all 17 shades – all 16 VITA® classical shades and one bleach shade.Full-contour zirconia is trending in the esthetic zone, making it essential for dental labs to offer highly...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news