Effect of diode laser irradiation on the bond strength of polymerized non-simplified adhesive systems after 12 months of water storage
Conclusions:The laser treatment of non-simplified DBS was not able to stabilize their bonding characteristics after 12 months. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Effects of in-office bleaching agent combined with different desensitizing agents on enamel
Conclusions:The use of desensitizing agents containing fluoride, CPP-ACP, potassium nitrate or n-HAP after in-office bleaching or mixed in bleaching agent did not inhibit the bleaching effect. However, they all recovered microhardness of enamel 14 days after in-office bleaching. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Carestream Dental Intraoral Scanners Offer New Integration with 3M ™ Oral Care Portal
ATLANTA—Doctors using Oral Care Portal to plan treatment for 3M ™ Clarity™ Aligners and Carestream Dental’s CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners now have an easy and efficient way to submit their digital scans: A new integration that allows doctors to conveniently send their files directly to 3M through CS Imaging software version 8, using the CS Con nect portal.There ’s no need to export the case from the CS Acquisition software and then upload it through the 3M portal. Instead, the submission can be handled automatically within Carestream Dental’s software, reducing clicks and saving...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Time is running out for this sensor deal!
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Dynamic digitalisation: In the laboratories of the future at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2019
Digitalisation is boosting laboratories - a large selection of materials - high flexibility in the production - new procedures for attractive total prosthetics - IDS demonstrates the opportunitiesWe can see two sections in the midst of the global development, the analogue and the digital world. There are long-term stable trends (in particular: " the mega trend health " ) and the fast-beat " bits and bytes " of the digital dental technologies. Those dental technicians, who know how to bring these two together, profit the most. Retaining the overview and making targeted future decisions, visiting the Inte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Is Low-level Laser Therapy an effective method to alleviate pain induced by active orthodontic alignment arch-wire? A randomized clinical trial.
ConclusionsLLLT is effective in alleviating the intensity and duration of pain experienced by patients after the engagement of alignment arch-wire. However, there is no specific indication for the usage of LLLT according to the amount of crowding. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
LED Medical Diagnostics ’ Subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. Announces FDA Approval of New 3D Module for Its XVWeb Cloud Imaging Service
XVWeb 3D Expands Software-as-a-Service Functionality to Include 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Data Sets Vancouver, BC – December 6, 2018 –LED Medical Diagnostics Inc. ( " LED Medical " or " the Company " ) subsidiary Apteryx, Inc. ( “Apteryx”) today announced their XVWeb 3D imaging service has received approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration. XVWeb 3D is uniquely designed to provide additional functionality to its XVWeb service platform by providing dental professionals with a wide variety of visualizatio n and diagnostic capabilities for CBCT DI...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Histological validation of the automated caries detection system (ACDS) in classifying occlusal caries with the ICDAS II system in vitro
ConclusionThe evidence supports the view that ACDS classification of occlusal surfaces based on the ICDAS system are comparable with classification to that of an examiner and with the histology of the lesion. The use of ACDS has the distinct advantage though of removing the subjectivity of the examiner since it performs the classification without any intervention by him. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Introducing the Next Generation of Colgate Total ® Toothpaste
Advanced Fluoride Formula for Superior Whole Mouth HealthNew York, NY (November 26, 2018)– Colgate® is excited tointroduce the Next Generation of Colgate Total®.New Colgate Total®SFcontains a new Stannous Fluoride formula stabilized with Zinc Phosphatethat fights plaque-causing bacteria on 100% of mouth surfaces*1 including teeth, tongue, cheeks, and gums, providing the ideal preventive solution for whole mouth health.Colgate Total®SFeffectively fights harmful bacteria while protecting against bacterial repopulation, significantly reducing the overall bacterial load while creating a protective barrier...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Guided root canal preparation using cone beam computed tomography and optical surface scans – an observational study of pulp space obliteration and drill path depth in 50 patients
ConclusionsThe clinical implementation of guided root canal treatment in fifty serial cases of single ‐rooted teeth with pulp space obliteration was associated with a precision that in all cases led to the location and negotiation of the root canal and completion of the treatment. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Research and Education Color and translucency of zirconia infrastructures and porcelain-layered systems
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 23 November 2018The study was presented as an oral presentation during the 47th Meeting of the International Association for Dental Research Continental European Division held during 15-17 October 2015 in Antalya, Turkey.AbstractStatement of problemA good color match combined with a proper translucency match results in excellent esthetics for a metal-free restoration, yet basic color and translucency comparisons between available zirconia systems are not well described.PurposeThe purpose of thisin vitro study was to compare the color and translucency of commercially ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Adjunctive use of plasma rich in growth factors for improving alveolar socket healing. A systematic review
ConclusionPlasma rich in growth factors may bring advantages in some relevant clinical and radiographic outcomes following tooth extraction, such as bone density and soft tissue healing. It could also represent a useful tool for reducing adverse events, complications and patients ’ discomfort, however still not quantifiable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Antimicrobial photodynamic therapy as adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment in smokers: a randomized clinical trial
This study aims to investigate the additional influence of multiple applications of antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) in smokers with chronic periodontitis.Materials and methodsTwenty smokers with chronic periodontitis were treated in a split-mouth design study with aPDT adjunct to Scaling and Root Planing (SRP) or SRP. aPDT was performed by using a laser light source with 660 nm wavelength associated with a photosensitizer. The applications were performed in four episodes (at days 0, 2, 7, and 14). All patients were monitored for 90 days. Plaque index, probing depth, clinical attachment level, and bleedi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Bond strength durability of self-adhesive resin cements to zirconia ceramic: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 3 November 2018In Press, Corrected ProofWhat are Corrected Proof articles?Research and EducationThe Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 3 November 2018AbstractStatement of problemHow contamination, cleaning, and artificial aging affect thebond strength of self-adhesive resin cements to zirconia ceramics is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of thisin vitro study was to assess the durability and bond strength of different self-adhesive resin cements to zirconia ceramics subjected to contamination, cleaning, and aging.Material and methodsA total 192 zirconia cerami...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Cellerant invites innovators to submit for the 2019 best of class award
Dentistry ’s Premier Award Announces an Additional Submission Process for Dental Industry CompaniesWASHINGTON, D.C., November 15, 2018— Now entering its second decade, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards are getting their own upgrade. The awards’ sponsor, Cellerant Consulting Group, has introduced an additional process for dental companies to nominate their innovative products and services for consideration.Created in 2009 by Dr. Lou Shuman, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards recognize and honor products and services that lead the way in dentistry. “Staying abreast of technology...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Clinical Research Randomized controlled clinical trial of digital and conventional workflows for the fabrication of zirconia-ceramic fixed partial dentures. Part III: Marginal and internal fit
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 3 November 2018AbstractStatement of problemTrials comparing the overall performances of digital and conventional workflows inrestorative dentistry are lacking.PurposeThe purpose of the third part of this clinical study was to test whether the fit of zirconia 3-unit frameworks for fixed partial dentures fabricated with fully digital workflows differed from that of metal frameworks fabricated with the conventional workflow.Material and methodsIn each of 10 participants, 4 fixed-partial-denture frameworks were fabricated for the same abutment teeth according to a randomly ge...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
The effects of brief daily vibration on clear aligner orthodontic treatment
ConclusionDaily vibration treatment produced clinically significant shortening of the time needed for mandibular incisor anterior-posterior correction with clear aligners. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Effect of screw access hole design on the fracture resistance of implant ‐supported zirconia‐based restorations
RESEARCH ARTICLEFirst published: 05 November 2018https://doi.org/10.1111/jerd.12422Abstract ObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of screw access hole design on the fracture resistance of cement ‐retained implant‐supported zirconia‐based restorations with screw access holes. Materials and MethodsThirty cement ‐retained implant‐supported zirconia‐based molar crown specimens were fabricated. The specimens were divided into 3 groups of 10: without access holes (C), with screw access holes (S), and with screw access holes accompanied with a surrounding zirconia wall (W). The veneering ceramic thick ness was 0.8 mm i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Determination of nicotine content in teeth submitted to prophylaxis and in-office bleaching by gas chromatography –mass spectrometry (GC-MS)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the dental color exposed to acute cigarette smoke treatment and quantify the amount of nicotine in samples exposed to cigarette smoke, after dental prophylaxis and after in-office bleaching.Materials and methodsSixty-nine healthy human molars were subjected to cigarette smoke in a cigarette machine. The teeth were divided into three groups: positive control, prophylaxis, and bleaching. Forty cycles of smoke exposition with duration of 15 min each were performed using 10 cigarettes (positive control). Dental prophylaxis was performed with a rotating brush and prophylaxis past...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
CareerFusion to the Next Level with CareerFusion 2
Call for Speaker Abstract Submissions is Now Open,Re-Launch Special Tuition and Sponsor Fees Are in EffectDaytona Beach, FL – November 01, 2018 –CareerFusion, one of dentistry ’s first professional development workshop platforms is being updated and relaunched as CareerFusion 2. CareerFusion 2 is a dedicated group of multi-generational, inter-disciplinary thought-leaders, coaches and mentors who help their clinical colleagues achieve professional development, personal growth and optimal life balance during each phase of their careers. According to company founder Beth Thompson, RDH, “...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
A comparison between visual, intraoral scanner, and spectrophotometer shade matching: A clinical study
AbstractStatement of problemVisual shade matching is subjective and a cause of concern for clinicians. Different measurement devices have been developed to assist in tooth color selection and to achieve better esthetic results. However, consensus is lacking as to which method of tooth shade selection provides more predictable results.PurposeThe purpose of this clinical study was to compare the reliability of different visual and instrumental methods for dental shade matching.Material and methodsVisual shade matching was performed by 3 experienced clinicians using 2 different shade guides (VITA Classical A1-D4 and VITA Toot...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
CAD/CAM implant crowns in a digital workflow: Five ‐year follow‐up of a prospective clinical trial
ORIGINAL ARTICLEAbstract BackgroundImplant restorations became the first choice for single ‐tooth replacement today. PurposeThe prospective clinical trial aims to investigate computer ‐aided‐design (CAD)/computer‐aided‐manufacturing (CAM)‐processed implant crowns after 5 years of loading. Materials and MethodsTwenty patients were included for cement ‐retained crowns in posterior sites. Radiographic analysis of bone levels was performed after delivery and follow‐up. The Functional Implant Prosthodontic Score (FIPS) was assessed at the final follow‐up. Wilcoxon signed‐rank tests were used with a level of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Cone-beam Computed Tomography Compared with Intraoral Radiographic Lesions in Endodontic Outcome Studies: A Systematic Review
ConclusionsAlthough intraoral radiographs are the imaging modality of choice, when 2-dimensional intraoral radiography is inconclusive, CBCT imaging was reported in this investigation to have twice the odds of detecting a periapical lesion than traditional periapical radiography in endodontic outcome studies. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
CAD/CAM produces dentures with improved fit
ConclusionsCAD/CAM produces dentures with better fit than conventional dentures.Clinical RelevanceThe present study explains the clinically observed enhanced retention and lower traumatic ulcer-frequency in CAD/CAM dentures. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Tooth Repair and Regeneration
This article is part of the Topical Collection onDental Stem Cells in Tissue Regeneration (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
MouthWatch Redefining Teledentistry During GNYDM 2018
Company Will Be Demonstrating its Upgraded TeleDent ™ Platform and Announcing the Winners of the First Annual “Tellie” Awards Metuchen, NJ – October 23, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be redefining teledentistry during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.First, with the GNYDM debut of its newly-enhanced TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform and also by announcing the winners of the first annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards – A.K.A. “The Tellies.” Mo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
RevenueWell Introduces RevenueWell Messenger Platform to Make Patient Communication More Convenient and Personal
BANNOCKBURN, IL, October 26, 2018 – RevenueWell, a leader in patient marketing and communication solutions for the dental industry, is pleased to announce the release of RevenueWell Messenger, a new tool to help dental practices establish better one-on-one communication with their patients via text messaging. 97% of Americans communicate via text, and 64% of people prefer text over voice as their first choice for customer relations. And 90% of texts are returned within three minutes. RevenueWell Messenger enables doctors and other practice staff to send and receive text communications with patients. Messaging capa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
CS 3600 Selected by Evident for its Evident Restorative IOS System
ATLANTA—Doctors make dozens of important decisions every day about patient care and running their practices. Deciding on the best intraoral scanner shouldn ’t have to be a tough decision. Evident,a global technology company focused on taking the dental industry from traditional to digital,has taken the stress out of choosing the best scanner by rigorously testing six of the top scanners on the market and the CS 3600 came out on top.Evident conducted a completely independent evaluation of the scanners based on five criteria: Whether the scanner was part of an open system; the three-year cost of ownership; if the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
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