Vivos Therapeutics and Candid Announce Strategic Collaboration to Deliver A Comprehensive Sleep Apnea and Orthodontic Treatment Solution
HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo., Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. ( " Vivos " or " the Company " ) (NASDAQ: VVOS), a medical technology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative diagnostic and treatment modalities for patients suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring, and Candid Care Co. ( " Candid " ), a digital platform for oral healthcare, today announced a new collaboration that will seek to provide patients with a comprehensive, whole-mouth solution to diagnose and treat OSA in adult patients and provide ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Analysis of 100 Most-Viewed YouTube Toothbrushing Videos
Conclusion: The most frequently viewed toothbrushing videos were not uploaded to the Internet by health care professionals. Videos uploaded by health care professionals contained significantly higher counts of professional recommendations however, they differed in audio and visual format and production style compared to those from commercial and independent media sources. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SprintRay Announces Multi-Year Partnership with World's Fastest Man and Eight-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt signs up as SprintRay's Global Brand Ambassador for the next five yearsSprintRay and Usain Bolt set to launch Bolt Labs powered by SprintRay, an initiative focused on expanding global access to dental care in collaboration with the Jamaican Dental AssociationUsain Bolt to participate at SprintRay's 3D Next Summit in Miami from October 21-24, 2021LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SprintRay Inc., a global MedTech pioneer and industry leader in digital dentistry and 3D printing solutions, today announced a five-year partnership with eight-time Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt. Bolt and SprintRay...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Full Suite of Innovations from Carestream Dental Opens New Treatment Options for GPs, Takes Teams from Case Start to Finish Faster
 Full Suite of Innovations from Carestream Dental Opens New Treatment Options for GPs, Takes Teams from Case Start to Finish Faster LAS VEGAS —After a long stretch without trade shows, doctors and team members are excited to explore all the latest technology at ADA SmileCon 2021. In Carestream Dental ’s booth, C1201, they’ll find the integrated solutions that will help them offer new treatment options; open new lines of revenue and engage with their patients better. The highly anticipated CS 3800 wireless intraoral scanner will be available for dental teams to experience. When microns matte...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

TePe introduces TePe Supreme ™ – a sustainable toothbrushing option
 Following the introduction of TePe ’s sustainable interdental brushes and speciality brushes, the TePe Supreme toothbrush is now relaunched as yet another step on TePe’s journey towards climate neutral product and packaging.“Climate action is one of our biggest concerns, and we know that renewable energy and materials have a significant impact on reducing emissions. At TePe, we are constantly working to broaden the offer of sustainable oral health products for consumers. Today, the main part of our range is made from sustainable sources and produced by 100% renewable energy”, says Helena Ossme...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Charcoal-based dentifrices and powders: analyses of product labels, Instagram engagement, and altmetrics
In conclusion, charcoal-based products are using marketing strategies on Instagram but their current engagement with the public is not high. Consumers are being exposed to charcoal products whose potential risks to health are still unknown. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The association between coffee consumption and periodontitis: a cross-sectional study of a northern German population Julia Struppek, Carolin Walther, K übra Bunte, Birgit-Christiane Zyriax, Jan-Per Wenzel, Juliana Senftinger, Julius Nikorowitsch, Guido Heydecke, Udo Seedorf, Thomas Beikler, Katrin Borof,
Conclusionand clinical relevance.In this cross-sectional study of a northern German population, strong coffee consumption was significantly associated with periodontitis. Influence of changes in coffee consumption on periodontal disease etiology/progression should be investigated in future prospective study designs, in order to identify strong coffee consumption as a potential risk factor of periodontitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tonsil Size and Mallampati Score as Clinical Predictive Factors for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Severity in Children
 J Contemp Dent Pract. 2021 Jul 1;22(7):850-853.AbstractAim and objective: The aim of this study was to determine the clinical utility of body mass index (BMI), tonsil size, and Mallampati scoring in predicting both the presence of and severity of pediatric obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Materials and methods: This prospective cross-sectional study comprised 78 growing children in the age range of 11-14 years with polysomnography (PSG)-proven OSA and 86 non-OSA corresponding controls. BMI, tonsil size (Friedman grading scale), and Mallampati score were determined for both groups, and related differences ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparative analysis of dental procedure mix in public and private dental benefits programs
Conclusions: Children with public benefits have a procedure mix comparable with those with private benefits. There are substantial differences in procedure mix between publicly and privately insured adults. Even in states that provide extensive dental benefits in Medicaid, those programs primarily finance invasive surgical treatment as opposed to preventive treatment.Practical implications: There is a need to assess best practices in publicly funded programs for children and translate those attributes to programs for adults for more equitable benefit design and care delivery across public and private insurers. (S...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ridge preservation in maxillary molar extraction sites with severe periodontitis: a prospective observational clinical trial
Published: 08 October Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)detailsAbstractObjectivesTo assess alveolar bone changes and treatment modality alterations after ridge preservation on maxillary molar extraction sockets with severe periodontitis, compared to natural healing.Material and methodsThirty-six maxillary infected-molar teeth either receiving ridge preservation (RG group) or undergoing natural healing (NT group) were investigated. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning was performed immediately after surgery (the baseline) and repeated 6 months later to measure the linear and volumetric changes of th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

My Dental Key: Democratizing Dental Education And Promoting Oral Health For All
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3.5 billion people around the world suffer from oral health diseases, most of which can be prevented. According to data released by the World Health Organization, the combined global prevalence of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss has plateaued at 45%.[1] Increasingly, experts agree that moving the needle requires better training for oral health professionals and a more diverse workforce that can meet the needs of children and their families where they live, grow, work, play and learn.Enter My Dental Key (MDK), a women-owned start-up founded at Harvard University...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A retrospective clinical study on the resin infiltration of proximal caries lesions: the operator ’s effect
ConclusionThe operator ’s experience and training could influence the success of RI on proximal non-cavitated caries lesions and it should be taken into consideration when choosing this treatment modality. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

X-Nav Technologies Announces 150,000+ Dental Implants Navigated Using the X-Guide ® System
Dentists around the world embrace advanced surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less invasive dental implants to patients.LANSDALE, Pa., Sept. 30, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies is proud to announce that over 150,000 dental implants have been surgically placed using X-Guide® Dynamic 3D Navigation – a system designed to assist dental surgeons in achieving more accurate and less invasive dental implant results than freehand surgery.   Dentists embrace surgical navigation technology to deliver more accurate and less-invasive dental implants to patients.The X-Guide ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of adjuvant ozone therapy in reducing postsurgical complications following impacted mandibular third-molar surgery: A systematic review and meta-analysis
  J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Oct;152(10):842-854.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006.Kirti Chaudhry, Neeti Rustagi, Rishi Bali, Shruti Khatana, Shailendra Kumar, Amanjot Kaur, Pravin KumarPMID: 34579810 DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.006AbstractBackground: Results from several randomized controlled trials have shown a beneficial effect of ozone in reducing postsurgical complications after impacted mandibular third-molar surgery, but the literature is lacking a systematic review and meta-analysis.Methods: The authors conducted this systematic review accordin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Releases ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway Software For Single-Visit Dentistry
Fast and intuitive crown design software integrates with all open hardwareDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, today announced the release of ChairsideCAD 3.0 Galway, the next generation of its easy-to-use CAD software for single-visit dentistry, to be showcased at this year's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany. With this new release, exocad offers dentists design tools for a vast range of indications with a wide choice of integrated devices. The new chairside workflow is highly autom...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In Cologne
 exocad Highlights New Releases, Strategic Partnerships And Special Offers At The International Dental Show In CologneInnovation and integration define exocad's newest software releasesDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, detailed the company's achievements over the past year and recent productivity-boosting software innovations at its International Dental Show (IDS) press event. Under the new slogan " Imagine the CADabilities, " exocad executives highlighted new product launches, recently formed...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Enhanced Ultrafiltration Technology Makes Dental Office Water Safer
Toppen Dental Launches UltrasafeTM, a Proprietary Platform for Cost Efficient, Chemical Free Dental Unit Waterline TreatmentSanford, FL; September 30, 2021 – Toppen Dental, an innovator in dental office disinfection and water treatment solutions, announces the launch of its UltraSafeTM ultrafiltration platform. UltraSafe provides a chemical free answer to keeping dental unit water lines in compliance with CDC and ADA recommendations that protect pati ents and staff from waterborne microorganisms known to cause disease.“Untreated dental unit water lines provide a perfect breeding ground for biofilms that can har...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CityMD Co-founders Change the Way People Experience Dentistry with dntl bar Startup, Providing Enjoyable, Patient-First Care in New York City
NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Gone are the days of booking a dentist appointment months in advance and dreading the impersonal and often painful experience that comes with laying in a dental chair as someone pokes and prods your mouth. dntl bar—New York City's most enjoyable and convenient dental practice from the team behind CityMD, the Northeast's largest urgent care provider —puts patients at the center of its service at its three Manhattan locations, offering quality care and same-day appointments, clear pricing and comfortable visits. Forget old magazines in stuffy waiting rooms, now p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Endo1 Partners Secures a Quarter Of $1 Billion Debt Facility
New Capital to Enable Largest Dental Surgical Specialty Group to Continue to ScaleHOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo1 Partners and its family of brands today announced securing an additional debt facility to expand its growing platform and support its evolution. The transaction, which closed on September 27 with Webster Bank, brings the total amount of capital raised in the last 12 months to $250 million. Established in October 2019 with just six locations, Endo1 Partners has significantly consolidated its presence in its core markets and expanded its position in over 15 new markets during its firs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Among the 50 Fastest Growing Companies for a 4th Consecutive Year by Utah Business
SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions recently accepted the prestigious award by Utah Business as the state's 29th fastest-growing company. For the fourth year in a row, eAssist has earned a place on this list of Utah's 50 top performers – an especially noteworthy achievement considering the rating period included a three-month suspension of non-emergency dental services nationwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Companies are ranked according to their total five-year revenue and compound annual growth rate.Founded in 2011 by James Anderson, DMD, and Sandy O...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

HealthTech Startup bttn. Adds PlastCareUSA to Burgeoning Supplier Ecosystem
PlastCare Offers FDA Approved Dental Supplies on bttn. PlatformSEATTLE, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- bttn., a HealthTech startup providing a B2B e-commerce platform for purchasing medical supplies, today announced a massive expansion to its product catalog with the addition of 93 PlastCare USA products for dental practitioners. bttn. has seen a dramatic increase in the number of dental practices utilizing its medical supply platform in recent months. The addition of the PlastCare catalog fleshes out bttn.'s dental supply offerings and brings 23 new dental product categories to customers of the rapidly grow...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad's ChairsideCAD Recognized as a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award Winner
ChairsideCAD receives a Cellerant Technology Award for third consecutive yearDARMSTADT, Germany, Sept. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading dental CAD software provider, announced today that ChairsideCAD, its open-architecture CAD software for single-visit dentistry, received a 2021 Best of Class Technology Award from Cellerant Consulting Group. This is the third consecutive year that ChairsideCAD has been recognized for this award." We are honored to receive this prestigious industry award from dental industry leaders once again for ou...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formlabs Doubles Down on Speed and Cost Per Part, Validates Fuse 1 For Dental Manufacturing, Reformulates Model Resin For Speed
Across its SLS and SLA platforms Formlabs is prioritizing print speed and affordability, enabling dental labs and clear aligner manufacturers to more efficiently produce models.Cologne, Germany - September 22, 2021 – Formlabs, the leading 3D printing company, today announced three solutions for high-throughput production of dental models:● The Fuse 1, the world’s first benchtop industrial selective laser sintering (SLS) printer, has been validated for orthodontic model production and will be shown for the first time at the International Dental Show (IDS)● The upcoming reformulation of the popular Model Resi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Provides Equipment to Clinic Delivering Care to Underserved Populations, Trains Local Dental Students
 ATLANTA —There ’s no doubt that good oral healthcare can change lives, but accessing that care can be a challenge: Cost, a maldistribution of dentists, age and even dental fear are all barriers to care.* So Carestream Dental has partnered with Local Start Dental, a new clinic in North Carolina that specializes i n meeting the needs of the area’s most vulnerable populations—veterans, the elderly and low-income adults—by providing free or discounted care. Co-founded by Doug Brown, former President of Affordable Care LLC, and Dr. Scott De Rossi, former Dean of UNC ’s Adams School...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of ozonated olive oil and photobiomodulation using diode laser on gingival depigmented wound: A randomized clinical study
Conclusion: The application of ozonated oil was found to be more efficacious in promoting the initial healing of wound in comparison to PBM. Both ozonated oil and PBM also showed the same capabilities in reduction of the postoperative pain. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Straumann Group and Aspen Dental Management, Inc., partner to offer dental implants and prosthetic solutions to over 1,000 locations across the U.S.
Agreement expands access to innovative products, integrated digital workflows and education for Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant CentersANDOVER, Mass., Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Straumann Group, a global leader in tooth replacement and orthodontic solutions that restore smiles and confidence, announces a strategic partnership with Aspen Dental Management, Inc., (ADMI) to offer dental implant solutions, abutments and CAD/CAM options to more than 1000 ADMI and affiliated offices across 45 U.S. states.The partnership includes Aspen Dental, one of the largest and fastest growing branded netwo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic studies of proximal surface caries
ConclusionThe number of diagnostic studies with low/moderate RoB was found to be low and indicates a need for high-quality, well-designed caries diagnostic studies.Clinical relevanceBWR and LF showed good diagnostic performance on proximal surfaces. However, because of the low number of includable clinical studies, these data should be interpreted with caution. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The impact of dental Medicaid reform on dental care provider activity and market penetration of dental support organizations
 J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Aug 25;S0002-8177(21)00301-9. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.05.007.Online ahead of print.AbstractBackground: Medicaid state dental programs have experienced changes related to provider practice settings with the increased growth of dental support organizations (DSOs). The authors conducted this study to assess the impact of state Medicaid reform on the dental practice environment by examining provider activity and practice setting.Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study of more than 13 million dental claims in the Virginia Medicaid program. It included children and dental c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prognosis of vital pulp therapy on permanent dentition: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsWhen MTA or CSM was used as a capping material, VPT was 93% successful. The techniques, etiologies, developmental stages of teeth, or preoperative diagnosis had no significant influence on treatment outcomes. No major adverse effects (except discoloration associated with the use of MTA) were identified. The overall quality of evidence was low. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D
ARDMORE, Okla., Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Dental Research announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orchestrate Corp. a 3D Printing specialty company and manufacturer of dental orthodontic software headquartered in Redlands, California. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.Park Dental Research to Acquire Orthodontic Software and 3D Aligner Manufacturer Orchestrate 3D.This acquisition gives Park Dental Research access to two of the fastest growing segments in the dental industry.  " Our combined digital products and expertise will enable a digital vertical integ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis
 Jadhav AN, Rathod SR, Kolte AP, Baw.ar PV. Effect of Aloe vera as a local drug delivery agent in the management of periodontal diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2021;25:372-8Background: Aim of the present meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of Aloe vera in various forms such as gel, mouthwash, and dentifrice on gingival and plaque index (PI) in comparison to various allopathic products such as chlorhexidine, metformin, chlorine dioxide, fluoridated toothpaste, and alendronate. Materials and Methods: A comprehensive electronic search was conducted o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why You Need to Tell Congress " No " to a Dental Benefit in Medicare Part B
 Watch this video so you can see what you need to do to help Here is the link to contact your Senators and Congressmen it ’s simple and quick and you don ’t need to be an ADA member https://actioncenter.ada.org/oppose-medicare-dental-benefit-part-b/?fbclid=IwAR0IuxcWh1OWD2pL0AX0mQXs_bkE7iT09MO8yk-FZY9TtAnbYk28687Z_E0 (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Publishes Important Whitepaper - “How Teledentistry is Delivering ROI and Driving Post-Pandemic Practice Success”
 Metuchen, NJ – September 7th, 2021 – MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, recently published a highly informative and timely whitepaper entitled, “How Teledentistry is Delivering ROI and Driving Post-Pandemic Practice Success” Written by CDC consultant, infectious disease expert, and teledentistry advocate Margaret Scarlett, DMD, the white paper explains the value of teledentistry beyond emergency care and spec...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 and regular patient treatment – from the use of rapid antigen testing up to treatment specific precaution measures
ConclusionsThe present work gives recommendations for dental routine operation (dental practices, outpatient clinics) to provide the necessary dental care for the population while protecting the doctor, practice team and patient at the same time. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Planmeca Oy announces intended acquisition of KaVo Treatment Unit & Instrument business
 Planmeca Oy, one of the largest privately held manufacturers in the dental field, has entered into a binding contract to acquire the KaVo Treatment Unit& Instrument business from Envista Holdings Corporation. The acquisition will strengthen Planmeca ’s and KaVo’s positions as leading providers of innovative dental solutions and increase Planmeca Group’s annual revenue to more than EUR 1,1 billion. The acquisition will complement Planmeca ’s extensive product portfolio and enhance the growth and competitiveness of both companies, allowing them to offer the best possible moder...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of cone beam computed tomography in children
 BMC Oral Health volume 21, Article number: 427 (2021) detailsAbstractBackgroundDental radiographs are essential tools for diagnosis. However, there are significant concerns about the dangerous effect of radiation especially on children. The aim of this study was to evaluate genotoxicity and cytotoxicity in the exfoliated cells of buccal mucosa of children subjected to Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT).MethodsThe study included 18 healthy children aged (9 –12 years) who were exposed to CBCT. All CBCT scans were performed with the i-CAT CBCT. Exfoliated buccal cells were scraped f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of precooling injection site and cold anesthetic administration on injection pain, onset, and anesthetic efficacy in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized controlled trial
Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)Cite this articledetailsAbstractObjectiveThis randomized controlled clinical trial assessed the analgesic and anesthetic effects of precooling the injection site and administration of refrigerated 2% lignocaine HCl with 1:100,000 epinephrine (LE) in maxillary molars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP).Materials and methodsSixty patients diagnosed with SIP (preoperative pain score  ≥ 85 mm) in maxillary first molars were randomly allocated to two groups. In group I (control), topical gel was applied for a minute followed by conventional LE infiltration, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A review of the recent literature on maxillary overdenture with dental implants
 Oral Sci. 2021 Aug 17. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.21-0087. Online ahead of print.AbstractThe recent literature on maxillary implant overdenture (IOD) was reviewed in order to clarify its predictability and establish treatment guidelines. Electronic searches were performed using PubMed, and articles about maxillary IOD written after 1990 were reviewed, focusing on the following items: I. implant survival rate, II. maxillary IOD survival rate, III. number of implants, IV. attachment type, V. follow-up period, VI. implant system, and VII. opposing dentition. The review revealed an implant survival rate of 61-10...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Good Things Come in Threes: CS 9600 Named Three-Time Winner of Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award
ATLANTA —For the CS 9600 CBCT system, three really is a magic number. The most intelligent CBCT extraoral imaging system on the market has received a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. This is the third year in a row the CS 9600 has been honored by the Cellerant Consulting Group, and it ’s the only extraoral imaging system to have been recognized more than once. “To have won three times in a row in such a competitive space speaks to Carestream Dental’s commitment to technological innovation and the needs of the practitioner,” Lou Shuman D.M.D., C.A.G.S., creator and found...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cellerant Announces the 2021 Best of Class Technology Award Winners
Washington, DC; September 1, 2021 — Cellerant Consulting Group is pleased to announce the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners.“During such a challenging year in dentistry, these extraordinary companies and their technologies have earned the right to celebrate for their perseverance and commitment to technological innovation,” said Dr. Lou Shuman DMD CAGS, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and creator of the Best of Cla ss Technology awards program. “Our panel spent many hours in close discussion identifying these standout products. This list of winners truly points the way to help ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral health-related quality of life among a group of patients with substance use disorders in rehabilitation treatment: a cross-sectional study
BMC Oral Health volume 21, Article number: 409 (2021)detailsAbstractBackgroundLittle is known about the effect of illicit drugs on oral health-related quality of life. Our aim was to investigate oral health-related quality among patients with substance use disorders, and its association with dental caries experience and drug use profile.MethodsApplying a stratified cluster random sampling method, we conducted a cross-sectional study on 267 in-treatment patients with substance use disorders in Isfahan, Iran in 2016. Self-administered questionnaires requested participants ’ demographics and dru...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Single implant-supported two-unit cantilever fixed partial dentures in the posterior region: a retrospective case series with a mean follow-up of 6.5 years
ConclusionsSingle implant-supported fixed partial dentures with a mesial or distal cantilever can be a predictable treatment option in the posterior region, with stable peri-implant bone levels, minor technical complications, and very content patients. However, the prevalence of peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis was high. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 31, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Micro CT pilot evaluation of removability of two endodontic sealers
Conclusion: AH Plus and EndoSequence BC sealers exhibit the same removability at all canal levels of 70% to 96%, with better removal coronally. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Factors influencing the esthetic of the smile. An observational study on clinical assessment and patient's perception
 Clin Periodontol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13531. Online ahead of print.AbstractAim: To clinically assess the esthetic of the smile and possible influencing factors.Materials and methods: In this explorative study an initial questionnaire on demographic variables and perception of the own quality of the smile (Visual Analogue Scale) was administered by a first examiner. A second blinded assessor examined all patients and recorded clinical data. In addition, for each patient the Smile Esthetic Index (SEI) was calculated. Descriptive statistics and multilevel logistic models were performe...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Association Between Halitosis and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion: Our findings suggest that halitosis is associated with impaired oral health-related quality of life. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Biocompatible orthodontic cement with antibacterial capability and protein repellency
The objectives of this study were to develop a novel orthodontic cement using particles of nano silver (NAg), N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC), and to investigate the effects on bonding strength, biofilms and biocompatibility.MethodsA commercial resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) was modified by adding NAg, NAC and MPC. The unmodified RMGIC served as the control. Enamel bond strength and cytotoxicity of the cements were investigated. The protein repellent behavior of cements was also evaluated. The metabolic assay, lactic acid production assay and colony-forming unit assay ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Tooth Fairy continues to instill good oral health habits in children
Delta Dental celebrates 23 years of tracking the Tooth Fairy's U.S. annual giving in the Original Tooth Fairy Poll ®OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This National Tooth Fairy Day, Delta Dental reminds families and caregivers of the role the Tooth Fairy can play in teaching children about oral health. While 72% of parents surveyed said they struggle with getting their child to brush their teeth, one in three parents agreed that Tooth Fairy visits are a positive way to instill good oral health habits in their children. In addition to helping create good oral health habits, Tooth Fairy visits ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Detecting apical radiolucencies using deep learning technology: a pilot study
CONCLUSIONSUsing a limited testing data set, AI provided comparable performance to expert observers for this task. Further AI training is necessary to increase the sensitivity and specificity of AR detection in the posterior maxillary region. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inappropriate Patient Sexual Behavior in the Dental Practice Setting: Experiences of dental hygienists
Conclusion: The high prevalence of IPSB events among dental hygienists in this study warrants increased practitioner education, improved workplace policy and support for management of IPSB. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

An automated measurement method for the endodontic working width of lower molars by means of parametric models using cone-beam CT and micro-CT
https://www.jendodon.comN. ModlerC. HannigM.-T. WeberPublished:August 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joen.2021.08.004AbstractIntroductionA new method for the approximation of the root canal ’s cross-sectional shape and its working width using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) or micro-computed tomography (μCT) was introduced.MethodsScanned data from twenty-nine extracted human mandibular first and second molar ’s distal root canals without instrumentation were reconstructed and analyzed with a self-developed measurement algorithm. The three-dimensional volume models were sliced perpendicular to the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news