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Comparison of the effect of endodontic-periodontal combined lesion on the outcome of endodontic microsurgery with that of isolated endodontic lesion: survival analysis using propensity score analysis
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –8 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:02 November 2017AbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the effect of lesion types related to endodontic microsurgery on the clinical outcome.Materials and methodsPatients who underwent endodontic microsurgery between March 2001 and March 2014 with a postoperative follow-up period of at least 1 year were included in the study. Survival analyses were conducted to compare the clinical outcomes between isolated endodontic lesion group (endo group) and endodontic-periodontal combined lesion group (end...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry Hosts Three Educational Sessions at GNYDM
Coral Springs, FL – November 15, 2017 – 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, will carry on its mission with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD president, Dr. Charles Hoopingarner, “I’m very excited to be co-presenting three valuable courses with my friend and colleague, Dr. Edward Kusek. As always, the ALD will provide hands on clinical training on many different lasers for both the new laser user as well ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

TAUB to launch STELLAR DC Acrylic at GNYDM
TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental consumable products, announced the launch of STELLAR DC Acrylic at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.STELLAR DC Acrylic, a dual-cure resin, is great for creating patterns for copings and models, and indexing of implants. It can be light-cured in 20 seconds or will cure on its own in 60. It provides the fastest production time of any pattern resin and acrylic, burns out completely and leaves no residue. The material can be layered, reproduces detail accurately, and grinds easily.“STELLAR DC Acrylic is a great addition to our product line,” stated Jorda...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of low-level laser irradiation on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement and associated pain with self-ligating brackets
ConclusionsLow-level laser irradiation applied at 3-week intervals can accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and reduce the pain associated with it. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical survival of chair-side generated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns:10-year results
ConclusionDue to the small amount of technical complications and failures, the clinical performance of monolithic lithium disilicate crowns was completely satisfying.Clinical relevanceThe insertion of chair-side fabricated monolithic lithium disilicate crowns can be recommended for long-term use in the posterior region. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch, LLC Showcasing Teledentistry for Urban and Suburban Private Practices During the Greater New York Dental Meeting
Metuchen, NJ – November 13, 2017 – MouthWatch, LLC a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be showcasing private practice applications of its TeleDent ™ teledentistry platform at booth #3430 during the Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to MouthWatch CEO Brant Herman, “For the past few years, our TeleDent™ all-in-one teledentistry platform has been proving itself on the front lines of public health and other innovative care delivery models of dentistry. The Greater New York meeting is an ideal place to introduce TeleDent ™ to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

How compliant are dental practice Facebook pages with Australian health care advertising regulations? A Netnographic review
ConclusionsThis study found that compliance with the National Law by the Facebook pages surveyed was poor. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS targets super-sized chocolate bars in battle against obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay
16 October 2017 Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and other outlets. Hospital chiefs will have to ensure that four out of five items purchased on their premises do not bust the limit, which is an eighth of a woman ’s and a tenth of a man’s recommended daily intake, or lose out on funding ring-fenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A longitudinal study of the relationship between dental caries and obesity in late childhood and adolescence
ConclusionCaries and obesity were highly prevalent in this population. Caries in childhood was not shown to be associated with obesity in adolescence and there was no cross-sectional association between the two diseases in adolescence. A CRFA is not precluded, however, the results suggest that additional interventions, specific for each disease, are required to prevent obesity and caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tooth Color as a Predictor of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Adults
AbstractPurposeSmiling plays an important role in social interaction. The purpose of this research was to explore the extent to which objective parameters of color of one's own teeth affected the social and emotional dimensions of young adults ’ lives.Materials and MethodsThe sample included 134 subjects —students of the University of Rijeka, Croatia (65% female) aged 19 to 28 years (median 21). All subjects had six intact maxillary anterior teeth without restorations or severe malocclusions and healthy gingiva with no signs of inflammation. Tooth color was assessed intraorally using a spectro photometer. Light...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Analysis of Shade Matching in Natural Dentitions Using Intraoral Digital Spectrophotometer in LED and Filtered LED Light Sources
Early ViewAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the shade matching capabilities in natural dentitions using Vita Toothguide 3D-Master and an intraoral digital spectrophotometer (Vita Easyshade Advance 4.0) in various light sources.Materials and MethodsParticipants between 20 and 40 years old with natural, unrestored right maxillary central incisors, no history of bleaching, orthodontic treatment, or malocclusion and no rotations were included. According to their shades, subjects were randomly selected and grouped into A1, A2, and A3. A total of 100 participants (50 male and 50 female) in each group were chosen for this study. Shade s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Randomized Clinical Trial to Evaluate MTA Indirect Pulp Capping in Deep Caries Lesions After 24-Months
Conclusions: Both pulp-capping materials were found to be clinically acceptable at 24 months post treatment. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Owandy Radiology ’s I-Max 2D Wall-Mounted, Panoramic Digital Radiography Unit Receives FDA 510 (k) Clearance
The Lightest, Smallest and Most Comprehensive Panoramic System on the Market Will be Featured During GNYDMMiddlebury, CT – October 27, 2017 –Owandy Radiology Inc., aglobal leader in the manufacture of dental radiology hardware and imaging software recently received FDA 510 (k) Clearance for itsgame-changing I-Max 2-D wall-mounted panoramic digital radiography unit. The company will be showcasing the I-Max 2D during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting in booth #4419.According to Owandy Radiology spokesperson Boris Loyez, “We did a complete re-thinking of what a panoramic unit of the future sh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3D Print Hard Splints on the Form 2 in Less Than 50 Minutes
Oct. 12, 2017Formlabs has quickly established itself as the premier authority on digital dentistry since entering the market in 2016. We now command the largest dental 3D printer user base, have sold thousands of printers to dental professionals, and are growing at a pace of over 600 percent year on year. Practitioners have performed over 50,000 surgeries with Formlabs-printed surgical guides —and that’s just 10 percent of what dental users are doing with our printers. All of this has catalyzed an industry-wide shift to 3D printing and digital dentistry.Today, we ’re proud to announce the release ofDental...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Topical Silver Diamine Fluoride for Dental Caries Arrest in Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial and Microbiological Analysis of Caries Associated Microbes and Resistance Gene Expression
ConclusionAverage proportion of arrested caries lesions in the silver diamine fluoride group was higher (0.72; 95% CI; 0.55, 0.84) than in the placebo group (0.05; 95% CI; 0.00, 0.16). Confirmatory analysis using generalized estimating equation log-linear regression, based on the number of arrested lesions and accounting for the number of treated surfaces and length of follow-up, indicates the risk of arrested caries was significantly higher in the treatment group (relative risk, 17.3; 95% CI: 4.3 to 69.4). No harms were observed. RNA sequencing analysis identified no consistent changes in relative abundance of caries-asso...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Pharmacology Expert Tom Viola, RPh, CCP Launches New Informational Website
“Pharmacology Declassified” Web Site Specifically-Designed to Simplify the Increasingly Complex Pharmacology Landscape for The Entire Dental TeamColumbus, NJ – October 24, 2017 –Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, a world-renowned authority on dental pharmacology, recently launched a new web site (www.TomViola.com) to support and expand hispopular “Pharmacology Declassified”educational platform.According to Viola, “Dental professionals are tasked with the safe and effective management of medically-complex patients – especially with the aging of baby boomers and as we evolve into an oral-sys...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In Vitro Efficacy of Essential Oil Mouthrinse versus Dentifrices
ConclusionsWithin typical exposure times, the EO-containing mouthrinse can penetrate deep into the accumulating plaque biofilm compared to the chemotherapeutic dentifrice slurries, and may provide an efficacious alternative to triclosan, when used as an adjunct with a mechanical oral care regimen.Clinical SignificanceUsing viability mapping and CLSM, this study demonstrated that EO-containing mouthrinse penetrates and kills microorganisms deeper and more effectively in plaque biofilm in typical exposure times when compared to dentifrice chemotherapeutic agents, providing an efficacious alternative to triclosan or stannous ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Helps Doctors Make ‘Smart Choices’ for Equipment and Software
As a new freestanding digital dental company, Carestream Dental helps doctors make smart choices for their practices, whether they ’re looking for equipment or software solutions. At the ADA Annual Meeting, Carestream Dental is showcasing both the latest intelligent scanning features of its CS 3600 intraoral scanner and new practice management solutions that make everyday workflow more intuitive.“Smart technology is rapidly changing all sectors of industry, including digital dentistry,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., Chief Dental Officer, Carestream Dental, said. “But being labeled as ‘smart’ does...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of toothpaste containing arginine on dental plaque —A randomized controlled in situ study
ConclusionsArginine-containing toothpaste can significantly reduce the lactic acid production from thein situ plaques to a low level without changing the metabolic activity, live/dead bacteria ratio and total biofilm biomass through a critical clinical randomized double-blinded crossover study.Clinical significanceArginine is a potential ecological prevention and control agent for dental caries. Meanwhile, thein situ model is an easy and pragmatic way to evaluate oral hygiene products (clinical trial registration: ChiCTR-INR-16010226). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry receives $2.8 million as part of multi-center study to stop progression of cavities
NIH-funded study to test cavity-fighting liquid at three clinical sitesNew York UniversityThe National Institute of Dental& Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a grant that will provide funding to New York University College of Dentistry (NYU Dentistry) and its collaborators to test the effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride in stopping the progression of cavities in young children.The grant provides $9.8 million over four years, $2.8 million of which will come to NYU Dentistry, to fund a Phase III randomized controlled trial at three clinical sites: University of Michigan, U...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of local and systemic statin use as an adjunct to non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy —A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsSignificant additional clinical and radiographic improvements are obtained after local, but not systemic, statin use as an adjunct to SRP in deep pockets associated with intrabony defects and seemingly with furcation defects; intrasurgical statin application seems similarly beneficial. Confirmation of these results, and especially of the effect size, from other research groups is warranted. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Aadom announces specialty network program
Red Bank, N.J., October 15, 2017– The American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM) is proud to launch a new initiative for office managers and practice administrators of specialty dental practices. This initiative was recently announced at the AADOM Annual Conference in Scottsdale, much to the enthusiasm of AADOM members. This program was created as a result of AADOM specialty members requesting to discuss challenges found in non-general dental practices. These unique situations include scheduling, marketing, billing& coding, specific to each specialty. AADOM responded to this challenge with the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of flowable composites on the clinical performance of non-carious cervical lesions: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsWe have moderate confidence that the resin composite viscosity does not influence the retention rates at 3 years. Similar marginal discoloration and better marginal adaptation was observed for flowable composites but the quality of evidence is doubtful. (PROSPERO CRD42015019560). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Intelligent Updates to CS 3600 Software Makes Implant Workflow Smarter
SAN FRANCISCO —When it was first launched in 2016, Carestream Dental’s CS 3600 intraoral scanner optimized the implant planning workflow. Today, the latest enhancements to the scanner’s acquisition software make introducing intraoral scanning into the implant workflow not just a smart choice, but a genius o ne.The new intelligent scanning features of the CS 3600 make it easier to capture scans correctly on the first try, making scanning more efficient and resulting in higher quality scans before they ’ve even been rendered. Missing information is color coded to indicate either holes or gaps and guid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses.
Join me Saturday October 21 at the ADA in Atlanta. At 12:45pm I will be lecturing on Ransomware Malware and Other Nasty Viruses. This lecture is free in the Tech Expo. Learn about how to protect your office from online threats and HIPAA violations. ContactLiptak Dental for a free HIPAA risk assessment for your practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Announces Program to Benefit Dentists Affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Relief program designed to support dentists in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Georgia focuses on long-term recovery of their practices.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 10, 2017) –Dentsply Sirona announced that it is offering an extra 10 percent discount on MSRP pricing through the end of the year on all equipment sales to dentists affected by Hurricane Harvey in the states of Texas and Louisiana, as well as dentists affected by Hurricane Irma in areas of Florida and Georgia. The program facilitates the donation process for distributors who want to offer financial support to storm victims in affected areas.&ldquo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special Lecture At The ADA- LED Medicals Velscope
On Saturday October 21th at 8am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Award winner LED Medical's Velscope at theADA meeting in Atlanta.Velscope is a 7 time Best of Class Award winner.Velscope has set the standard in oral cancer screening. LED Medical keeps pushing the product with additional helpful attachments and services. If you own a Velscope and want to see how to get the most out of it or just want to learn more about the product then you need to join us.This will be a fun interactive hour where I will be joined by Ebon Turner as we discuss everything the Velscope can do along with highlighting the use wi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special Lecture At The ADA- Dentlight
On Friday October 20th at 9:30am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Emerging Technology Award winnerDentlight's Fusion TwinHeada dual head curing light and their other curing lights and unique products at theADA meeting in Atlanta.Dentlight offers a variety of light based products from curing lights with various attachments that allow you do do bleaching and oral cancer screening with a curing light. Its the Swiss Army Knife for curing your composites.This will be an hour where as we explorer the benefits of dual head curing. Which in my practice makes me more efficient and gives me better composite cures. T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special Lecture at the ADA- WEO Media
On Friday October 20th at 8am I will be discussing 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Award winner WEO Media's suite of web based marketing products at theADA meeting in Atlanta.WEO Media is a two time Best of Class Award winner.WEO Media offers custom responsive websites, SEO, PPC, social media, Facebook ads, online patient reviews generation, online reputation management, custom video production, and direct-to-consumer marketing (mailers, radio, TV, print). In addition they offer logo design and branding, patient education videos, design services, email newsletters, email hosting, and much more.This will be a fun interactive h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Special Lectures at the ADA
Looking to learn more about some of the companies and products that have won this years Cellerant Best of Class Award? Come join me as I have the pleasure of presenting some unique informative events.  I will be highlighting them over the next 3 days on the blog. There are other presentations being done by my Cellerant Best of Class selection committee members. These sessions will be taking place on Thursday through Saturday at theADA meeting in Atlanta October 19-21. The sessions are free so please take advantage of this opportunity while at the meeting.Here are the winners: (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Wide diameter immediate post-extractive implants vs delayed placement of normal-diameter implants in preserved sockets in the molar region: 1-year post-loading outcome of a randomised controlled trial.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2017;10(3):263-278.AbstractPURPOSE:To compare the effectiveness of 6.0 to 8.0 mm-wide diameter implants, placed immediately after tooth extraction, with conventional 4.0 or 5.0 mm diameter implants placed in a preserved socket after a 4-month period of healing in the molar region.MATERIALS AND METHODS:Just after extraction of one or two molar teeth, and with no vertical loss of the buccal bone in relation to the palatal wall, 100 patients requiring immediate post-extractive implants were randomly allocated to immediate placement of one or two 6.0 to 8.0 mm-wide diameter implants (immediate group; 50 p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Treating High-Caries Risk Occlusal Surfaces in First Permanent Molars through Sealants and Supervised Toothbrushing: A 3-Year Cost-Effective Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:489-499https://doi.org/10.1159/000477822AbstractWe conducted a 3-year cost-effectiveness analysis on the cavitated dentine carious lesion preventive capabilities of composite resin (CR) (reference group) and atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (HVGIC) sealants compared to supervised toothbrushing (STB) in high-risk first permanent molars. School children aged 6-7 years in 6 schools (2 per group) received CR and ART/HVGIC sealants or STB daily for 180 days each school year. Data were collected prospectively and cost estimates were made for sample data and a projectio...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fixed vs removable complete arch implant prostheses: A literature review of prosthodontic outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Multiple factors must be considered when determining whether an implant-fixed complete denture or implant overdentures are best suited for patients with completely edentulous jaws. Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare they have no conflicts of interest. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of digital implant impressions with intraoral scanners. A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:According to the results of this systematic review and based on mainly in vitro studies, digital implant impressions offer a valid alternative to conventional impressions for single- and multi-unit implant-supported restorations. Further in vivo studies are needed to substantiate the use of currently available IOS, identify factors potentially affecting accuracy and define clinical indications for specific type of IOS. Data on Data on accuracy OF digital records, as well as accuracy of printed or milled models for implant-supported restorations, are of high relevance and are still lacking. Conflict-of-interest ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Misfit of implant prostheses and its impact on clinical outcomes. Definition, assessment and a systematic review of the literature.
Eur J Oral Implantol. 2017;10 Suppl 1:121-138.AbstractBACKGROUND AND AIM:Compromised fit between the contact surfaces of screw-retained implant-supported fixed dentures (IFDs) is thought to create uncontrolled strains in the prosthetic components and peri-implant tissues, thus evoking biological and technical complications such as bone loss, screw loosening, component fractures and, at worst, loss of implants or prostheses. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the impact of marginal misfit on the clinical outcomes of IFDs, and to elucidate definition and assessment methods for passive fit.MATERIALS AND METHODS...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Untreated Dental Caries Is Associated with Reports of Verbal Bullying in Children 8-10 Years Old
The objective of this research was to verify the association between verbal bullying and untreated dental caries. The present cross-sectional study had a representative sample of 1,589 children, aged 8-10 years, from public schools. Information on verbal bullying related to the oral condition was obtained through a questionnaire directed to the students. Clinical data were collected by 4 calibrated examiners (kappa> 0.70) using the DMFT/dmft and PUFA/pufa indexes for caries. Socioeconomic issues were answered by those responsible. The prevalence of verbal bullying related to the oral condition was 27%. The results of th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Join Me At America's Dental Meeting ADA Atlanta!
Come to the ADA Meeting October 19-21, 2017 and join me in the Cellerant  Best of Class Technology Experience,  Booth #3121,Here is what I will be speaking on:5601 - Digital Workflow 101: A Basic Primer on Digital Dentistry WorkflowsThursday, October 1910:30 - 11:30 a.m.7602 - Ransomware, Malware and Other Nasty VirusesSaturday, October 2112:45 - 1:45 p.m.I will be doing other lectures on Best of Class winning products. This is all free CE in the Technology Experience.See all the Best of Class Winning Products just click hereAll of these products in one place!If you have not registered here is a link come to Atla...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

American Academy of Periodontology Publishes Proceedings from Best Evidence Consensus Meeting on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
Periodontal experts address current clinical applications of CBCT technology in patient careCHICAGO – September 28, 2017 –The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the leading professional organization dedicated to the dental specialty of periodontics, today published its first-ever “best evidence consensus” (BEC) proceedings on the topic of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The proceedings are the result of the AAP’s inaugural BEC meeting, a model of scientific inquiry rooted in the best available published research and expert opinion. The BEC meeting was held in Chi cago in February ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas proves a huge success among the more than 7,500 attendees from the dental industry
Speakers and participants alike described Dentsply Sirona World 2017 as an event in a class of its own. From September 14 to 16, 7,500 attendees- from 50 different countries- and 110 speakers met in Las Vegas to enjoy not only inspiring presentations, but also an A-list entertainment program. One particular highlight of the sold-out event was a live implant procedure – thousands of dentists and other dental professionals had the opportunity to watch Dr. Neal Patel place an implant in real time during General Session.Bensheim/Salzburg, September 26th, 2017. Right at the start of the event visitors were treated to a ge...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Long-term evaluation of the effect of low-level laser therapy on orthodontic miniscrew stability and peri-implant gingival condition: A randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsLLLT can be suggested as a clinical adjuvant for improving clinical success with miniscrew treatment. However, more long-term studies incorporating more study subjects is deemed necessary to further validate the study results (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Record-breaking Dentsply Sirona World sets a new precedent for dental conferences
This was a fun meeting to attend and fantastic entertainment! MJDentsply Sirona World has concluded but the buzz surrounding the event continuesCHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 20, 2017) –Dentsply Sirona World sold out weeks before the event launched on Thursday, Sept. 14, in Las Vegas and those who were lucky enough to attend experienced an event like no other in dentistryMore than 100 Breakout Sessions, inspiring General Sessions, unparalleled entertainment and exciting social activities solidified the event ’s reputation as the Ultimate Dental Meeting. Throughout the three-day event, guests attended the highest caliber ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Simulated Mastication on the Retention of Locator Attachments for Implant-Supported Overdentures: An In Vitro Pilot Study
ConclusionsThe results suggest that short-term simulated mastication affects the extra-light blue inserts but not the more-retentive inserts. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Color stability of lithium disilicate ceramics after aging and immersion in common beverages
ConclusionsAll groups demonstrated color changes below the clinically perceptible level ( ΔΕ4). CAD presented higher color stability compared with the nonglazed Press specimens. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Short dental implants: A scoping review of the literature for patients with head and neck cancer
ConclusionsShort dental implants (6 mm to 8 mm) can be used successfully to support single or multiple fixed reconstructions or overdentures in atrophic maxillae and mandibles. The use of short dental implants lessens the need for advanced and complicated surgical bone augmentation procedures, which reduces complications, costs, treatment time, and morbidity. Short implants could be an alternative in the rehabilitation of patients with cancer. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital versus conventional implant impressions for partially edentulous arches: An evaluation of accuracy
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Published online:September 16, 2017AbstractStatement of problemTo the authors ’ knowledge, while accuracy outcomes of the TRIOS scanner have been compared with conventional impressions, no available data are available regarding the accuracy of digital impressions with the Omnicam and True Definition scanners versus conventional impressions for partially edentulous arche s.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the accuracy of digital implant impressions using 2 different intraoral scanners (IOSs) with that of conventional impressions for partially edentulous arch...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3M, Patterson Dental Open Doors to Digital Dentistry
ST. PAUL ‚ Minn. – (Sept. 14, 2017) – 3M Oral Care and Patterson Dental have signed a distribution agreement for 3M’s True Definition Scanner. The agreement brings Patterson’s customers the opportunity to explore digital dentistry via an open platform and a trusted partner. With the 3MTM True Defin ition Scanner, oral care professionals are choosing a digital hub that gives them an unrestricted entry point into traditional crown& bridge work with any lab, advanced implant solutions, clear aligners, in-office milling and more.“Distributors have enjoyed putting the True Definition Scan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Day two of Dentsply Sirona World: Better than Imagined
Grammy-winning band Imagine Dragons concluded the second day of the Ultimate Dental Meeting with a show-stopping concert after an eventful day of educational courses and extracurricular activities LAS VEGAS, N.V. (Sept. 16, 2017) –Day two of Dentsply Sirona World was chockfull of top-notch educational content and speakers, exhilarating activities and outstanding entertainment for the thousands of event attendees.BeachbodyTM Super Trainer Joel Freeman kicked the morning into gear for hundreds of guests with his MMA-styled workout session, which was sponsored by ClearCorrect. The energizing workout was followed by...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Opening day of Dentsply Sirona World exceeded expectations
After much anticipation, the first day of the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting concluded with high praiseLas Vegas, N.V. (Sept. 15, 2017) –After months of anticipation, Dentsply Sirona World 2017 has officially begun! This three-day event is the industry ’s only educational festival, and those in attendance have now experienced the Dentsply Sirona difference.The day started with the magnificent Opening General Session. With a ballroom submerged in darkness, LED light dancers wowed the audience with incredible illusions and captivating choreography. Immediately following, Group Senior Vice President of the ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news