In vitro evaluation of dentin tubule occlusion by three bioactive materials: A scanning electron microscopic study
Conclusion: Under the limitations of the present in vitro study, it can be concluded that theapplication of a CPP ‑ACP paste as well as a paste which contains fluoride is effective on reductionof dentin permeability. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Root Canal Disinfection by Single- and Multiple-instrument Systems: Effects of Sodium Hypochlorite Volume, Concentration, and Retention Time
Journal Of EndodnticsPublication HistoryPublished online: April 10, 2019Highlights•Bacterial reduction was compared between a single-file and a multifile system.•All protocols produced a highly significant intracanal bacterial reduction.•Counts of bacteria were 2.5 times significantly higher in the REC-2.5LOW group when compared with the BR-2.5HI group.•Disinfection was better with multiple instruments, high volume, and longer sodium hypochlorite exposure.AbstractIntroductionThisex vivo study evaluated the intracanal bacterial reduction promoted by chemomechanical preparation using a single-file te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s Innovative CS 9600 Wins Bronze Edison Award
ATLANTA —Carestream Dental ’s innovative technology has done it again. For the second year in a row, one of its extraoral imaging systems—in this case, the new CS 9600 CBCT system—has taken home a distinguished Edison Award. The CS 9600 was awarded a bronze seal in the category of Medical/Dental Diagnostics.Each year, the Edison Awards honors companies that carry on Thomas Edison ’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking with their game-changing products, services and teams. The CS 9600 was judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives; past Edison Award winners; marketing professi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic review Does periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics improve orthodontic treatment outcome?
ConclusionsStudies showed significant improvements in periodontal health. Treatment duration was reduced in patients who underwent PAOO. Root resorption was not sufficiently evaluated by current literature. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In vivo enamel stripping: A macroscopic and microscopic analytical studyStripping in vivo : étude analytique macroscopique et microscopique
ConclusionThe current mechanized instruments (oscillating files) provide enamel stripping with more comfort for the patient and the practitioner, and seem to produce a more regular and less harmful surface condition for the tooth andperiodontium. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces New Integration with TDO ™
MONTREAL —Endodontists know that even the smallest details matter, like the number of clicks it takes to navigate their software and take a 3D scan. Carestream Dental is now handling the minutiae of imaging workflow with a new integration between TDO 12 Software and its CS 9600 CBCT system —so endodontists can focus on their patients’ intricate canal morphology.This unique integration allows TDO users to acquire CS 9600 scans directly from within the TDO platform, with no need to launch their CS Imaging software. This reduces the need for complicated software bridges or the risk of human error that comes ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Anesthetic Proven to Reduce Pain in Pediatric Dentistry
This article is vital research in the arena of pediatric dentistry as it eliminates the need of very painful palatal injections, thus reducing the number of pricks to one. Elimination of painful palatal injections reduces children’s anxiety, thus instilling a positive dental attitude in th em. This research also will lay a cornerstone for further research to explore newer drugs and techniques for better patient compliance.”By reducing the number of injections to one, articaine is setting the groundwork for a more positive pediatric dental experience. As the researchers notes, this study opens the door for addit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NHS dentist charges rise by 5% in England
From the BBC https://www.bbc.com/news/health-47724076An inflation-busting hike in dentistry fees mean NHS patients in England will pay £1.10 extra for a routine check-up.The new charges, which begin on Monday, will also see the cost of a set of dentures rise by £12.80 to nearly £270.Dentistry leaders say charges are increasingly being relied on and in the future dentistry could end up as an NHS service " in name only " .But the government said charges were important to help keep services sustainable.The new charges are:Band 1 treatment (examination, X-rays and scale and polish) £22.70Band ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Performance of resin materials for temporary fixed denture prostheses.
This study investigated the handling properties and clinical performance of two commercially available resin materials with slight differences in filler composition for the fabrication of fixed interim restorations. In a dental university setting, patients requiring prosthetic treatment were supplied with fixed interim restorations fabricated from two commercially available resin materials. To clarify the handling properties of the resin materials, dentists and undergraduate students completed a questionnaire. Prior to insertion of the definitive restoration, the interim restorations were analyzed by calibrated examiners u...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Validation of a low-cost portable 3-dimensional face scanner.
Conclusion:Scanify is a very low-cost device that could have clinical applications for facial imaging if imaging errors could be corrected by a future software update or hardware revision. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

World ’s First 5 Megapixel Intra Oral Camera with Liquid Optics Lens Technology
The just released GoodDrs USA5Mis the World ’s first 5 megapixel Intra Oral Dental Camera with a metal body and advanced Liquid Optic Lens technology. The 5 Mega Pixel CMOS camera provides incredible picture clarity and color. The first thing that strikes you when looking at this new, patent pending product is the elegant handpiece shaped d esign of the lightweight metal body. Designed by a dentist, and at just 2.2 ounces, the 5M is lighter than most plastic IO cameras. The durable metal body is comfortable to hold and use, just like your high or slow speed handpieces. The retraction shaped head allows for easy acces...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

America ’s toothfairy presents educational grant to the university of illinois college of dentistry
(Chicago, IL – February 25, 2019) As part of its mission to support oral health education for underserved communities, America ’s ToothFairy awarded a $5,000 grant to the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. The presentation, which took place at their annual Celebration of Smiles event held February 21st during the Chicago Dental Society’sMidWinter Meeting, was part of America ’s ToothFairy’s Chicago Smiles Initiative.In Chicago 63% of third graders have cavities and more than half go untreated. The initiative, which is sponsored by GC America, su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of micro leakage of two direct esthetic restorations with different preparation techniques
ConclusionLow shrinkable silorane based composite yielded better results of micro-leakage scores along the occlusal enamel and gingival dentin walls when the cavity of class V was prepared with air abrasion technique with large size alumina particles under high pressure at immediate storage time as compared with Ketac N100. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

World ’s smallest Dental Apex Locator
 NEO, theWorld ’s Smallest and Smartest Apex LocatorGood Doctors USA, a manufacturer of innovative dental products has just announced that their patent pending Apex locator, the NEO, has received FDA clearance and is ready for distribution. The lightweight NEO, the size of a smart watch (43 x 46 x16mm), is the world ’s smallest Apex Locator. Designed by a dentist who was tired of having to continually lift up his head to look at his Apex locator while performing root canals, created a device small enough that it can actually clip onto a finger ruler…..Genius!Never have to unnecessarily hold your hea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 3, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of sugar-free chewing gum on plaque and gingivitis among 14 –15-year-old school children: A randomized controlled trial
Year: 2019  | Volume : 30  | Issue : 1  | Page : 61-66Aim: The aim of the study was to find out the effect of sugar-free chewing gums (xylitol and sorbitol) on plaque and gingivitis among 14 –15-year-old school children.Materials and Methods: A single center, double-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted on 14 –15-year-old children. Sample size was determined to be 48. Participants were randomly allocated to test group (xylitol [n = 12], sorbitol [n = 12]) and control group (no gum,n = 24). Duration of the study was 14 days. Baseline assessment of plaque, gingival, a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Characterization of Leachates from 6 Root Canal Sealers
Journal of EndodonticsPublication HistoryPublished online:March 21, 2019 AbstractIntroductionThe aim of this study was to evaluate 6 different endodontic sealers by characterizing their leachates and comparing their solubility in water over a 4-week period.MethodsThe solubility of each sealer (Apexit Plus [Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein], MTA Fillapex [Angelus Dental, Londrina, Brazil], AH Plus [Dentsply DeTrey, Konstanz, Germany], BioRoot RCS [Septodont, Saint-Maur-des-Foss és, France], Total Fill [FKG Dentaire SA, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland], and Obturys [Itena, Paris, France]) was tested...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 1, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regenerative Endodontics: A Systematic Analysis of the Failed Cases
ConclusionsPersistent infection was the main presentation in 79% of failed RET cases. Furthermore, 39% of failed RET cases were identified after more than 2 years of follow-up. Future studies should include a detailed description of the etiology, preoperative variables, intraoperative protocols, and postoperative follow-up to provide a better understanding of failed cases after RET. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do laypersons perceive aesthetic differences between coated and uncoated orthodontic archwires?
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate laypersons ’ aesthetic perceptions of metal archwires with and without aesthetic coating. Three age ranges and both sexes were evaluated.Methods:A volunteer using fixed aesthetic orthodontic appliance was photographed wearing the following archwires: stainless steel, nickel-titanium (NiTi), NiTi coated with epoxy resin and NiTi coated with rhodium. Using a 100-mm visual analog scale, 90 laypersons evaluated the photographs. Sex and age ranges (18-30, 31-45, over 46 years of age) were evaluated. The comparisons between the archwires and between age ranges wer...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of 3D digital modeling of dental arches
Conclusions:The scanning technique had a statistically significant effect on the quality of the scan (p
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Latest Innovation from Carestream Dental Help Doctors See the Full Story, Change Lives
COLOGNE, Germany—What ’s the story behind the smile?A challenge accepted, an obstacle overcome, a workflow streamlined and a life significantly changed. At the International Dental Show 2019, Carestream Dental is showcasing the latest advancements in technology and the international dental healthcare professionals who make it possible to change patients ’ lives.To give attendees the full story of “what’s behind the smile,” Carestream Dental is hosting a series of live presentations inBooth T40 - U49, Hall 10.2,from Wednesday, March 13, through Saturday, March 16. More than 20 experts fro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New class of membranes shown to regenerate tissue and bone, viable solution for periodontitis
Periodontitis affects nearly half of Americans ages 30 and older, and in its advanced stages, it could lead to early tooth loss or worse. Recent studies have shown that periodontitis could also increase risk of heart disease and Alzheimer ’s disease. A team of UCLA researchers has developed methods that may lead to more effective and reliable therapy for periodontal disease — ones that promote gum tissue and bone regeneration with biological and mechanical features that can be adjusted based on treatment needs. Thestudy is published online in ACS Nano. Periodontitis is a chronic, destructive dise...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Manual Bristleless Toothbrush Demonstrates Slight Improvement in Gingival Recession Compared to a Conventional Soft Manual Brush
Oral Health Prev Dent 17 (2019), No. 1 (21.02.2019)Page 75-82, doi:10.3290/j.ohpd.a41810, PubMed:30714059Purpose:This randomized clinical trial tested whether a novel bristleless toothbrush design is more effective in preventing gingival recession in adults receiving periodontal maintenance than is a soft toothbrush with nylon bristles.Materials and Methods: Twenty-three subjects with gingival recession were recruited who received regular periodontal maintenance care at Western University of Health Sciences Dental Center, and who did not exhibit signs of acute dental or systemic disease, occlusal discrepancies or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Custom-made Probiotic Chocolates on Streptococcus mutans, Plaque pH, Salivary pH and Buffering Capacity in Children - A Randomised Controlled Trial
Conclusion: Chocolates can serve as a vehicle for delivering probiotics with the added advantage of making them tooth-friendly. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hospital-based Emergency Department Visits with Periapical Abscess: Updated Estimates from 7 Years
ConclusionOral health continues to be overlooked in health care. A large proportion of ED visits with PA were made by those covered by Medicaid and uninsured. The passing of the ACA has not reduced the number of ED visits with PA. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Immediate Augmentation of Compromised Extraction Sockets in Chronic Periodontitis Patients: 1-Year Results of a Case Series on Volumetric and Histologic Response.
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2019 Mar/Apr;39(2):245-251. doi: 10.11607/prd.3337.AbstractThe present case series evaluated three-dimensional volumetric bone tissue changes and new bone formation in severely resorbed extraction sockets augmented with Bio-Oss collagen and a covering collagen membrane in nine chronic periodontitis patients. Healing was by secondary intention. After 12 months of healing, the augmentation procedure appeared not only to compensate for bone remodeling but also appeared to repair a significant portion of the buccal wall. The mineralized tissue filled the 91.49% ± 6.77% of the maximum...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-vitro Evaluation of Microleakage in Root Canal Obturation with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Calcium-enriched Mixture Cement Using Fluid Filtration
Conclusion:According to the results, ProRoot MTA provided significantly less microleakage compared to the CEM cement. Therefore, the sealing ability of ProRoot MTA was higher than the CEM cement, which makes MTA a better material than CEM cement for canal obturation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Assessment of the Silver Penetration and Distribution in Carious Lesions of Deciduous Teeth Treated with Silver Diamine Fluoride
Research ArticleCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000496210AbstractThe aim of this study was to determine the effects of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) on carious lesions of human deciduous teeth. Ten extracted deciduous incisors with caries were collected and treated with SDF. After the treatment, the teeth were sectioned through the center of the carious lesion. The extent of sliver precipitation was examined using quantitative backscattered electron scanning electron microscopy (qBSE-SEM), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). The qBSE-SEM images revealed that the silve...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Non-invasive analysis of bleaching effect of hydrogen peroxide on enamel by reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM): study of series of cases
Odontology pp 1 –6 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:27 February 2019AbstractThe aim of this study is to evaluate in vivo the effects of in-office tooth whitening hydrogen peroxide (HP) agent on enamel-microstructured surface by a reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). Ten healthy volunteers assisted at the Dental School presenting teeth with vital pulp were selected. The 35% HP whiteness product was applied in two visits on discolored teeth, 1-week interval between, via 20-min applications. A commercially available hand-held RCM (Vivascope3000®, Lucid, Rochester, NY, USA) was used to image in vivo the dental ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 1, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A framework for oral health care value-based payment approaches.
CONCLUSIONS:Although dental practice has made extraordinary advances in restorative dentistry, payers and policy makers are advocating for greater value outcomes. VBP models seek to deliver better care more efficiently by means of providing oral health providers the resources needed to increase the value proposition. With relatively minor modifications in practice patterns, VBP models can be developed and implemented for oral health care.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:This article can be used as a road map to take steps toward oral health care VBP approaches. The framework highlights how dentistry can learn from payment reforms un...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chicago mobile clinic receives grant as part of america ’s toothfairy’s national mobile care initiative
(Chicago, IL – February 27, 2019) As part of its annual Celebration of Smiles event held during the Chicago Dental Society ’s MidWinter Meeting, America’s ToothFairy was proud to honor Mobile Care Chicago with a $5,000 grant to support their services to underserved children in the Chicago area.The contribution will provide resources for the dental clinic ’s mobile program which served more than 7,500 children last year.Through the National Mobile Care Initiative, sponsored by Patterson Dental, America ’s ToothFairy clinical partners overcome barriers to care by providing dental services i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 27, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Server Stolen from Waco Dental Clinic
As DDS Rescue has explained in newsletters and with talking directly with our Doctors and potential Doctors, theft does happen and it can be costly. The Dental Office who had their server stolen was not a client of DDS Rescue- and this was preventable. The Breach happened on January 22, 2019 and effected 6,289 patients'information.DDS Rescue would like to remind all our current customers to call us to get your HIPAA Security Risk Assessment so we can work with you on HIPAA Compliance - this HIPAA Compliance Program is included with your existing monthly service bill. Please call 800-998-9048 ext. 202.To all potential custo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 21, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DMG ’s New Precision Placement Delivery System for Dental Materials Enhances Dental WorkflowComposite Dispenser ideal for use with DMG’s Ecosite Bulk Fill composite
Ridgefield Park, NJ–February15, 2019–DMG,one of the world ’s leading manufacturers ofrestorativematerials andpreventive products,hasintroduceda precision placement delivery system fora wide range ofdental materials. The newComposite Dispenser isparticularly effective withDMG ’sEcosite Bulk Fillcomposite.Designed for the placement of dental materials precisely and accurately into the oral cavity,theergonomicComposite Dispenserwill simplify the workflow of dental professionals. It allows for fast and easy placementof composites as well as other dental materials such as cements and glass ionomers. Addi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

At CDS 2019: DNTLworks and MouthWatch Join Forces To “Roll-Out” a Fully-Equipped Mobile Teledentistry Cart
TeleDent MobilOp ™ Makes Teledentistry More Portable and FlexibleCentennial CO and Metuchen, NJ – February 8th, 2019 – DNTLworks Equipment Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer of portable, mobile, and self-contained dental systems and MouthWatch LLC,a leader in intraoral imaging, digital case presentation and teledentistry solutions, will be introducing a fully-equipped mobile teledentistry cart during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting at MouthWatch Booth #4243.According DNTLworks Owner Steve Knight, “TeleDent MobileOp™ is the perfect addition to our line of self-contained denta...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Knowledge and compliance of dentists ’ and dental students’ with respect to relevant guidelines for prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis: A systematic review.
ConclusionKnowledge levels of guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis varied greatly depending on study design, respondent characteristics and time period factors. There is a lack of research published on compliance rates for dentists and dental students with respect to guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Top in function, freedom of design - materials at the International Dental Show (IDS)
#idscologneMore materials - a wider range for ceramic, plastic& co. - multi-talents for individual patient offers - a main focus of IDSWhen we have heard about the gold era, the metal-ceramic era, the plastic era in the dentistry sector, we have all had an idea what this referred to. Are these all past eras? And what era are we living in today? Evidently in an era with a wide choice - an individual offer for each patient, without compromising the function and with plenty of leeway in terms of aesthetics. The opportunities of current dental materials can't be compared as accurately and assessed to see whether they are s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Announces Impressive Line-up of Speakers for IDS 2019
ATLANTA—Behind every smile there ’s a story and—at the International Dental Show 2019—Carestream Dental is telling the stories of patients and the oral healthcare professionals who changed their lives. Over the course of four days, 21 respected clinicians from around the world will present 17 clinical cases and lectures i n the Carestream Dental booth.“IDS is so much more than a trade show; it’s a premier international educational event,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “Carestream Dental will play an important role in educating attendees b...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

At CDS 2019: Patti DiGangi, RDH Re-Brands DentalCodeology Community Program and Launches CE-Driven Web Portal
 Elgin, IL – February 12, 2019 – During this year ’s Chicago Midwinter Meeting Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental industry thought leader, will be rebranding her Dental Codeologist Community, now calledDentalCodeology Insiders and launch theDentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method (DINM), an AGD Pace Certified online portal designed to be the premier destination for dental professionals dedicated to mastering accurate insurance coding.According to DiGangi, “We changed Dental Codeologist Community to DentalCodeology Insiders because they are a dedicated group of professionals who have ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Launching TeleDent ™ 2.0 During CDS 2019
 Now More Than Ever, TeleDent is the Industry Standard Teledentistry HubMetuchen, NJ – February 8, 2019 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, will be launching and demonstrating the first major new release of its TeleDent all-in-one teledentistry platform at booth #4243 during the 2019 Chicago Midwinter Meeting.According to MouthWatch Founder and CEO Brant Herman, “We’ve been adding a lot of enhancements and new features to TeleDent during the past year. Here are some of the new features included in Te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In vivo antimicrobial activity of silver diammine fluoride on carious lesions in dentin.
J Oral Sci. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.17-0366. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractMinimally invasive treatment protocols may leave a residual layer of carious dentin, which requires treatment for the inhibition of bacterial growth beneath restorations. We aimed to examine the in vivo effect of silver diammine fluoride (SDF) and SDF + potassium iodide (KI) application on bacteria present in deep carious lesions. We studied the in vivo efficacy in five patients, each of which had five carious lesions. Dentin samples taken before and after treatment were subjected to microbial analyses. Following treatment with SDF, the medi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: 3M Raises the Bar in Same-Day Dentistry
ST. PAUL ‚ Minn. – (Feb. 4, 2019)  – Chairside CAD/CAM dentistry has promised convenience since its inception, including the advent of the single-visit crown; however, with convenience can come compromise. While software and equipment technology has advanced continuously, materials have struggled to keep pace. A strong material might appear lifeless in the mouth, while a more esthetic material may crack or fracture. Recognizing the need for a well-balanced alternative that maximizes new high-speed sintering technology, 3M is introducing 3M ™ Chairside Zirconia – a new ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer ’s Disease
Periodontal experts stress the importance of gum health in older adults and other at-risk groupsCHICAGO – JANUARY 29, 2019 –A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer ’s disease risk.The study, published in the journalScience Advances, uncovered a potential link betweenP. gingivalis, the bacteria associated with periodontal disease (commonly known as gum disease) and Alzheimer ’s. Researchers analyzed brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from Alzheim...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Systematic Review Ceramic versus metal-ceramic implant-supported prostheses: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThis systematic review indicated that ceramic and metal-ceramic implant-supported prostheses have similar mechanical and biological complication rates, prosthesis survival rates, and marginal bone loss. Thus, both treatments are appropriate options for long-term rehabilitation treatment. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A comparison of treatment effectiveness between clear aligner and fixed appliance therapies
BMC Oral Health201919:24https://doi.org/10.1186/s12903-018-0695-z© The Author(s). 2019AbstractBackgroundAlign technology has developed greatly over past few years. Patients tended to prefer clear aligners over conventional brackets because of the superior comfort and esthetics, while the effectiveness of clear aligners was still controversial. The aim of this systematic review was to verify whether the treatment effectiveness of clear aligners was similar to the conventional fixed appliances.MethodsA comprehensive search of the Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase, Scopus, and Cochrane Central Register of Controll...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fludroxycortide cream as an alternative therapy for actinic cheilitis
ConclusionsConventional treatment with LS was effective in the remission of some AC lesions, but treatment responses were improved when associated with Fludroxycortide, especially in the more severe cases.Clinical relevanceAs it is a non-invasive therapy leading, in most cases, to adequate clinical results, safety, and tolerability, Fludroxycortide can be considered an effective alternative treatment for AC. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Following in the footsteps of Hippocrates —interrelation between the incidence of odontogenic abscess and meteorological parameters
ConclusionThis study supports a relationship between the incidence of odontogenic abscess and outdoor temperature, but not atmospheric pressure. A significantly higher frequency of patients with an OA presented at our emergency department on days with (comparably) low and high outdoor temperatures. Furthermore, a significant correlation between incidence and maximum temperature 2 days before presentation was found.Clinical relevanceThe treatment of odontogenic infections has become a significant economic burden to public health care facilities. The results of this study may help to adapt the numbers of doctors/dentist...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 4, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chronic stress and temporalis muscle activity in TMD patients and controls during sleep: a pilot study in females
Clinical Oral InvestigationsFebruary 2019,Volume 23,Issue 2, pp 667 –672 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:10 May 2018AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to assess the correlation between chronic stress and temporalis muscle activity during four nights.Material and methodsForty-four female subjects were recruited in five dental practices located in different areas of the federal state of Saarland, Germany (dental practice network in Saarland). The following inclusion criteria were used: female, aged between 18 and 65, no somatization or depression, and no pain medication, graded chronic pain status
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 1, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Different Commercial Chlorhexidine-Based Mouthwashes After Periodontal and Implant Surgery A Systematic Review
Conclusion: Chlorhexidine is recognized as the primary agent forplaque control and the gold standard in preventing infection, although the presence of largely known side effects would affect patient compliance. Future research should be directed at finding chlorhexidine formulation with negligible adverse effects, without compromising or even increasing its effectiveness as the antiseptics and antiplaque agent. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nonsurgical Treatment of Peri-implantitis Without Eliminating Granulation Tissue A 3-Year Study
Conclusion: Nonsurgical implantdebridement alone seemed not efficient in the treatment of peri-implantitis. Further longitudinal studies are required to evaluate the efficacy of mechanicaldebridement with chemical detoxification and removal of granulation tissues against mechanicaldebridement with chemical detoxification alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Association between breast cancer chemotherapy, oral health and chronic dental infections: a pilot study
Odontology pp 1 –8 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:21 January 2019AbstractBreast cancer has developed to become the leading type of cancer in females. For this study, 80 women were examined after chemotherapy for breast cancer and compared to 80 healthy age-matched women. This cross-sectional study comprised a dental examination with number of teeth, caries frequency (DMFT) and the presence of periodontal diseases (PSI). With the help of X-rays (OPG), the number of root canal fillings and apical lesions (LEO/LPO) were recorded. Furthermore, the education level, body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and general h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news