Accuracy of 3-dimensional printing of dental casts: A proposal for quality standardization
ConclusionsThis retrospective study indicated that 3D-printed casts that do not allow copings to fit appropriately usually show mean excess oversizing. Axially undersizing the printed dies on casts might allow a better fit of copings to be veneered. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontitis is associated with cardiovascular diseases: A 13-year study
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that severe periodontitis is associated with an increased incidence of coronary heart disease, independent of established cardiovascular risk factors.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Caries arrest effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride compared to alternative restorative technique: randomized clinical trial
Original Scientific ArticlePublished:02 January 2021European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (2021)AbstractObjectiveThis RCT study assessed and compared the effect of a biannual application of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with alternative restorative technique (ART) on arresting caries in primary dentition.MethodsThe RCT was conducted over a period of 12 months and included 79 healthy children (237 primary teeth), aged 3 –8 years, selected from the University Pediatric Dentistry outpatient clinics, with at least one primary asymptomatic tooth with active dentinal occlusal/labial lesions. Childr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Does the ultrasonic activation of sealer hinder the root canal retreatment?
Original ArticlePublished:03 January 2021Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)AbstractObjectivesTo evaluate if the ultrasonic activation of sealer hinders the root canal retreatment.Materials and methodsThirty mandibular premolars were prepared using the ProTaper Universal system (Dentsply) until the instrument F3 (0.30/0.09). The canals were distributed into 2 groups (n =  15), according to the filling technique: NUact group - sealer without ultrasonic activation + gutta-percha cones and Uact group - sealer with ultrasonic activation + gutta-percha cones. The canals were re-instrumented with Largo burs, f...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of different endodontic sealers on bond strength of fiber posts to weakened roots after resin restoration
Original ArticlePublished:03 January 2021Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)AbstractObjectivesTo assess the influence of different sealers used in root canal filling, in terms of bond strength (BS) to dentin, after restoration of weakened roots using resin composite (RC) and fiber posts.Material and methodsRoots of 39 maxillary incisors were used. After root canal preparation, root dentin was flared to produce a space between fiber post and root canal walls. The root canals were randomly distributed into three groups (n = 13), according to the sealer used: Endofill, AH Plus, and Acroseal. After removing the filling ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Postoperative pain in endodontic retreatment of one visit versus multiple visits: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionWithin the limitations of study, the one and multiple visit can be considered adequate, because both present a similar occurrence of PP, except for mild pain. However, due to the low number of studies, further well conducted and standardized RCTs are needed to reassess these results.Clinical relevanceBoth therapies of endodontic retreatment can be considered in clinical practice. Therefore, the endodontist must consider the patient ’s individual characteristics and experience to consider the best treatment approach.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NUS researchers develop foldable tent for safe dental care during the pandemic
National University of SingaporeScience Business AnnouncementIMAGE: The Dental Droplet and Aerosol Reducing Tent (Dental DART) was developed by NUS researchers (from left) Professor Freddy Boey, Mr Sudarshan Anantharaman, Associate Professor Vinicius Rosa and their team.viewmore Credit: National University of SingaporeDental treatments are performed at close proximity to the mouths and noses of the patients, and the procedures are often related to the generation of aerosols as well as handling of oral fluids and blood. This puts dentists at a high risk of exposure to COVID-19, and other critical infectious diseas...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Erosive tooth wear, presence of parafunctional habits and tooth injuries-occurrence in a group of children and adolescents exposed to domestic violence
CONCLUSION: The occurrence of parafunctional habits, erosive tooth wear and tooth injuries may be an indicator of domestic violence and a component of maltreated child syndrome.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The clinical implications of platelet-rich fibrin on periodontal regeneration: A systematic review
ConclusionsAdditional studies are needed to compare the clinical outcomes of various PRF application procedures and establish standardized protocols for treating periodontal disease with PRF.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of screw access channel on the fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained implant-supported posterior crowns
ConclusionsThe presence of an occlusal screw access channel did not affect the short-term fracture rate of lithium disilicate cement-retained single implant –supported posterior crowns. The amount of axial cantilever, occlusal ceramic thickness, and location of the screw access channel on the occlusal surface of the restoration have no effect on its fracture rate.View full text  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of a milled digital implant surgical guide: An in vitro study
ConclusionsThe mean deviation of the surgical guide prepared by using the virtual planning software and 5-axis CNC milling procedure in this study was 0.16 ±0.06 mm in the center of the sleeve top. Thus, the guide had acceptable precision.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is ridge preservation effective in the extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth? A randomized controlled trial
J Clin Periodontol.2020 Dec 14. doi: 10.1111/jcpe.13412. Online ahead of print. Abstract Objective: To verify whether ridge preservation is effective in the reduction of dimensional loss and in bone formation compared to spontaneous healing in extraction sockets of periodontally compromised teeth. Methods: Twenty-six subjects requiring tooth extraction for stage III/IV periodontitis were randomly assigned to one of two interventions: alveolar ridge preservation using collagenated bovine bone mineral and a resorbable collagen membrane (test, RP) or spontaneous healing (control, SH). Six months later, postoperat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontitis, erectile dysfunction, reproductive hormones and semen quality: A systematic review
ConclusionThe results of this systematic review revealed a significant association between periodontitis and ED, although the responsible mechanisms remain unclear. The potential associations between sex hormone levels, semen quality and periodontitis are yet to be demonstrated. In order to improve patient management, dentists and physicians need to be aware of the association between male sexual health problems and periodontitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Combined effects of soft drinks and nicotine on Streptococcus mutans metabolic activity and biofilm formation
In conclusion, smokers should consider sugar-free caffeinated versions to minimize the chance of developing dental caries dut to the reduction of biofilm formation.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Risk factors for abutment and implant fracture after loading
Conclusion: The risk of fracture is increased in males, especially those with a mandibular angle of less than 120 ° on panoramic radiographs, and those with a non-splinted superstructure.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 19, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fatigue fracture resistance of titanium and chairside CAD-CAM zirconia implant abutments supporting zirconia crowns: An in vitro comparative and finite element analysis study
ConclusionsChairside CAD-CAM zirconia abutments with a titanium base supporting zirconia crowns had higher fatigue fracture resistance compared with that of titanium abutments.Support provided in part by the grant from the Oral Reconstruction FoundationRef. 4155875. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentistry during COVID-19: Engineering analysis offers guidelines to reduce exposure
 ANN ARBOR —The close proximities and confined spaces of the dental office environment in a pandemic pose a host of potential health risks, and it may be even more problematic in dental schools and other large dental offices with similar cubicle set-ups.  It's a situation University of Michigan engineers have sought to make safer by analyzing the transport of aerosols within the clinics at U-M School of Dentistry. In its role educating dental students, the school has clinics where up to 40 patients can be treated at the same time.  Sensing equipment often used to analyze auto emissions helped...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Voco Introduces Provicol QM Aesthetic Translucent Zinc Oxide, Non-Eugenol Temporary Cement with Calcium Hydroxide
Introducing Provicol QM Aesthetic, a zinc oxide-based transparent non-eugenol temporary cement that secures provisional crowns and bridges without affecting the overlying color of the restoration.This zinc oxide-based formula promotes anti-bacterial properties as well as an ideal adhesion and strength with a semi-elastic consistency that allows for easy clean up. Distinct from resin-based temporary cements, zinc-oxide cements do not permanently bond to composite core build-ups, therefore simplifying the removal of temporaries..The new and innovative glass matrix with polyhedral particles allows for a translucency only achi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Introducing FULL CONTACT ™ Cosmedent’s New Sectional Matrix Bands
 Cosmedent ’s new FULL CONTACT™ sectional matrix bands have a multitude of advantages for the clinician: they are ultrathin and easy to place, pre-contoured for complete contact and resilient, holding their shape once placed. These new matrix bands can wedge from both buccal and lingual sides ensuring a complete gingival seal. They can also be used with any ring system or alone. FULL CONTACT sectional matrix bands are available in both adult and pediatric sizes.For more information, call our customer care representatives at 800-621-6729 or visit us online at cosmeden...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Extraction with an electric motor-driven handpiece may still cause subcutaneous emphysema - A case report
This article reported a case of SE around the paraorbital and submandibular regions through extractions of teeth 28 and 38. This 20-year-old man came to the emergency room at night with the major complaint of pain and discomfort during swallowing. Sudden swelling at his left face during extractions of teeth 28 and 38 three hours ago was mentioned. The original surgeon who performed the odontectomy was aware of the SE after removing the surgical drape and specific post-operation instructions were given as follows: immediate hospital care may be needed if the patient encountered difficulties in swallowing or any worsen compl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

IDS 2021: VDDI and Koelnmesse postpone the International Dental Show from March until autumn 2021
 #idscologne IDS 2021: VDDI and Koelnmesse postpone the International Dental Show from March until autumn 2021 Decision to give exhibitors and visitors more planning security With a view to the unchanged challenges the Corona pandemic is raising in Germany and the anticipated continuation of the extensive restriction of personal contacts by the Government, States and municipalities at the beginning of the new year, the VDDI board, the Gesellschaft zur F örderung der Dental-Industrie mbH (GFDI) (the commercial enterprise of the VDDI) and Koelnmesse have decided to postpone IDS - the International De...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regenerative Endodontic Procedures, Disinfectants and Outcomes: A Systematic Review
 Prim Dent J. 2020 Dec;9(4):65-84. doi: 10.1177/2050168420963302.AbstractAims: This systematic review aims to identify and synthesise available evidence to determine the clinical and radiographic outcomes of REP involving any disinfection irrigant together with a non-antibiotic intracanal medicament.Methods: Experimental and observational studies evaluating the outcomes of REP in immature non-vital permanent teeth in 6-16 year olds, where the protocol used any type of disinfectant irrigant together with a non-antibiotic intracanal medicament (non-setting calcium hydroxide) were included. Data was n...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Relationship between risk markers for cardiovascular disease and peri-implant diseases
ConclusionHigh levels of triglyceride and uric acid may pose a risk for both peri-implant diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Prior to dental implant surgery, patients ’ serum biochemical parameters should be checked. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formlabs Launches Permanent Crown Resin, Further Digitizing Restorative Dentistry
  Formlabs introduces Permanent Crown Resin, a cutting edge, lower cost alternative to chairside milling, and Soft Tissue Starter Pack to empower dentists to provide a better patient experience.Somerville, MA - December 8, 2020 ​ – F​ ormlabs​, a leading 3D printing company, today announced the expansion of its dental material offerings with the launch of ​Permanent Crown Resin​ and ​Soft Tissue Starter Pack​. The introduction of these new materials empowers dental offices and labs to further digitize resto rative dentistry and offer patients 3D printed long-term restorations such as fillings,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical evaluation of the fit of lithium disilicate crowns fabricated with three different CAD-CAM systems
ConclusionsThe lithium disilicate crowns of all groups showed clinically acceptable fit. No significant differences were found among the groups in terms of periodontal conditions after 6 months.Supported by Industrial Strategic Technology Development Program (10062635, New hybrid milling machine with a resolution of less than 10 μm development, using open CAD-CAM S/W integrated platforms for one-day prosthetic treatment of 3D smart medical care system) funded By the Ministry of Trade, Industry& Energy (MOTIE, Korea).J.-J.A and E.-B.B. contributed equally to this work (co-first author). (Sour...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of 4% articaine in mandibular third-molar extraction: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
 J Am Dent Assoc. 2020 Dec;151(12):912-923.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2020.08.016.AbstractBackground: The authors aimed to assess whether 4% articaine is a safe and effective local anesthetic (LA) for mandibular third-molar extractions.Types of studies reviewed: The authors searched MEDLINE (PubMed), Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Web of Science databases to identify randomized clinical trials that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Risk of bias was evaluated using the Cochrane risk-of-bias assessment tool. The authors performed a meta-analysis of safety and efficacy variables comparing 4% articaine ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital assessment of gingiva morphological changes and related factors after initial periodontal therapy
Conclusion: Intraoral scanning can be recommended as a method of evaluating morphological changes in gingiva. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Current status and perspective of CAD/CAM-produced resin composite crowns: a review of clinical effectiveness
 Review ArticleAuthor links open overlay panelShokoMiuraMasanoriFujisawaShow moreShareCitehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdsr.2020.10.002Get rights and contentUnder a Creative Commons licenseopen accessAbstractThe purpose of the present review was to survey the available literature on computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM)-produced resin composite materials to provide clinicians with a current overview of the key components necessary for daily clinical use. An electronic search was conducted in the PubMed database. Peer-reviewed articles in English language on the use of resin composites in CAD/C...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Use of platelet-rich fibrin versus connective tissue graft in treatment of gingival recessions: Literature review
Conclusion: Both techniques are effective in the treatment of Miller's class I and II gingival recessions. Although the CTG technique may provide better results in KTW and GT, PRF avoids a donor site, which means a major decrease in postoperative discomfort. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentists from RUDN University found a reason for early deterioration of dental implants
RUDN UNIVERSITYResearch News    SHARE PRINT  E-MAILIMAGE: A TEAM OF DENTISTS FROM RUDN UNIVERSITY CONFIRMED THAT A CHANGE IN THE DOMINANT SIDE OF CHEWING IS A REASON FOR THE EARLY DETERIORATION OF DENTAL IMPLANTS. SUCH A CHANGE... view more CREDIT: RUDN UNIVERSITYA team of dentists from RUDN University confirmed that a change in the dominant side of chewing is a reason for the early deterioration of dental implants. Such a change makes it more difficult for a patient to get accustomed to an implant and can lead to bone tissue abnormalities. The discovery can help denti...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentistry Today Names Dr. Paul Feuerstein Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Paul Feuerstein will succeed Dr. Damon Adams, who is retiring at the end of December.FAIRFIELD, NJ—Dentistry Today, the nation ’s leading clinical news magazine for dentists, proudly announces the appointment of Paul Feuerstein, DMD, as Editor-in-Chief. He will succeed Damon Adams, DDS, who is retiring December 31.“It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the Editor-in-Chief ofDentistry Today since 2008. I often said that the best part of my work here at the publication wasnotthe editing, but rather the blessings in life that come from serving and working with others, ” Adams said.“D...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Inhalation Sedation During the COVID-19 Outbreak: An Expert Opinion
Isr Med Assoc J.2020 Oct;22(10):533-535. Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen that causes coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19), is thought to be transmitted via droplets and aerosols, and was detected in saliva of infected individuals. These droplets from the upper airway may infect the inhalation sedation mask and tubing. The authors determined the adequate measures needed to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 by nitrous-oxide (N2O) system during inhalation sedation in dentistry and provided evidence on mask and tubing sterilization. Additional measures to protect patie...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging for the Assessment of Periodontal Disease
Current Oral Health Reports (2020)Cite this articleMetrics detailsAbstractPurpose of ReviewCone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging has become a significant imaging modality in periodontology, and its applications to dentoalveolar disease and conditions are frequently updated. This review highlighted some of the current evidence of the use of CBCT scans for imaging the most common conditions related to periodontal diseases.Recent FindingsCBCT imaging should not be the first choice for the routine assessment of vertical or horizontal bone loss, and its use should be preferable for cases where clinical informat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

PowerLooking: Strengthening the Dental Eye, A Guide to Assessing Esthetic Smiles.
 Join Cosmedent ’s Center for Esthetic Excellence on December 3-4 when Dr Arthur Volker presents a live hands-on virtual course, “PowerLooking: Strengthening the Dental Eye, A Guide to Assessing Esthetic Smiles. ” This introductory level course will provide attendees with the foundation necessary to use direct composite resin in their daily practice. This two-day course will be from 9:00am (CST) to 1:00 pm followed by a one-on-one session with Dr. Volker. Each attendee will also receive a private recordin g of the lecture that will be available for 3 weeks to review and practice w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-House Aligners Now Possible with CS Model+ Update from Carestream Dental
 By Carestream Dental | November 16, 2020ATLANTA —The latest version of CS Model+ v5, with its advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI), now helps practices meet patient demands and respond to industry trends with the ability to design affordable clear aligners right in the office.In addition to empowering clinicians to offer chairside aligners when it ’s most convenient to both the clinician and the patient, this update makes CS Model+ v5 even more intuitive with the addition of new features such as “degree of difficulty” case ranking; automatically generated interme...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 19, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Publishes Essential Whitepaper - “Teledentistry:
Post-COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient and Evidence-Based Care Metuchen, NJ – November 16, 2020 – MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, recently published a highly relevant whitepaper entitled, “Teledentistry: Post-COVID-19 Use for Safe, Efficient and Evidence-Based Care. ” Written by CDC Consultant and infectious disease expert, Margaret Scarlett, DMD, the paper presents teledentistry as a viable, problem-based solution for&nbs...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of tip insertion depth and irradiation parameters on the efficacy of cleaning calcium hydroxide from simulated lateral canals using Er:YAG laser- or ultrasonic-activated irrigation
This study aimed to compare the efficacy of removing calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] paste from lateral canals using LAI or ultrasonic-activated irrigation (UAI), and to examine the effect of tip insertion depth and laser irradiation parameters on cleaning efficacy.Materials and methodsRadiopaque Ca(OH)2 paste (Calcipex II) was injected into lateral canals 6  mm from the root apex in 192 J-shaped simulated root canal models. LAI (Erwin AdvErl; 30 or 70 mJ; 10 or 20 pulses per second; laser tip R200T or R600T) and UAI (ENAC SE10; output setting: 3) were performed 3 times for 20 s. The laser tip was placed at 8–0...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Differences in treatment outcomes of definitive fixed implant-supported restorations with or without an interim restoration: A systematic review
ConclusionsThe systematic review has found insufficient evidence to support or refute the practice of providing an interim restoration before delivering an implant-supported prosthesis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Going Virtual at Yankee Dental Congress ® 2021
SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. —November 11, 2020—Yankee Dental Congress ® 2021 will be an entirely digital experience held from January 28  – 30, 2021. Yankee, which is New England’s largest dental meeting, is presented by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS). At Yankee Virtual, continuing education and networking opportunities will be available at attendees ’ fingertips, at their own pace.This year ’s Yankee theme, Changing the Game, represents how attendees will be exposed to new ideas, products, technologies, and connections to help all dental professionals contin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The association between traumatic dental and brain injuries in American children
 CitationAzadani EN, Townsend J, Peng J, Wheeler K, Xiang H. Dent. Traumatol. 2020; ePub(ePub): ePub.AbstractBACKGROUND/AIM: It is crucial that dentists who treat traumatic dental injuries rule out concomitant brain injuries. Despite anatomic proximity, controversy exists regarding association between facial trauma and head injury. The aim of this study was to examine the association between dento-alveolar trauma (DAT) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) using a national dataset of emergency department (ED) visits. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) data, one of the Healt...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FDA Issues Recommendations for Certain High-Risk Groups Regarding Mercury-Containing Dental Amalgam
 For Immediate Release:September 24, 2020Statement From:Director - CDRH Offices: Office of the Center DirectorDr. Jeffrey E. Shuren MD, JDPart of our role in protecting patients is to regularly evaluate, monitor and update scientific evidence on the risks from medical devices —including issues related to the materials used in devices, such as metals. In the case of implanted and inserted medical devices, where materials may be in contact with the body for extended periods of time, we evaluate safety issues involved with, among other things, the body’s long-term expos ure to certain materials, taking into a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why Now is the Time to Explore Cloud-Based Practice Software
 Earn Interactive CEU by attending this FREE Webinar " Why Now is the Time to Explore Cloud-Based Practice Software " !Presented By: Cellerant's Dr. John Flucke and Dr. Jason Streeter Reserve your seat now!https://bit.ly/2TETKQo (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Health Education Foundation Goes Over and Above to Drive Systemic Health
 Helping patients help themselves stay their healthiest SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions, the nation's leading provider of virtual insurance and patient billing services for dental offices, proudly launches its new Dental Health Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization on a mission to spread awareness of the importance of dental cleanings. This year COVID-19 has helped bring to the attention of the public the devastating impact of inflammation on the body. Specifically, that increased systemic inflammation – which can be caused by oral inflammation ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is the therapeutic effect of occlusal stabilization appliances more than just placebo effect in the management of painful temporomandibular disorders? A network meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials
ConclusionsThis network meta-analysis showed no significant difference in reported pain intensity at follow-ups between the treatment of painful TMDs with stabilization appliances or nonoccluding appliances (active placebo). However, a significant difference in participants reporting treatment satisfaction with reduced pain, and a significantly lower number needed to treat in favor of stabilization appliances were found. Patient-reported treatment satisfaction probably included more domains than just pain intensity, such as improvements in physical functioning and psychosocial factors, and deserves further investigation. T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Simply Implants Institute ™ and Carestream Dental™ Create Premier Strategic Partnership
GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Implants Institute ™ and Carestream Dental™ have entered into a long term premier strategic relationship to offer full mouth dentistry CE courses in conjunction with Carestream's ™ award-winning digital dental radiography equipment, software and services.Simply Implants InstituteCarestream Dental Simply Implants Institute ™ is a boutique post graduate dental learning institution dedicated to hands-on full mouth dentistry from implants, occlusions, restorative to laser hygiene with LIVE patients. We also provide case prese...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Combination of Non-Surgical Endodontic and Vital Pulp Therapy for Management of Mature Permanent Mandibular Molar Teeth with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis and Apical Periodontitis
ConclusionThe combination of NSET and VPT is a viable biologically based minimally invasive treatment option for multi-rooted mandibular teeth with SIP and AP.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

' Orthosnap Ships One Millionth Aligner, Now Partnered with More Than 500 Dental Providers
Dental Professionals Providing Patients with Superior Aligners and Individualized Guidance at a Competitive Price Point NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Orthosnap, the provider of dental aligner systems that are doctor guided and free of striations, announced today that it has shipped its one millionth aligner. Now partnered with more than 500 dental practices across the United States, Orthosnap is working closely with doctors providing treatment to patients with mild to severe malocclusions. The Orthosnap aligner system is based on an impression produced physical model and a patented pin mo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

#B-SAFE4business Village - Koelnmesse shows how it's done
 To view this email as a web page, go here.o .'!The Village illustrates the protective measures that are being implemented for our upcoming trade events taking place in Cologne: from paperless ticketing and directing visitor flow via eGuard app, to new concepts for stand construction and catering. We look forward to reviving the industry together with you! Watch our video on the #B-SAFE4business Village!Overview of Safety MeasuresRecommendations for Stand ConstructionVISIT SAFEOverview of the hygiene regulations being implemented throughout the entire exhibition ground...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Estimating COVID-19 prevalence and infection control practices among US dentists
Conclusions: COVID-19 prevalence and testing positivity rates were low among practicing US dentists. This indicates that the current infection control recommendations may be sufficient to prevent infection in dental settings. Practical implications: Dentists have enhanced their infection control practices in response to COVID-19 and may benefit from greater availability of personal protective equipment.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Structur CAD CAD/CAM Composite for Long-term Temporary Crown & Bridges
Introducing Structur CAD, VOCO ’s strong and esthetic composite CAD/CAM blocks and discs that enable practitioners to mill temporary crown and bridges quickly and reliably. Ideal for both short- and long-term temporary restorations for up to three years. Structur CAD has outstanding edge stability after milling. Polishing is quick and easy,and its fluorescence is similar to that of natural teeth, making for a natural-looking and toothlike esthetic restoration. CAD/CAM-produced temporary restorations are precise, easy to reproduce, repaira...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news