Improved single visit management of old infected iatrogenic root perforations using Biodentine ®
ConclusionsIn single visit treatments, Biodentine seems to provide a biocompatible and effective seal in acidic environment, in accidental root perforations, even if the treatment is performed by an inexperienced operator and regardless of the location, the size and the time of occurrence of the perforation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Anesthetic efficacy of mental/incisive nerve block compared to inferior alveolar nerve block using 4% articaine in mandibular premolars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial
Clinical Oral Investigations pp 1 –7 |Cite asOriginal ArticleFirst Online:07 June 2018AbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study was to compare the onset, success rate, injection pain, and post-injection pain of mental/incisive nerve block (MINB) with that of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) using 4% articaine in mandibular premolars with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. The accuracy of electrical pulp test (EPT) in determining pulpal anesthesia was also examined.Materials and methodsThe study was designed as a randomized clinical trial with two study arms —MINB and IANB. Injections were performed using a st...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Fluoride Increase in Saliva and Dental Biofilm due to a Meal Prepared with Fluoridated Water or Salt: A Crossover Clinical Study
Caries Res 2019;53:41 –48https://doi.org/10.1159/000489132AbstractKnowledge about fluoride delivery to oral fluids from foods cooked with fluoridated water and salt is scarce, and no study has evaluated fluoride concentrations in saliva or biofilm during meal consumption. In this randomized double-blind crossover study, 12 volunteers ingested meals (rice, beans, meat, and legumes) prepared with nonfluoridated water and salt (control group), fluoridated water (0.70 mg F/L; water group), and fluoridated salt (183.7 mg F/kg; salt group). Whole saliva was collected before meal ingestion, during mastication, and up to 2 h...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The efficacy of orthodontic treatments for anterior crowding with Invisalign compared with fixed appliances using the Peer Assessment Rating Index
Conclusion: More than 90% of the subjects treated with Invisalign achieved a significant improvement, as shown by the PAR scores. A need for additional aligners was reported for 37% of the patients. Fixed bonded retainers seem to be a good option in preventing tooth relapse after Invisalign and fixed conventional treatments. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of inactive occlusal caries lesions: 4-5-year results
ConclusionThe vast majority of lesions (85 –90%) identified as inactive enamel caries at baseline did not progress over 4–5 years. Despite this fact, it was possible to detect an increased risk for caries progression in caries-inactive occlusal sites compared with the sound ones.Clinical relevanceConsidering the low progression rates, inactive caries lesions do not need a specific caries-controlling treatment and should be monitored longitudinally in the same manner as sound surfaces. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canal transportation caused by one single-file and two multiple-file rotary systems: A comparative study using cone-beam computed tomography
ConclusionNo significant difference exists among different rotary systems in the amount of canal transportation caused in the middle and apical third of the mesio-buccal canal in mandibular first molars. Although all rotary files caused some degrees of canal transportation, the rotary single-file instrument caused significantly greater canal transportation than the multiple-file sequences in the coronal third. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3M Expands Shade Portfolio of Esthetic Fluorescent Zirconia
St. Paul, MN – (June 8, 2018)– Over the years, dental zirconia has developed into one of the most popular esthetic restorative solutions: highly translucent, pre-shaded and – in the case of 3M™ Lava™ Esthetic Fluorescent Full-Contour Zirconia – now available with built-in, tooth-like fluorescence. In June 2018, the portfolio of this innovative material is expanding to include Lava Esthetic zirconia in all 17 shades – all 16 VITA® classical shades and one bleach shade.Full-contour zirconia is trending in the esthetic zone, making it essential for dental labs to offer highly...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ribbon cutting ceremony officially opens new Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte
The innovative, centrally-located facility offers dental professionals a broad range of opportunities to learn through unique trainings, seminars, certifications and hands-on experiences.CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 1, 2018)–Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art training facility, the Dentsply Sirona Academy, Charlotte (DSAC), with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018.Set to loud applause from enthusiastic attendees, Dentsply Sirona CEO Don Casey cut the ceremonial ribbon and welcomed guests to tour the ultra-modern space located at 1332...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Donates its TeleDent ™ All-in-One Teledentistry Platform to the Little City Community for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
Metuchen, NJ – May 31st, 2018 –MouthWatch, LLC aleader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools and intraoral imaging devices, recently donated its TeleDent ™ all-in-one teledentistry platform as part of a pilot program to expand the access to oral care for the rapidly growing resident population at Little City, an organization providing services for individuals diagnosed with developmental and intellectual disabilities.Little City has been serving individuals with disabilities on its 56-acre campus located in Palatine, Illinois, since 1959. In June of 2016, Little City Found...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Registration Open for 2018 Global Oral Health Summit, User-Centered Educational Program Takes Center Stage
ATLANTA —Along with open registration for its 2018 Global Oral Health Summit, Carestream Dental is pleased to announce a unique educational program that was designed with the guidance of real practice management software users. The results are an event that ’s made for oral health professionals by oral health professionals.“User-centered design and the voice of the customer drives the development process at Carestream Dental, and these concepts carried over to the decision-making process surrounding the speakers, session formats and courses offered at the Summit,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ten ‐year follow‐up of dental implants used for immediate loading in the edentulous mandible: A prospective clinical study
ConclusionImmediate loading of 5 fluoride ‐modified dental implants with a fixed prosthetic rehabilitation is a predictable and reliable treatment in the edentulous mandible, based on a 100% implant survival and limited peri‐implant bone loss. Implants used for immediate loading in the edentu lous mandible who are showing early bone loss may be at higher risk to develop peri‐implantitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Various Laser Wavelengths on Temperature Changes During Periimplantitis Treatment: An in vitro Study
This study aimed to investigate and compare temperature change during implantdecontamination with different laser types (carbon dioxide [Co2]/diode/neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet [Nd:YAG]/erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet [Er:YAG]/antimicrobial photodynamic therapy [aPDT]).Material and Methods: Sixty implants were inserted into a bone block cut from a sheep's mandible. A 3 × 8 mm vertical lesion was made at the buccal of each implant. The bone block was placed into a 37°C water bath to simulate thein vivo oral condition. A K-type thermocouple was placed in contact with the implant to register tem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 31, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Decision Making for Management of Periimplant Diseases
Conclusion: Management of periimplant diseases can include lasers, mechanical instrumentation, chemical detoxification, and antimicrobial agents for nonsurgical approaches. On the other hand, removal of failing implants, resective surgery, guided bone regeneration, and soft-tissue grafting are presented as valid options for the surgical treatment ofperiimplantitis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Septodont helps prevent tooth decay with sealant donation to america ’s toothfairy
A young patient is prepped to receive an application of Septodont ’s Toothfairy Pit& Fissure Sealant at one of America ’s ToothFairy’s Dental Resource Partner clinics(Charlotte, NC – May 23, 2018) Tooth decay is the most common chronic untreated disease among children in the U.S., but thanks to a generous product contribution from Septodont, thousands of children will receive preventive sealants to protect their smiles from the devastating consequences of tooth decay. Over $75,000 in Toothfairy ™ Pit& Fissure Sealants were donated by Septodont to America ’s ToothFairy: National C...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Adhesive/silane application effects on bond strength durability to a lithium disilicate ceramic
ConclusionsRegardless of the presence of silane in the composition of SBU, previous silane application is still recommended prior to cementation of Lithium Disilicate. Clinical SignificanceThe application of silane as a separate step is recommended prior to cementation of Lithium Disilicate reinforced glass ‐ceramic, independent of the presence of silane within the universal adhesive solution. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Biodegradation of resin –dentin interfaces is dependent on the restorative material, mode of adhesion, esterase or MMP inhibition
   Publication HistoryPublished online:May 19, 2018Accepted:May 8, 2018 Received in revised form:April 2, 2018 Received:August 22, 2017 AbstractObjectiveTo measure the effect of simulated human salivary esterases (SHSE) and metalloproteinases (MMP) inhibition on the integrity of restoration –tooth interfaces made from traditional or polyacid-modified resin composites bonded to human dentin by either total-etch or self-etch adhesives.MethodsResin –dentin specimens, made from traditional (Z250) or polyacid-modified (Dyract-eXtra) composites were bonded to human dentin using total-etc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparative Evaluation of Penetration Ability of Three Pit and Fissure Sealants and Their Relationship with Fissure Patterns
Conclusion: U- type fissure pattern was more common than other fissure patterns and showed significantly higher penetrability of different type of sealants evaluated in the present study. GIC based sealant, due to significantly higher penetration depth than unfilled and filled sealants used in the present study, can be preferred over filled or unfilled resin sealants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 23, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Lab Introduces SW 18...
More indications, more functions – inLab SW 18.0 enhances CAD/CAM workflow in dental technologyDentsply Sirona Lab, the newly created business unit, has launched inLab SW 18.0 as of April 2018. This new software has optimized the functional scope and handling of the CAD and CAM software for an even wider range of applications and more efficient production procedures in the dental laboratory.All inLab software application modules benefit from the innovations.Bensheim/Salzburg, 16 May 2018. The success of a CAD/CAM workflow in the dental laboratory is essentially a software question. The software should cover a wide sp...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 22, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Unveils SICAT Endo 3D Software at CDA Meeting in Anaheim...
Faster, safer, and more efficient endodontic treatment with SICAT EndoDentsply Sirona is introducing another integrated solution to the dental market ‒ the new SICAT Endo 3D software for improved planning and workflow in endodontic treatment. SICAT Endo also enables you to order special surgical guides for guided endodontic treatment. Advantages of the software: enhanced diagnostics, improved certainty in planning, and optimized accuracy of tre atment through the use of surgical guides.Charlotte, NC (May 17, 2018)– SICAT Endo is the first and only fully integrated and complete 3D solution for the diagnosis and plan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 21, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Parkell ’s NEW Absolute Dentin™ LV i
Parkell ’s NEW Absolute Dentin™ LV is a nano-filled, dual- cure core composite material conveniently packaged in a hand-dispensed 5ml syringe. The low -shrinkage filler provides impressive compressive, tensile and flexural strengths for strong, durable composite cores. The manufacturing of Absolute Dentin LV involves a process that is void of any BisPhenol A (BP-A). Absolute Dentin LV cuts similar to dentin resisting bur ditching. The material ensures excellent adaptation to irregularly-shaped tooth structures and post/core preparations. Absolute Dentin LV ’s dual-cure capability ensures complet...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Expands its Popular Feather Lite™ Family of Polishers
New Shapes Added to the Dialite® LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing SystemsSAVANNAH, GA (May 15, 2018)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to expand upon its popular Feather Lite™ family of polishers by adding all new shapes to its Dialite®LD (Lithium Disilicate) and Dialite®ZR (Zirconia) Polishing Systems.These new shapes are the latest addition to both the Dialite LD and Dialite ZR intra-oral and extra-oral polishing lines. These all-inclusive polishing solutions expand the line to provide even more options when addin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Gc america supports initiative to improve oral health among children in chicago and beyond
(Charlotte, NC, May 8, 2018) In Chicago 63% of third graders have cavities and more than half go untreated. Thanks to a collaboration between GC America and America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Health Foundation (NCOHF), caregivers will be provided with the basic tools for home oral care and education. GC America’s $100,000 philanthropic investment as Title Sponsor for the 2018 Chicago Smiles Initiative will help support operational expenses an d efforts to overcome significant barriers faced by under-served families in Chicago and surrounding areas with an emphasis on the education of grandparents,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cosmedent announces a NEW class taught by Dr. Dipesh Parmar, “Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations”.
 Dr. Dipesh Parmer is making an impact in the world of dentistry. He has been presenting sold out lectures at some of the major dental meetings in the US and Europe. His incredible eye for composite artistry has won him numerous prizes in the UK in Restorative, Prosthetic, Conservative and Aesthetic Dentistry. On September 14-15, Dr. Parmer is presenting “Excellence in Direct Anterior Restorations” at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago. Call now to reserve your spot at800-837-2321or visit us online atwww.CeeChicago.com. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ss white supports nonprofit dental clinics with product donation to america ’s toothfairy
(Charlotte, NC – May 1, 2018) Hundreds of thousands of children from low-income families would lack access to dental care if not for the services they receive at non-profit dental clinics. Thanks to a generous product donation from SS White made to America ’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) those clinics will be better equipped to meet the needs of children across the nation.Over $52,000 in donated carbide burs were distributed to eleven members of the America ’s ToothFairy Dental Resource Program, a national network of non-profit clinics providing essential oral healt...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentistry ’s Social Media Expert Rita Zamora Launching New Book During CDA Anaheim
While Supplies Last, Free Autographed Copies of “Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients: Making the Most of Social Media” Will Be Available in the CareCredit Booth on Thursday May 17th from 12:30 PM – 1:00 PMBoulder, CO – May 1, 2018 – Rita Zamora, a social media marketing thought leader known for helping dentists and specialists shine online, will be introducing her new social media marketing book for dentists at CareCredit booth # 704 during the California Dental Association Meeting in Anaheim.Entitled “Get Found, Get Liked, Get Patients: Making the Most of Social Media” this ea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 8, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona announces upcoming opening of new North American training facility
Ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled May 24thwill celebrate debut of the multi-purpose Dentsply Sirona Academy – CharlotteCHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 27, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that it will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 24, 2018 to celebrate the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art training facility, Dentsply Sirona Academy – Charlotte (DSAC).Located at 13320 Ballantyne Corporate Place in Charlotte, the DSAC will function as a multi-purpose training facility, showcasing the most advanced and proven dental product solutions in a clinical ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Importance of Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry
ConclusionHuman history has taught us that the right and meaningful technology is always adopted by the community. We can be certain that AI will change dentistry in a way we cannot even imagine today. Dentistry has always been at the forefront when it comes to implementing new technologies. Be it practice management software, digital radiographs or 3D printing – dentists have been early adopters. AI-powered products are a natural next evolution of dental technology and the promise will be realized very soon. We hope you liked the article. If you are a dentist, then please Sign Up as a Clinical Investigator...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Katy Perry To Perform at Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Global pop superstar, Katy Perry, will perform a live concert for Dentsply Sirona World event-goers on Friday evening, Sept. 14, during the annual event in Orlando, Florida. This Grammy-Award nominated artist is best known for her chart-topping hits, including " Roar, " " Teenage Dream " and " Firework. "Dentsply Sirona World is a three-day educational event in which thousands of imaginative and astute dentists and staff members gather to attend innovative breakout sessions, enjoy unparalleled entertainment and network with industry-leading clinicians and peers.General Admission registration t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2018 introduces Entertainment-Only registration
Due to high demand, Dentsply Sirona is now offering a special registration option for guests traveling with Dentsply Sirona attendees to the Ultimate Dental Meeting in OrlandoCHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 1, 2018) –Today, Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced global superstar Katy Perry as the musical entertainment at Dentsply Sirona World 2018, and with that, the introduction of a new registration option available to guests of Dentsply Sirona World attendees.The Entertainment-Only pass grants admission into all DSW 2018 entertainment events, including the private performances by musical artist Katy ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Secondary Caries in situ Models: A Systematic Review
Discussion: Studies conducted with palatal models showed caries progression rates 2 –5 times higher than the estimated clinical progression rates. Lesion progression per day could be a useful tool for future comparison of models and establishing a standardized model. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trends in annual dental visits among US dentate adults with and without self-reported diabetes and prediabetes, 2004-2014
ConclusionsDental visits and services were less frequent in people with diabetes and prediabetes. Racial and ethnic disparities in use of dental services persisted during the observed period.Practical ImplicationsAll patients, especially those with diabetes, are encouraged to visit a dentist at least annually. It is important for health care providers, such as primary care physicians and dental care and public health professionals, to make concerted efforts to promote oral health care in diabetes management. Improving access to dental services is vital to achieving this goal (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Opioid prescribing and risk mitigation implementation in the management of acute pain: Results from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
CONCLUSIONS:Most dentists reported infrequent PDMP use and counseling patients regarding risks, storage, and disposal of opioids. Higher frequency of opioid prescribing was associated with less consistent risk mitigation implementation.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:When opioid prescribing is indicated, risk of misuse and diversion may be mitigated by consistent PDMP use and provision of patient education. Dental education in this arena is needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Thermal cracks of implant-based zirconia four-unit restorations: A fractographic analysis of two restorations fractured during production
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 5 April 2018In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersClinical ReportAbstractTwo zirconia-based 4-unit restorations intended for the same patient fractured during the veneering process even though the prolonged cooling protocol recommended by the manufacturers was used. Fractographic analyses revealed that both restorations fractured as a result of thermal shock, but at different times during production. Further investigation is necessary to optimize the firing protocols for large zirconia-based restorations and avoid fracture due to thermal shock. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Most Comprehensive Course on Anterior Composite Bonding Is Now Available On-Demand.
Watch Dr. Mopper as you ’ve never seen him before in his first virtual course — “Catch the Composite Wave.” Dr. Mopper has been working with composites for 45 years and is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on composite and composite techniques. You will see why Dr. Mopper is passionate about comp osite, what this versatile material can do for you and how you can make composite both fun and profitable. This 5 part virtual course is packed full of useful tips and techniques from the biggest concepts to the smallest detail that you can apply immediately in your practice. After ta...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral health outshines relationship with friends in Delta Dental survey
Most Americans view oral health as important to their life and overall health in well-being national surveyOAK BROOK, Ill.,April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proper oral health is crucial to a healthy life, according to a recent national survey from Delta Dental. The results reveal that more adults say their oral health (85 percent) is important to their life than their diet or nutrition (71 percent), relationship with friends (71 percent), or weight (71 percent).Making a health connectionThe Delta Dental survey shows that most adults (85 percent) recognize their oral health is important to their overall health...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dr. Chris Salierno Joins Cellerant Consulting Group and Best of Class Panel
Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce that Dr. Chris Salierno has joined the company as the newest member of its esteemed Chief Development Officer (CDO) team. Dr. Salierno has also joined the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award panel of judges which is currently concluding deliberations for 2018 award winners that began in February at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.  “Chris is an important addition to the Cellerant CDO team,” said Dr. Lou Shuman CEO and founder of Cellerant Consulting Group. Chris joins fellow CDOs Marty Jablow DMD, Paul Feuerstein DMD, and John Flucke DDS. Chief Deve...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 8100SC 3D Wins 2018 Edison Award for Its Innovative Design
ATLANTA —The CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system by Carestream Dental has been awarded a bronze 2018 Edison Award in the category of Dental/Medical Digital Imaging by the internationally renowned Edison Awards ™. The distinguished award, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognizes innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.“It’s exciting to see companies like Carestream Dental continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” Frank Bonafilia, executive director, Edison Awards, said. “Edison Awards recognizes t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

To fill or not to fill: a qualitative cross-country study on dentists ’ decisions in managing non-cavitated proximal caries lesions
ConclusionsDecisions on managing non-cavitated proximal lesions were influenced by numerous factors, some of which could be targeted by interventions for implementing evidence-based management strategies in practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Intraoral scan bodies in implant dentistry: A systematic review
ConclusionsISBs are complex implant-positioning-transfer devices that play an essential role in the digital workflow and fabrication of accurately fitting implant-supported restorations. With scanner technology rapidly evolving and becoming more widespread, future studies are needed and should be directed toward all parts of the digital workflow when using ISBs. By understanding the basic components of ISBs and how they relate to digital scanning and CAD-CAM technology, more emphasis may be placed on their importance and usage in the digital workflow to ensure accurate transfer of implant position to the virtual and analog...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital evaluation of absolute marginal discrepancy: A comparison of ceramic crowns fabricated with conventional and digital techniques
ConclusionsThe digital quantitative evaluation method for the absolute marginal discrepancy of ceramic crowns was established. The evaluations determined that the absolute marginal discrepancies were within a clinically acceptable range. This method is acceptable for the digital evaluation of the accuracy of complete crowns. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS 3600 Intraoral Scanner Outperforms Other Scanners, Traditional Impression, in Finish Line Accuracy
ATLANTA —Since its launch in 2016, the accuracy of Carestream Dental ’s CS 3600 intraoral scanner has beenconsistently confirmed by international third-party scientific research. Now, the scanner has once again been recognized for its outstanding performance in finish line accuracy.“Finish Line Distinctness and Accuracy in 7 Intraoral Scanners versus Conventional Impression: An In-vitro Descriptive Comparison, ”* published in BMC Oral Health, aims to highlight differences, if any, in finish line distinctness and finish line accuracy among seven intraoral scanners and one traditional impression.The s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Superimposition of 3D digital models: A case report
ConclusionSuperimposition of digital models is useful to analyse tooth movement in the three planes of space, presenting advantages over the method of cephalogram superimposition. It seems feasible to superimpose digital models in the lower arch in patients without growth by using a coordinate system based on the palatal rugae and occlusion. The described method aims to advance the difficult procedure of superimposing digital models in the mandibular arch, but further research is nonetheless required in this field. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Presidental Historian and Pulitzer Prize-winner Author Doris Kearns Goodwin to deliver keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018
Expect to be moved and motivated as the critically-acclaimed author delivers her lively and entertaining perspective to DSW18 attendeesCHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 9, 2018)–Dentsply Sirona, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will present the keynote address at Dentsply Sirona World 2018 on Friday morning, Sept. 14.Goodwin is the author of six critically acclaimed and New York Times best-selling books, including her most recent,The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journal...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comedian Jim Gaffigan set to perform at Dentsply Sirona World
One of the country ’s most popular and widespread appealing comedians, Gaffigan will perform in an intimate entertainment experience for DSW18 attendees on opening night of the 3-day educational festival CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 6, 2018) –Dentsply Sirona Inc., The Dental Solutions CompanyTM, announced today that three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will perform a private standup act for Dentsply Sirona World attendees in Orlando, Florida on Thursday evening, Sept. 13.Known around the world for his unique brand of humor, rev...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Guided Endodontic Access in Maxillary Molars Using Cone-beam Computed Tomography and Computer-aided Design/Computer-aided Manufacturing System: A Case Report
Journal Of EndodonticsPublished online:March 20, 2018AbstractThe aim of this study was to describe a guided endodontic technique that facilitates access to root canals of molars presenting with pulp calcifications. A 61-year-old woman presented to our service with pain in the upper left molar region. The second and third left molars showed signs of apical periodontitis confirmed by the cone-beam computed tomographic (CBCT) scans brought to us by the patient at the initial appointment. Conventional endodontic treatment was discontinued given the difficulty in locating the root canals. Intraoral scanning and the CBCT scans w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Consumer-driven and commercialised practice in dentistry: an ethical and professional problem?
Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy pp 1 –7AbstractThe rise and persistence of a commercial model of healthcare and the potential shift towards the commodification of dental services, provided to consumers, should provoke thought about the nature and purpose of dentistry and whether this paradigm is cause for concern. Within this article, whether dentistry is a commodity and the legitimacy of dentistry as a business is explored and assessed. Dentistry is perceived to be a commodity, dependent upon the context of how services are to be provided and the interpretation of the patient –professional relationship. C...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Henry Schein and Internet Brands Form Joint Venture To Deliver Integrated Technology To Enhance Dental Practice Management
New global company - called Henry Schein One - combines Dentrix, Dentrix Ascend, Exan, Easy Dental, Demandforce, Sesame Communications and other market-leading dental brands  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, and Internet Brands,a leading provider of web presence and online marketing software, announced today the creation of a joint venture designed to deliver integrated dental technology to help the profession improve practice managemen...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is the Use of Dexamethasone Effective in Controlling Pain Associated with Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis? A Systematic Review
This study was registered in the PROSPERO database (CRD42017058704), and Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement recommendations were followed. MEDLINE, Scopus, ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Latin American Caribbean Health Sciences Literature, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar databases were used in our research. No restrictions were applied to dates or language of publication. All records identified electronically were organized and evaluated by 2 independent authors, and, in case of doubt, a third author made the decision. The Cochrane Collaboration tool was used. The data were an...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Study of Oral Moisturizers Concludes that OraCoat ® XyliMelts® Contain One of the Safest pH Levels of any US OTC Dry Mouth Product
The objective of the study was to measure pH levels, titratable acidity, and erosive effect of commercially distributed dry mouth lozenges and adhering discs on teeth, mainly the dentin which is exposed at the gumline. Each product was crushed into five grams of powder and dissolved in 10 mL of water. Acidity was measured with a calibrated pH meter. Titratable acidity was measured by adding sodium hydroxide until the solution reached neutrality. Erosion of tooth structure was measured by placing human teeth in the solution and measuring loss of mass.In order of danger, the most dangerously acidic dry mouth lozenges and adh...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zest Dental Solutions Update: Cem EZ - A DPS Best Product!
Zest Dental Solutions is excited to announce Cem EZ is now aDental Product ShopperBest Product! In January a group of clinicians evaluated Cem EZ for Dental Product Shopper (DPS), giving it an overall rating of4.5 out of 5 -- one of the highest ratings in the cement category! A 2-page article was published in their March issue about Cem EZ and the evaluation, and is attached to this email. Please take a moment to read through it. The evaluation is also posted on Cem EZ ’s DPS product page athttp://www.dentalproductshopper.com/cem-ezHere ’s what some of the clinicians had to say about Cem EZ:“Very good cem...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news