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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Narrow implants (2.75 and 3.25 mm diameter) supporting a fixed splinted prostheses in posterior regions of mandible: one-year results from a prospective cohort study
ConclusionsWithin the limits of this study, preliminary short-term data (1 year post-loading) suggested that narrow-diameter implants (2.75 to 3.25 mm) can be successfully used as a minimally invasive alternative to horizontal bone augmentation in the posterior mandible. However, larger and longer follow-ups of 5 years or more are needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Multiple external cervical root resorptions after home whitening treatment: a case report
First published:8 September 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/adj.12540 View/save citationAbstractInvasive multiple cervical root resorptions after vital tooth bleaching is a rare condition. The aim of this article is to present a case of multiple external cervical root resorptions (ECRR) after a misguided home whitening treatment. A 34 year old male patient presented with slight sensitivity and mobility in several teeth. Despite the manufacturer's recommendations, the patient used a 22% carbamide peroxide-based tooth bleaching gel at home for 4 days consecutively, at night, on the upper and lower arches. Clinic...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

It ’s almost here- the greatly anticipated Dentsply Sirona World commences tomorrow!
Thousands of eager attendees are arriving in Las Vegas for the sold-out Ultimate Dental Meeting beginning Thursday, Sept. 14CHARLOTTE, NC (Sept. 13, 2017) –Dentsply Sirona World is the second annual Ultimate Dental Meeting and the first to be hosted in Las Vegas. Dubbed an educational festival, this is one of the largest events in dentistry and attracts the leading minds in the industry.“As we welcome a record-number of attendees, the excitement is palpable among them and our Dentsply Sirona team,” said Group Senior Vice President of the U.S. Commercial Organization Michael Augins. “Our organization...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bacteremic capacity of a minimally invasive flapless accelerated orthodontic technique
Journal of the World Federation of OrthodontistsVolume 6, Issue 3, September 2017, Pages 105 –108AbstractObjectiveThe aim of present prospective cohort study was to investigate prevalence of bacteremia after a minimally invasive flapless accelerated orthodontic technique.Material and MethodsThe sample consisted of 30 orthodontic patients (18 female, 12 male; mean age: 19.57 ± 0.5 years). All patients had Class I malocclusion and had fixed orthodontic appliance treatment. The flapless technique was performed with a reinforced scalpel on the labial aspect of the mandibular incisors to separate the interprox...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA Launches New E-Commerce Experience: Shop.BrasselerUSA.com
SAVANNAH, GA (September 7, 2017)– Brasseler USA, a leading provider of dental instrumentation, launched today a new e-commerce experience: Shop.BrasselerUSA.com. The all new, mobile-friendly Shop.BrasselerUSA.com introduces a completely refreshed shopping experience with enhanced search features, expanded product information, an d an easy-to-navigate interface.“Brasseler USA ’s new e-commerce platform further embodies the Company’s ‘By Your Side’ commitment by satisfying the constantly evolving needs of dental professionals and their desire to access our wide range of dental instrumentat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream is Aquired
BREAKING NEWS:Clayton, Dubilier& Rice and CareCapital Advisors Limited (part of Hillhouse Capital Management), completed the previously announced acquisition of Carestream Dental, the dental digital business of Carestream Health, on Sept. 1, 2017. The carve-out transaction establishes Carestream Dental as an independent global company, wholly owned by CD&R and Hillhouse/CareCapital funds. Carestream Dental is a leading provider of dental digital product lines and services, including imaging equipment, CAD/CAM systems and practice management software that enables oral healthcare providers around the world to advance...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Taub Products Announces Reintroduction of Minute Stains
Jersey City, NJ: August 31, 2017- TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental laboratory and restorative products, has announced the reintroduction of Minute Stains, ultrathin acrylic liquids in a variety of colors that allow natural characterization of milled PMMA provisionals, temporaries, composite teeth, and denture teeth. By mixing and layering colors, Minute Stains give an unlimited variation of color options to perfectly match the surrounding teeth.Each application of stain air-dries in 15 seconds, saving patient chair time.“It is important for patients to be happy with their provisional smile, whil...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Association between chronic periodontitis and the risk of Alzheimer ’s disease: a retrospective, population-based, matched-cohort study
Alzheimer's Research& Therapy20179:56https://doi.org/10.1186/s13195-017-0282-6© The Author(s). 2017Received:24 April 2017Accepted:27 June 2017Published:8 August 2017AbstractBackgroundAlthough recent short-term cross-sectional studies have revealed that chronic periodontitis (CP) may be a risk factor for increased cognitive impairment in patients with Alzheimer ’s disease (AD), systematic reviews and long-term longitudinal studies have provided less clear evidence regarding the relationship between CP and AD. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective cohort study using th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2017 is SOLD OUT- but registration for 2018 is open!
 This year ’s event in Las Vegas is sold out, but registration is available for Dentsply Sirona World 2018 in OrlandoCHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 31, 2017) – If you missed the chance to attend this year ’s Ultimate Dental Meeting in Las Vegas, register now for Dentsply Sirona World 2018 in Orlando, Florida, so as not to make the same mistake twice!Dentsply Sirona World is heading back to the Sunshine State for next year ’s event. Hosted at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort from Sept. 13-15 in the heart of Orlando, this educational festival will yet again offer the crème de la crème of clini...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CS Airway Module Aids in Airway Analysis
Launching Aug. 24, 2017, at CDA North is the CS Airway module, Carestream Dental ’s latest enhancement for CS 3D Imaging software. This advanced tool aids general practitioners and orthodontists in quickly analyzing the airway in 3D for clearer visualization, faster analysis and enhanced communication with patients.The CS Airway module gives doctors a color-coded 3D view of the pharyngeal region to help them visualize constrictions in airway passages. Doctors can customize the color scale with their preferred threshold to suit their individual needs. Color coding is also valuable in patient education. Colored 3D rend...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis: A Literature Review
Conclusion: Although there is low prevalence of NUG, its importance should not be underestimated as one of the most severe responses to the oral biofilm. Risk factors must be investigated and addressed. Treatment should consist of gentle superficial debridement, oral hygiene instruction and prescription of mouthwash and antibiotics in severe cases. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Retention Rate of Four Different Sealant Materials after Four Years
Conclusions: Resin sealants had the highest and glass-carbomer sealants the lowest retention rate after 4 years. Application of heat to high-viscosity glass-ionomer ART sealants did not result in a significantly higher sealant retention rate. Use of the modified categorisation for determining sealant retention is advocated. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces Expanded Handpiece Repair Service
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Impression evaluation and laboratory use for single-unit crowns: Findings from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network.
CONCLUSIONS:Although dentists were largely consistent in their evaluation of impressions (> 85%), nonclinical factors were associated with whether an impression was accepted or rejected. Lower crown remake rates were associated with more experienced clinicians, optical impressions, and not using dual-arch trays.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:These results provide a snapshot of clinical care considerations among a diverse group of dentists. Clinicians can compare their own remake rates and impression evaluation techniques with those in this sample when developing best practice protocols. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Has Your Office Got Its Social Media Up and Running?
Have you wanted to get your office up and running with Facebook or Twitter but just can't seem to get started? That is a common problem in many offices and my friend Rachel Mele has the perfect solution!Rachel has a  new book out to help There are a full years worth of social media posts to make the job easy. The posts are funny, educational and informative. Anyone can get there dental social media account up and running daily with a minimal effort. The book is available onAmazon.Now the best part, 100% of the proceeds from book sales go to Oral Cancer Cause, a non-profit which improves the quality of life for or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Come Join Me and A Host of Others in Sioux Falls SD For Some Great CE!
Looking for a great CE Experience? This will be a very informative small group event. This is not a commercial driven event. No Sponsors! Hotels are low cost and easy access from around the midwest!Register HereThe following workshops will be presentedThu, November 16, 2017 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM CSTThere is a 2 Day Surgical Implant Class on mini and conventional implants, November 17-18 that you may also be interested in?Learn MoreWorkshops: Each workshop is $300 and being held on Thursday prior to the live surgical course. You do not have to be signed up for the live surgical course to attend workshops. 1)(Blue S...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A novel non-surgical method for mild peri-implantitis- a multicenter consecutive case series
International Journal of Implant Dentistry20173:38https://doi.org/10.1186/s40729-017-0098-y© The Author(s). 2017Received:8 April 2017Accepted:13 July 2017Published:3 August 2017AbstractAimThe aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect on peri-implant mucosal inflammation from the use of a novel instrument made of chitosan in the non-surgical treatment of mild peri-implantitis across several clinical centers.Materials and methodsIn this 6-month multicenter prospective consecutive case series performed in six different periodontal specialist clinics, 63 implants in 63 pat...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Kulzer acquires exclusive rights to market ReLeafTM and LinguaGuardTM products
South Bend, IN/08.14.2017.Kulzer announced today that it has acquired the rights to become the exclusive marketer of Innovative Dental Technologies ’ ReLeaf and LinguaGuard product lines. The products will be sold through Kulzer’s current network of dental distributors.ReLeaf is an innovative HVE System that connects easily to existing dental vacuum systems and provides easy, efficient, and comfortable hands-free dental suction during dental procedures. It allows patients to move their head and even communicate without affecting suction. Importantly, ReLeaf caters to a wide range of patients by fitting in a wid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Blast into your day with the Out of This World Fun Run at Dentsply Sirona World
 The countdown is on for some intergalactic fun at the Ultimate Dental Meeting 2017!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 9, 2017) – Dentsply Sirona continues the popular tradition of hosting a fun run at the annual event for Dentsply Sirona World attendees. This intergalactic space race takes off on the morning of Saturday, Sept.16, at 7 a.m.Per tradition, attendees are encouraged to arrive decked out in their favorite intergalactic gear and free their inner alien. Participants will meet at the bridge in front of the Venetian hotel, and the run will begin on Las Vegas Blvd. Runners will make their way down the Strip for 1...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile Announces Inaugural NuSmile Summit
CE event designed to take pediatric dentistry to “the next level” in a beautiful settingHOUSTON, TEXAS, August 8, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that the first-ever NuSmile Summit will be held January 19-20, 2018 in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The event’s format allows attendees to create their own schedule by choosing the specific courses tha t best meet their individual needs. Attendees will receive up to 16 continuing education credits from courses offered by several of the world’s most respected experts in all facets of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do You Want A Copy of George Washington's False Teeth?
DescriptionWhile George Washington did have dental troubles for much of his life, the story that his false teeth were made of wood is false. George Washington had dentures made of many materials, including human teeth. In the 18th century, it was common practice for dentists to purchase teeth from poor people for use in dentures or tooth transplants. 1784, Washington purchased nine teeth for 122 shillings, which is less than a third of the payment advertised to poor white Americans. They were likely enslaved people living at Mount Vernon.3D scanned with a NextEngine Desktop 3D scanner in the archaeology laboratory at Georg...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Biomechanical behavior of titanium and zirconia frameworks for implant-supported full-arch fixed dental prosthesis
First published:2 August 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/cid.12525 View/save citationCited by (CrossRef):0 articles Check for updatesAbstractBackgroundThe biomechanical behavior of implant-supported titanium and zirconia full-arch fixed dental prosthesis (FAFDP) frameworks require further investigation.PurposeStrains transferred by implant-supported titanium (Ti) and zirconia (Zr) FAFDP frameworks were analyzed.Materials and MethodsMaxillary 14-unit FAFDPs supported by 6 implants and 12-unit FAFDPs supported by 4 implants were tested. One-piece frameworks were fabricated by computer-aided design/computer-aide...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of periodontal evaluation by cone-beam computed tomography, and clinical and intraoral radiographic examinations
The objective of this study was to compare and correlate periodontal assessments among CBCT, clinical attachment loss (CAL) measurement, and periapical (PA)/bitewing (BW) radiography.MethodsEighty patients (28 males, 52 females; age range, 19 –84 years) from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston were evaluated retrospectively. Measurements were taken on the central incisors, canines, and first molars of the right maxilla and left mandible. CAL was extracted from periodontal charts. The radiographic distance from the cementum –enamel junction (CEJ) to the alveolar crest was measured for too...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2017 selling out fast
Come and join me at this years SiroWorld! MJSign up now to reserve your spot at the Ultimate Dental Meeting before it ’s too late!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 8, 2017) – Only a limited number of registrations remain for Dentsply Sirona World in Las Vegas. With tracks including Business and Practice Management, CEREC ®, Imaging, Restorative, Endodontic, Orthodontic and more, this educational festival is designed to provide the highest caliber of education to all dental practitioners, including General Practitioners and specialists.Kicking off on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 16, at The ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news