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A Novel Evidence-Based Periodontal Prognosis Model
ConclusionsPLMs must be considered when determining the prognosis of a tooth with periodontal disease. The model proposed in this report is based on the best available evidence for factors affecting tooth survival and has been designed to be as simple and objective as possible to facilitate its adoption in clinical practice. It will be retrospectively and prospectively validated to determine its ability to accurately predict the course of disease. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Erbium Laser Technology vs Traditional Drilling for Caries Removal: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAvailable online 18 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractObjectiveThe study aimed to assess the efficacy of erbium laser technology compared with traditional drilling for caries removal.MethodsA systematic search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane databases, CNKI till December 2016. Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, or controlled clinical trials with data comparing the efficacy of erbium laser technology versus traditional drilling for caries removal were included.ResultsFourteen studies were selected in...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CAD/CAM-fabricated ceramic implant-supported single crowns made from lithium disilicate: Final results of a 5-year prospective cohort study
First published:13 June 2017Full publication historyDOI:10.1111/cid.12508 View/save citationAbstractBackgroundAll-ceramic bilayer systems suffer from technique-sensitivity, resulting in increased technical complication rates. This might be overcome by monolithic reconstructions, facilitating digital workflows.PurposeTo evaluate the clinical and patient-reported outcome of CAD/CAM-fabricated implant-supported single crowns (ISCs) made of lithium disilicate (LS2) cemented on ceramic implants 5 years after implant installation.Materials and methodsTwenty-four patients were included in the study. All participants received...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 2 June 2017AbstractStatement of problemAdvances have been made in digital dentistry for the fabrication of dental prostheses, but evidence regarding the efficacy of digital techniques for the fabrication of intracoronal restorations is lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the dimensional accuracy of intracoronal restorations fabricated with digital and conventional techniques.Material and methodsA sound mandibular molar tooth received a standard onlay preparation, and onlays were fabricated with 1 of 3 fabrication techniques. In group CC, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics on post-operative endodontic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis
The objective of this review was to evaluate the efficacy of non-narcotic analgesics including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and/or paracetamol in the treatment of post-operative endodontic pain. Additionally, we aimed to examine the possible association of study covariates on the pain scores using meta-regression analysis. An electronic search was performed in 2016. After data extraction and quality assessment of the included studies (n = 27, representing 2188 patients), meta-analysis was performed using a random-effect inverse variance method. Meta-regression analysis was conducted to examine t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Canadian Dentists Turn to Financial Practice Management CE, Patient Financing and Promotion on Social Media as Dental Practice Consolidation Continues
Toronto, ON – June 6, 2017 – The fundamental shift in the make-up of the Canadian dental practice detected in previous reports is continuing, according to results from the DIAC (Dental Industry Association of Canada) Twenty-First Annual Future of Dentistry Survey. All of the following points may reflect on the impact of the current economic situation on the dental practice in Canada: There are now more dentists per practice on average, with a record 13% of practices with five or more dentists. This was 3.4% in 2016 and an average of 6.3% the last 14 years. There are now more operatories per prac...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 16, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of dimensional accuracy of conventionally and digitally manufactured intracoronal restorations
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this in vitro study, the conventional method yielded more accuracy than the 3D printing method, and no differences were found between the methods which used the 3D printer (groups CP and IP). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study
ConclusionsSignificant differences in trueness were found among different IOS; for each scanner, the trueness was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. Conversely, the IOS did not significantly differ in precision; for CS3600 ®, Omnicam® and TrueDefinition®, the precision was higher in the PEM than in the FEM. These findings may have important clinical implications. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Response of carious enamel to TiF4 varnish treatment under diverse cariogenic activities in situ
Journal of DentistryAvailable online 1 June 2017In Press, Accepted Manuscript—Note to usersAbstractOBJECTIVETo compare the effect of TiF4 and NaF varnishes on pre-demineralized bovine enamel under different cariogenic activitiesin situ.METHODSTwenty subjects participated of thisin situ study with 3 crossover phases (14 days each), in which they wore palatal appliances containing demineralized bovine enamel samples (8 samples/appliance for phase) treated with TiF4, NaF (all with 2.45% F) or placebo varnish. The samples were subjected to different cariogenic conditions (1. absence of biofilm accumulation and sucro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antibiotic treatment to prevent post-extraction complications: a monocentric, randomized clinical trial. Preliminary outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS:Post-extractive complications observed in each group have been mild and fast to resolve. The antibiotic administration showed a decrease in pain suffered by patients but a higher incidence of gastro-intestinal side effects, such as abdominal distension and diarrhea, which seemed to be relieved by the concomitant use of the probiotic. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of Compressive Strength and Sorption/Solubility of Four Luting Cements
Journal of Dental BioMaterialsVol 4, No 2 (2017)AbstractAbstract:Statement of Problem:Compressive strength (CS) and sorption/solubility of the luting cements are two associated factors. Searching a correlation between sorption/solubility and compressive strength of various luting cements is required.Objectives: To measure the water sorption/solubility, and compressive strength of three resin-based and one conventional glass ionomer (CGI) luting cement after 1 and 24 h of immersion in distilled water and to determine if there is any correlation between those properties found.Materials and Methods: Four luting cements were i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

3M Expands its Prevention Portfolio with New Varnish
 ST. PAUL, Minn. – (June 1, 2017) –3M, a leader in fluoride varnishes, has launched a new fast-releasing fluoride varnish in new flavors and a unit dose tray, to give clinicians another option for their patient ’s needs. 3M ’s new varnish complements 3M™ Vanish™ 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish, which has been the number one fluoride varnish on the market for ten years. 3M Vanish White Varnish is formulated to remain on teeth longer for more effective protection; with extended fluoride release, added tri-cal cium phosphate and a durable coating.  Although longer fluor...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

365 Days of Social Media Posts for Dentistry
From my friend Rachel Mele her new book 365 Days of Social Posts for Dentistry is now available for preorder. Books purchased before June 12th will be signed.Click here to purchase (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Minimally-invasive dental anesthesia: Patients' preferences and analysis of the willingness-to-pay index
ConclusionsComputer-controlled systems for local anesthesia represent a relevant tool for reducing patients'discomfort during dental treatment. The WTP index helps to quantify its relevance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 6, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of a tooth/tongue gel and mouthwash regimen on morning oral malodour
ConclusionA significant overnight effect on morning oral malodour was observed for most of the parameters in favour of the test group. At day 21, the effect of prolonged use was significant for H2S and the Halimeter® readings, although not for the primary ORG outcome parameter. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Digital transillumination in caries detection versus radiographic and clinical methods: an in-vivo study.
CONCLUSIONS:The transillumination method showed a high concordance compared with traditional methods (clinical examination and bitewing radiographs). Caries detection reliability using the transillumination device images showed a high intraexaminer agreement. Transillumination showed to be a reliable method and as effective as traditional methods in caries detection. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Alternative methods to visual and radiographic examinations for approximal caries detection.
J Oral Sci. 2017 May 19. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.16-0595. [Epub ahead of print]AbstractA shift in caries prevalence from occlusal surfaces to approximal surfaces has been demonstrated by epidemiological studies. Two recent meta-analyses evaluated the performance of visual examination and radiography for carious lesion detection, and reported low sensitivity but high specificity for early approximal caries detection. This suggests that the conventional methods have a higher risk of failing to detect approximal lesions. Consequently, in caries susceptible populations, there is a risk of progression of non-cavitated lesions to i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of Tooth Storage Media on Periodontal Ligament Preservation
ConclusionAdequate thickness of PDL was maintained in the egg white group. Whereas, the milk group showed disturbance in the PDL, which may lead to ankylosis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In Vitro Evaluation of Manual Torque Values Applied to Implant-Abutment Complex by Different Clinicians and Abutment Screw Loosening.
Biomed Res Int. 2017;2017:7376261. doi: 10.1155/2017/7376261. Epub 2017 Apr 3.AbstractPreload is applied to screws manually or using a torque wrench in dental implant systems, and the preload applied must be appropriate for the purpose. The aim of this study was to assess screw loosening and bending/torsional moments applied by clinicians of various specialties following application of manual tightening torque to combinations of implants and abutments. Ten-millimeter implants of 3.7 and 4.1  mm diameters and standard or solid abutments were used. Each group contained five implant-abutment combinations. The control a...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of coping thickness and background type on the masking ability of a zirconia ceramic
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 5 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractStatement of problemThe masking ability of zirconia ceramics as copings is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of coping thickness and background type on the masking ability of a zirconia ceramic and to determine zirconia coping thickness cut offs for masking the backgrounds investigated.Material and methodsThirty zirconia disks in 3 thickness groups of 0.4, 0.6, and 0.8 mm were placed on 9 backgrounds to measure CIELab color attributes using a spectrophotometer. T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of access-hole filling materials for screw retained implant prostheses: 12-month in vivo study
ConclusionsBased on intra- and extra-oral evaluations with the limitation, both CR and M4M combined with a ceramic primer are indicated as promising materials to fill the access-hole. Further long-term investigation is necessary to confirm this finding. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OraCoat ® XyliGel® Assists Brace Wearers in Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene
Non-Acidic Soothing Gel Reduces New Plaque Buildup in Patients with BracesBellevue, WA (May 23, 2017) –OraCoat®XyliGel® helps reduce plaque and new cavities in brace wearers experiencing food and plaque buildup. The soothing gel acts as a buffer to neutralize harmful acids and works synergistically with a regular cleaning regimen to help preserve good oral hygiene while a patient wears braces.Brace patients often face the development of tooth decay as a result of food and plaque forming between their brackets and wires. Although brushing and flossing are recommended to combat this issue, food particles may co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tooth discoloration effects of calcium silicate based barrier materials used in revascularization and treatment with internal bleaching
Journal of Dental SciencesAvailable online 9 May 2017In Press, Corrected Proof—Note to usersAbstractBackground/purposeUsage of barrier materials is an important step in revascularization procedure. One of the undesired properties of these barrier materials is to cause coronal tooth discoloration. The aim of thisin vitro study was to evaluate the tooth discoloration induced by ProRoot MTA (PMTA), Biodentine, and MM-MTA, as well as the efficacy of internal bleaching on this discoloration.Materials and methodsForty-two maxillary incisor teeth were prepared. Triple antibiotic paste (TAP) was placed in the root canal...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of cement type and ceramic primer on retention of polymer-infiltrated ceramic crowns to a one-piece zirconia implant
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2017.02.002AbstractStatement of problemThe best procedure for cementing a restoration to zirconia implants has not yet been established.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to measure the retention of polymer-infiltrated ceramic crowns to zirconia 1-piece implants using a wide range of cements. The effect of ceramic primer treatment on the retention force was also recorded. The retention results were correlated with the shear bond strength of the cement to zirconia and the indirect tensile strength of the cements to better understand the retention mechanism.Material an...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

StellaLife Launches First Products
StellaLife ®, an innovator in biotechnology products, announced the launch of a new line of products for oral pain management, accelerated healing, and long-term oral healthcare. The patent-pending VEGA® Oral Care system is formulated to improve dental postsurgical recovery and optimize oral systemic he alth. It is the first line of products launched by StellaLife. The VEGA Oral Care system consists of three natural products: a gel, a rinse, and a recovery kit that contains a spray in addition to the gel and rinse. The VEGA products accelerate healing and reduce pain, swelling, and bruising. They also contain ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cetylite ® Launches New Cool Mint Flavor of Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel
Pennsauken, NJ (May 15, 2017) — Cetylite® Inc. recently designed a new flavor of one of its flagship products, Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel. Cetacaine will now feature a Cool Mint flavored gel, which will be available by mid-June. Indicated for anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes (except the eyes), Cetacaine is pr imarily used to control pain and ease discomfort at the application site.Cetacaine comes available in three forms; liquid, spray, and gel. The liquid form is applied subgingivally into periodontal pockets, where the viscous drops are easily dispensed using the soft-tipped syringe. The spr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

WannaCry Ransomware attacks
As you know, last Friday's WannaCry Ransomware attacks was the largest cyber attack to date. In a day it: Infected over 300,000 computersOver 150 countries were impactedAll indications are that the IT gentleman in England saved North America from being hit much worse.Today's reports indicate that the attackers have a new variant that works around what slowed the worm in EnglandGet a third party assessment of your office data security and the vulnerabilities! DDS Rescueis providing such an assessment that is sponsored by our dealers so it is no-charge to the doctor. Click the link above to find out more.Here ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

World Summit Tour 2017 — a brand new scientific experience within implant dentistry
San Diego, May2017—In 2017, Dentsply Sirona Implants welcomed dental professionals from all over the world to the World Summit Tour, the scientific congress on implant dentistry.The combination of renowned international and regional speakers and a highly multifaceted program arrived in San Diego, the second stop of the four-city tour, following Tokyo, welcoming over 1,000 delegates and 45 speakers and moderators. “It was an honor to welcome everyone to San Diego for this meeting filled with inspiration, science and learning,” says John Voskuil, VP and General Manager, Dentsply Sirona Implants, North ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene KOL Patti DiGangi, RDH Publishes the ROMA* Manual on Dentistry
Part of the DentalCodeology Series, the New Book is a Light Hearted,Yet Deadly Serious Look at the Dental ProfessionAddison, IL – May 09, 2017 – Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, took a totally different approach when writing the latest book in her DentalCodeology Series.She and co-author Dr. Benson Baty took a humorous approach in examining some of the observations, insights and urban legends associated with patient communications, dental team interactions and clinical practice.“You can’t make this stuff up,” says DiGangi. “I think everyone who has worke...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Expands the ImplantPro® Family with New Titanium Scalers and Curettes
ImplantPro®Titanium Scalers and Curettes Providean Ideal Balance of Safety and EfficiencySAVANNAH, GA (May 4, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to announce an expansion of its popular ImplantPro® family of products with new ImplantPro®Titanium Scalers and Curettes. The thin, durable tips and ergonomic design of ImplantPro Titanium Scalers and Curettes safely yet effectively remove calculus and biofilm around implants, both supra- and sub- gingivally as well as interproximally, ensuring gentle debridement.  ImplantPro Titanium Scalers and Cur...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Properties of NeoMTA Plus and MTA Plus cements for endodontics
 Accepted manuscript online:28 April 2017DOI:10.1111/iej.12787 AbstractAimTo test a novel calcium silicate cement mixed with a water-based gel (NoeMTA Plus) with regards to chemical-physical properties and apatite forming ability.MethodologyNeoMTA Plus (Avalon Biomed Inc. Bradenton, FL, USA; lot. 2014090301), and a commercial MTA-based material with similar properties (MTA Plus, Prevest Denpro Limited, Jammu, India; lot. 41001) were tested for ion-releasing ability, initial and final setting times, radiopacity, open and impervious porosity and apparent porosity, water sorption, weight loss, solubility, ability to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supporting the full implant treatment process - from planning to final restoration with solutions from Dentsply Sirona Implants
May 2017—With the comprehensive Dentsply Sirona Implants solutions portfolio, dental professionals can rest assured that they have the support they need for the full implant treatment process to restore function, esthetics and confidence to their patients.The implant treatment process contains many steps —from imaging and diagnosis, treatment planning and implant surgery to abutment selection, restorative solutions and patient follow-up. Dentsply Sirona Implants presents several new solutions to their already extensive portfolio to delegates at their second World Summit Tour stop in San Diego .“Whether th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Anatomic landmarks and availability of bone for placement of orthodontic mini-implants for normal and short maxillary body lengths
ConclusionsAlmost equivalent average bone depth at the third rugae in patients with normal and short maxillary body lengths suggests that this site can be used for 8-mm long obliquely inserted orthodontic mini-implants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Osseointegration of standard and mini dental implants: a histomorphometric comparison
ConclusionsBased on these results, it is concluded that osseointegration of MDIs is similar to that of standard implants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mechanical and degradation properties of advanced platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF), concentrated growth factors (CGF), and platelet-poor plasma-derived fibrin (PPTF)
ConclusionsAlthough the centrifugal conditions are different, A-PRF and CGF are prepared by essentially identical mechanisms. Therefore, it is conceivable that both membranes have similar mechanical and chemical properties. Only PPTF, which was prepared by a different mechanism, was characterized as mechanically weaker and enzymatically more degradable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mechanisms underlying methamphetamine-related dental disease.
CONCLUSIONS:Mode of intake and frequency of meth use have a minimal impact on dental health outcomes. Behaviors, such as sugary beverage consumption and poor oral hygiene, better explain dental health outcomes.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Having a better understanding of the causal mechanisms of " meth mouth " sets the stage for clinicians to provide more personalized interventions and management of dental disease in people who use meth. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DEXIS ™ DEXcam™ 4 HD Intra-oral Camera
DEXIS announces its next generation intra-oral camera, DEXcam 4 HD. This camera ’s high-definition, true-to-color photos can play a vital part of the dental professional’s diagnosis, educational, and treatment acceptance goals. These images can be easily shared, along with X-rays and CariVu™ images, with partnering doctors so that patients can gain the most benefit fr om multifaceted treatment. Dental professionals can use DEXcam 4 HD images to keep a clear history of improvement or decline of the patient’s oral health over time and can document clinical findings for treatment in pre-determination c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antagonist wear of monolithic zirconia crowns after 2 years
ConclusionsBased on the limitations of this study, it can be concluded for the monolithic zirconia material LAVA Plus that the measured wear rates are in consensus with other in vivo studies on ceramic restorations. Further, that no significant difference was found between natural enamel antagonists and ceramic restorations as antagonists. The monolithic zirconia restorations do not seem to be affected by wear within the first 2 years.Clinical relevanceThe monolithic zirconia crowns (LAVA Plus) show acceptable antagonist wear rates after 2 years in situ, regardless of natural enamel or ceramics as antagonist mate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison between published clinical success of direct resin composite restorations in vital posterior teeth in 1995 –2005 and 2006–2016 periods
In this study, clinical studies published on the performance of posterior composite restorations were included except those of less than a 24-month assessment period. Results of non-vital, anterior or primary teeth and cervical single-surface restorations were also excluded. Records about composite type, number of final recall restorations, failure/survival rate, assessment period and failure reasons were analysed for each decade. Overall survival/failure rates for studies in 1995 –2005 were 89.41%/10.59% and for 2006–2016 were 86.87%/13.13%, respectively. In 1995–2005, the reasons for failure were second...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

VIP registration for Dentsply Sirona World closing May 1
Register now to reserve your spot as a VIP attendee at the Ultimate Dental Meeting before time runs out!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25, 2017) –VIP registration to Dentsply Sirona World: The Ultimate Dental Meeting closes on Monday, May 1, due to overwhelming demand, so hurry and register today! Space is extremely limited and VIP may sell out before May 1*.Kicking off on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 16, at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Dentsply Sirona World is the ultimate educational festival for dental professionals to gain comprehensive clinical and business content throughout ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trump ’s Trade War Will Make Your Dentist Visits Even Costlier
 Interesting how the trade agreements can effect your prosthetic costs. MJhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-21/your-imported-teeth-are-a-battlefield-as-trump-takes-on-trade (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Grammy-Award winning band Imagine Dragons to deliver stellar performance at Dentsply Sirona World 2017
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment on gingival crevicular fluid levels of transforming growth factor-beta 1, tissue plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 in smoking and non-smoking chronic periodontitis patients: A split-mouth, randomized control study
This study aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) on smoking and non-smoking patients with chronic periodontitis.Material and MethodsThe study was conducted using a split-mouth design with 30 patients with chronic periodontitis (15 smokers, 15 non-smokers) and 30 healthy individuals matched for age, sex and smoking status as controls. Groups were constituted as follows: Cp+SRP+Sham: non-smokers with chronic periodontitis treated with SRP; Cp+SRP+LLLT: non-smokers with chronic periodontitis treated with SRP+LLLT; SCp+SRP+Sham: smokers with chronic p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotics and oral health: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:The literature reviewed suggests probiotics usage could be beneficial for the maintenance of oral health, due to its ability to decrease the colony forming units (CFU) counts of the oral pathogens. However, randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods are needed to confirm their efficacy in reducing the prevalence/incidence of oral infectious diseases. Furthermore, the recognition of specific strains with probiotic activity for each infectious oral disease is required, in order to determine exact dose, treatment time and ideal vehicles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-Office Application of Fluoride Gel or Varnish: Cost-Effectiveness and Expected Value of Perfect Information Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:231-239https://doi.org/10.1159/000458729April 08, 2017  AbstractApplication of fluoride gel/varnish (FG/FV) reduces caries increments but generates costs. Avoiding restorative treatments by preventing caries might compensate for these costs. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of dentists applying FG/FV in office and the expected value of perfect information (EVPI). EVPI analyses estimate the economic value of having perfect knowledge, assisting research resource allocation. A mixed public-private-payer perspective in Germany was adopted. A population of 12-year-olds was followed over their life...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of different composite core materials on fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with FRC posts
ConclusionAmong the cores used in this study, the composite core with high filler content tended to enhance fracture thresholds of teeth restored with fiber posts more than others. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

External and internal resin infiltration of natural proximal subsurface caries lesions: A valuable enhancement of the internal tunnel restoration
Quintessence Int 48 (2017), No. 5 (18.04.2017)Page 357-368, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a37799, PubMed:28294198Objective: The aim of this ex-vivo study was to evaluate both the external and the internal penetration ability of a resin infiltrant into natural proximal and macroscopically intact white spot lesions, and to merge this approach with the internal tunnel preparation concept.Method and Materials: 20 premolars and 20 molars with proximal subsurface lesions (ICDAS, code 2) and respective radiographic lesion depths extending into the middle third of dentin (D2 lesions) were selected and divided into two groups. Treatme...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics announces the expansion of treatment indications for theMTM®(Minor Tooth Movement) Clear •Aligner. The clear aligner combines proven orthodontic techniques with advanced digital modeling to provide dental professionals with a streamlined solution for treating minor anterior misalignments.MTM®Clear •Aligneris uniquely engineered to deliver the space andforce needed to accomplish tooth movement. The technology utilizes aproprietary “open pathway” architecture that allows teeth to move easilyinto the desired positions. Unlike other clear aligners,MTM®Clear •A...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile Introduces LED Curing Light to Canada Low-heat, light-weight, ergonomic light is ideal for use with pediatric patients
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its LED Curing Light is now available in Canada.Made with light-weight durable cast aluminum housing, the NuSmile LED Curing Light delivers excellent performance and convenience at an affordable price. Its optimal wavelength of 440-465 nm effectively light cures all of the most common dental cements, composites, sealants and varnishes used in pediatric dentistry.The light provides two high-output settings (1,300 and1,800 mW/cm2), while generating much less heat than other lights. Its erg...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile NeoMTA ® Launches in Canada
Breakthrough material is the only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistryHOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada.NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies, direct and indirect pulp capping, and apexification, it is quickly wash- out resistant, non-staining and has excellent handling properties. NuSmile NeoMTA is also bioactive and non-toxic, delivering peace of mind t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news