Trends in dental visits among US adults from 1997 through 2019: Implications for policy reform
Conclusions: Relative to urban locales, rural communities experienced persistent disparities in the use of the oral health care delivery system throughout the 23 years measured. Strategies to create innovative models of care are needed to address oral health needs in underserved rural communities. Practical implications: Policy is needed to foster a shift toward population health that will incentivize a health care system that reduces financial barriers and enhances health outcomes for adult oral health, especially for rural areas. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of tooth color change after a bleaching process with different lasers
 M öbius, D., Braun, A.& Franzen, R. Evaluation of tooth color change after a bleaching process with different lasers.Odontology (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10266-023-00886-xAbstractThe aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate the efficiency of diode laser-activated bleaching systems for color change of teeth. 75 extracted teeth were studied in five different bleaching protocols. Group 1: diode laser 445 nm, 320  µm fiber, 0.5W, continuous wave mode,dose 53 J/cm2. Group 2: diode laser 970 nm, 320  µm fiber, 1W, continuous wave mode, dose 106.10 J/cm2. Group 3: diode lase...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 22, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A scoping review of dental practitioners ’ perspectives on perceived barriers and facilitators to preventive oral health care in general dental practice
ConclusionsThe review identified that the delivery of preventive activities did not focus solely on the patient and dental professional interaction as many previous studies have highlighted. The review found that multiple factors influence whether prevention is delivered to patients. The largest barrier and facilitator for the dental professionals identified in this review was the environmental context and resources. Further research is needed to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions that aim to promote preventive oral health care in primary care settings to understand whether they address the barriers ident...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 21, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Ozone and laser effects on dentin hypersensitivity treatment: a randomized clinical study
ConclusionLaser diode and gas ozone are both efficient as dentin sensitivity treatment. Ozone maintains an invariable effectiveness after 6 months. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2
 Reia, V.C.B., da Fonseca Orcina, B., Vilhena, F.V.et al. Antiviral Mechanism and Clinical Benefits of Mouthwash Active Against SARS-CoV-2.Curr Oral Health Rep (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40496-024-00368-1AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe aim to review the spectrum of biological mechanisms of mouthwashes shown to be active against SARS-CoV-2, evidence for efficacy in reduction of viral load, in vitro and in vivo, and the potential for clinical benefit in use of mouthwashes in the context of COVID-19.Recent FindingsNumerous studies have now been performed to establish the antiviral efficacy of specific mouthwash i...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The influence of oral cavity physiological parameters: temperature, pH, and swelling on the performance of denture adhesives - in vitro study
ConclusionsOur results suggest that the collective inter-play of the parameters pH, temperature and swelling ratio have an influence on the behavior of the denture adhesive. The results clearly highlight the need for developing a multi-parameter viscoelastic material model to understand the collective influence of physiological parameters on the performance of denture adhesives. Multi-parameter models can also potentially be utilized in numerically simulating denture adhesives using finite element simulations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of glazing and aging on the marginal, axial, axio-occlusal, and occlusal fit of 3-unit monolithic zirconia restorations fabricated using additive and subtractive techniques
ConclusionsThe LCM and SLA groups outperformed the other groups in terms of fit accuracy. The glazing and aging procedures altered the discrepancy values. The marginal discrepancy values of all groups were below the threshold of clinical acceptability (<120  µm). (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do we recognize oral cancer? Primary professional delay in diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma
ConclusionsOSCC patients seek care actively. Primary professional delay affects the care of every tenth OSCC patient.Clinical relevanceThe role of health care professionals is essential for early OSCC diagnosis, especially in urgent care. Clinicians ’ knowledge of the typical symptoms and findings of OSCC should be improved. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 14, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Efficacy of acupuncture and laser acupuncture in temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
ConclusionsIn conclusion, our systematic review demonstrate that the evidence for acupuncture as a symptomatic treatment of TMD is limited. Further rigorous studies are, however, required to establish beyond doubt whether acupuncture has therapeutic value for this indication. However high efficacy of Laser Acupuncture in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders was reported. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Automatic caries detection in bitewing radiographs —Part II: experimental comparison
ConclusionsThe automatic method consistently outperformed novices and performed as well as highly experienced dentists.Clinical significanceThe consensus in caries detection between experts is low. An automatic method based on deep learning can improve both the accuracy and repeatability of caries detection, providing a useful second opinion even for very experienced dentists. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) an alternative to plain radiography in assessments of dental disease? A study of method agreement in a medically compromised patient population
ConclusionsCBCT was an alternative to IO in diagnosing periapical lesions. Both modalities found the same healthy teeth in 93.8%. All modalities were performed equally regarding marginal bone level. In caries diagnosis, artifacts were the major cause of fallout for CBCT.Clinical relevanceIntraoral radiography is the first-hand choice for diagnosing dental disease. For some rare cases where intraoral imaging is not possible, a dedicated panoramic image and/or CBCT examination is an alternative. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Time efficiency and cost analysis between digital and conventional workflows for the fabrication of fixed dental prostheses: A systematic review
ConclusionsThe digital pathway can shorten the laboratory process. However, the duration of the impression or scan may vary depending on the technique used. Studies are needed to analyze the cost-effectiveness of the fabrication of tooth-supported restorations. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 8, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Learn Bud ’s simplified layering technique that produces reliable results in composite bonding.
  The Center for Esthetic Excellence (CEE) has scheduled a Free virtual lecture entitled  “The Three P ’s of Composite: Potential, Predictability and Profitability” presented by Dr. Buddy Mopper, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.CST, March 20, 2024 including an hour question and answer session following the presentation from 2:00 — 3:00. Dr. Mopper is a world-renowned pioneer of direct-resin bonding who has taught thousands of clinicians how to successfully incorporate direct resin bonding into their...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 7, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of implant reference on the scanning accuracy of complete arch implant scans captured by using a photogrammetry system
ConclusionsImplant reference impacted the accuracy of complete arch implant scans obtained by using the photogrammetry system tested. However, a trueness ±precision linear discrepancy of 6 ±3  µm and an angular discrepancy of 0.01 ±0.01 degrees were measured among the groups tested; therefore, the impact of the discrepancy measured should not be clinically significant. Clinical ImplicationsThe selection of the reference implant does not impact the accuracy of the photogrammetry system tested; however, marking the implant placed on the right and most posterior tooth location as the implant reference is...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Philips Sonicare Whitening Kits, Brighter Smile In 3 Days
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2024 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news