On the biocompatibility of endodontic sealers
This study aimed to investigate the effects of different root canal sealers and their eluates on human alveolar osteoblasts in terms of cell proliferation, adhesion, morphology and gene expression in vitro. Five endodontic sealers (AH Plus ®, Apexit®, Tubli-Seal®, Real Seal SE®, EndoRez®) and one gutta-percha obturation material (BeeFill®) were tested. Human alveolar osteoblasts derived from 3 different donors following incubation with sealer eluates after 24 h and 72 h were investigated by means of qPCR (gene expression). Morph ological reactions of the alveolar osteoblasts were measured by culturing the cells for 3...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 18, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Root canal narrowing patterns of mandibular first premolars on panoramic radiographs according to the number of root canals diagnosed on cone beam computed tomographic images
This study aimed to investigate the characteristic radiographic findings of mandibular first premolars possessing multiple root canals and determine the diagnostic accuracy using panoramic radiography. Four radiologists evaluated 347 mandibular first premolars in 186 patients who underwent panoramic radiography and dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Two radiologists confirmed the existence of single or multiple root canals using CBCT. The remaining two radiologists evaluated the imaging findings of the root canal morphology and classified them into two patterns: gradual narrowing and sudden narrowing. In the case...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lightforce brings on frank quinn as chief revenue officer
Former Align Executive Joins LightForce as CRO to Accelerate the Orthodontic Industry ’s Transition to Fully Digital and CustomizationBURLINGTON, Mass. (May 16, 2022) – LightForce, makers of the world’s only fully customizable 3D printed braces system, announced that Frank Quinn, former Vice President and General Manager of US Commercial at Align Technology, has joined the LightForce team as their Chief Revenue Officer. Frank brings over 13 years of experienc e in the orthodontics space, helping to drive growth, revenue, and go-to-market strategies.“Frank has been a trusted executive in the orthodontics space for o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SmartMouth Continues to Innovate Oral Care with Launch of Mouth Sore Activated Mouthwash
New offering is the only mouth sore rinse that can soothe oral irritation and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a dayST. LOUIS, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartMouth – a leading provider of innovative oral-care products – introduced its latest advancement in oral health: SmartMouth Mouth Sore Oral Rinse. The new SmartMouth product still prevents bad breath for 24 hours with just two rinses a day, and it is formulated to effectively soothe oral pain as well. SmartMouth Mouth Sore Oral Rinse is currently available in a 16-ounce bottle at Walmart, 16 and 10-ounce bottle on sma...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 16, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lack of NHS dental appointments widens health inequalities
 https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/news/2022-05-09/lack-nhs-dental-appointments-widens-health-inequalities News – 9 May 2022A new survey of public attitudes to NHS dentistry shows that half of the adults in England find dental charges unfair amid escalating living costs. We have warned decision-makers that NHS dentistry is in desperate need of reform.NHS dentisrtyWith living costs on the rise, our new findings show that health inequalities are widening as people in every part of the country struggle to pay for dental care. When people find it hard to access NHS dental care, they feel pressured to go priva...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 13, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New Delta Dental report finds many are unaware of connection between poor oral health and serious medical conditions (but 9 in 10 want to learn more)
OAK BROOK, Ill., May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Delta Dental released the 2022 State of America ' s Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S. adults and parents of children ages 12 and younger illuminate what they thought about their oral health and what they did to properly care for it at home and with their dentist during 2021. A few highlights from this year ' s report include:Public interest prevails in getting smarter about oral health ' s link to better healthNearly all U...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 12, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neo Edition of CS 8200 3D Family Takes It to the Next Level, Makes CBCT Even More Intuitive
 ATLANTA —Carestream Dental is introducing more dentists to CBCT imaging —and giving current CS 8200 3D users more options—by launching the Neo Edition of the CS 8200 3D Family. The Neo Edition is an evolution of the CS 8200 3D, and optional Scan Ceph module, that improves ease of use, contributes to a better clinical experience, and leads to more successful outcomes for patients.“The benefits CBCT can bring to diagnosis and treatment are well recognized, but barriers like perceived cost, concerns around the potential learning curve and even lack of education from manufacturers keep doctors from taking that ne...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Platelet rich fibrin in combination with bioabsorbable guided tissue regeneration (GTR) membrane and GTR membrane alone using double lateral sliding bridge flap for treatment of multiple gingival recession defects in humans: A randomized controlled clinical trail
Conclusions: The combination of PRF membrane used along with GTR membrane provides no additional benefits over GTR membrane alone. However, the DLSBF technique convincingly shows simultaneous elimination of multiple problems associated with GR, shallow vestibule, hypersensitivity, and aberrant frenum pull in a single stage with meticulous performance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Today's Dental Network Trains Doctors to Provide Latest Technology in Digital Dentistry
TAMPA, Fla., May 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ' s Dental Network, LLC ( " TDN " ), a premier multi-specialty dental practice network and support organization to dental providers in Florida, recently offered certified training on the latest 3-Shape scanner, TRIOS4, to all doctors and their staff. The course included two full days of hands-on, immersive training on how to use the scanner for restorative dentistry and edentulous patients. Seventeen team members successfully completed the training, received 16 hours of continuing education credits and program certification." The 3-Shape digital technology allow...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Bioactive remineralization of dentin surface with calcium phosphate-based agents: An in vitroanalysis
Conclusion: The topical application of CPP-ACP and β-TCP agents shows definite potential in promoting the hardening of demineralized dentin surface.Keywords: Beta tricalcium phosphate; bioactive; casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate; demineralization; dentin; remineralizationHow to cite this article:Devadiga D, Shetty P, Hegde MN, Reddy U. Bioactive remineralization of dentin surface with calcium phosphate-based agents: An in vitroanalysis. J Conserv Dent 2022;25:93-7 (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 6, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona opens the gateway to a new digital universe with cloud-based solution DS Core
Today ' s virtual global event sets the stage for the launch of DS Core – a cloud-based solution powered by the collaboration between Dentsply Sirona and Google Cloud.Dentsply Sirona also introduces two new service offerings: DS Core Create and DS Core Care. DS Core seamlessly integrates with devices, services and technologies in dental practices – bringing improved efficiency to workflows from diagnosis to final care or treatment. Dentsply Sirona also announces added services to recently launched device category: Primeprint Solution, a medical-grade 3D printing solution that combines dental intelligence with high...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical Accuracy
 VideaHealth Dental AI Solution Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance, Establishing Industry-wide Benchmark for Clinical AccuracyCompany ushers in a new era of transparency and efficiency by bringing to market the most diverse AI dental imaging dataset in the industryBOSTON, May 2, 2022–VideaHealth, a dental AI pioneer, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510(k) clearance for Videa Caries Assist, an AI-powered dental caries (cavity) detection algorithm. VideaHealth surpassed the FDA ’s exacting efficacy requirements by significantly aiding the analysis of radiographs instantly from the d...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cannabis use and the risk of periodontitis: A two-sample Mendelian randomization study
Conclusions: This study provides little evidence to support a detrimental effect of genetic liability for cannabis use on periodontal health. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 3, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

X-Guide Dynamic Navigation Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance To Aid in Minimally Invasive Endodontic Procedures
Endodontists and patients will benefit from the advantages of more precise endodontic accessLANSDALE, Pa., April 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- X-Nav Technologies, LLC, a leading creator of image-guided and robot-assisted surgical products, announced that is has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expand the use of its X-Guide ® Dynamic Surgical Navigation system to aid dentists in delivering minimally invasive endodontic procedures.X-Guide Dynamic Surgical Navigation system aids dentists in delivering minimally invasive endodontic access procedures.With X-Guide dynamic navigation, patient...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of the efficacy of different techniques to seal the alveolus during alveolar ridge preservation: meta-regression and network meta-analysis
Conclusions: FA and OHB are efficacious techniques to seal the alveolus during ARP. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 29, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news