The Use of PRF for Hard and Soft Tissue Grafting
Clinical Periodontics (P Stathopoulou, Section Editor)Published:17 July 2020TCurrent Oral Health Reports (2020)Cite this articleAbstractPurpose of ReviewThe use of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), a second-generation platelet concentrate, has gained popularity in the field of oral regenerative surgery. This review presents data from published clinical trials on outcomes from PRF application in regeneration of infrabony defects, implant site development, and mucogingival surgery.Recent FindingsWhen PRF is used for regeneration of infrabony defects, minor improvements are noted in the clinical parameters that in the majori...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GA School of Orthodontics Contest to Award Local Children Complimentary Orthodontic Care
ATLANTA, July 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO) announced that it will provide four additional Atlanta-based children with complimentary orthodontic care through its Gift of a Smile program. GSO established the Gift of a Smile program in 2016 to celebrate the grand opening of its Atlanta clinic. Since its inception, the program has provided free orthodontic care to thirteen (13) children in the metro Atlanta area, as part of the School's pledge to provide $100,000 in complimentary orthodontic care to children who need braces but cannot ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DS 2021: Statement by Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse, regarding Dentsply Sirona
#idscologneStatement by Oliver Frese, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse, regarding Dentsply Sirona" We regret the cancellation that we have received from Dentsply Sirona for the coming IDS 2021. The management of the US-American group informed us in a personal dialogue that unfortunately the current effects of the global Corona crisis have made this step unavoidable. At the same time, Dentsply Sirona expressly underlined the role of IDS as the leading international trade fair and assured that it would be participating at future events.We, Koelnmesse and the GFDI Gesellschaft zur F örderung der Dental-Industri...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 31, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2C MEDTECH Launches CASPR Compact Medik and HVAC Solutions to Reduce Airborne and Surface Pathogens by up to 99.96%
CASPR Medik Technology Has Been Proven in Hospitals to Provide Continuous, Safe Disinfection in Occupied SpaceDallas, TX – July 27, 2020 –  2C MedTech, a healthcare product developer and distributor specializing in commercializing real innovations with true impact, is partnering with CASPR ™ Group to introduce CASPR’s next generation disinfection technology to dental offices across the globe.Previously only available to hospitals as an in-duct HVAC product, CASPR Medik ™ is now available to dental offices as an HVAC solution as well as a new portable unit called CASPR Compact Medik.CASPR,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona World 2020 Moves to a Localized In-Person and Global Virtual Programs
In addition to a robust general session, numerous opportunities for networking and always-expected exceptional entertainment, the new program will feature dynamic industry speakers in real time and on-demand, with a varied range of engaging course topics, making it an expanded individual and personalized training event for all attendees.CHARLOTTE, NC (July 28, 2020) –Dentsply Sirona, theworld ’s largest manufacturer of professional dentalSirona World 2020 will be reimagined into dynamiclocalized in-person and globally-available virtual events. Thenew formats – certain to delight attendees – will off...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Long-term outcomes of different loading protocols for implant-supported mandibular overdentures: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsImmediate loading protocol or early loading protocolfor mandibular overdentures has been determined to be a well-established treatment and worthy of consideration in clinical practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Zirconia and radioactivity: An in vitro study to establish the presence of radionuclides in dental zirconia
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 17 July 2020AbstractStatement of problemDental zirconia possesses concentrations of radionuclides, but their possible radioactivity is unknown.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the radioactivity and radionuclide concentration in dental zirconia.Material and methodsThree specimens were obtained from commonly used dental yttria-stabilized tetragonal zirconia polycrystal materials: Vita In-Ceram YZ, Zirkonzahn, and Zirkonzahn Prettau —producing a powder for the evaluation of radioactivity through gamma spectrometry. For the determinati...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 25, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

An in vitro evaluation of microleakage of class V composite restorations using universal adhesive under different level of cavity moisture conditions
Conclusions: According to the present study there is no significant difference of microleakage using universal adhesive in class V composite restorations with different moisture level. However, too wet working field conditions tend to increase microleakage formation. In clinical performance, it could be suggested to keep an appropriate cavity moisture level. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Voco GrandioSO Light Flow Extremely Flowable, Yet Highly Stable Composite with Extra-Fine Cannula
VOCO is proud to present GrandioSO Light Flow, the low viscosity nano-hybrid flowable composite. This new material utilizes an ultra-fine intra-oral tip, even finer than a periodontal probe, with an extremely low viscosity. This enables GrandioSO Light Flow to deliver a targeted and precise application across a wide range of indications while assisting the practitioner to achieve their goal of preserving healthy tooth structure.GrandioSO Light Flow is an addition to a product line that includes GrandioSO Flow and GrandioSO Heavy Flow, and like those materials, it offers a unique set of solutions for practitioners, featurin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Imaging Technology Evolves with Latest Addition to Carestream Dental ’s Best-Selling CS 8100 Family
 ATLANTA—The next evolution of the CS 8100 and CS 8100 3D families is here. The Evo Editions are compact, yet powerful, panoramic and CBCT versions of the systems that general practitioners and specialists alike have come to rely on, now with advanced software updates that provide enhanced images and new tools for more confident diagnoses. “We’ve found that data is what makes the difference when diagnosing,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. “By focusing on new software and improved algorithms, we can deliver impactful updates to doctors without havi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

IDS 2021 will revive the international dental business
#idscologneLeading global trade fair enables safe restart for the post-corona phaseThe coronavirus pandemic is also posing unprecedented challenges for the dental industry. The impact on markets and various business models are still difficult to assess. At the same time, all industry participants are working intensively on creative solutions to optimally ensure safe and productive cooperation with partners and suppliers, especially in times of crisis. As the world ’s leading trade fair for the dental industry, IDS plays a key role for a successful restart of business in the post-corona era in terms of establishing...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Can paracetamol lower stress and anxiety by blunting emotions during and after computer guided dental implant surgeries? Findings from a randomized crossover clinical trial
ConclusionParacetamol is effective in reducing stress by minimizing anxiety and blunting emotions of “fear-from-pain” so that pain is no longer perceived as much. However, paracetamol lacks the ability to control swelling at implant site. Computer guided flapless-implant surgery with immediate loading can be recommended for fearful patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ADA Virtual Connect Conference 2020
 Hope you will be able to join me at the conference. MJ Bringing the dental community together while we ’re apartThe ADA and FDA are pleased to announce the ADA FDC Virtual Connect Conference Oct 15 –17, a live and on-demand experience like no other dental meeting before. With this virtual meeting, you can interact in real-time with speakers and other dental professionals —or catch up later on with on-demand access. Engage with the conference in a way that fits your schedule and your needs.What can you expect at the conference?Thought-provoking keynote sessionsCommunity-building eventsWelln...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

COVID ‐19 dentistry‐related aspects: a literature overview
First published:05 July 2020https://doi.org/10.1111/idj.12601PDFAbstractA new coronavirus (Sars ‐CoV‐2) was detected in China at the end of 2019 and has since caused a worldwide pandemic. This virus is responsible for an acute respiratory syndrome (COVID‐19), distinguished by a potentially lethal interstitial bilateral pneumonia. Because Sars‐CoV‐2 is highly infective through air borne contamination, the high infection risk in the dental environment is a serious problem for both professional practitioners and patients. This literature overview provides a description of the clinical aspects of COVID‐19 and its t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Systemic Inflammatory Response Following Hand Instrumentation vs Ultrasonic Instrumentation - A Randomised Controlled Trial
Conclusions: Ultrasonic instrumentation resulted in shorter treatment time with comparable clinical outcomes. Levels of serum C-reactive protein at day 1 were similar following debridement with hand or ultrasonic instruments. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Marginal and internal fit of full ceramic crowns milled using CADCAM systems on cadaver full arch scans
ConclusionsAll fit parameters were in an acceptable range. No differences in fit between Planmeca models suggest no effect of spindle number on accuracy. The detailed setting has no improvement in the marginal or internal fit of the restoration, yet it increases milling time. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 14, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Current Consensus of Dental Implants in the Elderly —What Are the Limitations?
Current Oral Health Reports (2020)AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review examines the restricting factors based on the current situation of implant treatments in elderly people and describes how they should be handled. In addition, it is suggested to establish an environment in which the oral cavity of the patient can be managed at the end of treatment with an implant card detailing the implant treatments provided, while anticipating the patient ’s aging.Recent FindingsImplant treatments now account for a large proportion of dental prosthetic treatment options. Meanwhile, aging is accelerating globally, with Jap...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona and the ADA Collaborate to Address Practice Recovery and Patient Safety
Dental professionals can now communicate with confidence and focus on patient safety concerns using new, free resources.CHARLOTTE, NC (July 8, 2020) –and drive practice recovery, the Dental Solutions CompanyTM hasresources based on the ADA ’s Return to Work Interim Guidance Toolkit.Recognizingthat patient safety and oral health education are top priorities in a world full of “new normals,” these digital resources, found in the ADA’s Patient Return Resource Center, are designed to support dental professionals in empowering their patients during this unprecedented time.No need to stress if you &...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Introduces New Portfolio of Solutions to Support Safer, Healthier Operations
ATLANTA —Oral healthcare professionals have been trained in the highest standards of patient safety and infection control but with a new awareness towards hygiene, patients are on high alert to see those safeguards in place. To protect the health of professionals and patients —not to mention the financial health of the practice—Carestream Dental has launched the Practice Safely line, a new portfolio of personal protective equipment (PPE) and eServices.As practice owners look to reopen safely and make up for cancelled appointments and lost revenue, they face the challenge —but necessity—of extr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Four-year clinical prospective follow-up of resin composite restoration after selective caries removal using Er:YAG laser
ConclusionEr:YAG laser can be used for selective caries removal, regardless of dentin biomodification with chlorhexidine or application of deionized water, once it produced promising results in composite resin restorations after 4 years of follow-up, according to the criteria evaluated. The selective caries removal using Er:YAG laser or bur and the biomodification of dentin with the use of chlorhexidine did not influence the survival of composite resin restorations after the 4-year follow-up period.Clinical relevanceComposite resin restorations applied after selective caries removal using Er:YAG laser or burs, regardl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effects of desensitizing products on the reduction of pain sensitivity caused by in-office tooth bleaching: a 24-week follow-up
Journal of Applied Oral SciencePrint version ISSN1678-7757On-line version ISSN1678-7765J. Appl. Oral Sci. vol.28  Bauru  2020 Epub June 24, 2020https://doi.org/10.1590/1678-7757-2019-0755 AbstractObjective To clinically assess the effect of desensitizing gels and dentifrices on the reduction in pain sensitivity and color variation during tooth bleaching.Methodology A total of 108 volunteers were randomly separated into the following groups of n=12: GT/S-glycerine and thickener/sucralose; NF/S-potassium nitrate and sodium fluoride/sucralose; NA/S-potassium nit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Treating periodontitis-a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing ultrasonic and manual subgingival scaling at different probing pocket depths
ConclusionWhen initial PPD was 4-6  mm, PPD reduction proved manual subgingival scaling was superior, but CAL results showed no statistical differences between the two means. When initial PPD was ≥6 mm, PPD and CAL reductions suggested that manual subgingival scaling was superior. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of Titanium or Zirconia Implant Abutments on Epithelial Attachments After Ultrasonic Cleaning
In conclusion, zirconia is harder than titanium and a better choice for use in the epithelial tissue attachment. Zirconia is more suitable as a material for implant abutments than titanium. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 30, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Imaging Software: Cloud-Based Versus On-Premise Solutions
Apteryx is a dental imaging solution for both your cloud based and client server needs.Here is a link to a blog post onDental Cloud ImagingHere is alink to a webinar I was recently part of for the same topicCloud-based imaging is revolutionizing dental patient care while providing opportunities for cost-savings, more efficient workflows and improving the predictability of treatment outcomes for patients. Driven by the trend toward the migration of practice management software to the cloud and accelerated by the importance of remote access to patient records, cloud-based imaging is rapidly becoming central to viewing, proce...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Saliva-based PCR Tests for SARS-CoV-2 Detection
J Oral Sci.2020;62(3):350-351. doi: 10.2334/josnusd.20-0267. Abstract The outbreak of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has spread worldwide. Nasopharyngeal swabs are widely used in polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to detect SARS-CoV-2. However, the collection of nasopharyngeal swabs has a series of drawbacks concerning exposure of healthcare staff, difficulty in collection, and discomfort of patients. Therefore, an alternative noninvasive sample for diagnostic of emerging viral diseases is required. The usefulness of saliva screening...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of Clinical and Radiographic Parameters as Dental Indicators for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
Conclusion: The mandibular cortical index findings (MCI) on panoramic radiograph are effective indicators of osseous changes in postmenopausal osteoporosis, thereby determining early prediction of osteoporotic fracture risk and reducing its related morbidity. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Light-Curing Units: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel Survey
Conclusions: DLCUs are an integral part of a general dentist's daily practice, but maintenance, ocular safety, and technique varied widely among this sample. Practical implications: Because clinical effectiveness requires delivery of an adequate amount of light energy at the appropriate wavelength, variation in DLCU maintenance, safety, and techniques suggest that dentists could benefit from additional guidance and training on DLCU operation. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 25, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Home Bleaching Treatment after Resin Infiltrant Application
Oral Health Prev Dent 18 (2020), No. 3 (08.06.2020)Open Access ORAL MEDICINE, Page 549-554, doi:10.3290/j.ohpd.a44691Purpose: Resin infiltration may be a barrier for bleaching gels. The aim of this study was to compare dental bleaching effectiveness using low-concentration gels on heavily or mildly stained teeth that were or were not treated with resin infiltration agents.Materials and Methods: Forty bovine enamel surfaces were submitted to demineralisation, after which two staining protocols were performed. Twenty specimens were immersed in a staining broth for 24 h (Lab 1) or 7 days (Lab 2). Ten specimens of ea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of digital enhancement on the radiographic assessment of vertical root fractures in the presence of different intracanal materials: an in vitro study
ConclusionDigital enhancement tools in digital radiography increase image noise; however, they can be used without compromising VRF detection.Clinical relevanceThe use of digital enhancement does not impair the detection of VRF and, therefore, can be applied for this purpose according to the observer preference. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

App determines COVID-19 disease severity using artificial intelligence, biomarkers
COVID-19 severity score, built with data from china and new york city, can help clinicians identify the most at-risk patientsNew York UniversityA new mobile app can help clinicians determine which patients with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are likely to have severe cases. Created by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, the app uses artificial intelligence (AI) to assess risk factors and key biomarkers from blood tests, producing a COVID-19 " severity score. "Current diagnostic tests for COVID-19 detect viral RNA to determine whether someone does or does not have the virus--but they do not provide clues as...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sensitivity of Conventional Radiographs and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography in Detecting the Remaining Root-Canal Filling Material
This study aimed to compare the sensitivity of radiographs and flat-panel volume-computed tomography (fpVCT) in detecting the remaining root-canal filling material. Thirty-two root canals in extracted human mandibular molars were prepared and obturated with gutta-percha and sealer. The filling material was removed, and the teeth were split longitudinally. Radiographs and fpVCT scans were obtained and digitized. Virtual images were developed using reconstruction software and then superimposed, and the remaining filling material was outlined. Direct observation of the split root halves using flatbed scans served as a control...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DentaQuest Selects MouthWatch Platform to Expand Teledentistry Capabilities in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington
TeleDent will enable more effective and convenient dental care for patientsBoston, MA, June 15, 2020 – DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health organization, is working with MouthWatch, a leader in innovative patient-friendly, clinician-focused teledentistry solutions, to provide the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 DentaQuest managed or affiliated dental practices in Alabama , Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington. The TeleDent platform will enable DentaQuest-affiliated dentists to conduct both synchronous (live) and asynchronous (store and forward) teledentistry encounters with patients...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 18, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

LaunchPad by Carestream Dental Takes Digital Learning to New Heights
 ATLANTA—As a company dedicated to delivering digital dentistry solutions, developing content to promote all-digital learning only makes sense. Today, Carestream Dental is excited to announce the introduction of “LaunchPad by Carestream Dental,” a program that offers a carefully curated digital learning experience to dental professionals seeking personal and professional development. LaunchPad accelerates access to premier educational content from leaders in dentistry. Oral healthcare professionals can choose from live webinars, pre-recorded courses, white papers and interactive resources on the...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 16, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Apteryx Imaging Inc. to be Acquired by Planet DDS, a Portfolio Company of Level Equity
Vancouver, BC – June 15, 2020 – Apteryx Imaging Inc. ( " Apteryx " or the " Company " ) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the " Arrangement Agreement " ) with PDDS Buyer, LLC ( " Planet DDS " ), a portfolio company of Level Equity Management, LLC ( " Level Equity " ), pursuant to which a Planet DDS subsidiary will acquire 100% of the Company's outstanding common and preferred shares (collectively, the " Shares " ) for CAD$0.65 per Share (the " Consideration " ) in an all-cash transaction (the " Tra...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Drug-related Halitosis: A Systematic Review
Conclusion:Pharmaceutical therapy is a potential source of extra-oral halitosis. This finding can help clinicians detect the probable causes of halitosis. Further studies are needed to definitely determine the role of various medications in causing extra-oral halitosis. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Responds to Practitioners ’ Needs with ‘Digital Reboot’ to Assist with Reopening
 ATLANTA—As practices prepare to reopen to patients, they face a changing environment; figuring out schedules, protecting staff and patients and ensuring a time-effective workflow will be more important than ever. Carestream Dental has listened to practitioners as they ’ve adjusted to the “new normal” and has introduced the Digital Reboot program to support them in their recovery. “We’ve all learned a lot about what’s really important during these challenging times, what patients value and how to adapt to keep our teams safe and our businesses running,” Ed Shellard,...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

University of Toronto team awarded CIHR grant to study impact of cannabis use on Indigenous oral health
Clinical research and Indigenous knowledge models will help team gather first evidence of effects of cannabis on Indigenous peoples of CanadaUniversity of Toronto - Faculty of DentistryIMAGE: Sacred Indigenous objects laid out on cloth for Learning Circle Symposium, 2018.viewmore Credit: Katia TaylorA multidisciplinary team from the University of Toronto, with experts from the Faculty of Dentistry and the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health have been awarded a five year, $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study the impact o...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Virtual Hands on Dental Medical Billing Class
Enjoy learning from both Yvonne Dickerson and Jan Palmer and Christine Taxin over several individual workshops.We are pleased to be offering a discount of $100 for those that have already taken a course with Christine previously. If you have taken a previous course with Christine, please email Paul Taxin to get your discount code PRIOR to registering for the event.You will learn how to bill CBCT, Implants, Bone Grafting, Sleep, Trauma, and many other procedures successfully to medical insurance.We teach you how to increase your office profits without having to purchase additional costly software.We will be teaching our exa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Discovery could lead to stronger dental fillings … and less time at the dentist
SASKATOON – An international team of researchers used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to discover how to create stronger dental fillings. This is great news for the estimated 96 per cent of Canadians who will have to contend with at least one cavity during their adult l ife.For the first time, an international group of researchers led by Professor Owen Addison from King ’s College London has been able to close a gap in the knowledge of photo-activated resin-based composites, commonly used in medical and dental applications.In a recent paper published inNature Communications, th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Increased Opioid Prescription Fills After Dental Procedures Performed Before Weekends and Holidays
Conclusions: Outpatient dental procedures performed the day before a weekend or holiday were associated with a 27% increased adjusted odds of filling a prescription for an opioid. Practical implications: Although patients and dentists might be concerned about the challenges of unmanaged pain on weekends and holidays, opioids are not warranted for most dental procedures and should be replaced with patient education and nonopioid analgesics. Oral health care professionals concerned about postprocedural pain control should consider scheduling complex procedures earlier in the week, when emergency care is available to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 5, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antiseptics as adjuncts to scaling and root planing in the treatment of periodontitis: a systematic literature review
ConclusionsAdjunctive subgingivally delivered antiseptics with a sustained-release delivery have significant clinical benefits compared to SRP alone. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of distance between the abutment and the adjacent teeth on intraoral scanning: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 27 May 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.02.034Get rights and contentAbstractStatement of problemThe introduction of intraoral scanners has increased the use of digital technology in dental procedures. However, data on the accuracy of abutment scans according to the distance between the adjacent tooth and the abutment are lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the 3D accuracy of abutment scans according to the distance between the adjacent tooth and the abutment.Material and methodsA right maxillary first molar was removed and scan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pain doesn't take a holiday: Dental opioids study points to need for better prescribing
Though non-opioid painkillers can be just as effective, patients having dental procedures just before weekends and holidays are more likely to fill prescriptions for opioidsMichigan Medicine - University of MichiganIMAGE: Key findings from a study of more than 2 million Americans who had dental procedures in the pre-COVID19 eraviewmore Credit: University of Michigan/JADAAs dentists and their teams across America get back to their regular schedules after a sharp COVID-19-related reduction, a new study shows a key opportunity to reduce the use of opioid painkillers by their patients.Theanalysis of four years'worth ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dimensional accuracy and clinical adaptation of ceramic crowns fabricated with the stereolithography technique
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 14 May 2020In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemThe stereolithography technique has been a promising method of fabricating fracture-resistant ceramic restorations efficiently. However, studies on the dimensional accuracy and clinical adaptation of ceramic crowns fabricated with the technique are lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the dimensional accuracy and clinical adaptation of ceramic crowns fabricated with the stereolithography technique.Material and methodsA typodont maxillary right first molar abutment tooth was s...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Blood Spatter in Oral Surgery: Prevalence and Risk Factors
Conclusions: The risk of clinician contamination with blood during tooth extraction and implant placement was 46%. The risk increased with the use of high-speed instruments and longer surgery time. Practical implications: The use of facial protective devices should be mandatory during oral surgery procedures to avoid blood contamination, especially when rotary devices are used. In many cases, imperceptible blood spatter is present. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of television distraction versus Tell-Show-Do as behavioral management techniques in children undergoing dental treatments
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of watching television during dental treatment on pediatric patients'anxiety and cooperation compared to the commonly used conventional Tell-Show-Do (TSD) behavioral management method.Method and materials: Sixty-nine children (mean age 6.8 years) scheduled to undergo restorative dental treatment were randomly divided into two intervention groups: a group that was managed by television distraction and a control group that was managed by TSD. During treatment, anxiety was assessed by the Facial Image Scale and cooperative behavior was assessed by the Frankl scale....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of chemical disinfection and microwave irradiation on denture base materials: An in vitro study
This study evaluated the effect of chemical disinfection and microwave irradiation on the surface hardness and roughness of two commercially available hard relining materials (Ufi Gel hard, GC Kooliner) and one denture base resin (Trevalon). Materials and Methods: A total of 72 specimens (n = 24) were divided into four groups. C: Not disinfected, Cl: disinfected with 4% chlorhexidine solution, Gl: disinfected with 2% glutaraldehyde solution, Mw: disinfected with microwave irradiation (650 W; 6 min). Hardness and roughness measurements were made after polymerisation, 1st day, 14th day and 28th day.Results: Ufi Gel hard...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 27, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of treatment with a full-occlusion biofeedback splint on sleep bruxism and TMD pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionsThe tested BFB splint is highly effective in reducing SB at the subconscious level, i.e., without waking the patient, and in achieving improvements in global pain perception. The results suggest that the BFB splint also provides a better treatment option for bruxism-related pain than an AOS. However, further research is needed, and specifically studies with a larger patient population displaying higher levels of pain at baseline.Clinical relevanceBy reducing burst duration and therefore the pathological load on the masticatory apparatus, the BFB splint reduces TMD and bruxism-related symptoms and improves patien...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of violet LED light on in-office bleaching protocols: a randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionsViolet LED alone produced the lowest bleaching effect, but enhanced HP bleaching results. Patients treated with LED/CP reached the same efficacy of HP, with reduced risk and intensity of tooth sensitivity and none of the bleaching protocols adversely affected enamel mineral content. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 25, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pelton Crane is Closed!
Closing for Business, Here for Support For over 100 years, Pelton& Crane has been a partner and dedicated resource committed to our customer ’s dental journey and ongoing success. Because we’re not an equipment company—we’re a people company. Recent changes in the dental industry and the unexpected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic though have made it difficult for Pelton& Crane to continue serving the North American market. It is with a heavy heart we announce that we will no longer take any orders effective May 22, 2020. New production of Pelton& Crane's Spirit Dental Chairs, Spirit and ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 22, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news