Effect of guide sleeve material, region, diameter, and number of times drills were used on the material loss from sleeves and drills used for surgical guides: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentiistryPublished:April 05, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.12.036 AbstractStatement of problemHow material loss from sleeves and drills is affected when different guide sleeve materials and different sizes of implant drills are used for different regions of surgical guides is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the amount of material loss from different guide sleeves (zirconia and cobalt-chromium) and drills of different diameters during osteotomy preparation in different regions.Material and methodsThree tooth-supported surgical gu...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of complete-arch implant scanning with 5 different intraoral scanners in terms of trueness and operator experience
The Journal Of Prosthetic DentistryOpen AccessPublished:April 05, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2021.01.013 AbstractStatement of problemThe intraoral scanning of the edentulous arch might be challenging for an inexperienced operator because of the large mucosal area and the use of scan bodies.PurposeThe purpose of this ex vivo study was to compare the trueness of 5 intraoral scanners in replicating implant scan bodies and soft tissues in an edentulous maxilla and to investigate the effects of operator experience.Material and methodsThe maxilla was resected from a fresh cadaver, 5 implants placed, and...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentulu Closes $2.5 Million Seed Fund Round for Aggressive Development of Its Global Teledentistry Platform
 Acquires Robohealer AI, Adding Artificial Intelligence Capabilities to Its Software Platform and Announces Expansion of the Dentulu Strategic Partner Network  Los Angeles, CA; April 12, 2021– Dentulu announces the closing of an initial seed round investment of $2.5M as well as the acquisition of Robohealer AI. Robohealer, is a dynamic interactive symptom screener which uses artificial intelligence to make teleconsultations and care recommendations easy for patients and efficient for dentists.“Dentulu’s mission is to increase direct access to dental care for billions of people worldwide,&rd...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Thirty-six-month clinical evaluation of posterior high-viscosity bulk-fill resin composite restorations in a high caries incidence population: interim results of a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsThe 36-month clinical performance of high-viscosity BF resin composites was comparable to conventional incremental-filled resin composites. The FDI criteria better presented the restorations ’ clinical success. However, in the case of failure, both criteria provided the same result.Clinical relevanceHigh-viscosity bulk-fill resin composites showed excellent performance after 36 months in a high caries incidence population. It can be considered a simplified alternative restoration method that reduces operating time and minimizes possible operator errors.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse
GreenMark Secures FDA Clearance for LumiCare ™ Caries Detection RinseEnhanced Visualization of Dental Caries is the First Commercial Application of Startup Venture's Nanotechnology PlatformEast Lansing& Ann Arbor, MI, April 8, 2021–GreenMark Biomedical Inc. announced that the company has secured regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its LumiCare ™ Caries Detection Rinse as a 510(k) Class II Medical Device. " Gaining FDA clearance for our LumiCare ™ device at this particular time is especially gratifying given the significant pandemic challenges of t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Primary care dentists' management of permanent dentition traumatic dental injuries in 7- to 16-year-olds: a sequential mixed-methods study
CONCLUSIONS: There is high confidence in managing simple traumatic dental injuries but less for complex injuries. A lack of sufficient financial remuneration associated with the long-term management of dental trauma was the main barrier for dentists to manage these cases.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Generate Buzz with the Announcement of this New X-ray Generator from Carestream Dental
New Portable X-Ray Generator is Battery Free, Frees Up Wall SpaceATLANTA —Carestream Dental has introduced the CS 2400P,* a portable generator that offers practices the powerful X-ray beam needed for exceptional diagnostic images yet is small enough to be handheld. It features an innovative battery-free recharging system that ’s fast and convenient so it’s always ready to capture high-quality images. In a busy practice where chair time is valuable, team members need to work fast without sacrificing image quality. Efficiency is even more important post-COIVD as practices work to move patients quickly ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study
Alkhader M, Hudieb M, Kheirallah K. Effect of calibration of a medical review monitor on the visibility of mandibular canal at dental implant sites: A cone beam CT study. Indian J Dent Res 2020;31:883-7   ABSTRACTObjectives: The aim of this study was to assess the visibility of mandibular canal (MC) on cone beam CT (CBCT) images using a medical review monitor under two different calibration modes. The effect of age, gender, and location of the dental implant site was also assessed. Materials and Methods: CBCT images of 428 dental implant sites were selected for the study. Images were displayed twice on ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The impact of splinting mobile mandibular incisors on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life - Preliminary observations from a randomized clinical trial
Conclusions: The results show a positive impact of non-surgical periodontal treatment on OHRQoL and a possible tendency for further improvement by splinting mobile mandibular inci  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Monitoring of Erosive Tooth Wear with Intraoral Scanners In vitro
 Caries ResearchCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514666AbstractIntraoral scanners (IOS) have been used to quantify tooth wear, but so far they have not been systematically validated for monitoring of tissue loss. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate whether progression of tissue loss can be detected with an IOS and whether IOS values agree with those obtained with noncontacting profilometry (PRO) serving as a standard method. Model jaws were mounted in a phantom head positioned in a dental chair. Flattened areas were prepared on the non-load-bearing cusps of the first molars (model teeth;n = 16) in or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Internet-based treatment for adolescents with symptomatic temporomandibular joint disc displacement with reduction. A randomized controlled clinical trial
Conclusion: The internet-delivered JE/IC program showed a better outcome compared to IC alone. The former is thus a feasible and cost-effective treatment for adolescents with symptomatic disc displacement with reduction.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Do Radiographic Assessments of Periodontal Bone Loss Improve with Deep Learning Methods for Enhanced Image Resolution?
This article belongs to the Special IssueSensing and Imaging Technology in Dentistry)View Full-TextDownload PDFBrowse FiguresCitation ExportAbstractResolution plays an essential role in oral imaging for periodontal disease assessment. Nevertheless, due to limitations in acquisition tools, a considerable number of oral examinations have low resolution, making the evaluation of this kind of lesion difficult. Recently, the use of deep-learning methods for image resolution improvement has seen an increase in the literature. In this work, we performed two studies to evaluate the effects of using different resolution improvement...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 31, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Analysis of the influence of the facial scanning method on the transfer accuracy of a maxillary digital scan to a 3D face scan for a virtual facebow technique: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 12 March 2021AbstractStatement of problemWith the emergence of virtualarticulators, virtual facebow techniques have been developed for mounting maxillary digital scans to virtual articulators. Different scanning methods can be used to obtain 3D face scans, but the influence that these methods have on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D face scan is unknown.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to analyze the influence of the facial scanning method on the accuracy with which a maxillary digital scan is transferred to a 3D fa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A systematic review of population-based gingival health studies among children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
The Saudi Dental JournalAvailable online 14 March 2021AbstractThe prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is close to 1% in the United States of America and other countries. Special attention should be given to oral health in individuals with ASD as they are often affected by oral diseases. However, gingival health in children with ASD and adolescents is controversial in terms of the severity of disease and number of people affected.AimTo conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the gingival health status of children and adolescents with ASD.MethodsThe search was conducted using eight databases for arti...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical Effect of Two Fluoride Varnishes in Caries-Active Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Caries Researchhttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514168 AbstractThe prevention of dental caries in preschool children is a priority for dental services. The aim of the study was to investigate the caries-preventive effect of 2 fluoride varnishes in caries-active preschool children, and then compare the outcome with a non-varnish control group. After screening, 180 preschool children aged 36 –71 months, with at least 1 noncavitated lesion, were enrolled and randomly allocated into 3 parallel groups, namely A: 1.5% ammonium fluoride varnish (Fluor Protector S), B: 5% NaF varnish (Duraphat), and C: professional tooth-clea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

High-level laser therapy versus scalpel surgery in the treatment of oral lichen planus: a randomized control trial
ConclusionHLLT yields a superior clinical outcome compared to the scalpel excision for the surgical treatment of oral lichen planus, whereby the Er:YAG has been proposed as the most effective laser type at the end of the first postoperative month.Clinical relevanceFor the surgical treatment of erosive OLP the Er:YAG laser may be a preferable treatment option compared to Nd:YAG and scalpel surgery.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

New onDiem Paid Time Off Benefit Another “Game Changer” for Temporary Dental Professionals
  PORTLAND, Oregon – There are a lot of benefits to be gained from a career in dentistry, though for many dental team members, paid time off (PTO) is not one of them. onDiem, a national dental staffing company who provides temporary, permanent, and flexible staffing options, now offers PTO —in addition to a comprehensive benefits package—to dental professionals who work through their platform. This “no strings attached” benefit has no cap, begins accruing immediately, and can be used at the professional’s discretion. “Benefits like access to affordable healthcar...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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ConclusionsRegarding patient general satisfaction, it was not possible to determine differences between the ball system and another types of attachment system for overdenture. The ball-type system was statistically superior only to the magnet system.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

YAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier
SchedulingWithoutthe Back and ForthPhone CallsYAPI ’s Smart Scheduling tool is here to make your life a whole lot easier. Patients can now conveniently book appointments through your website, SMS text, or email, eliminating the need for them to call or email you.“YAPI lets us focus on the patient experience.”“I couldn’t believe it, every patient confirmation text synced in real- time with our PMS (Dentrix). This consolidated a lot of work, saving us time and letting us focus on the patient experience. I was very impressed.”Brenda MoodyRegional Manager at VA SmilesBook New Patients80% of ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Rapid Shape ’s D30+ Ortho Latest Printer to Be Validated for Use with CS Model+
ATLANTA —Practices can now conveniently design and print clear aligners in-office when they combine CS Model+ v5 software and Rapid Shape ’s D30+ ortho, the latest printer to be validated by Carestream Dental. “We continue to see rising demand for in-house clear aligners so this partnership with Rapid Shape will help us expand the digital ecosystem for our mutual customers,” Ed Shellard, D.M.D., chief dental officer, Carestream Dental, said. A recent report* found that that standalone practices gained the most share in 2019 in providing clear aligners to patients. This is due in part to te...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formlabs Launches Scan to Model Feature for PreForm Software to Ease Dental Professionals ’ Entry into Digital Dentistry
With this new feature, Formlabs enables dental professionals to turn 3D intraoral scans into printable models directly in PreForm, mitigating learning hurdles associated with complex dental CAD programs and enabling practices to easily digitize their workflows.Somerville, MA - March 18, 2021​–​Formlabs​, a leading 3D printing company, today announced Scan to Model, a new feature in its PreForm software, that is designed to convert intraoral scans into 3D printable models easily. Dental and orthodontic professionals can use Scan to Model as an entrypoint into digital workflows without having prior experience wit...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pandemic Stress Has More Americans Grinding Their Teeth
Last Updated: March 08, 2021.MONDAY, March 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Lockdowns have you stressed? The American Dental Association (ADA) reports that more people are grinding their teeth as they try to cope with the pressures of the pandemic.An ADA Health Policy Institute survey of dentists found that 70% of respondents said they've seen an increase in the number of patients with teeth grinding and clenching, which are often linked to stress. That's up from the fall, when 60% of dentists reported an increase in teeth grinding and clenching among patients." Our polling has served as a barometer for pandemic stress aff...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ADA Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award winners
 Introducing the 2021 10 Under 10 Award winnersThe ADA 10 Under 10 Award honors dentistry ’s rising stars: dentists who are making an impact on the profession less than 10 years after graduating from dental school. The 2021 winners are driving dentistry forward and inspiring their colleagues through their work in science, research& education, practice excellence, philanthropy, leadership and advocacy. After reviewing more than 100 submissions, these are the all-stars who rose to the top:  Dr. Amber Ather, San Antonio, Texas Dr. Carsen Bentley, San Francisco, California Dr. Sampada ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Is your child afraid of the dentist? CBT could help
University of SheffieldGrant AnnouncementAround one in three children are scared of going to the dentist and end up with poor oral health, more toothache, dental infections and tooth decay as a resultChildren with dental anxiety are frequently referred to specialist services for general anaesthetic which has additional challengesThe new study, led by the University of Sheffield, will involve 600 children from 30 dental practices across England and WalesResearchers will investigate a new way of reducing dental anxiety based on cognitive behavioural therapy.A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

IDSconnect: the digital event platform of IDS
#idscologneIDSconnect: the digital event platform of IDSCombining in-person trade fair with digital features mean more valueThe International Dental Show (IDS) from 22 to 25 September 2021 to take place in a hybrid format for the first time. In addition to the physical exhibition, the IDSconnect digital platform provides information on products and system solutions, and enables the streaming of webinars, press conferences, events and one-to-one interaction with customers. This means consistent international reach combined with a successful trade fair experience. More information about IDSconnect will be provided shortly on...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of platelet-rich fibrin and tricalcium phosphate bone graft in bone fill of intrabony defects using cone-beam computed tomography: A randomized clinical trial
This study assesses bone fill in intrabony defects, following the use of β tricalcium phosphate (TCP) bone graft with and without PRF. Materials and Methods: Thirty sites with intrabony defects in periodontitis patients were selected, randomly allotted into three groups: Group A open flap debridement (OFD), Group B OFD with β TCP with PRF, and Group C β TCP. Clinical parameters such as plaque index, gingival index, sulcus bleeding index, and PPD recorded at baseline and 6 months. Radiographic parameters include cementoenamel junction (CEJ) to base of defect, CEJ to alveolar crest, depth of defect, and b...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Visual and instrumental color evaluation of computerized color matching system for color reproduction of maxillofacial prostheses
ConclusionsThe e-Skin system provided skin replicas that matched the skin color within clinically acceptable thresholds and with ratings of at least “good” by experienced dental clinicians.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Three-dimensional evaluation of the effects of injectable platelet rich fibrin (i-PRF) on alveolar bone and root length during orthodontic treatment: a randomized split mouth trial
ConclusionsI-PRF did not affect bone quality during canine retraction or prevent canine root resorption. I-PRF did not reduce the prevalence of dehiscence and fenestration.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 11, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Critical review about two myths in fixed dental prostheses: Full-Coverage vs. Resin-Bonded, non-Cantilever vs. Cantilever
Japanese Dental Science ReviewVolume 57, November 2021, Pages 33-38AbstractThe purpose of this review was to assess the literature regarding four types of fixed dental prostheses (FDPs)/resin-bonded FDPs (RBFDPs) to provide clinicians with a comparative overview of two myths: “RBFDPs are easy to debond in patients’ mouths” and “cantilever RBFDPs still have some clinical problems, especially in terms of overloading the abutment teeth and being easy to debond”. A total of 782 papers were identified, 753 of which were judged unsuitable and thus excluded, leavi ng a total of 29 articles for inclus...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection in asymptomatic pediatric dental patients
Conclusions: Although the yield of testing was low, the systematic evaluation of asymptomatic pediatric dental cases via PCR resulted in the identification of SARS-CoV-2 carriers who could have been infectious. In this study, Hispanics or Latinx had a higher positivity rate than other demographic groups. Practical implications: PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 of asymptomatic patients in pediatric dentistry adds value to the use of screening questionnaires for the identification of infected people who could be contagious. Keywords: COVID-19; Pediatric dentistry; polymerase chain reaction testing; severe acute respir...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Lubricating properties of chewing stimulated whole saliva from patients suffering from xerostomia
ConclusionsThe lubricating properties of patient saliva were not any worse than healthy controls. Lower flow rate leads to lower availability of saliva in the oral cavity and decreases the overall output of protein and MUC5b, which might result in an insufficient replenishing of the mucosal salivary film.Clinical relevanceAn insufficient replenishing might underlie the sensation of a dry mouth and loss of oral function.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MouthWatch Introduces TeleDent ™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards to Help Mobile Dentistry Programs Rebound Stronger Than Ever
 Metuchen, NJ – March 3, 2021 – MouthWatch, LLC, a leader in innovative teledentistry solutions, digital case presentation tools, and intraoral imaging devices, today introduced its TeleDent™ Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards to help mobile dentistry programs relaunch after being shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the pandemic, the number of new and expanding mobile dentistry programs were growing at a rapid pace and were providing access to oral care to those who were not ab...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Oral and maxillofacial reconstruction featured in Journal of the California Dental Association
 Contact: Alicia Malaby916.554.5372alicia.malaby@cda.orgSacramento, Calif. – The March 2021 issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association features the latest advances in oral and maxillofacial reconstruction. Articles discuss dental implants, modern temporomandibular joint surgery, contemporary sleep surgery and the diagnosis and treatment of oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer.“This issue, followed by an upcoming issue on head and neck cancers, will augment health care providers’ understanding of several technical and complex areas of dentistry,” ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prescription of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Dental Implant Surgery in Healthy Patients: A Systematic Review of Survey-Based Studies
Conclusions: A majority of dentists from different countries do not prescribe systemic antibiotic prophylaxis for dental implant surgery following the available scientific evidence and could be overprescribing. Efforts are needed by dental educators and professionals to reduce the gap between the use of antibiotic prophylaxis for dental implant surgery as supported by the scientific evidence and what is being done by clinicians in actual practice. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Catch the composite wave and surf its potential live virtual ce-course 2021
 On April 29-30, Drs. Bud Mopper and Dennis Hartlieb present this beginner ’s level class using composite to seamlessly repair a large Class IV fracture. This two-day live-virtual course with one-on-one time will cover beveling, layering, contouring and polishing to create a completely invisible composite restoration. Participants will also become familiar with the different composite materials and where they are used to create an esthetic result. Course fee is $1,900.00, and includes a materials bundle used in the hands-on. Attendance includes access to post-course instruction...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Available online with immediate effect: Application forms for IDS 2021 with IDSconnect in September
 #idscologne Available online with immediate effect: Application forms for IDS 2021 with IDSconnect in September The preparations are running at full speed! The preparations for the International Dental Show (IDS) are in full swing. The leading international trade fair of the dental industry that was originally scheduled to take place in March 2021, is now being staged from 22 to 25 September 2021 this year, due to the current pandemic. The planning is entering the hot phase with the start of the online application process. Almost all of the companies that had registered for March have also confirmed th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards Now Open for 2021 Submissions
Cellerant Consulting group is pleased to open the submissions window for the 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards. Companies are invited to self-nominate innovative products and services up until the March 31, 2021 deadline. The Best of Class Technology Awards were launched in 2009 to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. The award recipients are selected by a panel of the most prominent technology leaders in dentistry: Paul Feuerstein, DMD, John Flucke, DDS, Marty Jablow, DMD, Pam Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, Chris Salierno, DDS, and Lou Shuman, DMD. T...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of final irrigation with sodium hypochlorite at different temperatures on postoperative pain level and antibacterial activity: a randomized controlled clinical study
Journal of Applied Oral SciencePrint version ISSN 1678-7757On-line version ISSN 1678-7765J. Appl. Oral Sci. vol.29  Bauru  2021 Epub Feb 10, 2021http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1678-7757-2020-0502  ABSTRACTObjectiveTo evaluate the effect of final irrigation of root canals with NaOCl solution at different temperatures on postoperative pain level and antimicrobial activity.Methodology45 patients were randomly divided into three groups using a web program according to the irrigation selected: NaOCl 2 ºC, NaOCl 25ºC and NaOCl 45ºC. First r...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Stop Being A Customer to Spammers
Text message spamming is on the rise and can be a very intrusive way to market  I recently have been getting spam text messages from a man named Mark at a company called Now Media. He claims to be an industry Key Opinion Leader and Director of Market íng for the Misch Implant Institute. He sends text messages during dinner time. interrupting my dinner. He does not reply to my text messages back to him. I have no business relationship with him or his company and never had.  Here is what to do if you get spam from people like Mark or a business like New Media. First don ’t do busine...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formlabs IBT Resin For Indirect Printing of Ortho Trays
Formlabs is pleased to announce IBT Resin for the direct printing of indirect bonding trays to simplify orthodontic bracket placement. Alongside materials like Draft Resin for rapid production of models, Formlabs now offers a comprehensive suite of 3D printing materials that save time, money, and effort for orthodontic professionals.[ Order IBT Resin Now → ] [ Request a Sample Print in IBT Resin → ]3D Printing Continues to Prove Itself in OrthodonticsDigital technology began transforming orthodontics more than a decade ago. With the widespread adoption of 3D printing for clear aligner production, the industry has...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Simplified Digital Protocol for Fully Edentulous Immediate Implant Placement and Loading: A Report of 10 Consecutive Cases
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent.Jan-Feb 2021;41(1):33-40. doi: 10.11607/prd.4822. Abstract The aim of this article is to propose a simplified digital protocol for the treatment of the fully edentulous patient, using an immediate implant and immediate loading protocol to deliver a polymethyl methacrylate metal-reinforced hybrid prosthesis. Ten consecutive patients were treated with this approach. At the end of 1 year, there was an implant survival rate of 97.8% and a prosthetic success rate of 100%. Based on the responses to the quality of life questionnaire, patients had a high acceptance rate for this treatment p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Longevity of Teeth and Dental Implants in Patients Treated for Chronic Periodontitis Following Periodontal Maintenance Therapy in a Private Specialist Practice: A Retrospective Study with a 10-Year Follow-up
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent.Jan-Feb 2021;41(1):89-98. doi: 10.11607/prd.4674. Abstract The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the longevity of teeth and implants during a long-term period in a cohort of periodontally compromised patients, treated and maintained in a private specialist periodontal practice, and to analyze the associated risk factors. Fifty-eight patients (30 men, 28 women) who had received active periodontal therapy (APT) and regular periodontal maintenance (PM) ≥ 10 years were included and evaluated. The following were evaluated: (1) statistically significant differenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of a Novel Sonic Toothbrush to Manual Brushing on Plaque Control and Gingival Inflammation: A Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent.Jan-Feb 2021;41(1):99-104. doi: 10.11607/prd.5363. Abstract The goal of this multicenter randomized controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a newly developed ionic-sonic electric toothbrush in terms of plaque removal and reduction of gingival inflammation. A total of 78 subjects from three dental centers were invited to join the study. They were randomized to receive either a manual toothbrush (control group) or an ionic-sonic electric brush (test group). Full-mouth prophylaxis and oral hygiene instructions based on the stationary bristle technique were provided 1 week...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 11, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Influence of zirconia crown artifacts on cone beam computed tomography scans and image superimposition of tomographic image and tooth surface scan: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 3 February 2021AbstractStatement of problemZirconia restorations create significant artifacts on 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging. Static computer-assisted implant surgery (s-CAIS) relies on the accuracy of superimposition between an intraoral surface scan and CBCT imaging. However, how the artifacts from zirconia on the tomographic image might affect the predictability of s-CAIS is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the effect of zirconia crown restorations on the superimposition process for s-CAIS.Material and methodsFo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Application of image processing techniques to aid in the detection of vertical root fractures in digital periapical radiography
ConclusionsThe proposed image processing framework can be used as an additional tool to that provided by the manufacturer to increase the sensitivity and AUC of the diagnosis of VRF.Clinical relevanceThe proposed method can be easily used in clinical practice to aid VRF detection, since it does not incur high computational costs and does not increase the radiation dose applied to the patient.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NYU Dentistry awarded NIH grant to investigate oral cancer pain treatment utilizing co-delivery of DNA and RNA
Clinician-scientists Seiichi Yamano and Brian Schmidt to further novel gene therapy strategy to treat oral cancer painNew York UniversityGrant AnnouncementNYU College of Dentistry clinician-scientists Seiichi Yamano and Brian Schmidt have set out to develop a new class of medicines using gene therapy to effectively and safely treat oral cancer pain. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded the researchers a five-year, $2.9 million grant (R01DE029694) to test whether nonviral co-delivery of DNA and RNA will safely alleviate oral cancer p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Does dose optimisation in digital panoramic radiography affect diagnostic performance?
ConclusionAlthough digital panoramic radiography is considered a relatively low-dose examination, the radiation dose can be further reduced without negatively affecting its overall diagnostic performance.Clinical relevanceConsidering the risks associated with X-rays, digital panoramic radiographs can be obtained at even lower exposure levels.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 6, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ADA webinar features introduction to dental insurance
Free beginners course for office staff streams Feb. 23January 21, 2021The ADA is offering a free educational webinar in February to assist new and existing dental office managers, staff and dentists who are looking for guidance and insights as they try to navigate the dental insurance maze.Dental Insurance 101: A Beginners Course for Office Staff streams Feb. 23 from noon to 1 p.m. Central time. 1 CERP credit will be awarded. This webinar will explain the basics of how preferred provider organization plans and networks operate so that both new and existing office staff will be better able to support patients...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 5, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Current trends in the adoption and education of cone beam computed tomography and panoramic radiography machines across Australia
Conclusions: CBCT machine numbers increased by nearly three-fold while PR machines only increased by 1.6 times over a six-year period relative to population size and number of dentists. Only very few Australian dental schools provide CBCT education to predoctoral students, raising concern as to whether graduates are adequately trained upon program completion.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Use of air polishing for supra- and subgingival biofilm removal for treatment of residual periodontal pockets and supportive periodontal care: a systematic review
ConclusionsOur findings suggest that there is no difference in the efficacy of air polishing and hand or ultrasonic instrumentation to control biofilm and reduce periodontal inflammation. However, these findings must be carefully interpreted owing to methodological issues, including a short follow-up, and a potential conflict of interest related to industry funding.Clinical relevanceAir polishing for biofilm control may be used as an alternative to hand and ultrasonic instrumentation to reduce periodontal inflammation during treatment of residual pockets or supportive periodontal care.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news