Intraoral scanners: An American Dental Association Clinical Evaluators Panel survey
Conclusions: Uptake of IOSs is split; most users are satisfied with their results, and nonusers cited financial barriers as the most common reason for not investing in one. Practical implications: As IOSs continue to penetrate the market and dentists are faced with a decision whether to invest in one, they will need guidance on how to choose the most appropriate device for their patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Classification of Approximal Caries in Bitewing Radiographs Using Convolutional Neural Networks
This article belongs to the Special IssueArtificial Intelligence& Robotics in Dental Medicine)Download PDFCitation ExportAbstractDental caries is an extremely common problem in dentistry that affects a significant part of the population. Approximal caries are especially difficult to identify because their position makes clinical analysis difficult. Radiographic evaluation —more specifically, bitewing images—are mostly used in such cases. However, incorrect interpretations may interfere with the diagnostic process. To aid dentists in caries evaluation, computational methods and tools can be used. In this wor...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

First Annual “Canals on Canal” Endodontics CE Event Scheduled for New Orleans
Unique eventorganized“byendodontists forendodontists”focusesonemerging topics and trendsHouston, TX/7.27.2021.Dental CE Providers will holditsinaugural continuing education event for endodontic professionals November 18-21, 2021 in New Orleans.The event–“Canals on Canal”–will feature 10 speakersandoffer up to 15 CE creditsin acity that is internationally renowned for its food, music andculture.“This event has been in the planning stages for two years, ” said Dr. Ron Hill,past board member for the AmericanAssociation of Endodontistsandone of the endodontists organizing th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Prevalence of proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth: A systematic review and meta-analysis
 https://www.thejpd.org/homePublished:July 19, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/AbstractStatement of problemProximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth is a complication that has been reported in clinical practice. However, the prevalence of the condition is unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the proportion of reported proximal contact loss between implant-supported prostheses and adjacent natural teeth.Material and methodsThis systematic review followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRI...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Diagnostic accuracy of CBCT compared to panoramic radiography in predicting IAN exposure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
 Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)Cite this articledetailsAbstractObjectivesThe aim of this study is to verify whether the diagnostic accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is superior to panoramic radiography (PR) in predicting inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) exposure during the lower third molar extraction.Materials and methodsEight electronic databases were searched up to September 2020. Studies that evaluated the accuracy (sensitivity, specificity, positive-predictive value, and negative predictive value) of both imaging methods were included. The gold standard was the visualization of the IAN expos...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Association between vaping and untreated caries: A cross-sectional study of National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017-2018 data
Conclusion: Both vaping and dual smoking are associated with an increased occurrence of untreated caries.Practical implications: Vaping status should be included as a part of health history questionnaires for patients. Dental professionals should be informed of the potential oral health implications of vaping and, in turn, impart this knowledge to patients. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Residual periodontal pocket treatment with Er:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive periodontal pocket therapy: a retrospective study
 Original ArticlePublished: 19 July 2021Clinical Oral Investigations (2021)Cite this articledetailsAbstractObjectivesRecently, the application of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser has been increasing in periodontal therapy. In this retrospective study, we evaluated the safety and effectiveness of a novel pocket therapy using Er:YAG laser in combination with conventional mechanical scaling and root planing treatment (Er:YAG laser-assisted comprehensive periodontal pocket therapy).MethodsForty sites in 29 elderly patients having residual periodontal pockets of  ≥ 5 mm de...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 27, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A Clinical and Radiographic Assessment of Sodium Hypochlorite Versus Formocresol Pulpotomy in Primary Molar Teeth: 12-month Follow-up.
Conclusion:Clinical and radiographic success rates in NaOCl group was comparable with formocresol group, so NaOCL can be suggested as an alternative for primary teeth pulpotomies. However further clinical studies with long-term follow-ups are needed. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Glass Ionomer Sealant versus Fluoride Varnish Application to Prevent Occlusal Caries in Primary Second Molars among Preschool Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial
 Caries Res https://doi.org/10.1159/AbstractFissure sealant is a recommended preventive measure on permanent molars, but its efficacy on primary molars in preschool children is still in doubt. Sodium fluoride varnish (NaFV) enhances remineralization and is effective in preventing caries in smooth surfaces, but limited information is available regarding its use on occlusal surfaces of primary molars. The present study aimed to compare the efficacy of glass ionomer sealant (GIS) versus topical application of 5% NaFV in preventing and arresting occlusal caries in primary second molars among preschool children. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Announces Its Largest Ever Presence At The International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
Presentation of exocad's latest software innovations at the world's leading dental trade showDARMSTADT, Germany, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company, today announced its expanded presence at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021 taking place between September 22-25 in Cologne, Germany. exocad will showcase its newest software releases and innovations for dental technicians and dentists on 360m ² at booth A-020 in hall 3 with a multitude of demo stations.IDS is one of the most important dates on exocad's calendar. The international trade show is held bi-annu...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021
 Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program Launches for 2021Washington, DC; July 21, 2021 – Cellerant Consulting Group is excited to announce the launch of the inaugural Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award Program. “Since 2009, the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards have identified and acknowledged the top technologies in dentistry,” said Melissa Turner, Chief Hygiene Officer at Cellerant. “We will now expand the program to focus on the dental hygiene community as well. ”“We recognize the im...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

EMS Dental and Coastal Carolina Community College Team Up to Train the Next Generation of Biofilm Warriors
 Progressive Hygiene School Purchases Seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master Units to Teach its Students EMS Dental ’s Guided Biofilm Therapy Protocol  Nyon, Switzerland – July 2, 2021  – EMS Dental, the inventor and manufacturer of the synergistic components of the Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol (GBT®) recently installed seven AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master units at Coastal Carolina Community College in Onslow County, North Car...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 21, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Introducing Renamel ® Bulkfill™ - The Amalgam of Composites
 Cosmedent introducesRenamel Bulkfill, an advanced posterior composite bulkfill that is packable, sculptable and polishable. Designed for rapid one-step placement, this material is even faster than amalgam.Renamel Bulkfill has 5 natural shades that are not overly translucent like most other bulkfills, but provide an esthetic match to the tooth surface.Renamel Bulkfill ’s new nanotechnology gives you easy handling, an esthetic color match and a great polish. Plus, it cures up to 7mm. For information please contact us toll-free at800-621-6729or visitwww.cosmedent.com. @font-face {font-family: " Cambria ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 20, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Owandy Radiology Adds Cephalometric Radiography Options to its I-Max 2D and I-Max 3D Units
 Roslyn, NY – June 28, 2021 –Owandy Radiology Inc., aglobal leader in the manufacture of dental radiology hardware and imaging software recently added twocephalometric radiography optionsto its popular I-Max wall-mounted product line. The two new offerings are the I-Max Ceph 2D Panoramic Unit and the I-Max Ceph 3D Panoramic Unit, which can easily switch between 3D and 2D modes at the touch of a button. According to Owandy company spokesperson, Boris Loyez, “Both of these I-Max Ceph options are affordable and compact in size. They were designed to fit virtually any budget and office size whi...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Texas governor ends teledentistry ban
 Texas Gov. Greg Abbottsigned a bill June 18 formally ending a ban on teledentistry in Texas.The bill, HB 2056, is effective Sept. 1. Some sections of the insurance code take effect Jan. 1, 2022.The law prevents the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners from prohibiting teledentistry.The new law follows a lawsuit filed by the Pacific Legal Foundation and bipartisan calls for reform, according toThe Center Square. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Post Malone Drops $1.6 Mil on Diamond Canines
Post Malone got some porcelain veneers framed with 2 diamond CaninesThe dental work included 28 units of ceramic restorations and the 2 diamonds amount to a total weight of 12 carats. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Postoperative pain after use of the WaveOne Gold and XP-endo Shaper systems: a randomized clinical trial
ConclusionsPostoperative pain is expected after preparation of the root canal system with the WaveOne Gold and XP-endo Shaper systems tested, but it only persists for a short period. Although more common after the use of the XP-endo Shaper system, the pain was classified as mild at all time points. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

An up to 43-year longitudinal study of fixed prosthetic restorations retained with 4-META/MMA-TBB resin cement or zinc phosphate cement
 The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 24 June 2021In Press, Corrected ProofWhat are Corrected Proof articles?AbstractStatement of problemAdhesive resin cement has been the preferred choice for the placement of prosthetic restorations, but evidence-based studies supporting this selection are sparse.PurposeThe purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that restoration placement with the adhesive 4-methacryloxyethyl trimellitate anhydride/methyl methacrylate-tributylborane (4-META/MMA-TBB) resin cement is associated with better longevity of teeth than zinc phosphate cement up to ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Great Lakes Dental Partners Expands into Indiana Market with Valparaiso Family Dentistry
CHICAGO, June 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Dental Partners ( " GLDP " ) is excited to announce the addition of Valparaiso Family Dentistry ( " VFD " ) to its network of affiliated practices, and its first partnership in Indiana.GLDP, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, provides practice management services to 26 partner locations. GLDP provides best-in-class support in operations, recruiting, technology, marketing, and collaboration among clinicians. These services empower providers to focus on delivering the highest quality care and patient experience." This is our first af...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental pulp auto transplantation: a new modality of endodontic regenerative therapy – follow-up of three clinical cases
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of the study, considering that it was a case series with only three patients, we described a highly innovative procedure of pulp auto transplantation, which appears to be feasible, highlighting the potential for clinical application of pulp regeneration using this new modality of endodontic therapy. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental, SLOWDENTISTRY ® Partner to Increase Spread of Digital Dentistry, Change Patient Expectations Around Care
 ATLANTA—Carestream Dental does more than just manufacture and sell digital dental technology; it also invests in partnership and education to ensure its users get the most from their systems so they can provide superior care for patients. That’s why the company has partnered with SLOWDENTISTRY ® to promote the use of digital dental technology and ensure it’s being used to its fullest potential.Through this partnership, Carestream Dental will be able to offer select membership opportunities to its users. The company will also share and promoteSLOWDENTISTRY literature and guidance.“It&r...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

eAssist Dental Solutions Acquires Dr. Charles Blair & Associates, Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence Publications; Uniting the Nation's Best Dental Billing Company and the Nation's Leading Dental Coding & Insurance Solution
SALT LAKE CITY, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- eAssist Dental Solutions, the nation's leading provider of virtual dental insurance and patient billing services, has officially added the Practice Booster and Coding with Confidence line of products and services to its own suite of dental office support services effective April 1, 2021. " eAssist, Dr. Charles Blair, Practice Booster and related brands have been friends and partners for several years. We are extremely proud to officially add Practice Booster to the eAssist family, carrying on the legacy of their brand and ours, as a trusted and now even more...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 1, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The Dental Compliance Institute Publishes Free Guide “How to Survive a Surprise OSHA Audit”
 The Dental Compliance Institute Publishes Free Guide“How to Survive a Surprise OSHA Audit ”  Jacksonville, FL – June 21, 2021 – The Dental Compliance Institute (DCI), a leading provider of training and certification programs designed to help dental professionals achieve full compliance of HIPAA and OSHA regulations and to also learn the essentials of patient risk management, recently published “How to Survive a Surprise OSHA Audit, ” the first in a ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 30, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Heartland Dental Announces Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
Company Enhances Team Member Training, Offers Employee Resource Groups, and Hires DE&I LeaderEFFINGHAM, Ill., June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental, the nation's largest dental support organization (DSO), recently announced new Diversity, Equity& Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives, including the implementation of a new DE&I policy, enhanced training and education for team members, employee resource groups, and the hiring of new DE&I leadership." We have given purposeful thought to how we can better lead from a diversity, equity, and inclusion standpoint. "" At Heartland Dental, we have...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Heartland Dental Closes Strategic Transaction with American Dental Partners Incorporated
The affiliation brings together two doctor-led dental service organizations, leveraging complementary strengths to enhance support of doctors as they provide high-quality oral healthcareEFFINGHAM, Ill., June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Heartland Dental, the nation's leading dental support organization (DSO), today announced the closing of its previously announced agreement to enter into a strategic transaction with American Dental Partners Incorporated (ADPI). As the world's largest DSO, Heartland Dental now supports over 2,300 dentists, in more than 1,400 locations across 38 states nationwide." We are thr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 28, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Current natural bioactive materials in bone and tooth regeneration in dentistry: a comprehensive overview
Journal of Materials Research and TechnologyVolume 13, July –August 2021, Pages 2078-2114AbstractTissue regeneration is a vital phenomenon in the skeletal system of human beings during their life span. The structure of bony architecture and teeth are highly dependent to this ongoing procedure to maintain their functional form. Regarding the fundamental function of our skeletal system, all the involved components are at constant risk for injuries and deformations throughout the life. Therefore, in modern medicine, promotion of bone and tooth regeneration has become a critical counter measure to correct these acquired ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 26, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Healthcare apparel leader barco ® uniforms hits a new sustainability milestone: 40 million plastic bottles recycled
Barco ’s top-selling healthcare apparel brands, Barco One and Skechers by Barco, both incorporate between 5-7 recycled plastic bottles into the fabric of each garment; Company’s commitment to sustainability yields a 115% YOY increase in recycled bottles.  LOS ANGELES (June 8, 2021) – Barco™ Uniforms, a recognized leader of design innovation in the premium professional apparel industry, announced in honor of World Ocean’s Day that due to record sales of its top-selling brands of sustainable healthcare scrubs, the company has collectively recycled over 40 million plas tic bottles, mark...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 25, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Orthosnap, Now Partnered with 1,000 Dental Providers, Welcomes Fred Joyal to Advisory Board
Founder of 1-800-DENTIST Will Focus on Rapid Enrollment of Dentist ProvidersNEW YORK, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Orthosnap, the provider of dental aligner systems that are doctor-guided and free of striations, announced today thatFred Joyal, co-founder of 1-800-DENTIST, has joined the company's Board of Advisors. The company also announced that it is now partnered with more than 1,000 dental practices across the United States. In addition, Orthosnap has promoted Michael Yoon to the position of CEO from his former role as the company's President and COO." Fred Joyal joins Orthosnap at a time when we're experiencing si...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Sunbit Launches First-Ever Buy Now, Pay Later Solution Made For The Dental Industry
Sunbit Technology Unlocks 85% Approval Rates for Dental Offices and Dental Groups, with a Simple, 30-Second Application Process- Sunbit technology is bringing its popular buy now, pay later payment options to the dental market, with higher patient approval rates than traditional financing.- The application process using Sunbit technology takes 30-seconds with minimal data entry.- Well-qualified patients get access to 0% for 6 or 12 month payment plans. 18 and 24 month plans are also available with interest.- Dental offices and groups get paid right away and are not responsible for collections. Sunbit ma...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Delta Dental companies invested $102.5 million in communities across the country in 2020, positively impacting the oral and overall health of 24.7 million Americans
2020 Community Impact Report finds Delta Dental impacted more lives, supported more programs, and made greater philanthropic investments than any other year in its historyWASHINGTON, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Delta Dental Institute released its 2020 Community Impact Report, highlighting the investments the Delta Dental companies and their foundations made in 2020 to advance oral health, respond to COVID-19, and address health inequities and disparities. Delta Dental invested more than $102.5 million in communities in 2020, supporting over 2,400 programs, impacting 24.7 million lives, and volunteering 20...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neoss Announces NeossONE ™ – One Platform, Smart Prosthetics
NeossONE ™ is a solution unique to the Neoss® Implant System - one prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, including ALL implant diameters and abutments. Simply put, the same prosthetic components fit every implant.¹ HARROGATE, England, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Prosthetic Platform, ONE Impression Coping, ONE Kit! One prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, means one impression coping, one implant replica and one abutment interface, facilitating treatments that are adaptable and versatile. With fewer components in the system, complexity is reduced and time-efficiency is i mproved. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neoss Announces NeossONE ™ – One Platform, Smart Prosthetics
NeossONE ™ is a solution unique to the Neoss® Implant System - one prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, including ALL implant diameters and abutments. Simply put, the same prosthetic components fit every implant.¹ HARROGATE, England, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Prosthetic Platform, ONE Impression Coping, ONE Kit! One prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, means one impression coping, one implant replica and one abutment interface, facilitating treatments that are adaptable and versatile. With fewer components in the system, complexity is reduced and time-efficiency is i mproved. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neoss Announces NeossONE ™ – One Platform, Smart Prosthetics
NeossONE ™ is a solution unique to the Neoss® Implant System - one prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, including ALL implant diameters and abutments. Simply put, the same prosthetic components fit every implant.¹ HARROGATE, England, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- ONE Prosthetic Platform, ON E Impression Coping, ONE Kit! One prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, means one impression coping, one implant replica and one abutment interface, facilitating treatments that are adaptable and versatile. With fewer components in the system, complexity is reduced and time-efficiency i s improved....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Neoss Announces NeossONE ™ – One Platform, Smart Prosthetics
NeossONE ™ is a solution unique to the Neoss® Implant System - one prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, including ALL implant diameters and abutments. Simply put, the same prosthetic components fit every implant.¹HARROGATE, England, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --ONE Prosthetic Platform, ONE Impression Coping, ONE Kit!One prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, means one impression coping, one implant replica and one abutment interface, facilitating treatments that are adaptable and versatile. With fewer components in the system, complexity is reduced and time-efficiency is improved. All ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Releases Its Partial Framework Module PartialCAD 3.0 Galway With Advanced Design Features
New design possibilities for high-quality removable partial denture frameworksDARMSTADT, Germany, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company, today announced the release ofPartialCAD 3.0 Galway,its module for removable partial denture frameworks, with new and advanced features for the design of high-quality partial dentures. This new release enhances digital CAD/CAM possibilities for exocad users and dental technicians by providing simpler design solutions for complex cases. PartialCAD 3.0 Galway provides both experts and new users with smooth, improved integration ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 18, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluating the accuracy of three intraoral scanners using models containing different numbers of crown-prepared abutments
ConclusionWith the model scanner data as reference, the scanning accuracy of the three scanners exhibited differences and certain deviations, which were within clinical tolerance. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

LIVFRESH Becomes the World ’s First European Union CE Mark Certified Toothpaste for Prevention & Treatment of Periodontitis & Gingivitis as an Adjunct to Professional Care
~ As Mounting Evidence Connects Gum Disease to Covid Complications, Silicon Valley Based LIVFRESH Dental Gel is approved in the European Union as the First Over the Counter Toothpaste for Consumers Suffering from Periodontitis or Gingivitis. These Oral Diseases Affect up to 90% of All Adults.Los Gatos, CA —June 2, 2021—As the world continues to fight COVID, and since serious gum disease (periodontitis) has been implicated as a complicating factor, good oral health is more important than ever.   Livionex Inc., the company behind LivFresh Dental Gel, today, announced its therapeutic non-abrasive and det...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 17, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Indications for 3-D diagnostics and navigation in dental implantology with the focus on radiation exposure: a systematic review
ConclusionThe guidance technique used for implant placement should be decided on an individual basis. With the increasing availability of three-dimensional imaging, there should also be an increase in awareness of radiation exposure. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 15, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Wear of monolithic zirconia against different CAD-CAM and indirect restorative materials
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 28 May 2021AbstractStatement of problemThe wear of monolithiczirconia againstenamel has been widely studied, but how zirconia affects different opposing restorative materials is not clear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the depth of wear and volumetric loss of different restorative materials opposed by monolithic zirconia.Material and methodsSixty-six Ø10×3-mm specimens (n=11) were fabricated from monolithic zirconia, zirconia reinforced ceramic, lithium disilicate ceramic, feldspathic ceramic,ORMOCER, and ceramic optimized p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 14, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of cephalometric measurements between conventional and automatic cephalometric analysis using convolutional neural network
ConclusionsAutomatic cephalometric analyses based on convolutional neural network may offer clinically acceptable diagnostic performance. Careful consideration and additional manual adjustment are needed for dental measurements regarding tooth structures for higher accuracy and better performance.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 11, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Regenerative medicine: characterization of human bone matrix gelatin (BMG) and folded platelet-rich fibrin (F-PRF) membranes alone and in combination (sticky bone)
Published:01 June 2021Cell and Tissue Banking (2021)Cite this articleAbstractDuring the last two decades autologous platelet and leukocyte rich products (PRP; PRF), opened new perspectives in regenerative medicine. In particular regenerative dentistry played a pioneer role in the application of these products in bone regenerative cases. Many aspects of cytokines, such as, growth factor release, blood cell content and its characterization were reported, but some practical questions are still unanswered in the preparation of PRF membranes and sticky bones. A new folding technique was introduced that created a good qua...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Younger adults are taking medications that could affect long term oral health
 Study shows dentists need to be aware of medication history even in younger patientsREGENSTRIEF INSTITUTEResearch News    SHARE PRINT  E-MAILIMAGE: MEDICATIONS CAN PLAY A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN ORAL HEALTH. A NEW STUDY FROM THE REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTE AND INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY DEMONSTRATES THAT MANY YOUNGER ADULT DENTAL PATIENTS ARE... view more CREDIT: REGENSTRIEF INSTITUTEINDIANAPOLIS -- A new study demonstrates that many younger adult dental patients are taking medications and highlights the importance of dental providers reviewing medication histo...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 10, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Periodontal therapy on the oral health-related quality of life of obese and non-obese individuals
The objective of the present study was to assess the impact of one-stage full-mouth disinfection (OSFMD) therapy on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQL) of obese and non-obese individuals with periodontitis. Fifty-five obese and thirty-nine non-obese patients were evaluated. The questionnaires oral impacts on daily performance (OIDP) and oral health and quality of life (OHQoL) were given to all patients at baseline and 6 months after periodontal treatment by the OSFMD protocol. For statistical analysis, Chi-square, the two-factor repeated-measures ANOVA, and correlation tests were used. At baseline, mean gl...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Launches The " Creator Center " With 35 Live Webinars, Exploring DentalCAD 3.0 Galway And Its Productivity- Boosting Features
Educational online series to inspire lab technicians and dentistsDARMSTADT, Germany, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and one of the leading dental CAD/CAM software manufacturers, announced the release of more than 35 educational webinars to showcase highlights and demonstrate new features of exocad's DentalCAD 3.0 Galway and other products under the new educational umbrella Creator Center. exocad's own experts will offer tips on how to get the most out of the dynamic digital dentistry software por...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 8, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Upcoming Demonstration Of Guided Implant Surgery On A Young Patient In Brazil To Showcase The Ease And Speed Of In-office Workflow With exocad
Patient case demonstration by Dr. Mario Kawagoe and Dr. Guilherme SaavedraDARMSTADT, Germany, June 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and a leading provider of dental CAD software, today announced its participation in a guided surgery patient case demonstration for dentists and implant surgeons in Brazil. The event, which takes place virtually on June 23, 2021, will showcase a fully digital and seamless in-office workflow withChairsideCAD, exocad's complete open-architecture CAD software platform for single-visit dentistry andexoplan, exocad's software for implant...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DDS named Chief Editor of Dental Economics
  Congratulations to my friend Pam !June 4, 2021 The Endeavor Business Media Dental Group is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2021, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz will be the new Chief Editor of the Dental Economics family of publications. On July 1, Dr. Chris Salierno will be moving on to a new opportunity as the Chief Dental Officer of Tend. For many of our audience and clients, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz, a board-certified prosthodontist, is a familiar face with a proven professional background. With Dr. Salierno moving on after seven years contributing, blending, and moldin...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

What people have told us about NHS dentistry
Read the entire report  here is the linkhttps://www.healthwatch.co.uk/sites/healthwatch.co.uk/files/20210524%20Dentistry%20during%20COVID-19%20Insight%20Briefing.pdf  Background Dentistry is a recurring issue for Healthwatch since it was set up in 2013.However, since thestart of lockdown in March 2020, we have noticed asharp increase in the number of peopletelling us about not being able to access timely NHS dental care. In December 2020, we published are portion of the impact of COVID-19 on NHS dentistryfollowing a 452% rise in calls and complaints to local Healthwatch between July - Sept 2020.It was b...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 4, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Study of UK dental professionals reveals extent of occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection
A University of Birmingham-led study of over a thousand dental professionals has shown their increased occupational risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection during the first wave of the pandemic in the UK.The observational cohort study, published today (3 June 2021), in the Journal of Dental Research, involved 1,507 Midland dental care practitioners.  Blood samples were taken from the cohort at the start of the study in June 2020 to measure their levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.The team found 16.3% of study participants – which included dentists, dental nurses and dental hygienis...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

exocad Announces Participation In Yankee Dental Congress " Dentalpalooza " Outdoor Event In Boston
exocad experts to offer live demos of latest software releasesWOBURN, Mass. and DARMSTADT, Germany, June 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad America, Inc., an Align Technology, Inc. company, today announced its participation at Dentalpalooza – the first outdoor event presented by Yankee Dental Congress, taking place on June 4, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. exocad will showcase its newest software release DentalCAD 3.0 Galway and its other open software solutions with live expert demos located at Tent 59." We're looking forward to connecting with dental professionals again in person...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 3, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Carestream Dental Proud to Announce Partnership with Leading Ladies in Dentistry
This is the latest in Carestream Dental ’s initiative to elevate women in oral healthcareATLANTA —In its ongoing commitment to promote and support gender equality inside Carestream Dental and throughout the dental industry, Carestream Dental is pleased to have become the newest sponsor of Leading Ladies in Dentistry (LLD). This international organization aims to help young women in oral healthcare become leaders of their field. As its newest partner, Carestream Dental will share exclusive educational resources, webinars, access to mentors and general guidance with LLD members. Additionally, Dr. Shaveta Cha...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news