Patients willing to pay more for convenient restorations August 3, 2022 -- Patients in need of restorations value reduced wait times, no post-treatment pain, and other conveniences over longevity, according to recent research published in the Journal of Dental Research. What's more, they may be willing to pay for their preferences.Read More
Imaging aids in treatment of man's fused 3rd molar August 2, 2022 -- Imaging assisted in the treatment of a man's third molar that had fused with a supernumerary tooth, according to a case report published July 27 in the American Journal of Case Reports. The man was diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis with apical periodontitis.Read More
Most guidelines support antibiotics to prevent endocarditis July 28, 2022 -- Antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to prevent endocarditis following dental care vary, but most support its use despite the risk of antimicrobial resistance, according to a systematic review published on July 25 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology.Read More
U.K. dentists left to fix dental tourism gone wrong July 27, 2022 -- U.K. dentists are picking up the pieces from a rise in dental tourism. A new survey from the British Dental Association reflects the rising trend in dental tourism and highlights the problems it has caused for both patients and practices.Read More
How to address 2 common dental issues in older patients July 26, 2022 -- As patients age, dry mouth and caries become more common. Researcher Anita M. Mark explained the causes and what dentists can do to help prevent these conditions in older patients in a survey published on July 22 in the Journal of the American Dental Association.Read More
One denture system's drawbacks leave patients out of trial July 25, 2022 -- Researchers compared the clinical outcome of one digital dentures system with that of conventional dentures in an article published July 16 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. While digital systems can take fewer visits, the lack of customization left many patients ineligible for the trial.Read More
Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.