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September 14, 2020 Feature Oral HealthOrthodontics

With So Many Materials to Choose, What is the Best Choice for a Single Crown?

by Ronald Klausz, RDT

Fixed restorations have come a long way since the early days of cast gold restorations with pyroplast (acrylic) facings. New materials are being developed, techniques simplified, making these advances more economical and user friendly for the dental profession. Beautiful, life-like

October 2, 2019 News News

The Incredible Bulk: DMG Ecosite Bulk Fill And Ecosite Bond System Approved In Canada

by DMG Canada

Award-winning materials available to Canadian dental practices on October 1, 2019 DMG today announced that its new generation bulk fill composite and universal bond system has been approved for use in Canada. Ecosite Bulk Fill and Ecosite Bond will be

May 12, 2019 News News

Researcher Earns Grant to Seek Longer-Lasting Tooth-Colored Fillings

by University of Oklahoma

When dentists discover cavities in their patients, they are often filled with a tooth-colored material that looks just like a person’s own teeth. However, tooth-colored fillings usually require replacement every five to seven years, often because tooth decay has formed

April 25, 2019 News News

NovoMatrix™ – The Next Generation Soft-Tissue Augmentation Material

by BioHorizons & Camlog

When choosing a biomaterial, there is a strong demand in clinical practice for predictable outcomes. For over 20 years, LifeCell™, an Allergan affiliate and leading global medical technology company, has developed innovative products for use in a wide range of

February 19, 2019 News Dental ProductNews

DMG’s New Precision Placement Delivery System for Dental Materials Enhances Dental Workflow

by DMG America

DMG, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of restorative materials and preventive products, has introduced a precision placement delivery system for a wide range of dental materials. The new Composite Dispenser is particularly effective with DMG’s Ecosite Bulk Fill composite.

January 25, 2019 News News

Dentsply Sirona, Carbon Announce Collaboration to Revolutionize Digital Denture Materials

by Dentsply Sirona

The past few years have yielded technology advancements for digital denture fabrication. However, the majority of units are still produced using traditional methods. Dentsply Sirona and Carbon are committed to taking the category to an entirely new level, by bringing

January 7, 2019 News News

Paid Bioactive Giomer Materials Can Help Improve Clinical Outcomes

by Shofu

Bioactive Dental Materials Today’s patients seek treatments that are not only aesthetic but also innocuous, healing and have beneficial influence on their overall health. Over the past several decades, dentistry has been seeing a shift from reactive treatments of dental

Fissure Sealants
December 11, 2018 Feature Oral HealthProactive Intervention Dentistry

Glass Ionomer Fissure Sealants for Proactive Intervention

by Fay Goldstep, DDS, FIADFE, FASDA; Cathy Delios, RDH

Occlusal decay and its consequences have a major impact on the dental health of our patients. It is the single most common chronic childhood disease world-wide 1 and its results affect our patients throughout their lives. Molars and premolars are

November 7, 2018 News News

New Dental Reconstruction Material Offers Unparalleled Improvements Over Acrylate-Based Fillers

by James Ives, MPsych

Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed in Sweden offers unprecedented improvements over existing acrylate-based fillers. Adapted from bone fracture glue research at Sweden’s KTH

October 16, 2018 Feature Oral HealthPeriodontics

The Intra-Oral Mandibular Ramus Block Autograft: Still a Relevant Procedure Today?

by Stephen J. Spano, BSc, DDS, MSc (Perio)

Introduction With advances in dental materials, instruments, imaging and minimally invasive surgical techniques, one may question the use of the intra-oral block autograft as a practical and relevant method of ridge augmentation. This article will discuss a case report outlining

August 15, 2018 News News

New Dental Product May Slash Treatment Costs

by Elena McPhee, Otago Daily Times

In New Zealand, hundreds of thousands of dollars are spent treating bone fractures and on dental surgery every day – but a new material created from cattle bones at the University of Otago could change that, a researcher says. Dr

May 1, 2018 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Bioceramic Dispersion Root Filling: Revision of Legacy Obturation Protocols

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

Despite the fact that degradation and dissolution of gutta-percha (GP) and sealer (SE) jeopardize positive treatment outcomes, these legacy materials are still used in diverse protocols for root filling canals. 1 This paper reviews the historical cognitive dissonance in endodontics;

April 17, 2018 News News

Proposal to Eliminate Dental Amalgam Use Gains Momentum

by The World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, PR Newswire

A coalition of 50 environmental, public health, and children’s rights groups called for an end to the controversial filling material – dental amalgam – in American children, and for a two-year general phase-out in its use in the United States. 

March 1, 2018 Product Spotlight

Shofu Dental Corporation Composite has Low-Shrink Attributes and Bioactive Giomer Chemistry

by Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, introduced Beautifil II LS (Low Shrink), a ground-breaking hybrid composite formulated to minimize polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress in all cavity classes. Despite multiple advances in dental material

February 20, 2018 Product Spotlight

Velox by Structo: The World’s First Desktop 3D Printer with Integrated Autonomous Post-Processing

by Structo

▪ World’s first desktop 3D printer with integrated fully-autonomous post processing to streamline in-office dental appliance manufacturing. ▪ Go from designed dental appliance straight to final printed part with the push of a single button. ▪ Wide range of materials

December 19, 2017 News Oral Health

Dental Patients Should Maximize Their Benefits with Quality Care and Materials This Holiday Season

by National Association of Dental Laboratories

As the calendar year comes to an end, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is reminding patients to take advantage of any unused dental insurance benefits while making informed decisions about their dental restorations. The association is also encouraging

December 5, 2017 News Materials & TechnologyNews

New Dental Material Resists Plaque and Kills Microbes

by University o Pennsylvania

Dentists rely on composite materials to perform restorative procedures, such as filling cavities. Yet these materials, like tooth enamel, can be vulnerable to the growth of plaque, the sticky biofilm that leads to tooth decay. In a new study, researchers

June 13, 2017 Product Spotlight

Pentron Launches Breeze RMGI, A New Cement Delivering Long-Term Restorations

by Pentron

Pentron, a leading manufacturer of innovative products for dental procedures has announced the launch of its new Breeze™ RMGI luting cement. Breeze RMGI, now available to Pentron customers, was designed to deliver a stable and long-term durable restoration with its

May 4, 2017 Product Spotlight

Shofu Dental Introduces Composite with Low-Shrink Attributes and Bioactive Giomer Chemistry

by Shofu Dental Corporation

Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, introduced Beautifil II LS (Low Shrink), a ground-breaking hybrid composite formulated to minimize polymerization shrinkage and shrinkage stress in all cavity classes. Despite multiple advances in dental material

Bioceramics
May 2, 2017 Feature EndodonticsOral Health

Increasing Use of Bioceramics in Endodontics: A Narrative Review

by Jeffrey Wen Wei Chang; Chonrada Praisarnti; Prasanna Neelakantan

Abstract Successful outcomes of root canal treatment, in addition to a multitude of factors, also depends on the prevention of reinfection of the root canal space. The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is prevention or healing of apical periodontitis.