New dental materials developed, with bioactive glass doped with fluoride, to stop degradation of demineralized dentin and evoke remineralization

New dental materials developed, with bioactive glass doped with fluoride, to stop degradation of demineralized dentin and evoke remineralization

Salvatore Sauro, Professor of dental biomaterials and minimally invasive dentistry at CEU Cardenal Herrera University, in Spain, has collaborated with several researchers from Finland, Brazil, Belgium, Germany and the UK on the development of innovative dental biomaterials for the regeneration of dental hard tissues.

Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamel

Scientists develop material that could regenerate dental enamelResearchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralised materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone.

Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue in the body and enables our teeth to function for a large part of our lifetime despite biting forces, exposure to acidic foods and drinks and extreme temperatures. This remarkable performance results from its highly organised structure.

Effective school-based cavity prevention program

Effective school-based cavity prevention program

Both programs compared prevented cavities, but one combining techniques linked with less decay

School-based prevention programs can substantially reduce children's cavities -- but what type of treatment should be delivered in schools to best prevent tooth decay?

A new study by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry, published in the journal BMC Oral Health, suggests that cavity prevention programs with a combination of prevention strategies may be more effective than one alone for reducing tooth decay.

How to simplify endodontics with technology

How to simplify endodontics with technology Having the right technologies and tools in your arsenal can greatly streamline endo treatment.

Back when I was learning to do endo (of course this is when dinosaurs ruled the Earth and dirt had just started to form) there were not a lot of choices for any part of the procedure. Back then it was basically:

8 new technologies in periodontology

8 new technologies in periodontology

The future of digital dentistry is looking bright thanks to these technologies.

Digital dentistry can be defined as any dental technology or device that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components in contrast to that of mechanical or electrical alone. Several developments have been observed over the past few years that have enabled general dentistry to go to the next level. In this article, we’ll address a few such technologies.

Let’s take a look at some of the new technologies in the field of periodontology.

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Unpacking the differences in intraoral scanning options

Unpacking the differences in intraoral scanning optionsOur experts weigh the pros and cons of popular intraoral scanners.
“Dentists often ask me ‘What’s the best scanner?’” says Dr. Mike DiTolla, Dentsply Sirona, Director of Clinical Affairs. “That’s like saying ‘What’s the best car?’ It depends. Are you going to be thrilled by driving a Tesla or would you be happier having a four-year-old Chevy Suburban because you have to drag the kids around? It’s tough to answer what’s the best because it’s going to be a different answer for every dentist.”

Are digital impressions REALLY the better choice?

Are digital impressions REALLY the better choice?Looking at how intraoral scanners are changing the way dentistry is done—and the possibilities of care.

For years, dental experts have been telling dentists that intraoral scanners were going to be the wave of the future. That future is now here—the scanners are cheaper than ever, more available than ever and easier to use than ever. But are they worth the investment? Are digital impressions really that much better of a choice than traditional impressions? And will they help you practice better dentistry?

5 Reasons to use digital impressions

5 reasons to use digital impressionsMembers of the dental team tell us why dentists ought to consider going digital.

The patients love them. Many labs prefer them. They are easier for clinicians and staff to take. Digital impressions have multiple benefits for a practice. Here are five reasons clinicians should give them a look:

01 | You can stop and start.

How technology is REALLY changing the dental workflow

How technology is REALLY changing the dental workflowFrom the operatory to patient care to oral surgery, here's how digital solutions have impacted every part of the dental practice.


Dr. Jason Watts, DMD, just bought a new car. Not long ago when you bought a car, GPS was optional. Today, it comes standard. In fact, his new car came with Google Chrome. As a young general dentist practicing in Coral Coral, Florida, his car’s features serve as metaphor for technology in the dental practice: technology isn’t an option for today’s dentist; it’s the standard.

Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healing

Molecule in human saliva has potential for wound healingA study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere. Until now, it was understood that saliva played a part in the wound healing process, though the extent of its role was unknown. The study examined the effects of salivary peptide histatin-1 on angiogenesis (blood vessel formation), which is critical to the efficiency of wound healing. Researchers found that histatin-1 promotes angiogenesis, as well as cell adhesion and migration.

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