dental news

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Innovative antibacterial coating could significantly reduce implant failures linked to infections

A new coating for dental implants designed to improve osseointegration and prevent infection has been developed by researchers at the University of the Basque Country.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Study shows impact of implant surfaces on osseointegration

Results of a new animal study examining how implant surfaces affect osseointegration have concluded that implants with both turned and rough surfaces lead to successful surgeries, but that rough surfaces are slightly more effective.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Heavy smoking negatively affects bone healing around implants, study says

A recent study by a team at Xi'an Jiaotong University in China has shown that heavy smoking can be detrimental to bone healing following implant surgery.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

What are the best strategies to manage dental anxiety?

A recent literature review has examined different approaches to managing patients who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia.


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Study cautions against over-use of antibiotics in treating periodontitis

A German study has found that cases of moderate periodontitis often do not require antibiotic treatment.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Japanese research supports conventional impression methods over digital

Digital technologies have become widespread in dental practice in recent years. A new study has shown that some techniques being used for implant treatments are less accurate than conventional methods.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Study shows negative effect of e-cigarettes on periodontal health

A recent study has found that e-cigarette vapours may be as harmful to periodontal health as traditional cigarette smoke.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Computerised navigation in implant dentistry

A recent paper has outlined the positives and negatives associated with computer navigated implant surgery.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New link between diet and periodontal health

Two recent studies have identified the importance of nutrition for periodontal health.


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Teeth may act as prenatal and neonatal dental records

A study published in April by researchers from New York, USA and Sydney, Australia suggests that teeth may provide detailed insights into chemical exposure during early childhood.


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Scientists develop new implant coating derived from mussels

A team of Japanese researchers has pioneered a new method for improving the biocompatibility of implant surfaces based on the chemical properties of mussels.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Men are easier to sedate than women during implant surgery

A team of researchers from Okayama, Japan, studied patients’ infusion rates for the anaesthetic propofol and found that a higher rate may be required for women than men.


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sterilising implants may impact biocompatibility

Researchers from Minnesota and Washington, USA, recently published a study showing that agents used to decontaminate titanium implants may decrease their biocompatibility.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Review highlights risk of chronic pain after implant surgery

Dental implants have enjoyed a high success rate for many years, but hidden among the success stories are rare cases of a dire side effect: chronic pain. In a retrospective case series published in 2015, a team of researchers with King’s College London analysed several cases involving chronic pain and highlighted the complication to other clinicians. This study was the first to include multiple cases of the rare condition, which had previously only been reported on a case-by-case basis.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Study pinpoints gene which may impact caries development

In a 2015 study, a researcher from Rutgers University, NJ, USA, analysed the salivary protein lactoferrin, finding that a specific gene mutation may impact the development of dental plaque. Lactoferrin is one of several proteins present in all mucosal substances throughout the body and its presence is elevated during infections or inflammation. The author of the study, D.H. Fine, reviewed the protein’s role in various studies and discovered unexpected links between lactoferrin, dental plaque, periodontitis and caries.