emerging research

The top 10 dental discoveries of 2017Dental research came a long way this year, and some studies stood out above the rest.
Are activated charcoal oral care products safe to use?
Are activated charcoal oral care products safe to use?New lab results indicate that My Magic Mud products fall comfortably within range of safety, refuting claims made by Colgate and the ADA.
Composite restorations aren’t the problem, patients (and their genes) are
Composite restorations aren’t the problem, patients (and their genes) areA new study shows that composite restorations are just as good (or maybe better) than amalgam restorations.
Study finds Botox can relieve jaw muscle pain
Study finds Botox can relieve jaw muscle painAccording to new research, Botox therapy can provide significant relief with only a mild risk for negative effects.
Researchers introduce technique to simplify dental bone graft procedures
Researchers introduce technique to simplify dental bone graft proceduresThe new technique could help maintain graft integrity during closure.
Are dentists causing a deadly infection in patients?
Are dentists causing a deadly infection in patients?New research shows that antibiotics prescribed by dentists may be contributing to a potentially deadly infection.
Study finds virulent bacteria linked to caries in children
Study finds virulent bacteria linked to caries in childrenThe discovery could lead to better ways of identifying children at high risk of caries.
AAP publishes proceedings from best evidence consensus meeting on CBCT
AAP publishes proceedings from best evidence consensus meeting on CBCTThe proceedings will appear in the October issue of the Journal of Periodontology.
Can dentists use squid ink to check for gum disease?
Can dentists use squid ink to check for gum disease?A team led by engineers has developed a more comprehensive way to detect gum disease.
Research projects highlight increasing adoption of PEEK implants in clinical practice
Research projects highlight increasing adoption of PEEK implants in clinical practiceMore than 40 abstracts were shared during the International PEEK Meeting in Washington, D.C.