5 great products we saw at the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) meeting in San Francisco

July 01, 2015

After taking in the sights and sounds of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session in San Francisco, as well as a new favorite restaurant in the Union Square district, I decided to set my sights on the AAO exhibit hall and see what products were grabbing the attendees’ attention.

Can treating gum disease affect prostate symptoms?

June 25, 2015

Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Departments of Urology and Pathology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center reported that treating gum disease reduced symptoms of prostate inflammation, called prostatitis.

Record-breaking number of veterans to receive free dental care on June 27

June 05, 2015

Thousands of veterans will receive free dental care on Sat., June 27, when practice owners and teams at more than 300 Aspen Dental-branded practices in 31 states volunteer their time and talents for what is expected to be the largest single-day oral health initiative for veterans.

Find out how Air Techniques’ products helps one pediatric dentist make dentistry more comfortable for his patients

June 01, 2015

As a pediatric dentist, he knows how important it is to teach children the value of maintaining their oral health from an early age-and to make visiting the dentist as stress-free and fun as possible. He wants his patients to enjoy their time at his practice, and to leave looking forward to their next visit. 

5 things to consider regarding the connection between stroke and inflammation

May 29, 2015

The earliest study on the effect of inflammation on stroke was published in 1986. But while dental professionals are aware of this information, they may not always practice it, says Dr. Tim Donley, who specializes in periodontics, dental implants, gum disease and oral medicine at his practice in Bowling Green, Ky.

3 ways that dental assistants can grow in their careers

May 26, 2015

I am by no means a gardener. Never have been. Never will be. I’m the guy you wouldn’t leave a cactus with while you went out of town for a week-long vacation because it would somehow be dead when you got back home. I have no green thumb. It’s more like the black thumb of death when it comes to plants.


May 19, 2015

BISCO Dental Products announced the release of CORE-FLO DC LITE, a dual-cured, radiopaque, fluoride-containing core material. CORE-FLO DC LITE is indicated for core build-up, post cementation and as a dentin replacement material. 

Breaking news: DPR's live coverage of AAO 2015

May 19, 2015

The American Association of Orthodontists' Annual Session is a great place to see and learn about new dental and orthodontic products, emerging technology and the latest industry news, and Dental Products Report wants to ensure you don't miss a thing.

4 ways you can create an awe-inspiring visit for your patients

May 15, 2015

Everyone who works in the practice should put the patient before himself or herself or anyone else. That means the patient comes before the doctor. The patient comes before the staff. And ultimately delivering great service should be the very top priority. Here are four examples you can borrow from some of the most successful dental practices in the country.

NIH awards Boonshoft School of Medicine researchers $2.8 million to study craniofacial growth

May 12, 2015

To help orthodontists and physicians more accurately treat children who need orthodontic or other craniofacial interventions, a team of researchers from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and several other universities is conducting the largest study of craniofacial growth in different facial types in the world.

How to create optimal root-canal access using Komet specialty instruments

May 11, 2015

Successful endodontic treatment relies heavily on proper preparation of the access cavity. Sufficient, straight-line access to the root canal ensures all canals are properly exposed and adds to the predictability of endodontic treatment. It also enables the endodontic files to work smoothly and with less stress to the NiTi file.

A-dec launches updated A-dec 300 system

May 07, 2015

A-dec announced the launch of the new A-dec 300 chair (model 311) and delivery system (model 336). Along with a competitive price point, the A-dec 300 is said to offer a complete solution with the ability to specifically configure the design for each practice.

New survey says kids' anxiety about dentists may be learned trait from parents

May 06, 2015

Contrary to some parents' popular belief, their children aren't born with a fear of the dentist; rather, the apple may not fall far from the tree. A new nationwide survey nfrom Delta Dental Plans Association finds children may be picking up on their parents' fear of visiting the dentist.

Oral-B expands Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush and app capabilities

May 06, 2015

Oral-B, a worldwide leader in oral care, unveiled improvements to its app that connects to its highest performing toothbrushes by reportedly creating seamless brushing routines and allowing for expanded professional guidance.

Kettenbach introduces new Visalys® Core

May 01, 2015

Visalys® Core, a new product from Kettenbach LP, is said to represent the next generation of core build-up materials. This dual-curing core build-up material with unique Active-Connect-Technology (ACT) reportedly ensures a reliable bond with all common adhesives without an additional activator.

How to use preliminary impression materials in anterior restorations

April 23, 2015

In smile makeover cases, the provisional restorations take on a much greater level of importance than a typical crown case. These restorations serve as the patient’s first preview of what his or her new smile will look like and also help facilitate communication about the size, shape and shading for the final restorations. Of course, to create the provisionals, a preliminary impression material is necessary, and it is important to make the proper selection there, as well.