Metal or Plastic Fillings?

> Fillings are very common procedures and while they are preventable, they still happen. So, if you are getting a filling done, should you go with metal or plastic as your material of choice? Today, Dr. B outlines these two materials and weighs up the pros and cons of each. Even though plastic is not good for us, the metal in our mouths is far worse. There are numerous side effects of metal fillings that Dr. B explains. We also hear which material he uses for fillings on his patients. Remember, there is no informed

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Interview: “Even the most experienced clinician is inconsistent—AI is not”

Dr Kyle Stanley is a specialist in implantology, founder of a company transforming patient care through artificial intelligence (AI) and a passionate advocate for mental health in the dental profession. On 16 September, he will lecture on the future of dentistry powered by AI at the Osstell ISQ Online Symposium, which attracted 2,000 attendees last year. In this interview, the expert discusses how AI supports dental professionals in different areas such as radiology, practice management, smile design, the laboratory and dental insurance. He also talks about how AI is going to help individualise treatment plans

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KATANA Zirconia HTML PLUS: Standardised procedures with outstanding outcomes

HATTERSHEIM AM MAIN, Germany: Using different zirconia materials owing to patient-specific needs and indications can allow for the best possible outcomes, though it comes with the complication of different processing protocols. Kuraray Noritake Dental eliminates this problem through the KATANA Zirconia portfolio, a range of multilayered dental zirconias with harmonised sintering schedules. The latest member of the KATANA Zirconia family, KATANA Zirconia HTML (High Translucent Multi Layered) PLUS, is now available and delivers increased translucency and optimised colour without compromising its flexural strength. Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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Newest digital tools from Amann Girrbach are patient oriented and enhance teamwork

KOBLACH, Austria: Digitisation in the dental industry is unstoppable—it heralds change and, at the same time, offers unlimited potential. In addition to a number of innovations to its proven CAD/CAM products and materials, the company will focus on solutions for interdisciplinary cooperation between dental laboratories and dental practices at its IDS booth (#A010–B011 in Hall 3.2). Bethany O'Neillwww.kelloggfamilydentalfoundation.com

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Charity calls for funding boost to dentistry as it tops list of most delayed health services

New research collected by the Oral Health Foundation has found further evidence of an NHS dental service in crisis. The oral health charity is now calling on ministers to promptly address the issue of backed up dental appointments and provide the support NHS dentistry needs to get back on track. A survey of over 2,000 British adults has found that almost half (45%) reported delays to their dental appointments or treatments in the last 12 months. This is more than any other health service including GP surgeries (30%), hospital services (16%) and mental health support

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Should You Get Sealants For Your Child?

> When it comes to making dental health decisions for yourself or your children, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There is no absolute right or wrong decision, so it is often about finding the lesser of two evils. This is why it is important to do as much research as you can, and to find credible sources that you resonate with. In today’s episode, Dr. B. talks about sealants and some of the research around these coverings. We hear about some of the potential adverse effects, when it is necessary to get sealants for

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