January, 2018

Blasting dental plaque with microbubbles

dental plaqueThe researchers used a certain type of nozzle to create the cavitation bubbles which removed the plaque when they collapsed. Credit: Hitoshi Soyama

A superior method for removing plaque from dental implants that involves blasting them with microbubbles has been developed by researchers in Japan—and is described in a recent issue of Implant Dentistry. Just like normal teeth, dental implants require proper care […]

Office-based dental anaesthesia gaining ground over hospital-based

dental anaesthesiaCopyright: kadmy / 123RF Stock Photo

The procedural differences between dentist and physician anaesthesiologists have recently been examined by US researchers. Their findings are published in the current issue of Anesthesia Progress. Dentist anaesthesiologists are a unique medical provider. Their training is related more closely to medical […]

BP therapy affects dental implant surgery

BP therapy Copyright: eldarnurkovic / 123RF Stock Photo

BP therapy to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal woman has been shown to affect dental implant surgery, new research from Japan—and published recently in the Journal of Oral Implantology—has found. Postmenopausal women often suffer from osteoporosis, resulting in a loss […]