Magnification loupes and light curing Magnification loupes and light curing Oct 14, 2016 -

A recent evaluation has revealed that the use of magnification loupes does not increase the risk of eye damage associated with light exposure from curing lamps. However, light curing does require the use of eye protection.

Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances Oct 13, 2016 -

The international standard ISO 22674 Dentistry – Metallic materials for fixed and removable restorations and appliances, has been revised and published in a second edition in 2016, after the first release in 2006. The standard classifies metallic materials suitable for the fabrication of dental restorations and appliances.

Approximal fillings increase the caries risk Aug 30, 2016 -

Placing a Class II composite restoration makes it five times more likely to require a restoration in the sound adjacent surface in the near future.

New confocal laser scanning microscope Aug 29, 2016 -

A new confocal laser scanning microscope (CLSM) system FV1200 from Olympus opens new possibilities for high-quality imaging of biological and material samples at NIOM.

Interactions of liposomes with dental materials Jun 30, 2016 -

Liposomes are nanosized vesicular structures that are well-recognized for their function as drug delivery systems. The surface charge of the liposomes seems to be the main determinant in the immediate interaction between liposomes and dental restoratives.

Quality of medical devices used in dentistry Jun 29, 2016 -

The longevity and efficacy of dental restorative procedures is to a great extent related to the quality of the products used. The quality and use of medical devices has a direct impact on health issues and health economics.