6686 – It is estimated that nearly 2 to 4 million dental implants will be placed in the US by 2020, which will be almost doubled from 2010. This number could significantly increase if minimally invasive surgery (MIS), such as flapless surgery, becomes a routine procedure because it can further increase patient acceptance to implant therapy by reducing surgical time, post-operational discomfort... Read More
Smart dental composite material utilizing thiol–ene polymerization mechanism to reduce resin shrinkage.
6131 – According to the U.S Census Bureau, in 2010 nearly 36 million people age of 65 and over lived in the United States, accounting for just over 12% of the total population. Oral diseases and conditions are common among these Americans who grew up without the benefit of community water fluoridation and other fluoride products. The older population in 2030 is projected to be twice as large as in... Read More
5902 – Oral biofilms cause major problems throughout both industrialized and developing countries. Data from recent surveys indicate that 23.7% of US adults have untreated dental caries while 38.5% of adults have moderate to severe periodontitis. Untreated dental caries also affects between 15-20% of children up to 19 years, while periodontitis is a major problem in the elderly population, where 64%... Read More