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April JADA compares zirconia-ceramic fixed dental prostheses with metal-ceramic

Posterior multiunit zirconia-ceramic restorations are slightly more susceptible to chipping of the veneering ceramic than metal-ceramic restorations, but they are considered a reliable treatment in the medium term, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in the April issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Lawmakers reach agreement on CARES Act

Following several days of discussions, legislators reached a deal early March 25 on a $2 trillion stimulus package aimed at helping the people, states and businesses devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Commonly used mouthwash could make saliva significantly more acidic, change microbes

The first study looking at the effect of chlorhexidine mouthwash on the entire oral microbiome has found its use significantly increases the abundance of lactate-producing bacteria that lower saliva pH, and may increase the risk of tooth damage. "In the face of the recent COVID-19 outbreak many dentists are now using chlorhexidine as a pre-rinse before doing dental procedures. We urgently need more information on how it works on viruses," said one of the researchers.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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ADA urges CDC to provide ‘immediate guidance’ on protecting dental patients, staff from COVID-19 during emergency treatments

The American Dental Association is urging the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide immediate guidance on the best way to protect dental patients and staff from the transmission of COVID-19 during emergency and urgent care situations.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Delta Dental member companies begin offering financial assistance during pandemic

The ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs is applauding certain Delta Dental member companies for providing assistance to its affected dentists in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020/Author: ADAA ADAA/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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