Do's and don'ts for increasing production: Promote cosmetic dentistry
May 22, 2017 -- Spring and summer are great times to promote cosmetic dentistry. Most people will be attending graduations, weddings, reunions, and family gatherings. They want to look their best, especially if it's an important event. Dr. Roger P. Levin offers his tips on how to promote your cosmetic dentistry services in his latest Practice Success tip.
Which fixation system performs best over the long term?
May 17, 2017 -- Oral surgeons and other dental practitioners faced with a challenging presentation in orthognathic and reconstructive surgery will often consider either a titanium fixation system or a biodegradable system. Researchers from the Netherlands wanted to compare the two systems and see which performed better over the long term.
Improving oral quality of life for nursing home residents
May 9, 2017 -- What is the level of oral health-related quality of life among elderly nursing home residents, and how does it relate to prosthetic needs? A new study found that oral quality-of-life levels were low and the need for denture-related treatment high, with certain factors placing residents at greater risk.
OrthoAccel device gets Health Canada clearance
May 3, 2017 -- Medical device company OrthoAccel Technologies has announced that its AcceleDent Optima technology has been cleared by Health Canada.
3Shape gets additional FDA clearance for software
April 21, 2017 -- 3Shape has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) market clearance for additional aspects of its 3Shape Ortho System software.
3Shape gets exclusive integration with AO bracket system
April 18, 2017 -- 3Shape announced that its indirect bonding application now digitally integrates with American Orthodontics' (AO) bracket system.
3Shape software integrates with RMO's bracket system
April 17, 2017 -- 3Shape announced that the company's indirect bonding application will now digitally integrate with Rocky Mountain Orthodontics' (RMO) bracket system.
Dental groups say mouthguards are cost-effective
April 5, 2017 -- Five dental organizations are working together during National Facial Protection Month in April to educate parents, caregivers, and coaches about how to prevent head and facial injuries while playing sports.
New materials designed to fight pathogens, reduce caries
March 30, 2017 -- The development of secondary caries and bacterial acid formation leads to many dental restoration failures. However, researchers are concocting clever new polymer-based dental materials to combat such problems, as discussed at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting.
Both sides claim victory in latest ClearCorrect vs. Align ruling
March 29, 2017 -- Both sides claimed victory when the latest rulings in an ongoing patent infringement case between ClearCorrect and Align Technology were handed down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 24.
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Are remineralizing agents effective on white-spot lesions?

There is no easy answer for resolving white-spot lesions (WSLs) that appear following orthodontic treatment. A systematic review found insufficient evidence supporting the effectiveness of various preventive measures, but another researcher suggests not giving up just yet. Read more.