Product highlights from IDS 2017: Part 1
March 27, 2017 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry attended the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, and saw the plethora of amazing new technologies that were introduced. He offers a roundup of these introductions in the first of a two-part exclusive series for
New product: Planmeca introduces entry-level milling unit
March 27, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced an entry-level milling unit.
New product: Planmeca adds implant guide module
March 24, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has launched a new surgical implant guide module to its Planmeca Romexis software, enabling a fully digital implant workflow.
Which materials maintain their strength after grinding?
March 23, 2017 -- Maintaining a restorative material's strength after grinding and polishing is a key concern for practitioners using a chairside CAD/CAM process. However, between glass-ceramic materials and so-called softer materials, which retain the most strength after a grinding and polishing process? A new study has an answer.
IADR 2017: Which CAD/CAM restorative materials are the toughest?
March 22, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM process, practitioners want to use the strongest, most fracture-resistant material available. Researchers tested a mix of five contemporary CAD/CAM materials to find out which resisted fractures the best and presented their findings on Wednesday at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
New products: Formlabs unveils new dental materials at IDS
March 22, 2017 -- 3D printing systems company Formlabs is unveling two new 3D printing dental materials at this week's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.
Dentsply Sirona allows export of Cerec scans
March 21, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has opened its Cerec system for the export of scan data to other manufacturers' software.
New product: 3Shape, Formlabs debut workflow for surgical guides
March 16, 2017 -- 3Shape and 3D printing systems company Formlabs have introduced a dental 3D printing workflow that reduces the time it takes for a practitioner to create a surgical guide.
Winter 2017 new-product roundup from
March 10, 2017 -- Since the end of January, companies have introduced new products ranging from double-sided diamond disks to a smartwatch app, and more. Here is our roundup of new products from companies such as Henry Schein, Komet USA, Kerr, and others.
Coffee stains no match for some restorative materials
March 7, 2017 -- The average American drinks a lot of coffee -- 3.1 cups per day to be exact -- which poses a challenge to dentists who want to create natural-looking restorations. Fortunately, newer restorative materials may prevent coffee stains better than traditional composite resins.
Special Feature
3D visualization makes learning dental anatomy a snap

The 3D Digital Head and Neck model, developed at the Glasgow School of Art, is designed to enable students and clinical trainees to view, manipulate, and interact with a 3D head in real-time in order to develop an understanding of anatomy and learn diagnostic techniques and procedures. Read more.