3Shape software integrates with Straumann implants
February 22, 2017 -- 3Shape has added the Straumann implant bar and bridge libraries to its Dental System software.
3D Systems acquires NextDent parent company
February 2, 2017 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has acquired Vertex-Dental, the manufacturer of traditional and 3D printing dental materials under the Vertex and NextDent brands.
Study measures time for in-office crown fabrication versus labs
January 26, 2017 -- One question any office considering the purchase of a CAD/CAM system must ask is how much time will be saved during crown fabrication versus the traditional process. The more time an office can save, the more procedures it can schedule. Now, researchers have attempted to measure how long each process takes.
New product: Old World Labs launches dental 3D printer
January 6, 2017 -- Old World Labs has introduced the Dentalith 3D printer for dental offices and labs.
Is digital or conventional technique better for marginal fit?
December 16, 2016 -- When it comes to fitting a restoration, the combination of an intraoral scanner and a CAD/CAM system offers a simplified production process compared with the conventional impression technique. But are these impressions of the same quality as ones created conventionally? A new study seeks to answer this question.
Patterson reports flat dental sales for Q2 2017
November 22, 2016 -- Patterson Companies reported flat sales in its dental segment for the second fiscal quarter of 2017.
Do newer CAD/CAM units produce better restorations?
November 17, 2016 -- Is there a notable difference in restoration margin quality between a newer CAD/CAM unit and a previous generation? That was the provocative question researchers from Ohio investigated in a new study.
Dental Excellence Award nominating ending soon
November 11, 2016 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2016 DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on November 18 to make your voice heard and help honor researchers, companies, educators, and institutions that make dentistry stand out.
Biolase continues to cut net loss in Q3
November 10, 2016 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter of 2016, but the company cut its loss compared with the same quarter of last year and the second quarter of this year.
2016 Dental Excellence Award nominating continues
November 3, 2016 -- The nominating process continues for the 2016 DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards, giving you the chance to tell us who should be nominated for dentistry's most prestigious awards. Categories include Best New Restoratives Material, Best Practice Management Consultant, Best New Operatory Product, and more. There are eight categories in all.
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.