AACD touts members' revenue and practice production
January 23, 2015 -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) announced that a 2013 survey of its members found that they typically see greater practice production from comprehensive cosmetic, functional, and restorative treatments, leading to higher earnings than stated in a recent ADA report.
How do you bill for the cost of upgraded services?
January 5, 2015 -- DrBicuspid.com has teamed with former dental insurance executive Dr. Doyle Williams to provide expertise to you and your staff for maximizing your patient's benefits. In his latest column, Dr. Williams addresses reader questions about gold and denture codes.
3M, Whitepeaks settle dental ceramics coloring patent suit
December 11, 2014 -- 3M has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Whitepeaks Dental Solutions in Germany involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations.
Instrumental method more effective for accurate shade matching
December 2, 2014 -- The visual method using shade guides is the standard way to match tooth color, but using an instrument is likely to produce more effective results, according to a new study in General Dentistry.
EasySmile veneer system to debut at Greater NY meeting
November 26, 2014 -- Harvey Silverman, DMD, will unveil the EasySmile LifeLike veneer system at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting, being held November 30 through December 3.
Give Back a Smile helps domestic violence survivors
October 1, 2014 -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and dental professionals looking to help those who have survived devastating effects to their smiles as a result of domestic violence can do so by getting involved with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program.
SmileSimplicity introduces Concierge Program
July 9, 2014 -- SmileSimplicity has launched a complimentary new Concierge Program that teaches clincians how to place and bond porcelain veneers.
Tenn. allows general dentists to use Botox
June 30, 2014 -- Tennessee has become the latest state to allow general dentists to use facial injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers.
Heraeus Kulzer launches PALA cre-active light-curing color fluid system
May 13, 2014 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched its PALA cre-active, a light-curing color fluid system used for the customized characterization of dentures, in the U.S.
Photos are not a replacement for a custom shade
April 10, 2014 -- One technological advancement that has brought the clinician and technologist closer together is digital photography. However, even with all the advantages of this technology, variables still remain. Certified dental technician Mike Dominguez looks at how to maximize the quality of your digital images to obtain the best custom shade.
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Boston, Massachusetts United States
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Phoenix, Arizona United States
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May 6-9
San Francisco, California United States
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