J&J offloads Rembrandt to Ranir
July 25, 2016 -- Johnson & Johnson has sold the Rembrandt teeth-whitening brand to Ranir, a Michigan-based manufacturer of oral and personal healthcare products.
Study: Can lithium silicate ceramic crowns hold up?
July 14, 2016 -- Lithium silicate ceramic has many advantages for aesthetic and minimally invasive restorations. But what factors influence the success or failure of these crowns over five years? Researchers from Germany studied more than 300 of these crowns and found certain advantages -- and cautions.
Across the border: Dental tourism grows, especially for pricey procedures
July 14, 2016 -- Dental tourism has been expanding, especially for pricey procedures such as implants and root canals. Patients say they've received good care and saved thousands on expensive dental treatment by traveling abroad, but the ADA warns it could end up costing patients more if problems arise later.
Acteon to distribute Expasyl gingival retraction paste
July 13, 2016 -- Acteon North America will now market and distribute Expasyl, a gingival retraction paste.
Centrix launches NoCord VPS impressioning system
July 12, 2016 -- Centrix has launched NoCord VPS, a one-step, self-retracting impressioning system that retracts gingiva and controls bleeding.
Study: Are full-arch scans as accurate as plaster models?
July 5, 2016 -- If the results of an intraoral full-arch scan were as accurate as those from a plaster model, which would you use? Researchers from an orthodontics department in South Korea addressed that question, and their results may surprise you.
Court rules Ga. teeth-whitening suit can proceed
June 16, 2016 -- A lawsuit challenging the Georgia Board of Dentistry's rule prohibiting nondentists from doing teeth whitening will proceed.
Ultradent launches online consumer store
June 8, 2016 -- Ultradent Products has launched an online store for U.S. consumers.
OrthoAccel receives 3 new patents
May 26, 2016 -- OrthoAccel Technologies has received two new patents from the U.S. and one from China for its vibrating dental devices.
New bridge allows dentist, not patient, removal
May 20, 2016 -- Dental Evolutions has introduced an implant-supported bridge that can be removed by a dentist but not by a patient.
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