P&G wins patent case over whitening strips
August 29, 2016 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has won a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese competitor.
Heraeus Kulzer launches digital denture training
August 26, 2016 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched a new training program for laboratory technicians on the processing and finishing of digitally designed dentures.
Align Technology to supply aligners for SmileDirectClub
August 4, 2016 -- Align Technology will supply non-Invisalign clear aligners for SmileDirectClub's doctor-directed, at-home program, under terms of a supply agreement between the companies.
AAO partners with Shock Doctor for mouthguard campaign
July 29, 2016 -- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has partnered with athletic protection brand Shock Doctor to increase mouthguard adoption among young athletes.
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.
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