Video from Chicago Midwinter 2017: What you should know about imaging
February 24, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Stephen Poss talks with DrBicuspid.com about advances in imaging for dentists in this video from the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
2017 Dental Excellence Award winners honored
February 24, 2017 -- CHICAGO - On the exhibit floor at the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, DrBicuspid.com honored the winners of the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards.
Impacted canines: Radiographs or CBCT?
February 23, 2017 -- When creating a treatment plan for impacted maxillary canines, conventional radiographs will likely work fine for most cases. But if a case is particularly difficult to diagnose in the initial evaluation, a cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan may be the better option, according to a new systematic review.
Carestream debuts imaging system at Chicago Midwinter 2017
February 23, 2017 -- Carestream Dental is showing its CS 8100SC 3D four-in-one extraoral imaging system at the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2017: Part 1
February 17, 2017 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you a preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through the exhibit hall in McCormick Place in Chicago.
LED Medical completes acquisition of imaging software company
February 13, 2017 -- LED Medical Diagnostics has completed the acquisition of Apteryx, a software development company.
Legal Cases: 24 fillings on virgin teeth
February 10, 2017 -- A 23-year-old woman presented to a general dentist for a routine exam with no radiographic evidence of decay. Yet on clinical examination, the dentist found that his explorer stuck on the occlusal surfaces of the patient's posterior teeth and recommended treatment. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler write in their latest Legal Cases series, finding a way to document justification for clinical treatment is crucial.
Do CBCT images change endodontic treatment planning?
February 9, 2017 -- A treatment plan is based on experience and clinical and diagnostic information. But when it comes to endodontic treatment planning, especially for a difficult case, do the images from a cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan actually influence how a specialist proceeds? The results of a new study might make you consider what imaging tool you use.
Carestream Dental scanner OK for use with 3M ortho system
February 6, 2017 -- Carestream Dental announced that its CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been approved for use with 3M's Incognito appliance system for orthodontic treatment.
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.
Special Feature
AGD 2015: Digital dentistry is fast and accurate

Dentists do not have to be technology geniuses to get the best out of digital tools, according to Frank Higginbottom, DDS, during his presentation at the recent 2015 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) meeting in San Francisco. In the session, Dr. Higginbottom gave an overview of various digital technologies, including cone-beam CT (CBCT), intraoral scanners, 3D printing, and CAD/CAM software. Read more.