Benco to acquire TechTrust
February 1, 2016 -- Benco Dental has announced plans to acquire dental office technology company TechTrust. announces the 2015 Dental Excellence Award winners
January 26, 2016 -- is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards. Awards will be handed out at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February.
Legal Cases: Mandibular implant placement with resulting paresthesia
January 21, 2016 -- In their latest column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler present a case from a general dentist's office. This dentist, experienced in implant placement and restoration, saw a 49-year old patient for a single implant. What happened during and after treatment is a cautionary tale.
Study tests molar fracture load of adhesively luted inlays
January 21, 2016 -- For tooth-colored CAD/CAM inlay restorations, practitioners are faced with the decision on what material to use. A new study from Dental Materials reports that unfilled polymer CAD/CAM inlays luted with self-adhesive resin cement may work as long-term restorations, with a provision that the cavities are narrow.
Study: Dental hygienists prefer Trios intraoral scanner
December 30, 2015 -- Korean dental hygienists prefer the Trios intraoral scanner over the iTero scanner for ease of use, patient comfort, and clinical usefulness, according to a study in BMC Oral Health. Dental students felt that digital impressions were easier to take than conventional ones, but clinicians said there was no difference between the two methods.
Study: PET/CT aids radiation treatment in HNC patients
December 29, 2015 -- The use of PET/CT can improve radiation treatment planning for patients with head and neck cancers (HNCs), according to a review of studies that was recently published in the World Journal of Radiology.
Study: CBCT may not reliably detect vertical root fractures
December 18, 2015 -- If you suspect a patient has a vertical root fracture in an endodontically treated tooth, what clinical tool is best to help you make that diagnosis? Researchers from Toronto wanted to find out if cone-beam CT (CBCT) is a reliable test for detecting vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth and conducted a literature review. Dental Excellence Awards 2015 finalists
December 17, 2015 -- is pleased to announce the finalists chosen by our readers in the 2015 Dental Excellence Awards. We want to thank the hundreds of readers who participated in the voting.
Roland to host free CE clinics at LMT Lab Day
December 17, 2015 -- Roland DGA will host continuing education (CE) clinics in conjunction with LMT Lab Day, held February 26 and 27, 2016, in Chicago.
KaVo wins Finnish innovation award
December 2, 2015 -- The KaVo Kerr Group has received the Finnish Dental Congress' New Innovation 2015 Award for its Diagnocam caries detection device.
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.