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Fall 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
December 14, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
How to improve CBCT accuracy for vertical post fractures
December 13, 2017 -- Accurate diagnosis of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth is a crucial but challenging task. That's why researchers evaluated the accuracy of cone-beam CT (CBCT) for these fractures and also ways to improve its accuracy in suspected cases.  Discuss
New product: Planmeca debuts surgical implant guide
December 6, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced a surgical implant guide.  Discuss
Patterson to distribute SprintRay 3D printing products
December 4, 2017 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute 3D printers, resins, and other products from SprintRay.  Discuss
Case report: 2-visit implant placement and final restoration
November 30, 2017 -- Digital technology has drastically changed the world around us, and implant dentistry is no exception, writes Ross Enfinger, DMD. Gone are the days of freehand implant placement and compromised soft-tissue outcomes with less than ideal restorative results. Dr. Enfinger presents a case report of an implant placement performed in two visits using CAD/CAM and other technologies.  Discuss
Can a radiation-free imaging device detect early caries lesions?
November 29, 2017 -- Detecting early caries lesions is difficult under the best of circumstances, and current imaging methods have shortcomings. But does a relatively new radiation-free photo-optical device compare with bitewing radiographs in finding these lesions? A new study compared these approaches.  Discuss
Is Botox-A effective for TMD pain relief?
November 21, 2017 -- Up to 10% of your adult patients may have pain from temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), including refractory masticatory muscle pain. If conservative therapies are not effective, is botulinum toxin type A (Botox-A) an option?  Discuss
Patterson reports lower dental sales in Q2
November 21, 2017 -- Patterson Companies reported lower sales in its dental segment for the second quarter of fiscal 2018.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 14
November 10, 2017 -- Have you joined hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards? If you haven't, do it now as voting ends soon. As multiple categories have very close races, your vote could make the difference.  Discuss
Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.