Fluoroscopy offers continuous x-rays with less radiation
May 22, 2013 -- What if you could take continuous moving x-rays of your patients during endoscopic or implant procedures without exposing them to higher doses of radiation? That's the promise of fluoroscopy, an imaging technology that's been a standard in medicine for more than 100 years but not so much in dentistry. But that could soon change.
DentiMax debuts Dream Sensor
May 22, 2013 -- DentiMax has introduced the Dream Sensor, a new dental software package that includes a digital x-ray sensor designed to improve patient comfort.
Report: Onex gives up on selling Carestream
May 21, 2013 -- Canadian private equity firm Onex has canceled its bid to sell Carestream Health after being unable to find a suitor willing to pay its price of as much as $3.5 billion, according to a Reuters news report.
Are CBCT scans necessary prior to orthodontic treatment?
May 17, 2013 -- Taking cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans prior to orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning is warranted for patients with unerupted teeth or severe root resorption, according to a new study in the American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics.
VG3 x-ray system gains FDA clearance
May 16, 2013 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing clearance to the NewTom VG3 digital panoramic, cephalometric, and tomographic x-ray system.
FDA OKs PreXion CBCT dental scanner
May 8, 2013 -- PreXion has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Eclipse 3D cone-beam CT (CBCT) dental scanner.
Biolase partners with Sun Dental Labs for Trios
May 8, 2013 -- Biolase has entered into an affiliation agreement with Sun Dental Labs to form a strategic partnership to sell the Trios family of intraoral scanners manufactured by 3Shape.
HIPAA concerns drive cloud-based data sharing
Do you use Dropbox, YouSendIt, or email to send images and other patient data to your lab or colleagues? If so, you might want to rethink the practice, given the growing emphasis on HIPAA compliance and patient privacy. Maybe it's time to try "the cloud." Read more.