Can you use an intraoral scanner for upper jaw impressions?
July 26, 2016 -- When using an intraoral scanner for digital impressions of a patient's upper jaw, do you run into difficulties with palatal vault heights or arch widths? A study in PLOS One investigated the effect palatal vault heights and arch widths might have on the accuracy of these impressions.
Varian to spin off imaging components business
July 26, 2016 -- Varian Medical Systems has announced a plan to spin off the company's imaging components business.
J&J enters orofacial 3D printing market
July 22, 2016 -- Johnson & Johnson has made a deal with Materialise, a Belgium-based 3D printing company, to enter the craniofacial implants market.
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.
A clinician's journey into the third dimension: Part 5 -- Clinical decisions made easy
June 23, 2016 -- Combining 3D imaging with clinical findings yields indisputable evidence that becomes the foundation for a complete dental exam, Dr. Anthony Ramirez writes. In the latest installment of his series, he details two case reports in which innovative technology helped guide his treatment recommendations and facilitated better outcomes for his patients.
Danaher to spin off industrial business
June 22, 2016 -- Danaher announced it is voluntarily dividing into two separate publicly traded companies: Danaher and Fortive.
LED Dental signs distribution agreement for China
June 20, 2016 -- LED Dental has announced a distribution agreement with Biocare Health Supply for China and Hong Kong.
Study: Is OCT an imaging option for tissue evaluation?
June 17, 2016 -- Practitioners seeking to detect pathological changes in their patients' soft and hard oral tissue may find that optical coherence tomography works as well as -- or even better than -- cone-beam CT, according to a new study in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology.
KaVo Kerr announces 3D CBCT educational event
June 17, 2016 -- KaVo Kerr Group announced that registration is now available for the second annual Dental 3D University, which focuses on cone-beam CT (CBCT) techniques.
Henry Schein buys laboratory supply company
June 2, 2016 -- Henry Schein's laboratory supply business, Zahn Dental, has acquired Custom Automated Prosthetics, a digital laboratory supply company.
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.

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