Product highlights from IDS 2017: Part 2
March 28, 2017 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry attended the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS) and saw a number of new technologies at the meeting. The second part of his exclusive roundup of new products on display features cosmetic, endodontic, imaging, and restorative products.
New product: Planmeca introduces entry-level milling unit
March 27, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced an entry-level milling unit.
IADR 2017: OCT detects more cracks than 2D microscopy
March 23, 2017 -- SAN FRANCISCO - To detect cracks in ceramic restorations, an optical coherence tomography OCT) technique may be a better option than 2D microscopy, according to new research presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) annual meeting.
Study examines CBCT systems for root canal treatment planning
March 21, 2017 -- The first step in planning for root canal treatment is being able to clearly see the anatomy of the canal. A cone-beam CT (CBCT) system has many advantages, such as cost and field-of-view, over other imaging devices, but can it be used to help develop a treatment plan for patients who need endodontic treatment? Researchers sought to answer this question.
New product: Planmeca debuts compact intraoral scanner
March 21, 2017 -- Planmeca has debuted the Planmeca Emerald compact intraoral scanner at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany.
New product: Teledyne DALSA launches scanning software
March 14, 2017 -- Canadian digital imaging developer Teledyne DALSA has launched advanced scanning reconstruction software for the company's Xineos x-ray detectors.
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter
February 28, 2017 -- staff handed out the 2017 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new dental products and services.
Highlights from 2017 Chicago Midwinter
February 27, 2017 -- The Chicago Dental Society's 2017 Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. As part of our continuing coverage, brings you exclusive video interviews, a look at some new products, and news of the Dental Excellence Awards.
3Shape debuts products at Chicago Midwinter 2017
February 27, 2017 -- 3Shape has introduced new software for digital implant scanning and new lab scanners.
Video from Chicago Midwinter 2017: What you should know about imaging
February 24, 2017 -- CHICAGO - Dr. Stephen Poss talks with about advances in imaging for dentists in this video from the 2017 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
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.