Is indirect imaging better for measuring bone levels?
September 30, 2015 -- When examining periodontal pocket depth, measurements can be affected by the examiner's skill and technique. However, an indirect radiographic method may be the best way to determine periodontal bone levels, according to a new study.
KaVo Kerr supports NYU's Ghana dental research project
September 28, 2015 -- The KaVo Kerr Group has donated a panoramic imaging system and provided onsite training in Ghana for a New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry research team investigating periodontal disease in patients with diabetes in that country.
Sirona launches revised inLab software
September 24, 2015 -- Sirona Dental has launched its revised inLab Software 15, which will be available in late October 2015.
Cerec 30: Highlights from Las Vegas
September 23, 2015 -- About 6,000 dental professionals attended Sirona Dental’s Cerec 30th anniversary event (Cerec 30) in Las Vegas. The event included presentations from company executives, clinical lectures, and celebrities, as well as new product launches.
Is lead shielding needed to protect pregnant patients?
September 22, 2015 -- Fetal lead shielding may not be necessary when taking dental radiographs of pregnant patients, according to a study from Finland. Using four different imaging modalities, researchers reported that the fetal dose levels without lead shielding were less than 1% of the annual dose limit for a member of the public.
Cerec 30: Do you need to treat that unexpected finding?
September 22, 2015 -- LAS VEGAS - While dentists need to help patients over a lifetime, they also need to be aware that surprising findings from radiographs can sometimes lead to premature treatment, according to a presentation at Sirona Dental's Cerec 30 event.
Legal Cases: Root canal with inferior alveolar nerve injury
September 21, 2015 -- is pleased to present the next column from two lawyers who spend every day defending dentists in litigation and before the licensing board. In this column, the case of a lower molar root canal therapy with inferior alveolar nerve injury is examined.
Sirona launches new Orthophos SL imaging line
September 18, 2015 -- Sirona Dental launched the new Orthophos SL line of imaging systems in the U.S. at this week's Cerec 30th anniversary celebration in Las Vegas.
Sirona introduces new treatment centers
September 17, 2015 -- Sirona Dental announced the introduction of a line of transcendental treatment centers to the U.S. market at this week's Cerec 30th anniversary celebration in Las Vegas.
Coltene to launch composite blocks, enters CAD/CAM market
September 17, 2015 -- Coltene announced it has become a new material partner for Sirona Dental System's Cerec CAD/CAM system and will launch Brilliant Crios reinforced composite blocks in the first quarter of 2016.
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.