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Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
AAP: More studies needed for CBCT guidelines
September 29, 2017 -- There is a critical mass of evidence supporting the use of cone-beam CT (CBCT) for periodontitis management and periodontal-orthodontic therapy for skeletally mature patients, but there are still too few studies to issue definitive practice guidelines, according to an American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) panel of experts.  Discuss
New product: KaVo debuts 3D imaging system
September 27, 2017 -- KaVo has introduced the Orthopantomograph OP 3D imaging system.  Discuss
Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
Patterson to distribute 3M scanner
September 14, 2017 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute a scanner from 3M.  Discuss
Data Trends: Why are more diagnostic services being done?
September 12, 2017 -- How many diagnostic services does your practice perform each month? Is it 350? 450? More? Fewer? How does your practice's number of diagnostic services performed each month compare with other practices in the U.S.? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data.  Discuss
Treatment planning is key for practice growth
September 5, 2017 -- Ready to take your practice to the next level? Sonia Leziy, DDS, spoke at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting about the most important innovations in recent years to her periodontal and prosthodontic group practice. They're not what you think.  Discuss
Vatech launches new 2D panoramic system
September 5, 2017 -- Vatech America has launched its new PaX-i Insight 2D digital panoramic imaging system.  Discuss
New-product highlights from CDA Presents 2017
September 1, 2017 -- Among the many products that debuted at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2017 meeting were a new intraoral scanner from Planmeca, an airway imaging module from Carestream Dental, and an innovative virtual reality system from Komet USA. DrBicuspid.com gives you a look at some of the new products from the meeting.  Discuss
Investment firms complete Carestream Dental acquisition
September 1, 2017 -- The acquisition of Carestream Dental by two private investment firms has been completed.
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.