As the price soars, gold no longer glitters
June 24, 2016 -- Once literally the gold standard for dental restorations, the precious metal has largely been replaced by ceramics as the material of choice for most dentists. The soaring cost of gold combined with the development of ceramic materials has led to a decline in gold's allure in dentistry.
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.
Komet launches mobile app
June 21, 2016 -- Komet USA has launched a free mobile app with personalized information based on specialty and practice location.
Board offers updated dental tech exam references
June 21, 2016 -- The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology will release a new reference list for its Certified Dental Technician and Recognized Graduate exams.
Centrix offers new composite warmer
June 20, 2016 -- Centrix has introduced a self-heating composite warmer called HeatSleeve that slides over a composite tip or syringe.
Study: New core material shows clinical promise
June 16, 2016 -- A newly developed resin core material appears to be stronger than existing dual-cure composites, according to a study in Dental Materials Journal. The material showed sufficient bond strength with both light and dark curing.
Ohio considers dental therapists
June 16, 2016 -- Ohio is the latest state to introduce legislation to license dental therapists.
Ultradent pledges donation to Orlando nightclub victims
June 15, 2016 -- Ultradent Products announced it will donate 5% of the company's U.S. sales on June 16 and 17 to Equality Florida's Pulse Victims Fund.
Dental lab association encourages lab regulation awareness
June 14, 2016 -- The National Association of Dental Laboratories has launched a campaign encouraging dentists to keep abreast of dental lab regulations and legislative updates.
Sunstar's bone grafting system now available through dealers
June 13, 2016 -- Dental offices in the U.S. can now purchase Sunstar Americas' bone grafting system through a network of 28 dealers.
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