3D Systems acquires NextDent parent company February 2, 2017 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has acquired Vertex-Dental, the manufacturer of traditional and 3D printing dental materials under the Vertex and NextDent brands.
DDS Lab, Dentegra form partnership February 2, 2017 -- Dental laboratory DDS Lab and Dentegra Insurance have partnered to offer discounted pricing on DDS products and services to the dental carrier's participating dentists.
Implants and inflammation February 1, 2017 -- Recent published research has raised a question about titanium dental implants and possible inflammation. Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes that while the vast majority of procedures using these implants have been successful and free of symptoms, he'd like to see well-designed studies undertaken and published so practitioners can offer their patients more complete information.
Calif. will reimburse for SDF for some kids January 26, 2017 -- To combat early childhood caries, the California Department of Health Care Services has approved the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for some high-risk children enrolled in Denti-Cal, the state's dental Medicaid program.
Study measures time for in-office crown fabrication versus labs January 26, 2017 -- One question any office considering the purchase of a CAD/CAM system must ask is how much time will be saved during crown fabrication versus the traditional process. The more time an office can save, the more procedures it can schedule. Now, researchers have attempted to measure how long each process takes.
Biolase laser receives FDA clearance January 24, 2017 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Epic Pro laser system.
January new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com January 20, 2017 -- Since the middle of December, companies have introduced new products ranging from a smart toothbrush to a 3D printer, and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Kolibree, Microcopy, TJA Health, and others.
Scaling titanium implants may worsen peri-implantitis January 16, 2017 -- When you use an ultrasonic scaler on your patient's titanium implants, your goal is to prevent peri-implantitis. But what if this action actually caused or aggravated it? A new study published in Scientific Reports examines this theory and whether the roughness of the implant surface has an effect.
Review: Is there an ideal material for apical sealing? January 13, 2017 -- While hundreds of studies have documented the safety and efficacy of filling materials most often used for apical sealing, researchers from China undertook a literature review to weigh the evidence behind the materials and see if one were ideal. Their conclusions highlight the need for rigorous research and follow-up.