Business & Industry
Top 5 news stories from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the newly issued high blood pressure guidelines, followed by a report on antibiotic use by dentists.  Discuss
Delta Dental gives $118K for interprofessional education
December 22, 2017 -- The Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation has awarded $118,000 to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to create an interprofessional oral health and dental education curriculum.  Discuss
ClearCaps accepts Planmeca scans
December 21, 2017 -- Aligner manufacturer ClearCaps has begun accepting scans from two Planmeca intraoral scanners.
New products: GuardLab debuts 2 new products
December 21, 2017 -- Sports technology company GuardLab has announced two new products: a boil-and-bite mouthguard and a home digital impression kit.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Sammy Noumbissi
December 20, 2017 -- When you think of implants, do you think of conventional, metal ones? Dr. Sammy Noumbissi, president of the International Academy of Ceramic Implantology, would like to expand that thinking to include ceramic implants. He discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these implants in the latest installment of the Leaders in Dentistry series.  Discuss
Align terminates interoperability contract with 3Shape
December 20, 2017 -- Medical device company Align Technology will terminate its interoperability contract with 3Shape as of January 17, 2018.  Discuss
New product: Brasseler adds polishers to Brio line
December 20, 2017 -- Dental and surgical instrument manufacturer Brasseler USA has added new composite and ceramic single-use polishers to its Brio line.
Calif. inspects practices for imaging education violations
December 18, 2017 -- The California Department of Public Health has been conducting compliance inspections of the state's dental practices to uncover instances of unlicensed dental assistants operating imaging machines, according to the California Dental Association (CDA).
CDA reminds Calif. dentists to pay imaging machine fees
December 18, 2017 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has issued a reminder to California dentists to ensure that their imaging machine registration fees are up-to-date.
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss