CAD/CAM Sponsored by Glidewell
Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design
June 28, 2022 -- When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Justin Chi to offer tips on CAD/CAM dentistry
June 23, 2022 -- Dr. Justin Chi, director of clinical technologies at Glidewell, will share tips on simplifying the trickiest parts of CAD/CAM dentistry in an upcoming sponsored DrBicuspid.com webinar. Read More
How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
FDA OKs Ricoh's head, face, orthopedic modeling system
June 15, 2022 -- Printing and IT services provider Ricoh has secured 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its craniomaxillofacial and orthopedic anatomic modeling. Read More
Surgery-free way to remove 3rd molars may be coming
June 14, 2022 -- In the future, surgery may no longer be needed to manage wisdom teeth. A 3D-guided microwave ablation procedure removed third-molar tooth buds in pigs in minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Can clear aligners damage the jaw joint?
June 10, 2022 -- As patients become more concerned with aesthetics, clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular. But a small study published June 8 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery suggests that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners may affect mandibular condyle bone density. Read More
Argen Corporation announces product line expansion
June 10, 2022 -- The Argen Corporation announced an expansion of their digital workflow solutions with the availability of two new milling machines, the VHF S5 and the K5+, which are now available in the U.S. and Canada. Read More
Robotic implant surgery prototype shows promise in study
June 9, 2022 -- In a first-of-its kind study, an image-guided prototype robotic system for dental implant surgery proved more accurate than a computer-assisted dynamic navigation system for positioning implants in 3D-printed phantom jaws, according to research published June 7 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
3D printers: Save or splurge?
June 2, 2022 -- 3D printing is becoming a staple of modern dentistry, and the technology is a big investment for practices. A study published May 26 in BDJ Open compared the accuracy of 12 common printers used in dentistry to see whether a higher price point equates to better quality. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
Special Feature
The new decade's dental practice could look like this

Dentists one day may become vertically integrated to service the mouth and also design and manufacture the hardware needed in their own dental practices, writes information systems consultant Alon Ganon. He shares a vision of how dental practices could operate with advanced technology in this new decade. Read more.

Conferences
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States