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Danaher plans to spin off dental business, releases Q2 results
July 20, 2018 -- Danaher has announced it will spin off its dental business into an independent, publicly traded company called DentalCo.  Discuss
Cobalt-chromium crowns top abutment adherence testing
July 18, 2018 -- As two-piece implants have become standard, adherence of the crown to the abutment is critical for implant success. Researchers tested four different CAD/CAM implant-supported crown materials to measure their retention values and found cobalt-chromium crowns offered the most resistance.  Discuss
Evident launches new digital design service
July 13, 2018 -- Dental technology company Evident has launched a new digital impressions design service.  Discuss
How do chairside CAD/CAM veneers perform after 5 years?
July 9, 2018 -- The introduction of new materials for CAD/CAM systems and improvement in bonding techniques have made treatments such as ceramic laminate veneers possible. But how do these veneers hold up over five years? Researchers studied two glass-ceramic blocks to find out.  Discuss
Do CAD/CAM dentures outperform heat-cured models?
June 28, 2018 -- Manufacturers have claimed that CAD/CAM dentures possess superior mechanical properties compared with conventional heat-cured dentures. In a new study, researchers compared two CAD/CAM denture specimens with a heat-cured specimen to see if the claims held up.  Discuss
New product: 3D Systems launches on-demand service
June 18, 2018 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has launched an on-demand anatomical modeling service.  Discuss
3Shape updates CAD/CAM software
June 18, 2018 -- 3Shape has launched the latest version of its Dental System CAD/CAM software.  Discuss
New product: 3D Systems adds dental printer
June 6, 2018 -- 3D Systems has launched a new 3D printer for dental applications.  Discuss
How should CBCT be used in implant dentistry?
May 29, 2018 -- Is cone-beam CT (CBCT) ready to be used in implant dentistry? In a new review, researchers examined published studies on CBCT and provided up-to-date recommendations for its use.  Discuss
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.