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Dental x-ray used to read sealed 17th-century letter
March 3, 2021 -- Researchers used a dental x-ray scanner to virtually unfold and read a sealed letter from the Renaissance in Europe, according to a study published on March 2 in Nature Communications. This is believed to be the first time the technique has been used. Read More
German researchers net $2.5M to explore new dental materials
March 2, 2021 -- A new German research foundation called InterDent will receive 2.1 million euros ($2.5 million U.S.) over the next three years to explore how dental restorations can be made to last longer. Read More
SmileDirectClub partners with DSO National Dental
March 1, 2021 -- SmileDirectClub said it has partnered with New York-based dental service organization (DSO) National Dental. Read More
Roland DGA debuts adapter for DWX-42W wet mill
February 24, 2021 -- Roland DGA's DGShape Americas has launched a six-pin adapter designed to increase the overall milling capacity of its DWX-42W wet dental mill. Read More
3D printing impression trays saves money and time
February 22, 2021 -- Clinicians can save money and time by 3D printing open impression trays for patients in need of multiple implant-supported prostheses, according to a study published on February 14 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
RoundTable acquires DDS Lab
February 22, 2021 -- RoundTable Healthcare Partners has acquired dental laboratory DDS Lab for an undisclosed amount. Read More
New CAD preop aid could help reduce radiation exposure
February 18, 2021 -- A new CAD-based referencing method that uses a digital dental scan could help reduce radiation exposure before craniomaxillofacial surgeries, according to a study published on February 7 in the International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. Read More
Formlabs launches new indirect bonding tray resin
February 18, 2021 -- 3D printing company Formlabs has launched a new indirect bonding tray resin for orthodontic bracket placement. Read More
Looking for an easier way to copy dentures? It's here
February 17, 2021 -- Clinicians can duplicate complete dentures quickly and easily with a general intraoral scanner and free, downloadable CAD software, according to a study published on February 3 in the Journal of Prosthodontics. Read More
Researchers use CAD to test novel implant design
February 12, 2021 -- Researchers from India ran simulations using CAD software to test implant stress distribution in a study published on February 10 in Materials Today: Proceedings. They found an ideal implant abutment design and praised the merits of modeling implants before placing them. 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.