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What to know about 3D replicas and autotransplantation
December 13, 2022 -- Using a 3D dental replica when planning tooth autotransplantation offers benefits, including shorter surgical times and less trauma to the periodontal ligament, according to a communication published on December 8 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Milling vs. 3D printing: Which one is best for dentures?
December 13, 2022 -- When it comes to creating dentures, artificial teeth can be milled or 3D printed, but which method is more accurate? Both processes were deemed clinically acceptable in a head-to-head comparison that was published on December 1 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
New West Dental Lab debuts 3D-printed sleep device
December 13, 2022 -- New West Dental Lab has introduced EndSnorZ, a 3D-printed mandibular advancement device used to treat patients with sleep-disturbed breathing. Read More
Dentist helps World Cup fan bullied for his smile
December 8, 2022 -- A dentist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, provided a Moroccan football fan with a new smile after he was bullied about his teeth at the Qatar World Cup, according to news reports. The dentist crafted the fan a set of full dentures to fix his crooked teeth. Read More
Benefits of whitening before smile-enhancing procedures
December 6, 2022 -- In many cases, when an adult completes orthodontic treatment, their teeth are straight, but they are still not completely satisfied with their smile. Dr. Kevin Brown shares two cases in which he used in-office tooth whitening and composite bonding to rejuvenate patients' smiles. Read More
Intraoral appliances routine part of dental practice
December 2, 2022 -- The fabrication and use of intraoral appliances are becoming a routine part of dental practices, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers analyzed intraoral appliance application, practice workflows, and changes in practice trends. Read More
Technology is moving dentistry forward despite gloomy data
November 22, 2022 -- According to statistics, production is down, collections are stagnant, and operational costs are through the roof, causing many dentists to panic. Dr. James V. Anderson shares one key point missing from the big data. Read More
Imaging aids in treating 20-year-old's bilateral kissing molars
November 17, 2022 -- A dental x-ray and cone-beam computed tomography imaging aided in diagnosing and treating a 20-year-old man's bilateral kissing molars, an extremely rare form of impaction. The case report was published on November 12 in the Clinical Case Reports. Read More
Facing osteosarcoma in the age of Instagram
October 25, 2022 -- Like many 30-something-year-old women, Jen Taylor chronicles her life on the social media platform Instagram. In Taylor's case, her profile also serves as an outlet for documenting her life after she was diagnosed with cancer in her maxilla in her late 20s. Dr. Teresa Yang shares Taylor's story. Read More
Tooth loss increases risk of death in older adults
October 10, 2022 -- Oral health is tied to everything from Alzheimer's disease to arthritis, but the evidence on the association between the mouth and mortality is still lacking. Researchers analyzed the link between tooth loss and death in older adults in a study published recently in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 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.

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