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Align Technology to acquire Exocad
March 5, 2020 -- Align Technology has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Exocad Global Holdings for approximately $417 million in cash.
3D-printed jaw changes cancer survivor's life
March 2, 2020 -- An oral cancer survivor in India regained his ability to eat solid foods after undergoing reconstruction surgery to place a 3D-printed titanium jaw, according to news reports. This successful surgery highlights the benefits of 3D printing technology.  Discuss
Study puts major intraoral scanner brands to the test
February 24, 2020 -- Which intraoral scanner brand is the most accurate for single-tooth impressions? Most systems came up short in a new study, published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Only one type of Dentsply Sirona scanner rivaled the accuracy of conventional impressions.  Discuss
Formlabs, BEGO team partner on 3D dental products
February 20, 2020 -- Formlabs and BEGO are partnering so Formlabs' dental customers can use 3D printing to create temporary and permanent crowns and bridges directly from BEGO's dental materials.
3Shape offers intraoral scanner deal at Chicago Midwinter
February 20, 2020 -- 3Shape is offering a bundled savings package for its Trios intraoral scanner exclusively to those attending the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
5 things we can expect from AI in the coming decade
February 17, 2020 -- The promise of artificial intelligence (AI) has long been on the horizon. In the last several years, we've started to see the first AI-powered solutions for dentistry hit the market, but we're told the best is still to come. Dr. Kyle Stanley highlights five things we can expect from AI in the coming decade.  Discuss
NIDCR grants $2.8M to oral, maxillofacial 3D bioprinting
February 14, 2020 -- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) has awarded researchers from Penn State University a five-year, $2.8 million grant to investigate 3D bioprinting techniques for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction.  Discuss
3DISC to debut software updates at Chicago Midwinter 2020
February 11, 2020 -- 3DISC will highlight its HeronClinic software platform and its HeronCloud service at the upcoming Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Voco partners with Exocad for digital dentistry
February 6, 2020 -- Voco is partnering with CAD/CAM software provider Exocad to integrate its nanoceramic Grandio hybrid blocks and disks with Exocad's software.
Structo, Pro3dure partner on dental 3D printing
February 4, 2020 -- Dental 3D printing firms Structo and Pro3dure Medical announced that they will collaborate on expanding the range of dental 3D printing materials available to users of Structo's Velox 3D printer.
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.