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3D-printed swabs make the grade for COVID-19 testing
June 10, 2020 -- Nasopharyngeal swabs produced by 3D printing can provide comparable results to traditional swabs for SARS-CoV-2 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction testing, according to research from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center recently published online in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology.  Discuss
Ace Surgical pivots to package 3D-printed nasal swabs
June 8, 2020 -- Dental surgical supply company Ace Surgical announced that it has partnered with 3D printing provider EnvisionTec to package and sterilize 3D-printed nasal swabs used for COVID-19 testing.
Planmeca USA launches redesigned Planmeca Romexis
June 2, 2020 -- Planmeca USA, a subsidiary of dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca, has launched a new version of its dental imaging software.
3Shape announces 24-hour Global Symposium
May 19, 2020 -- 3Shape will host its virtual 24-hour Global Symposium for dental professionals on June 19.
Face scanning app, 3D printing personalize face mask fit
May 18, 2020 -- Bayshore Dental Studio has released an app that will help dentists personalize face masks.
Hand sanitizer and technology: What do they have in common for today's dental practice?
April 29, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, explains why a patient's desire to spend as little time as possible in a dental practice after the COVID-19 outbreak will help push forward the technologies of CAD/CAM and 3D printing.  Discuss
Could COVID-19 be a tipping point for 3D technology in dentistry?
April 16, 2020 -- Many dental practices are currently closed and their pieces of technology sit idly. Some dentists have been using 3D printing to help those battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Could this be a moment for big growth in the dental industry of this up-and-coming technology?  Discuss
Roland DGA launches new dental business group
April 13, 2020 -- Roland DGA has formed a new dental business group called DGShape Americas. The group will be responsible for sales, product management, and service throughout North and South America, the company said.
Biolase, Mekics collaborate on COVID-19 ventilators
April 9, 2020 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase is partnering with intensive care unit equipment manufacturer Mekics to manufacture and supply MTV-1000 portable ventilators through Biolase's facility in California.
BonaDent shifts from dental lab to face shield manufacturer
April 6, 2020 -- BonaDent Dental Laboratories has shifted operations from its dental products business to the production of face shields, according to a report published April 3 by Finger Lakes Times of Geneva, NY.
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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