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Desktop Health's parent company cuts 15% of employees
February 3, 2023 -- Massachusetts-based Desktop Metal, the parent company of 3D dental printing company Desktop Health, slashed its workforce by 15% and will close facilities, according to a news story published on February 2 in the Boston Globe. Read More
Low-dose CBCT comparable for dental implant surgery
December 21, 2022 -- Low-dose cone-beam CT (CBCT) yields statistically similar performance to standard-dose CBCT imaging protocols for CAD/CAM-guided dental implant surgery, according to research published online December 14 in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants. Read More
Planmeca unveils milling unit for dental labs
December 20, 2022 -- Planmeca has launched PlanMill 60 S, a 5-axis milling unit geared toward dental laboratories and technicians, as well as dentists seeking to produce more-advanced dental restorations and applications at their practice. Read More
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
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
Formlabs appoints new healthcare president
September 8, 2022 -- 3D printing company Formlabs has appointed Guillaume Bailliard as the president of its newly formed healthcare division. Read More
Owandy adds AI features to QuickVision 3D
August 10, 2022 -- Owandy Radiology has upgraded its QuickVision 3D implant planning software to include artificial intelligence (AI)-based functionality and an expanded dental implant library. Read More
Patient with cancer receives 1st 3D-printed titanium jaw
August 9, 2022 -- A patient with head and neck cancer received the first 3D-printed titanium lower jaw in a successful operation, according to an August 4 press release from the Netherlands Cancer Institute. The jaw was reconstructed based on the patient's imaging. 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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