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3D printers: Save or splurge?
June 2, 2022 -- 3D printing is becoming a staple of modern dentistry, and the technology is a big investment for practices. A study published May 26 in BDJ Open compared the accuracy of 12 common printers used in dentistry to see whether a higher price point equates to better quality. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones
May 20, 2022 -- Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns
May 17, 2022 -- Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Roland DGA opens imagination center in Atlanta
May 5, 2022 -- Roland DGA has opened a new 5,600-sq-ft regional office in Atlanta named the Atlanta Imagination Center to allow customers, prospects, and partners access to the company's latest technologies. Read More
Dentsply Sirona unveils new platform, services
May 4, 2022 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona has launched a new cloud-based platform, DS Core, which aims to simplify practice workflows and maximize productivity, plus two new services. Read More
Research at AADOCR touts urethane-based materials for printing
March 24, 2022 -- Novel urethane-based materials can provide resins suited to inkjet 3D printing while exceeding standards, according to research presented March 24 at the American Association of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) annual meeting. Read More
Oral surgeons successfully transplant molar to infected site
March 8, 2022 -- Oral surgeons from Syria opted to transplant a molar instead of placing an implant in a 24-year-old female with signs of infection. Two years after the procedure, the transplanted molar had vitality and was in good periodontal and functional health, according to a case report published on March 2 in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Read More
Voco partners with Planmeca, unveils new nanoceramic hybrid
March 8, 2022 -- Voco has formed a material partnership with Planmeca and launched its Grandio blocs PlanMill fire-free nanoceramic hybrid blocks. Read More
Dentsply Sirona partners with Google Cloud, launches 3D printer
March 1, 2022 -- Dentsply Sirona has formed a digital dentistry partnership with Google Cloud and launched a new 3D printing offering. 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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California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
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October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
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November 25-30
New York City, New York United States