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Can clear aligners damage the jaw joint?
June 10, 2022 -- As patients become more concerned with aesthetics, clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular. But a small study published June 8 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery suggests that orthodontic treatment with clear aligners may affect mandibular condyle bone density. Read More
Robotic implant surgery prototype shows promise in study
June 9, 2022 -- In a first-of-its kind study, an image-guided prototype robotic system for dental implant surgery proved more accurate than a computer-assisted dynamic navigation system for positioning implants in 3D-printed phantom jaws, according to research published June 7 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Glidewell, Medit to partner on new intraoral scanner
May 18, 2022 -- Glidewell is partnering with Medit to launch a new intraoral scanner called the fastscan.io. 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
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
Southern Calif. surgeons give patients jaw in a day
May 4, 2022 -- Surgeons from Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit hospital serving the Los Angeles area, and the Los Angeles Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, are one of a handful of teams in the U.S. giving patients jaw replacements complete with dental implants in one day. 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
National Dentex Labs to acquire Swan Dental Lab
April 25, 2022 -- National Dentex Labs is acquiring Swan Dental Lab, a dental restoration fabricator in Brunswick, OH. Read More
DenMat acquires Den-Shur product line
April 12, 2022 -- DenMat announced that it has acquired the Den-Shur product line from Prismatix Decal. The acquisition expands DenMat's portfolio to include Den-Shur's denture cups, the company said. Read More
ClearChoice to integrate Planmeca CBCT system
April 1, 2022 -- ClearChoice Management Services is partnering with Planmeca and Henry Schein to integrate Planmeca's Viso G7 advanced cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging unit into the ClearChoice network of more than 75 centers across the country. 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.

Conferences
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States