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Patients satisfied with digital implant workflow
November 16, 2021 -- Patients reported higher satisfaction with a digital workflow for creating a single implant-supported posterior crown than a conventional workflow in a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Will automation, rising costs make dental labs obsolete?
November 11, 2021 -- A labor shortage, rising costs, and increasing automation are leading to big changes in the dental lab industry. Dr. Teresa Yang summarized how these trends are affecting dental labs and what smaller labs can do to compete in the modern era. Read More
OrVance launches temporary tooth repair product
November 4, 2021 -- OrVance has launched its OrVance Temporary Tooth Repair (TTR) kit for temporary relief from broken teeth and lost fillings and crowns. Read More
Ackuretta, Bego team up on 3D printing
September 16, 2021 -- Bego's 3D printing materials will be integrated into Ackuretta's 3D printing systems, the companies announced. Read More
Technology Focus: Crown.AI software for fastdesign.io
August 31, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology for dentistry has come a long way, and two new features from Glidewell's fastdesign.io software show how smart technologies can save time in the clinic. The Glidewell team showcases Crown.AI and Margin.AI in this Technology Focus interview. Read More
Zirconia shines in review of systematic reviews
June 29, 2021 -- Zirconia received satisfactory marks in a new review of systematic reviews of the restorative material. While zirconia-ceramic restorations came with technical, biological, and aesthetic complications, many of these complications did not affect restoration functionality and could be fixed during routine care. Read More
Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 22, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
AAE supports vital pulp therapy for mature teeth
June 1, 2021 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) supports vital pulp therapy as a treatment option for patients who have adult teeth with injured pulps and fully formed roots, according to a position statement released on May 24. Read More
Spanish researchers quantify the perfect celebrity smile
May 28, 2021 -- It turns out celebrity smiles differ quite a bit from the grins of us regular folk. Photos of smiling celebrities showed numerous deviations from the smiles of Spanish dental students in a study published on May 19 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Roland DGA to show mills at AGD2021
May 28, 2021 -- Roland DGA's DGShape Americas will showcase its milling machines at this year's Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) annual meeting, AGD2021. 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
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in Anaheim
May 12-14
Anaheim, California United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States