Cosmetics
U.S. lawmakers want SmileDirectClub investigated
January 29, 2020 -- Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SmileDirectClub to ensure that the clear-aligner company is not misleading consumers and harming patients.  Discuss
Leveling up on the oral-systemic link
January 28, 2020 -- Let's talk about the oral-systemic link. We've been working on it in dentistry for decades now, but we still have a tremendous and untapped opportunity happening in dental practices all over the world, writes Dr. David Rice. He explains what this opportunity is and what dentists need to do to help patients and the medical community.  Discuss
Tips to grow your Invisalign business
January 28, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Molis believes he has cracked the code for dental practices to become successful while offering Invisalign products. He has founded his coaching business on this premise and has gathered quite the following from Invisalign providers. He shares his tips on growing an Invisalign business with DrBicuspid.com.  Discuss
Western Dental debuts clear aligners
January 20, 2020 -- Western Dental has launched its own brand of clear orthodontic aligners, ClearArc.
SmileDirectClub wins in courtroom, dental offices
January 14, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub is having yet another news-filled week, announcing it will begin selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. Also, the company scored a legal victory with a New Jersey court finding it does not engage in the "corporate practice of dentistry."  Discuss
Want to improve sleep apnea? Trimming tongue fat may help
January 10, 2020 -- Reducing fat tongue may help improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, according to a new study published January 10 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, showing that a reduction in tongue fat lessened the severity of symptoms.  Discuss
Ex-NFL player announces oral brand partnership
January 8, 2020 -- Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski appeared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on January 7 to announce an exclusive partnership between teeth-whitening and oral care company Snow and clear-aligner brand Byte.
SmileDirectClub expands into Hong Kong
January 8, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has brought its clear-aligner therapy to Hong Kong.
Ormco upgrades software for Spark clear aligner
January 7, 2020 -- Orthodontic technology company Ormco has released a series of upgrades for its Spark clear-aligner Approver software.
Orthodontist assistant joins 'The Bachelor'
January 7, 2020 -- An orthodontic assistant from San Antonio is one of 30 new contestants on the new season of "The Bachelor," which premiered on January 6 on ABC.
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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