Cosmetics
SmileDirectClub to open Texas manufacturing plant
October 11, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub's manufacturing and distribution affiliate Access Dental Lab will open a dental lab manufacturing plant in Kyle, TX.
SmileDirectClub adds New Zealand locations
October 11, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has opened three retail locations in New Zealand.
Pain meds don't reduce sensitivity from teeth bleaching
October 10, 2019 -- Anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs may not prevent tooth sensitivity caused by in-office dental bleaching, according to a new systematic review published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.  Discuss
ADA duel with SmileDirectClub heats up
October 9, 2019 -- The American Dental Association (ADA) and SmileDirectClub have issued dueling press statements in their ongoing dispute over government regulation of SmileDirectClub's clear-aligner business.  Discuss
New imaging method to assess root position may cut radiation dose
October 9, 2019 -- A new imaging technique could reduce the amount of radiation that dental patients are exposed to during orthodontic treatment, according to new research. The method also shows promise for other types of dental treatment that require accurate root position assessment.  Discuss
Kulzer unveils Delara prosthetic teeth line
October 9, 2019 -- Kulzer has introduced the Delara midpriced prosthetic teeth line, the latest addition to its prosthetic teeth portfolio.
Invisalign gives best-selling Australian dentists deep price cuts
October 8, 2019 -- Align Technology's Invisalign Australia has reportedly offered discounts of up to 35% to dentists who sell the most clear aligners to patients, according to a news report in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Orthodontist named a top low-stress, high-paying job
October 4, 2019 -- Being an orthodontist is one of the best low-stress, high-paying jobs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.  Discuss
GSK launches new Sensodyne whitening toothpaste
October 1, 2019 -- GSK Consumer Healthcare has launched a new Sensodyne toothpaste that whitens teeth while limiting sensitivity.
Study: Electric-activated method whitens teeth faster
September 27, 2019 -- Using an electrokinetic flow method to whiten teeth offers a faster, equally effective alternative to other available light-diffusing treatments, according to a study published September 20 in Dental Materials.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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Conferences
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States
American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) 2020 Scientific Session
April 22-25, 2020
Orlando, Florida United States