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Naval dental school failed to read 1,800 CBCT scans
November 27, 2019 -- Radiologists at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, MD, failed to examine about 2,000 dental cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans during a seven-year period, resulting in at least one treatment delay, according to news reports.  Discuss
Henry Schein One debuts Dentrix connector
November 27, 2019 -- Henry Schein One has rolled out the Dentrix Smart Image connector for DEXIS imaging software.
Podcast: How this assistant embraced new technology
November 22, 2019 -- In the latest Dental Assistant Nation podcast, Kevin Henry talks with one dental assistant about how technology has played a big role in her professional growth, and they discuss the importance of embracing and learning new technology.  Discuss
Which MRI sequences can best handle metal braces?
November 21, 2019 -- What is the best way to overcome artifacts in patients wearing metallic orthodontic devices? The authors of a new study recently published in Radiology recommend slight modifications in functional MRI and diffusion-tensor MR imaging sequences to complete the task.  Discuss
The important role photography plays in the success of your practice
November 20, 2019 -- Is a picture worth a thousand words? Or is it worth far more? A picture is worth at least $2 million of revenue when you have a system for success and a system to stay accountable, according to Dr. David Rice. He explains the important role photography plays in your practice's success.  Discuss
The importance of dental assistants learning the latest technology
November 12, 2019 -- Dental assistants need to have the knowledge about what today's technology can do and how it fits into the practice workflow, as well as the confidence to talk about it with patients. Kevin Henry notes that having this confidence is a key part to assistants' growth and their development into the true leaders they can become.  Discuss
Strauss Diamond reaches deal with Align Technology
November 7, 2019 -- Dental rotary products distributor Strauss Diamond Instruments has discontinued the sales of its scanner cover products MagicSleeve and MagicSleeve Ultra for use with Align Technology's intraoral scanners.
Getting to the bottom of chocolate's silky, smooth mouthfeel
October 31, 2019 -- Is the allure of chocolate its silky, smooth mouthfeel? Using a unique x-ray technique, researchers have determined that chocolate's microstructure affects how quickly or slowly chocolate melts in the mouth, contributing to the pleasing mouthfeel consumers crave.  Discuss
Planmeca adds dental care unit to Compact line
October 29, 2019 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced Compact i3, the latest addition to its line of Compact dental care units.
3 simple steps to full-arch temporaries
October 28, 2019 -- Dr. David Rice of IgniteDDS shares his knowledge on building full-arch temporary restorations. He describes three key steps and offers simple tips to make amazing restorations for your patients.  Discuss
Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.

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