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Carestream Dental announces new integration with exocad Smile Creator
October 19, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has added integration with exocad Smile Creator into the company's software portfolio.
Polaroid, GoodDrs partner on Polaroid HealthCare
October 19, 2020 -- Polaroid has entered into an exclusive licensee agreement with GoodDrs USA to distribute devices that detect oral disease under the name Polaroid HealthCare.
Is SS-OCT the future of dental disease detection without radiation?
October 16, 2020 -- Swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) offers a cross-sectional, high-resolution view of teeth, allowing dentists to diagnose caries, cracks, and more without exposing patients to radiation, according to an article published in the November issue of Japanese Dental Science Review.  Discuss
Carestream Dental donates intraoral sensors to new Mercy Ship
October 16, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has donated six RVG 6200 intraoral sensors, as well as software and support, to outfit Mercy Ships' newest addition, Global Mercy.
ImmersiveTouch debuts VR surgical planning platform
October 13, 2020 -- Surgical planning software developer ImmersiveTouch has garnered U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its ImmersiveView Surgical Plan virtual reality (VR)-based digital surgery platform.
3DISC acquired, will become part of 3DISC Dental Connect
October 9, 2020 -- 3DISC, a developer of digital intraoral scanning technology, will become part of the newly formed 3DISC Dental Connect.
Pandemic pain or something else? 3D imaging could reveal more
October 1, 2020 -- Should you take a 3D scan for a cracked tooth? There are times when it is warranted, and there are also standard clinical situations in which cone-beam computed tomography has been proved to be highly beneficial, several of which feature bruxism and fractures as symptoms, writes Dr. Lea Al Matny.  Discuss
How can CBCT improve endodontic treatments for patients?
September 30, 2020 -- Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) clearly maps the neurovascular canals and the anatomic variants of patients' upper and lower jaws, facilitating the safe performance of endodontic treatments, according to a case series published on September 15 in the Journal of Endodontics.  Discuss
CBCT reveals 1st reported case of premolar with 5 canals
September 29, 2020 -- A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scan helped identify a fifth canal in the first premolar of a man who was undergoing a root canal. This is the first reported case of a fifth canal in this type of tooth, according to a case report published on September 10 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
Apteryx, Trestle team up on imaging AI applications
September 29, 2020 -- Apteryx Imaging and German artificial intelligence (AI) consulting firm Trestle have agreed to co-develop AI-based software modules for dental imaging applications.
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.