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1st-year dental students love learning with skulls
April 6, 2020 -- First-year dental students in Hong Kong enjoyed learning about tooth and jaw anatomy more when their lessons included human skulls, according to a study published on March 29 in Anatomical Sciences Education.  Discuss
Carestream Dental, Mouthwatch partner on teledentistry platform
April 2, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has partnered with telehealth company Mouthwatch to bring teledentistry capabilities to its digital imaging and practice management software.
Imaging aids removal of broken burs from third-molar surgeries
March 30, 2020 -- Radiography, CT, and 3D modeling helped clinicians remove burs that had broken off from high-speed handpieces during third-molar extractions and migrated to the mandibular body of one patient and the floor of the mouth of another, according to a recently published report of two cases.  Discuss
How every picture tells a story in the dental practice
March 27, 2020 -- If dental professionals do not take adequate notes, capture an intraoral image, or take radiographs to document our diagnoses and support our treatment plans, we will not have the full benefit of factual clinical findings, writes Lisa Wadsworth, RDH.  Discuss
Teledentistry 101: How to get started, billing codes, questions, and more
March 25, 2020 -- In her latest podcast, dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan breaks down what dentists and dental team members need to know about implementing teledentistry into their practices, including answers to frequently asked questions.  Discuss
FDA OKs Align Technology's 5D imaging system
March 25, 2020 -- Align Technology has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its iTero Element 5D imaging system.
How teledentistry can help during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic
March 24, 2020 -- During these unsettling times of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is crucial that we, as dental healthcare providers, provide the essential care necessary to our patients and communities through teledentistry, writes Dr. James Anderson.  Discuss
Carestream Dental to launch teledentistry service
March 20, 2020 -- Carestream Dental plans to launch a teledentistry service to help provide remote care to patients as the world faces the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Rare, giant salivary stone removed from man's jaw
March 11, 2020 -- A giant calcified salivary stone, which was diagnosed initially as an impacted tooth, was recently found growing in the mandible of a 37-year-old man. A rare 2-cm-long sialolith was removed, according to a new case report.  Discuss
Calcivis gets FDA approval to test imaging system
March 5, 2020 -- Calcivis, a medical device company focused on managing tooth decay, has received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to test the safety and effectiveness of its imaging system.
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.