Imaging Sponsored by Planet DDS
3D face scan can help screen for obstructive sleep apnea
May 1, 2020 -- A 3D facial scan can help dentists and doctors screen patients for undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, according to the findings of a study published on April 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. Read More
Hand sanitizer and technology: What do they have in common for today's dental practice?
April 29, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, explains why a patient's desire to spend as little time as possible in a dental practice after the COVID-19 outbreak will help push forward the technologies of CAD/CAM and 3D printing. Read More
Case report: CBCT shows man has rare kissing molars and more
April 28, 2020 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) revealed that a man had the rare dental conditions of kissing molars, bilateral distomolars, and macrodontia. An intraoral exam failed to detect the conditions, according to a case report published April 16 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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.

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