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Want to improve sleep apnea? Trimming tongue fat may help
January 10, 2020 -- Reducing fat tongue may help improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, according to a new study published January 10 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, showing that a reduction in tongue fat lessened the severity of symptoms.  Discuss
VR firm to create dental procedure training modules
January 10, 2020 -- The Australian-based virtual reality (VR) software company Vection Technologies has signed a $500,000 deal to create dental procedure training modules for students and dentists.
The new decade's dental practice could look like this
January 3, 2020 -- Dentists one day may become vertically integrated to service the mouth and also design and manufacture the hardware needed in their own dental practices, writes information systems consultant Alon Ganon. He shares a vision of how dental practices could operate with advanced technology in this new decade.  Discuss
DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards 2019 finalists
December 19, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards. Voting for the final round is now open, and it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
The top reason you need a scanner now isn't what you think
December 13, 2019 -- Scanning and restorative dentistry isn't just about delivering optimum patient care. Dr. David Rice explains how it can become your fast-track ticket to practice growth and success.  Discuss
SICAT unveils new version of implant planning software
December 10, 2019 -- Software and hardware manufacturer SICAT has introduced version 2.0 of its implant planning software for CEREC guides.
Pearl unveils AI product to better restoration process
December 5, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) dental care company Pearl has launched a product that helps improve the dental restoration process by allowing labs to score and buck individual patient scans based on margin clarity.
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
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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