Imaging Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Imaging
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
Radiation-free imaging system aids caries detection
October 18, 2019 -- Near-infrared light transillumination (NILT) does not expose patients to ionizing radiation, but is it an effective modality for detecting caries? Researchers tested NILT against direct digital radiography in almost 140 teeth to find out.  Discuss
ADA endorses Calif. teledentistry law
October 18, 2019 -- The ADA has thrown its support behind a new law in California that sets specific standards on how dentists should provide care for their patients through teledentistry.
DTC orthodontics takes hit with new Calif. law requiring x-rays
October 15, 2019 -- California has become the first state in the U.S. to pass a law that aims to better protect patients who undergo direct-to-consumer (DTC) orthodontic treatments, such as those offered by SmileDirectClub, by requiring x-rays and more before moving ahead with care.  Discuss
New imaging method to assess root position may cut radiation dose
October 9, 2019 -- A new imaging technique could reduce the amount of radiation that dental patients are exposed to during orthodontic treatment, according to new research. The method also shows promise for other types of dental treatment that require accurate root position assessment.  Discuss
FDA OKs Epica's mobile imaging scanner
October 4, 2019 -- Robotic CT technology developer Epica has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SeeFactorCT3 system, a multimodality mobile imaging scanner.
Dentsply Sirona launches new x-ray systems
October 3, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona is launching a new generation of x-ray systems with its Orthophos line.
Dentsply Sirona debuts intraoral sensor
October 3, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has introduced a new intraoral sensor, called Schick AE.
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