Imaging Sponsored by Planet DDS
X-ray positioning apparatus off U.S. tariff list
July 11, 2019 -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on July 10 that several categories of medical devices were now exempt from the 25% tariffs imposed on devices imported from China. These include dental x-ray alignment and positioning apparatus. Read More
CBCT study examines pediatric radiation dose
July 3, 2019 -- As cone-beam CT (CBCT) use increases in pediatric patients, understanding the amount of radiation received in dental and maxillofacial exams is crucial. Researchers measured dose in 22 areas and found that the salivary glands and oral mucosa had the highest measured radiation levels. Read More
Carestream Dental announces SureSmile certification
June 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental announced that two of its imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona's SureSmile aligner system. Read More
Imaging study finds OSA patients at risk for heart disease
June 26, 2019 -- A new study offers another reason to screen your patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with severe OSA have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting. 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.

Conferences
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session
June 25-27
Boston, Massachusetts United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States