Imaging Sponsored by DEXIS
Why it's time to consider CBCT in your practice
September 1, 2020 -- Patients are limiting their trips outside the home, often putting off routine care. For those who have prioritized a trip to your practice, how can you make the most of their time and yours? In-house cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for general dentists has been a growing trend -- even before the pandemic -- but now it's becoming even more of a benefit, writes Dr. Robert Pauley Jr. Read More
What COVID-19 revealed about dental x-rays
August 27, 2020 -- The recommendation to avoid intraoral x-rays during the COVID-19 pandemic due to potential aerosolization had an unexpected upside -- it showcased the usefulness of extraoral bitewings, according to a recent clinical article published in the British Dental Journal. Read More
Photos: Rare mouth-filling cysts cause extreme issues for infant
August 25, 2020 -- An infant born with multiple rare dermoid cysts in the floor of her mouth, forcing her tongue backward and causing dysphagia, underwent two surgeries before she turned 1 year old due to doctors missing smaller cysts, according to a recent case report. Read More
Carestream rebrands SaaS platform, hosts webinar
August 25, 2020 -- Carestream Dental's care management software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform has been rebranded as Sensei Cloud, and the company is hosting a webinar to explain its offerings. Read More
AI-based test diagnoses dental infection-related brain abscess
August 21, 2020 -- A pathogen detection test based on artificial intelligence (AI) was used to diagnose a patient's rare progressive brain abscess caused by a dental infection. Details were published on July 26 in a case report in the World Journal of Clinical Cases. Read More
Smile Generation Serve Day to benefit After Innocence organization
August 14, 2020 -- Smile Generation Serve Day, a project of Pacific Dental Services, will take place on Saturday, August 15. The annual day of service is part of a nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on dental care. Read More
Dental implant fails twice from growth of rare cystic lining
August 5, 2020 -- A patient's dental implant failed twice due to a cystic lining growing around it, in a rare case that was detected without signs of periapical radiolucency on an x-ray, according to a case report. Read More
Imaging finds tooth decay's root, may lead to ways to fight it
July 28, 2020 -- Atom probe tomography and other techniques revealed that human enamel contains small chemical flaws that may affect the resiliency of the fundamental building blocks of teeth, in a study published on July 2 in Nature. Read More
Carestream Dental adds to CS 8100 line
July 21, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has unveiled Evo editions of its CS 8100 and CS 8100 3D imaging systems. Read More
Rare tumor linked to lingual nerve removed from floor of woman's mouth
July 6, 2020 -- A woman who experienced tongue pain and taste changes for 18 months felt relief when a rare tumor linked to her lingual nerve was removed. Her symptoms stumped a dentist and were later misdiagnosed as a sialolith, according to a case report published on June 28 in BMJ Case Reports. 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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Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States