Imaging
What to know about 3D replicas and autotransplantation
December 13, 2022 -- Using a 3D dental replica when planning tooth autotransplantation offers benefits, including shorter surgical times and less trauma to the periodontal ligament, according to a communication published on December 8 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Milling vs. 3D printing: Which one is best for dentures?
December 13, 2022 -- When it comes to creating dentures, artificial teeth can be milled or 3D printed, but which method is more accurate? Both processes were deemed clinically acceptable in a head-to-head comparison that was published on December 1 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Dentist helps World Cup fan bullied for his smile
December 8, 2022 -- A dentist in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, provided a Moroccan football fan with a new smile after he was bullied about his teeth at the Qatar World Cup, according to news reports. The dentist crafted the fan a set of full dentures to fix his crooked teeth. Read More
Clinicians are feeling the pain of prolonged mask use
December 2, 2022 -- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are experiencing orofacial pain, including temporomandibular disorders, related to the ongoing use of N95 filtering facepiece respirators and masks. The perspective was published on December 1 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Intraoral appliances routine part of dental practice
December 2, 2022 -- The fabrication and use of intraoral appliances are becoming a routine part of dental practices, according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Researchers analyzed intraoral appliance application, practice workflows, and changes in practice trends. Read More
Technology is moving dentistry forward despite gloomy data
November 22, 2022 -- According to statistics, production is down, collections are stagnant, and operational costs are through the roof, causing many dentists to panic. Dr. James V. Anderson shares one key point missing from the big data. Read More
Imaging aids in treating 20-year-old's bilateral kissing molars
November 17, 2022 -- A dental x-ray and cone-beam computed tomography imaging aided in diagnosing and treating a 20-year-old man's bilateral kissing molars, an extremely rare form of impaction. The case report was published on November 12 in the Clinical Case Reports. Read More
Carestream Dental and Overjet partner
October 28, 2022 -- Carestream Dental is partnering with Overjet to give its customers access to Overjet's artificial intelligence-powered x-ray analysis tool. Read More
Common TMD may be linked to calcium, vitamin D
October 27, 2022 -- Patients with a common type of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) had lower calcium and vitamin D levels, indicating that calcium metabolism may be linked to these jaw conditions. The results were published on October 21 in the Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Facing osteosarcoma in the age of Instagram
October 25, 2022 -- Like many 30-something-year-old women, Jen Taylor chronicles her life on the social media platform Instagram. In Taylor's case, her profile also serves as an outlet for documenting her life after she was diagnosed with cancer in her maxilla in her late 20s. Dr. Teresa Yang shares Taylor's story. 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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