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Imaging reveals dentition of 3.67-million-year-old skull
March 9, 2021 -- A team of global researchers used high-resolution imaging to reveal never-before-seen dental details in a 3.67-million-year-old skull of a prehuman ancestor known as Little Foot. The images and insights were published on March 2 in e-Life. Read More
Dentsply Sirona, NADG expand partnership
March 9, 2021 -- Dentsply Sirona has expanded its partnership with North American Dental Group (NADG), giving dentists affiliated with the dental service organization greater access to scanning and imaging tools. Read More
COVID-19 or dental work: What caused man's death from sinus thrombosis?
March 8, 2021 -- Imaging helped diagnose a COVID-19-positive man with cavernous sinus thrombosis, according to a recent case report. The condition may have resulted from his teeth being pulled; however, it could also have been caused by the novel coronavirus, clinicians found. Read More
MouthWatch creates mobile dentistry accelerator awards
March 8, 2021 -- MouthWatch has created the TeleDent Mobile Dentistry Accelerator Awards, which aim to help mobile dentistry programs affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
COVID-19 pandemic spurs stress-related dental conditions
March 5, 2021 -- Dentists are seeing an increase in patients experiencing dental conditions associated with stress, such as teeth grinding, cracked teeth, and temporomandibular joint disorder symptoms, according to new poll data released by the ADA on March 2. Read More
Dental x-ray used to read sealed 17th-century letter
March 3, 2021 -- Researchers used a dental x-ray scanner to virtually unfold and read a sealed letter from the Renaissance in Europe, according to a study published on March 2 in Nature Communications. This is believed to be the first time the technique has been used. Read More
Researchers warn of jaw training device
March 2, 2021 -- U.K. researchers are warning the dental community about a "face and neck toning" device called Jawzrsize, cautioning that it may produce negative effects, in a letter published on February 26 in the British Dental Journal. Read More
German researchers net $2.5M to explore new dental materials
March 2, 2021 -- A new German research foundation called InterDent will receive 2.1 million euros ($2.5 million U.S.) over the next three years to explore how dental restorations can be made to last longer. Read More
SmileDirectClub partners with DSO National Dental
March 1, 2021 -- SmileDirectClub said it has partnered with New York-based dental service organization (DSO) National Dental. Read More
Align Technology sponsors Golden State Warriors
February 26, 2021 -- The Golden State Warriors NBA team has a new sponsor: Align Technology. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
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