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Study: Ultrasound tops CBCT in peri-implant bone imaging
October 2, 2019 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is considered the gold standard for imaging peri-implant bone, but researchers wondered if another modality without the radiation dose might be more accurate. They tested CBCT against high-frequency ultrasound and reported a surprising conclusion.  Discuss
New review finds AI as accurate as healthcare practitioners
September 25, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect oral cancer and other diseases with similar levels of accuracy as healthcare professionals, according to a new review published on September 24. But the authors caution that dentists and physicians aren't in danger of being replaced by AI anytime soon.  Discuss
Zimmer Biomet, Align Technology sign distribution deal
September 23, 2019 -- Zimmer Biomet has announced a multinational distribution agreement for Align Technology's family of iTero Element intraoral scanners.
Apteryx partners with 4th-IR to launch AI products
September 19, 2019 -- Apteryx Imaging has partnered with artificial intelligence (AI) technology firm 4th-IR to develop a suite of cloud-based AI products and services for dental imaging.
HRSA awards $85M to expand access to oral health services
September 18, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded about $85.3 million to nearly 300 government-funded health centers to expand their oral health service capacity through new and enhanced infrastructure.  Discuss
Video from ADA 2019: Dr. Martin Jablow on AI in dentistry
September 10, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) in the dental practice may seem far-fetched, but it's already here, according to dental technology expert Dr. Martin Jablow. He spoke about AI’s past, present, and future at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
ADA 2019: Technology use equals more productive dental teams
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Improved patient engagement and greater productivity at dental practices hinge on embracing new technologies. Bringing new technology into dental practices empowers staff to take more responsibility, which leads to a boost in patient engagement and productivity, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Planmeca debuts new CBCT unit at ADA 2019
September 5, 2019 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has debuted a new cone-beam CT (CBCT) unit at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco this week.
Carestream launches new intraoral scanner at ADA 2019
September 5, 2019 -- Carestream Dental has launched its new CS 3700 intraoral scanner at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.
Tooth, jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache
August 29, 2019 -- Tooth or jaw pain may be symptoms of a headache, according to new research from the journal Neurology. Up to 10% of people with headaches also experience orofacial pain, and tooth or jaw pain may be the only headache symptom for some people.  Discuss
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