17th century aristocrat perfected smile with gold wires
February 7, 2023 -- Archaeologists used imaging to discover how a 17th century aristocratic woman stabilized her loose teeth using gold wires -- a solution that, although innovative at the time, likely made her condition worse, according to a report published on February 6 by Live Science. Read More
Israel clears Pearl's Second Opinion
February 3, 2023 -- Israel's Ministry of Health, Medical Technology, Information, and Research Division has cleared Pearl's artificial intelligence software Second Opinion. Read More
PET shows unique lung inflammation due to e-cigarettes
January 26, 2023 -- Researchers have performed the first positron emission tomography (PET) imaging study in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users, and the findings point to a unique inflammatory response due to vaping, they suggest. Read More
VideaHealth's dental AI imaging technology gets patent
January 25, 2023 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to VideaHealth for its dental artificial intelligence (AI) image recognition technology. Read More
3Shape acquires LMS provider LabStar
January 24, 2023 -- 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software manufacturer 3Shape has acquired lab management software (LMS) provider LabStar. Read More
CBCT use in younger dental patients on the rise
January 20, 2023 -- The use of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in younger pediatric patients has risen every year since 2017, indicating increased awareness about the uses of the imaging modality. The study was published on January 19 in the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
Imaging methods monitor dental caries activity after restoration
January 13, 2023 -- Nondestructive short-wave infrared reflectance and optical coherence tomography can safely monitor the activity of secondary caries lesions, findings published January 10 in the Journal of Biomedical Optics suggest. Read More
Imaging helped treat man with rare condition in the TMJ
January 12, 2023 -- Imaging helped treat a 61-year-old man with the rare coexistence of calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition and a synovial tumor in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). The case report was published in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Dentulu partners with Pearl
January 12, 2023 -- Dentulu teledentistry network has partnered with Pearl to enable Dentulu's dentists to use Pearl's Second Opinion artificial intelligence-backed dental software. Read More
DSO Smalltown Dental to use Planmeca's imaging systems
January 10, 2023 -- Planmeca will provide its 2D and 3D cone-beam computed tomography extraoral imaging equipment to the Illinois-based dental service organization (DSO) Smalltown Dental. 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.