Imaging
Cotton swabs, resin aid in making accurate implant surgery guides
September 24, 2021 -- Fiducial markers consisting of cotton swabs and resin can be used to create an accurate implant surgical guide for patients with braces, according to an article published on September 20 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
New model makes it easier for AI to spot pulp cavities
September 23, 2021 -- Combining cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and micro-CT images as training data can help artificial intelligence (AI) models identify the location of teeth and pulp cavities in CBCT images, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Shining 3D launches new Aoralscan 3 scanner
September 23, 2021 -- Shining 3D is upgrading its dental 3D scanner series with the launch of a new model called Aoralscan 3. Read More
Dental surgeons offer imaging tips for patients wearing masks
September 22, 2021 -- Is it possible to acquire extraoral images of patients while they are still wearing masks for protection against COVID-19? It's possible, if you take a few steps to counter artifacts that might develop, according to a letter published online September 19 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Carestream supports new NC clinic for underserved patients
September 21, 2021 -- Carestream Dental has donated a variety of dental imaging equipment to Local Start Dental, a new nonprofit clinic in Durham, NC, that will provide free or discounted dental care to underserved populations. Read More
Earliest proof of caries found in 54-million-year-old mammal
September 17, 2021 -- The oldest known evidence of caries in a mammal was found in the fossils of a monkeylike animal that lived 54 million years ago. A shift to higher-sugar foods likely caused the tooth decay, according to a study published on September 9 in Scientific Reports. Read More
Clinicians in Japan use navigation system for TMJ surgery
September 16, 2021 -- Clinicians in Japan successfully performed a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis surgery on a pediatric patient using a computer-assisted navigation system, according to details published on September 10 in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Read More
FDA clears Athlos Oy's intraoral x-ray imaging sensor
September 14, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Athlos Oy's DC-Air wireless intraoral x-ray imaging sensor. Read More
New surgical method removes broken dental instrument
September 13, 2021 -- Clinicians used a new surgical technique to remove a separated endodontic instrument stuck about 2 mm below the tip of a patient's tooth root in a case published in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Park Dental Research acquires Orchestrate 3D
September 13, 2021 -- Park Dental Research has acquired Orchestrate 3D, a 3D printing company and dental orthodontic software manufacturer. 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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September 22-25
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