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Teeth tell the stories of people's most impactful life events
March 25, 2020 -- Teeth provide a true, permanent historical record of a person's major life events, including pregnancy, illness, relocation, and incarceration, according to a new study published March 25 in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Those with bad teeth, disabilities barred from jobs in Nigeria
March 23, 2020 -- If you want a job as a superintendent, inspector, or assistant cadre with the Nigerian Immigration Service, you better not have any disabilities or physical flaws, such as crooked teeth, according to news reports.  Discuss
Nobel Biocare meeting postponed until 2021
March 23, 2020 -- Dental implant maker Nobel Biocare is postponing its 2020 global symposium until early 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
AAO cancels annual meeting due to COVID-19
March 18, 2020 -- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has canceled its annual meeting, scheduled for May 1-4 in Atlanta, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
An idea to improve the dental implant replacement process for all
March 17, 2020 -- Dr. Teresa Yang was tired of being a "supersleuth" every time she placed a dental implant. That's why she developed a system that helped her -- and could help your practice as well.  Discuss
Indian dentist pulls 1.53-inch tooth, breaking world record
March 13, 2020 -- A dentist in India pulled a tooth that measured 1.53 inches, which is expected to be declared as the longest one in the world, from the mouth of a 20-year-old man who was experiencing pain and swelling, according to news reports.  Discuss
Step-by-step video on how to decrease time, increase revenue at every insert appointment
March 12, 2020 -- Whether it's one crown or a complete case of veneers, we know our patients don't always do what we want them to do. That's especially true when it comes to taking care of their gum tissue. Dr. David Rice discusses a product he has found to help alleviate this and walks you through how to use it.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub at it again, adding shops to Walmart, more
March 12, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has opened its first of several SmileShops at a Walmart in Canada and has commended the American Association of Dental Boards for establishing examples for state teledentistry regulations, capping off another eventful stretch for the orthodontics disruptor.  Discuss
3Shape updates orthodontic software
March 12, 2020 -- 3Shape has updated its Clear Aligner Studio and Indirect Bonding Studio orthodontic software.
AO cancels 2020 meeting due to COVID-19 outbreak
March 6, 2020 -- The Academy of Osseointegration (AO) 2020 annual meeting, scheduled for March 18-21 in Seattle, has been canceled due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) overseas and in the U.S.
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.