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Tooth position and the 2nd deadly sin of smile design
July 10, 2020 -- The smile line, incisal edge position, and midline are key components of smile design. If not considered correctly, they can comprise another deadly sin of smile design. Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses this important trinity and why learning beyond dental school is critical for every dentist.  Discuss
AAO supports orthodontic innovation with investment in KLOwen braces
July 10, 2020 -- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has invested $50,000 from its Innovation and Transformation Fund in the KLOwen custom braces system, an in-office, same-day, custom bracket solution that reportedly increases doctor efficiency.
Align Technology awards funding for orthodontic, dental research
July 7, 2020 -- Align Technology has awarded nine research grants under its 11th annual research award program.
SmileDirectClub expands its markets, reopens in Germany
July 6, 2020 -- Teledentistry firm SmileDirectClub plans to expand its market reach into Singapore and Austria over the next few months and to reopen offices closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.
How I learned from one of my biggest smile design mistakes
July 1, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, recalls the time that he and a patient weren't on the same page when it came to what her completed case should look like. He tells that story and the lesson he learned from it in this week's video on another of the seven deadly sins of smile design.  Discuss
Our Teeth app targets consumers' dental history
June 29, 2020 -- Micom Software has launched the Our Teeth 1.1 app for iOS devices so that an individual or family can keep track of their dental history.
Dr. David Rice previews a series on the 7 deadly sins of smile design
June 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, discusses what he will be covering during an upcoming series on our site. What do dentists and dental team members need to know about smile design? There's more to creating a great smile than just which materials you should use.  Discuss
New dental implant company launched
June 23, 2020 -- Oral surgeon Ole Jensen, DDS, has launched Ditron Dental, a new dental implant company.
Align partners with MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific
June 18, 2020 -- Align Technology has announced a partnership with healthcare startup accelerator MedTech Innovator Asia Pacific that will support 20 up-and-coming companies.
TSU debuts 1st dental implant facility in Russia
June 17, 2020 -- Tomsk State University (TSU) has developed technology to produce dental posts from nanostructured ceramics, paving the way for Russia's first dental implant facility.
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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.