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One hygienist's view on the future of dental hygiene
April 8, 2020 -- In the first of a continuing series, we talk to a dental hygienist about what she believes the future of her profession will look like -- and which technologies will make a difference for hygienists in the future.  Discuss
Ultradent debuts diode laser adapter
February 26, 2020 -- Ultradent Products has launched its new photobiomodulation adapter for the Gemini 810 + 980 soft-tissue diode laser.
Convergent to use Solea laser for sleep treatments
February 21, 2020 -- Convergent Dental is planning this spring to debut a new use of its Solea laser to help reduce snoring.
Academy of Laser Dentistry debuts laser training program
January 22, 2020 -- The Academy of Laser Dentistry has unveiled a laser training program for dental service organizations.
9 ways your patients will benefit from low-level laser therapy
December 20, 2019 -- Dr. Mel Burchman, president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, explains how low-level laser therapy, or photobiomodulation, can offer your patients many therapeutic benefits, including reduction of pain and inflammation, immunomodulation, and promotion of wound healing and tissue regeneration, as well as being an alternative to addictive opioid drugs.  Discuss
DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards 2019 finalists
December 19, 2019 -- is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards. Voting for the final round is now open, and it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
Case report: Repair of osseous defect on an implant
October 18, 2019 -- Dr. Daniel Haghighi reports on the case of a 70-year-old man who was experiencing pain around implant #5. He describes using a laser to maximize treatment efficacy and to manage the osseous tissue and soft-tissue defects.  Discuss
Biolase gets clearance for laser crown removal
October 16, 2019 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has received regulatory clearance from the U.S. and Canada for use of its Waterlase dental lasers for crown and veneer removal.
Clinician's Choice debuts soft-tissue laser
October 8, 2019 -- Clinician's Choice has launched its new Bluewave soft-tissue diode laser.
The facts about dental cavitations
October 2, 2019 -- It seems to Dr. Alvin Danenberg that many patients are being diagnosed with dental cavitations in their jawbone. In his latest column, he details the definition of these cavitations, what to do about patients in pain from them, and what imaging modality is best for viewing.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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.