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Mo. orthodontist dies from COVID-19 complications
April 7, 2020 -- A 64-year-old orthodontist from Missouri died in the hospital on April 3 from COVID-19 complications, according to his obituary.
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.
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.
Align Technology to acquire Exocad
March 5, 2020 -- Align Technology has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Exocad Global Holdings for approximately $417 million in cash.
Second Opinion: Survey results show why all orthodontists need to be better advocates, educators
February 27, 2020 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jeff Summers discusses the surprising results from a recent adult-focused survey on orthodontics and why some of the results should be alarming for all dentists, including orthodontists.  Discuss
S-Ray debuts At Home digital impression system for clear aligners
February 27, 2020 -- S-Ray has introduced its new At Home ultrasound digital impression system, a smartphone-based, full-arch ultrasound device designed to provide 3D scans for the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner market.  Discuss
DenMat gets FDA clearance for clear aligners
February 24, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to DenMat for the right to design, manufacture, and sell orthodontic clear aligners to dental professionals and laboratories.
Align Technology debuts 'in-face' visualization tool at Chicago Midwinter
February 21, 2020 -- Align Technology launched its ClinCheck "In-Face" Visualization tool for its Invisalign Go system at this week's 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Fla. dental board closes investigation into SmileDirectClub
February 19, 2020 -- The Florida Board of Dentistry has closed its investigation into SmileDirectClub's business model and marketing practices, landing the clear-aligner company another victory against traditional orthodontics.  Discuss
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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.