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Dear Cosmetic Dentistry Insider,

In the mind of a patient, cost can outweigh all other factors when treatment options are presented.

Now, a new study by Swiss researchers can help clinicians better understand the cost-effectiveness of implant-supported single crowns compared to fixed dental prostheses when restoring a single missing tooth. The information can help clinicians guide patient decision-making. Click here to read more.

In other Cosmetics Community news, a study in PLOS One implies that orthodontists can select an individual set of records needed for each patient rather than the full suite of dental models, facial and intraoral photographs, a set of 2D radiographs, and clinical measurements.

And adult orthodontic treatment contributes to significant improvements in both professional and personal lives, according to the findings of a new survey.

At the ADA's annual conference in New Orleans, Philips introduced a cool, sleek black DiamondClean version of its Sonicare toothbrush line. The company also released DayWhite and NiteWhite versions of its Zoom at-home whitening kits.

Also, more than 800 New Orleans residents received cleanings, restorative and specialty care, dentures, and x-rays during the ADA's Mission of Mercy charity dental clinic, which was held during the annual meeting. Read more.

Meanwhile, a Fort Smith, AR, orthodontist has agreed to stop offering prophylaxes to the general public after being summoned before the Arkansas State Board of Examiners. The board asserts that he violated the law because dental specialists aren't allowed to practice outside their area of expertise.

And, a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County in Alabama challenging the state's ban on teeth-whitening services being offered by nondentists is moving forward.

Finally, 3M has filed two patent lawsuits in Germany regarding its technology for coloring ceramic-based dental restorations, and Airway Management has launched the myTAP oral appliance for treating snoring and sleep apnea.

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