Cosmetics
Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth
August 23, 2019 -- Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth, according to the findings of a new study. Restorations bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and 15% carbamide peroxide had significantly lower levels of biofilm than those left untreated.  Discuss
Orthodontist indicted on fraud, bribery charges
August 20, 2019 -- A well-known orthodontist in Arkansas has been charged with 15 counts of fraud and wire fraud on charges that he allegedly paid bribes to and performed free dental work for a former state senator in exchange for legislation that benefited his dental clinics.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub hopes to raise $100M in IPO
August 19, 2019 -- Direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening service company SmileDirectClub filed an initial public offering (IPO) on August 16. The company hopes to raise $100 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Discuss
New product: At-home whitening kit with blue light introduced
August 14, 2019 -- ARC has introduced a new at-home teeth-whitening system with a blue light device.
New product: Glidewell releases sleep apnea device
August 13, 2019 -- Glidewell Dental has released a new mandibular advancement device for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
Dentsply Sirona updates orthodontic software
August 8, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has released the latest version of its orthodontic treatment software.
SmileDirectClub opens U.K. retail locations
August 5, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has opened four retail locations in the U.K. and has partnered with Well Pharmacy to open additional locations in the country.
Metals top list of common allergens at the dental office
August 2, 2019 -- Which dental materials are responsible for the most contact allergies? Researchers looked at patient data and found metals topped the list, but other common culprits included composites and cosmetic materials.  Discuss
Study supports clear aligners for orthognathic surgery patients
August 1, 2019 -- Patients needing orthognathic surgery generally have orthodontic treatment before and after. Researchers compared the outcomes for patients who used clear-aligner therapy with those who used conventional orthodontic hardware. Their findings might open up new treatment options for patients.  Discuss
Study: General dentists less likely to refer to orthodontist
July 31, 2019 -- Are general or pediatric dentists better at identifying when a patient needs orthodontic treatment? Which group is more likely to refer a patient to an orthodontist? In a new study, researchers showed pretreatment orthodontic patient records to both general and pediatric dentists to find out.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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