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New guidelines recommend restorative patient exams every 6 months
March 17, 2016 -- Patients with tooth-borne restorations, either fixed or removable, should be seen for a clinical exam at least every six months for the rest of their lives, according to recently issued guidelines from the American College of Prosthodontists.  Discuss
Huron Capital adds affiliate
March 16, 2016 -- Huron Capital Partners announced that its portfolio company, Michigan-based Spring & Sprout Dental Holdings, has entered into an affiliation with Dan German Orthodontics of Beavercreek, OH.  Discuss
Vita North America launches new website
March 8, 2016 -- Vita North America has launched its new website,  Discuss
Curaprox releases charcoal toothpaste
March 4, 2016 -- Adding to the charcoal-based product trend, Curaprox USA is releasing Black Is White, a charcoal toothpaste that whitens teeth, according to the company.  Discuss
Carestream Dental announces oral health summit
March 1, 2016 -- The Global Oral Health Summit, hosted by Carestream Dental, is a new comprehensive educational event that brings dental, orthodontic, and oral and maxillofacial surgery professionals together. It will be held November 10-13, 2016, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona completes merger
February 29, 2016 -- The company now known as Dentsply Sirona announced on February 29 that a "merger of equals" had been completed.  Discuss
Cavex launches at-home whitening system
February 26, 2016 -- Cavex has launched its Bite & White ABC Masterkit at-home teeth-whitening system.  Discuss
'Should I specialize?'
February 24, 2016 -- In his first column for, Dr. Ben Burris relates a conversation he had recently with a third-year dental student. Dr. Burris was asked his opinion of the value of a residency versus becoming a general practitioner.  Discuss
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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.