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New data break down dentist stats by state, specialty
April 10, 2018 -- General dentists are once again the most common type of dentists, according to newly published data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. The data break down dentist statistics by gender, specialty, and state.  Discuss
New product: Exocad debuts CAD/CAM software for same-day restorations
April 10, 2018 -- Exocad has released new CAD/CAM software designed to create restorations in a single visit.
Dental products featured on proposed U.S. tariff list
April 4, 2018 -- The dental industry has gotten caught up in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, with a number of key dental products showing up on a list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them.  Discuss
Study: Novel CAD/CAM materials offer aesthetic options
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March 28, 2018 -- When creating aesthetic restorations with CAD/CAM blocks, finding a close match to the shade and color of a patient's teeth is crucial. Researchers tested the aesthetic values of three novel, hybrid CAD/CAM blocks and found the differences in the materials offer choices when it comes to patient restorations.
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Dentsply Sirona to acquire OraMetrix
March 26, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced an agreement to acquire 3D technology company OraMetrix.  Discuss
Aging reduces translucency of zirconia ceramics
March 21, 2018 -- Teeth become more translucent as we age, but is the same true for uncolored zirconia ceramic restorations? Researchers put four of these restorative materials through an aging process to find out if their translucency changed over time and if these changes were noticeable to the human eye.  Discuss
Could nanotechnology ease orthodontic surgery?
March 8, 2018 -- What if the invasiveness of orthodontic surgery could be supplanted by something kinder and gentler for patients with a severe malocclusion? Enter a novel developing technology that uses nanoparticles containing a deactivated form of collagenase to remodel oral tissue.  Discuss
EverSmile launches oral care products for orthodontic patients
March 7, 2018 -- EverSmile has launched three oral care and cleaning products for patients with braces and clear aligners.  Discuss
Can evidence-based dentistry resolve treatment questions?
March 1, 2018 -- When you are confronted with a patient treatment dilemma, where do you turn for information to guide your treatment? Dr. Geoffrey A. Thompson told attendees at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting that applying evidence-based dentistry can help answer your treatment questions.  Discuss
Sleep apnea device gets FDA clearance
February 28, 2018 -- The Center for Craniofacial & Dental Sleep Medicine has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Meridian PM oral appliance to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring.  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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