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The future looks bright for 3D-printed dentures
April 24, 2018 -- Less expensive but good-enough 3D-printed dentures will be a reality in the near future, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco. Improving technologies are making denture production quicker and simpler.  Discuss
Barriers to 3D printing falling
April 23, 2018 -- With the advent of 3D printers that cost less than $5,000, one of the biggest barriers for general dental practices to use this technology has fallen, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco on April 20.  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.
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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AADR 2018: Can provisionals be milled with a compact unit?
March 27, 2018 -- If your practice has not upgraded to a newer milling unit, what can you do if you want to fabricate screw-retained, provisional implant resin restorations? Researchers tested the idea of using a compact milling unit to manufacture these restorations, and they presented their findings at the 2018 American Association of Dental Research (AADR) meeting in Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona to acquire OraMetrix
March 26, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced an agreement to acquire 3D technology company OraMetrix.  Discuss
Biolase reports decreased revenues in Q4, 2017
March 15, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has reported a decrease in net revenues for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017 and the year.
Dentsply Sirona reports increased sales, overall loss in Q4
March 2, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has reported increased net sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and all of 2017. However, the company posted an overall loss for the quarter and for the year.  Discuss
Patterson reports lower dental sales in Q3
March 1, 2018 -- Patterson Companies reported lower sales in its dental segment for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.  Discuss
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2018
February 26, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com staff presented the 2017 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  Discuss
Special Feature
Study tests particle-filled resins for partial crowns

What materials do you use for single-tooth, partial-crown restorations? Particle-filled composite resin CAD/CAM materials are a promising addition to practitioner's toolbox, but do they hold up over time? Researchers tested 42 partial-crown restorations over two years to see how well these restorations performed. Read more.