CAD/CAM Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona CEREC
Biolase names new CEO, reports lower revenue in Q2
August 10, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has named Todd Norbe as its new CEO. The company also announced its fiscal second quarter financial results.
Dentsply Sirona reports $1B net loss, higher revenue in Q2
August 7, 2018 -- A one-time charge led Dentsply Sirona to report a net loss of more than $1 billion for the fiscal second quarter of 2018, while revenues increased.  Discuss
Materials testing stresses fracture resistance
August 2, 2018 -- Knowing how likely CAD/CAM materials are to fracture can help direct treatment planning. A new study put seven such materials through a stress test to see how they responded, and the researchers presented their findings at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meeting in London.  Discuss
Solvay partners with Amann Girrbach
August 1, 2018 -- Solvay Dental 360's Ultaire AKP polymer is now validated for milling in Amann Girrbach's Ceramill CAD/CAM system.  Discuss
Danaher plans to spin off dental business, releases Q2 results
July 20, 2018 -- Danaher has announced it will spin off its dental business into an independent, publicly traded company called DentalCo.  Discuss
Cobalt-chromium crowns top abutment adherence testing
July 18, 2018 -- As two-piece implants have become standard, adherence of the crown to the abutment is critical for implant success. Researchers tested four different CAD/CAM implant-supported crown materials to measure their retention values and found cobalt-chromium crowns offered the most resistance.  Discuss
Evident launches new digital design service
July 13, 2018 -- Dental technology company Evident has launched a new digital impressions design service.  Discuss
How do chairside CAD/CAM veneers perform after 5 years?
July 9, 2018 -- The introduction of new materials for CAD/CAM systems and improvement in bonding techniques have made treatments such as ceramic laminate veneers possible. But how do these veneers hold up over five years? Researchers studied two glass-ceramic blocks to find out.  Discuss
Do CAD/CAM dentures outperform heat-cured models?
June 28, 2018 -- Manufacturers have claimed that CAD/CAM dentures possess superior mechanical properties compared with conventional heat-cured dentures. In a new study, researchers compared two CAD/CAM denture specimens with a heat-cured specimen to see if the claims held up.  Discuss
New product: 3D Systems launches on-demand service
June 18, 2018 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has launched an on-demand anatomical modeling service.  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.

Conferences
Central New York Dental Conference (CNYDC)
September 13-14
Syracuse, New York United States
23rd American World Dentistry Congress
November 2-3
San Francisco, California United States
Prosthodontics in the 21st Century Southern Caribbean Cruise
February 17-24, 2019
San Juan Puerto Rico