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Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 1
February 20, 2018 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you part one of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through McCormick Place in Chicago.  Discuss
Newer, higher translucency ceramics show reduced masking
February 15, 2018 -- Knowing the translucency levels and masking properties of pressable ceramics can be useful for choosing the right material for an aesthetically pleasing restoration. To learn more, researchers studied the optical properties of one widely used lithium disilicate ceramic system and a newer feldspar ceramic material.  Discuss
Glass-matrix ceramic materials show strength in new study
February 1, 2018 -- When creating restorations using a CAD/CAM system, material options include a glass-matrix ceramic and a resin composite. However, newer materials may offer more strength and hardness. Researchers put five of these newer materials to the test.  Discuss
New products: Roland DGA launches 2 dental mills
February 1, 2018 -- Roland DGA has released two new dental mills, the DWX-52DCi and the DWX-52D.
3M, 3Shape partner on orthodontic digital workflow
January 30, 2018 -- 3Shape and 3M have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's scanner and indirect bonding software for digital workflows.  Discuss
3D Systems, Stryker partner for personalized surgery
January 18, 2018 -- Orthopedic device firm Stryker and 3D printing company 3D Systems have inked an exclusive distribution agreement for virtual surgical planning and anatomical models for craniomaxillofacial applications.  Discuss
New product: Vita launches shade liquids
January 16, 2018 -- Vita North America has launched new shade liquids.
Planmeca integrates software with intraoral scanners
January 12, 2018 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has announced its intraoral scanners now function alongside postscanning processing software from Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies.
Study tests polymeric resins for primary tooth restorations
January 8, 2018 -- When faced with the need to restore primary teeth, the development of CAD/CAM systems and materials offers new treatment possibilities. But do these materials suffer excessive tooth wear that would make them inappropriate to use? A new study investigated.  Discuss
5 things to know before buying an intraoral scanner
January 5, 2018 -- Intraoral scanners are increasingly becoming part of the dental workflow, and for good reason. These versatile devices have been shown to both please patients and save practices time and money, according to a new review.  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.