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Delta Dental of Calif. mistakenly pays for patients' crowns
November 13, 2019 -- Delta Dental of California experienced a system error that resulted in the insurer mistakenly processing and paying for patients' crown procedures, affecting about 350 self-funded employer groups. The insurer has been sending adjusted claims statements to dentists and Delta Dental enrollees.  Discuss
Dentist sets world record for fastest crown prep
November 8, 2019 -- A dentist in Kentucky will take the crown for completing the fastest tooth crown preparation in the world, likely landing him in the Guinness World Records, according to news reports.
DenMat launches multisurface primer
September 3, 2019 -- DenMat has introduced a multisurface primer designed to improve crown bond strength.
New product: DMG adds semipermanent composite
July 23, 2019 -- DMG America has introduced LuxaCrown, a semipermanent composite material for chairside crown and bridge procedures.
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
What influences cement choice for single-unit crowns?
May 6, 2019 -- Which clinical details matter when preparing a single-unit crown for a restoration? Researchers used data from more than 3,400 crowns to identify the factors that influence treatment decisions, and they found three factors influenced the decision to bond a crown.  Discuss
Do porcelain laminate veneers last well over the long term?
April 1, 2019 -- Porcelain laminate veneers can provide dependable, conservative treatment for anterior teeth with aesthetic problems. However, issues such as porcelain fracture and chipping can mar results, and long-term clinical data are limited. To learn more, researchers investigated the long-term performance of this restorative option.  Discuss
3M settles dental crown lawsuit
March 28, 2019 -- 3M has agreed to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by 39 dentists concerning its Lava Ultimate dental crown, according to multiple published reports.
New product: Voco debuts nanoceramic CAD/CAM disk
January 25, 2019 -- Voco America has introduced a new nanoceramic hybrid CAD/CAM disk.
Researchers test CAD/CAM crowns' fracture resistance
September 19, 2018 -- All-ceramic CAD/CAM crowns are a treatment option for full-coverage restorations for endodontically treated teeth, but how do they resist fracturing? Researchers compared two kinds of crowns to see which held up best.  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.

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Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States