Cosmetics
Dentsply Sirona, Carbon launch printable denture system
September 13, 2019 -- Denstply Sirona and digital manufacturing company Carbon have launched a printable denture material and workflow system.
Digital technologies are often assets in orthodontics
September 12, 2019 -- When patients visit orthodontists, they often seek much more than better smiles. Digital technologies such as 3D printing can provide patients with visuals that help them achieve more realistic expectations of their treatment and outcomes, according to a talk at the recent 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.  Discuss
Orthodontist pleads not guilty to charges of bribing Ark. lawmaker
September 11, 2019 -- An orthodontist who is accused of paying $157,000 in kickbacks and providing free dental work to an Arkansas lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to the charges, according to the latest reports.  Discuss
ADA 2019: Technology use equals more productive dental teams
September 6, 2019 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Improved patient engagement and greater productivity at dental practices hinge on embracing new technologies. Bringing new technology into dental practices empowers staff to take more responsibility, which leads to a boost in patient engagement and productivity, according to a presentation at the 2019 ADA FDI World Dental Congress.  Discuss
Violet LED light offers whitening treatment alternative
August 28, 2019 -- Teeth whitening remains a sought-after treatment by patients, but concentrated peroxides are often used in these treatments and may cause tooth damage. Researchers tested whether the use of a violet light-emitting diode (LED) system was a valid alternative for teeth whitening.  Discuss
Transgender patients feel welcome at dental offices
August 27, 2019 -- Transgender and gender-nonconforming patients often feel welcome, or at least neutral, when visiting the dental office, according to new study findings in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The same isn't always true when they receive care in other medical settings.  Discuss
Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth
August 23, 2019 -- Whitening may prevent biofilm buildup on restored teeth, according to the findings of a new study. Restorations bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide and 15% carbamide peroxide had significantly lower levels of biofilm than those left untreated.  Discuss
Orthodontist indicted on fraud, bribery charges
August 20, 2019 -- A well-known orthodontist in Arkansas has been charged with 15 counts of fraud and wire fraud on charges that he allegedly paid bribes to and performed free dental work for a former state senator in exchange for legislation that benefited his dental clinics.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub hopes to raise $100M in IPO
August 19, 2019 -- Direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening service company SmileDirectClub filed an initial public offering (IPO) on August 16. The company hopes to raise $100 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Discuss
New product: At-home whitening kit with blue light introduced
August 14, 2019 -- ARC has introduced a new at-home teeth-whitening system with a blue light device.
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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Conferences
15th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference
September 14-17
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Fundamentals of Dental Photography: A Focus on Accreditation
September 20
Livermore, California United States
Aesthetic Recreation of Anterior Bleach Case
September 28
Alsip, Illinois United States
Recreating Nature with Cut-Back GC Initial LiSi Press
October 4
Alsip, Illinois United States