Cosmetics
Convergent debuts new generation of Solea laser
October 2, 2018 -- Convergent Dental has introduced the next generation of its Solea laser.  Discuss
Malocclusion linked with worse quality of life
October 1, 2018 -- Young adults with malocclusion may experience worse psychological discomfort and disability than their peers without malocclusion, according to the findings of a new study investigating factors that influence oral health-related quality of life among high school students.  Discuss
New product: 3M launches impression material
October 1, 2018 -- 3M has introduced its new Impregum Super Quick impression material.  Discuss
New products: Ormco adds line of orthodontic instruments
September 27, 2018 -- Orthodontic technology company Ormco has introduced a new line of instruments.  Discuss
Understanding the biological mediators of tooth movement
September 26, 2018 -- With more general practitioners offering clear-aligner treatments, being up-to-date on the biological mechanisms and pharmaceuticals that might affect tooth movement is crucial. A new comprehensive review describes the issues related to effective orthodontic treatment.  Discuss
New product: 3Shape releases digital workflow for dentures
September 26, 2018 -- 3Shape has released a new, integrated digital denture manufacturing workflow.  Discuss
6 ways nanoparticles are the future of dentistry
September 24, 2018 -- Nanoparticles have the potential to enhance almost every aspect of dentistry, from radiographs and restoratives to orthodontics and oral surgery. A scientific paper highlighted some possibilities for how dentists may use nanoparticles.  Discuss
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches aligner system
September 21, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new clear-aligner system for general practitioners and orthodontists.  Discuss
2018 Dental Excellence Award nominating period ends soon
September 20, 2018 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on September 28 to make your voice heard and help honor the best new products in dentistry.  Discuss
New product: Ormco launches Damon Q2 bracket system
September 13, 2018 -- Orthodontic technology company Ormco has added a new bracket system to its Damon system.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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