Cosmetics
Antibiotic prescriptions vary by season, specialty
August 6, 2018 -- Dentists prescribe millions of antibiotics, but prescription trends vary by dental specialty and time of year, which may represent an inappropriate use of antibiotics, according to new research presented at the recent 2018 International Association of Dental Research (IADR ) meeting in London.  Discuss
China's $60B tariffs would include dental products
August 3, 2018 -- If the U.S. government follows through on a threat to double tariffs on Chinese goods, China will retaliate by imposing tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, including several dental products, the Chinese government announced on August 3.  Discuss
Heartland Dental, Align Technology sign iTero deal
July 26, 2018 -- Dental service organization Heartland Dental has agreed to equip all of its U.S. locations with an Align Technology iTero Element intraoral scanner.  Discuss
Aspen Dental, Align Technology sign scanner deal
July 26, 2018 -- Aspen Dental Management has agreed to equip all Aspen U.S. locations with an Align Technology iTero Element intraoral scanner. The multiyear agreement enables an end-to-end digital workflow in all Aspen Dental locations.  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased Q2 revenues, shipments
July 25, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the second quarter of 2018.  Discuss
InnSoft releases new orthodontic record-sharing software
July 24, 2018 -- InnSoft has introduced its new Ortho Share 3D software.  Discuss
Hu-Friedy launches new polishing powder
July 24, 2018 -- Hu-Friedy has launched a new powder for use with its Air-Flow therapy polishing system.  Discuss
How accurate is tooth movement with clear aligners?
July 11, 2018 -- How does actual tooth movement with clear aligners compare with intended results? Are certain tooth movements easier to achieve than others? Researchers used 3D imaging software to examine the differences between predicted and achieved results.  Discuss
Inspire Medical's sleep apnea treatment gets Aetna coverage
July 11, 2018 -- Inspire Medical Systems announced that Aetna will provide coverage for its Inspire therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.  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
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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