Cosmetics
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
Dental Care Alliance adds 3 practices
July 9, 2018 -- Dental support organization Dental Care Alliance has affiliated with Eckels Orthodontics, which has offices in Ohio and West Virginia.  Discuss
Sleep apnea devices can cause dental side effects
July 3, 2018 -- Mandibular advancement devices can help treat obstructive sleep apnea, but they must be worn nightly for life and are thought to cause long-term dental and skeletal side effects that have not been well defined. Researchers conducted a review to learn more about these issues and how they evolve over time.  Discuss
3Shape, Alineadent partner on orthodontic digital workflow
July 2, 2018 -- 3Shape has announced that its Trios intraoral scanner now digitally integrates with the Alineadent clear-aligner system.  Discuss
Do CAD/CAM dentures outperform heat-cured models?
June 28, 2018 -- Manufacturers have claimed that CAD/CAM dentures possess superior mechanical properties compared with conventional heat-cured dentures. In a new study, researchers compared two CAD/CAM denture specimens with a heat-cured specimen to see if the claims held up.  Discuss
DenMat receives new patent for Snap-On Smile
June 25, 2018 -- DenMat has received an additional U.S. patent for its Snap-On Smile removable dental appliance, the company announced.  Discuss
3Shape updates CAD/CAM software
June 18, 2018 -- 3Shape has launched the latest version of its Dental System CAD/CAM software.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
Hot Topic
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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