Cosmetics
New product: GC America adds ceramic material shades
February 12, 2019 -- GC America has added 10 new shades for its Initial LiSi Press LT ceramic material.
Clear aligners vs braces: Which one comes out on top?
February 11, 2019 -- When you have to decide between clear aligners and traditional braces, which treatment option is best for your patients? Researchers reviewed multiple scientific studies to evaluate the pros and cons of both tooth movement techniques.  Discuss
CVS, Walgreens move into dental health space
February 4, 2019 -- Pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens are making moves into the dental health space.
Align Tech reports increased Q4, 2018 revenues
January 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the year.
Dentsply Sirona partners on denture printing
January 25, 2019 -- Denstply Sirona has announced a collaboration with digital manufacturing company Carbon to bring a premium printable denture material system to market.
New product: Voco debuts nanoceramic CAD/CAM disk
January 25, 2019 -- Voco America has introduced a new nanoceramic hybrid CAD/CAM disk.
3 things I wish I knew when starting my implant center
January 16, 2019 -- When Dr. Edward Harsini started his implant clinic, he knew it would not be an easy task. Three successful years later, he can help you avoid the mistakes he made, whether you are in the implant field or not. In this Second Opinion, he shares some key information he wishes he knew when he was starting out.  Discuss
Study finds teeth whitening has positive patient impact
January 3, 2019 -- Patients spend billions each year on at-home whitening procedures. But are these products effective at changing the color of patients' teeth, and do they have a positive effect on their quality of life? Researchers conducted a study with nearly 60 patients to test one brand's effectiveness and impact.  Discuss
Want to improve teens' oral hygiene? Text them
December 19, 2018 -- If you want your teenage patients to brush and floss regularly, you may want to text them. In a new study, teenage orthodontics patients who received daily text reminders showed remarkably improved oral hygiene within a few weeks.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's 2018 Dental Excellence Award winners
December 19, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  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.

Conferences
Maximizing the Orthodontist Western Caribbean Cruise
March 31 - April 7
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6
Dallas, Texas United States
Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaii Cruise
April 6-13
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session
May 3-7
Los Angeles, California United States