Cosmetics
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
Do's and don'ts for elective treatment: Actively promote elective treatment
September 10, 2018 -- Doctors and hygienists should mention cosmetic services to patients, using brochures and visual aids to create interest, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Internal marketing activities, such as special promotions, updates on services, signs and displays around the office, and social media posts, will keep patients thinking about why they should consider aesthetic treatment.  Discuss
New product: GLO Science debuts autoclavable mouthpiece
August 28, 2018 -- GLO Science has introduced an autoclavable mouthpiece for use in chairside teeth-whitening treatments.  Discuss
P&G receives U.S. patent for teeth-whitening device
August 24, 2018 -- Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has received a U.S. patent for a teeth-whitening device.  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
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