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Appeals court vacates part of patent claim against Align
August 24, 2018 -- Align Technology has announced that a U.S. appeals court has vacated parts of a patent decision that invalidated a claim against one of its patents for clear aligners.  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
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
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
3Shape updates CAD/CAM software
June 18, 2018 -- 3Shape has launched the latest version of its Dental System CAD/CAM software.  Discuss
Ortho Caps accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
May 29, 2018 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca announced that its Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner can now be used to produce clear aligners from Ortho Caps.  Discuss
New product: Henry Schein launches clear aligner system
May 4, 2018 -- Henry Schein has introduced a proprietary clear aligner system.  Discuss
New teledentistry association launches
May 1, 2018 -- A new association has launched that focuses on using teledentistry to increase access to care.  Discuss
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