Cosmetics
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
Ortoplus Group accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
April 18, 2018 -- Orthodontic manufacturer Ortoplus Group has begun accepting scans from the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner.  Discuss
3Shape debuts products at Chicago Midwinter
February 23, 2018 -- 3Shape has introduced a number of new products at this week's 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Align Technology reports increased Q4, 2017 revenues
January 30, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the year.  Discuss
ClearCaps accepts Planmeca scans
December 21, 2017 -- Aligner manufacturer ClearCaps has begun accepting scans from two Planmeca intraoral scanners.
Align terminates interoperability contract with 3Shape
December 20, 2017 -- Medical device company Align Technology will terminate its interoperability contract with 3Shape as of January 17, 2018.  Discuss
New product: Aligner appliance for sleep disorders debuts
September 25, 2017 -- SleepArchiTx has introduced an appliance that works with a patient's aligner to treat sleep disorders.  Discuss
Straumann acquires ClearCorrect for $150M
August 17, 2017 -- Straumann Group has acquired clear aligner manufacturer ClearCorrect.  Discuss
FDA releases new consumer update on braces
June 12, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a new consumer update on orthodontics.  Discuss
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