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Vertex-Dental offers 3D printing materials for long-term use
April 8, 2016 -- Vertex-Dental has introduced its new NextDent 3D line of printing materials, which make it possible to use 3D printed materials for long-term applications.  Discuss
Dos and don'ts for increasing revenue: Get serious about cosmetic dentistry
April 4, 2016 -- The current cosmetic dentistry market is estimated at $4 billion in the U.S. Patients want their teeth and smiles to look as attractive as possible, and they're willing to spend a considerable amount of money to reach that goal. This represents a tremendous opportunity for dentists to increase revenue and income, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Mouthguard awareness tops facial protection month
April 1, 2016 -- Five oral health organizations are teaming up to raise awareness about mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month in April.  Discuss
Digital workflow and impression making
March 29, 2016 -- As with many practices, Dr. Meena Barsoum's orthodontic patients used to wrestle with impression making. Some patients feared the messy, uncomfortable process, and sometimes it had to be repeated, creating a disappointing experience for the patient. Now, the digital workflow has changed this process. He walks you through the evolution of this workflow and explains how it has increased his case acceptance.  Discuss
FTC weighs in on Ky. denturists bill
March 28, 2016 -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has commented on proposed legislation in Kentucky that would license and regulate denturists in the state.  Discuss
OrthoAccel to offer free webinar on digital technologies
March 28, 2016 -- OrthoAccel Technologies is offering a complimentary webinar on how digital technologies are changing orthodontic treatmenton Friday, April 15, presented by Edward Y. Lin, DDS.  Discuss
Conn. teeth-whitening law survives Supreme Court challenge
March 25, 2016 -- A Connecticut law restricting nondentists from shining light-emitting diode teeth-whitening lights on customers' teeth survived a challenge after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review the case.  Discuss
The death of traditional orthodontic meetings
March 23, 2016 -- Any specialist or general practitioner will relate to Dr. Benjamin Burris' latest column. As demographics change, competition increases, and the price of attending a traditional continuing education conference increases, Dr. Burris raises the question of how dental associations will react to these changes and what best serves their member dentists.  Discuss
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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.