Cosmetics
2016 Dental Excellence Awards nominating period begins
October 10, 2016 -- The DrBicuspid.com Dental Excellence Awards are once again open for nominations, giving you the chance to tell us who should be nominated for dentistry's most prestigious awards. Categories include Best New Restoratives Material, Best Practice Management Consultant, Best New Operatory Product, and more. There are eight categories in all.  Discuss
Company introduces caffeinated toothpaste
October 5, 2016 -- Power Toothpaste has introduced a new toothpaste with caffeine.  Discuss
Judge rules lawsuit against dental giants can proceed
September 29, 2016 -- A class-action lawsuit against three of the dental industry's biggest companies will be allowed to proceed after a U.S. District Court judge refused to dismiss the proposed litigation, according to multiple reports.  Discuss
Study: Resin cements can change the color of ceramics
September 20, 2016 -- Resin cements can change the translucency, color, and shade of high-translucent ceramics, according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Oral Science. The final color of restorations depends on a combination of the underlying tooth structure and resin cement layer, the authors concluded.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires orthodontics firm
September 20, 2016 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired the Orthodontic Store, a provider of orthodontic appliances, supplies, and instruments.  Discuss
Cosmedent launches new sculpting instrument
September 20, 2016 -- Cosmedent has introduced the Casi, a double-ended composite sculpting instrument.  Discuss
Video from CDA Presents 2016: Inside look at some of the most innovative products
September 15, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, Assistant Editor Theresa Pablos shares some of the most innovative products at the exhibit hall.  Discuss
Video from CDA Presents 2016: Dr. Peter Karsant on restoratives
September 8, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, Dr. Peter Karsant speaks about narrow-diameter implants.  Discuss
ClearCorrect: Align, ITC won't appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
September 1, 2016 -- Align Technology and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will not appeal a 2015 federal court decision that determined the ITC does not have the authority to regulate data, according to a statement from ClearCorrect. While the decision reinforces that the ITC doesn't have jurisdiction over data, legal disputes between the two aligner creators are not over yet.  Discuss
P&G wins patent case over whitening strips
August 29, 2016 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has won a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese competitor.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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