Cosmetics
Dental groups say mouthguards are cost-effective
April 5, 2017 -- Five dental organizations are working together during National Facial Protection Month in April to educate parents, caregivers, and coaches about how to prevent head and facial injuries while playing sports.  Discuss
New materials designed to fight pathogens, reduce caries
March 30, 2017 -- The development of secondary caries and bacterial acid formation leads to many dental restoration failures. However, researchers are concocting clever new polymer-based dental materials to combat such problems, as discussed at the recent International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting.  Discuss
Both sides claim victory in latest ClearCorrect vs. Align ruling
March 29, 2017 -- Both sides claimed victory when the latest rulings in an ongoing patent infringement case between ClearCorrect and Align Technology were handed down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the USPTO's Patent Trial and Appeal Board on March 24.  Discuss
Product highlights from IDS 2017: Part 2
March 28, 2017 -- COLOGNE, GERMANY - Dental journalist Kevin Henry attended the 2017 International Dental Show (IDS) and saw a number of new technologies at the meeting. The second part of his exclusive roundup of new products on display features cosmetic, endodontic, imaging, and restorative products.  Discuss
New products: Formlabs unveils new dental materials at IDS
March 22, 2017 -- 3D printing systems company Formlabs is unveling two new 3D printing dental materials at this week's International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona allows export of Cerec scans
March 21, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has opened its Cerec system for the export of scan data to other manufacturers' software.  Discuss
New product: Align Technology to offer new Invisalign workflow
March 20, 2017 -- Align Technology has announced a new workflow for the Invisalign system in partnership with Digital Smile Design.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for the hygienist: Create awareness of elective services
March 13, 2017 -- Many patients have no idea about the full range of services, especially cosmetic procedures, provided by your practice -- unless you tell them. If you don't talk about cosmetic dentistry, how can you expect patients to be interested? After all, hygienists spend more time with patients than anyone else in the office, notes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Winter 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
March 10, 2017 -- Since the end of January, companies have introduced new products ranging from double-sided diamond disks to a smartwatch app, and more. Here is our roundup of new products from companies such as Henry Schein, Komet USA, Kerr, and others.  Discuss
3Shape debuts products at Chicago Midwinter 2017
February 27, 2017 -- 3Shape has introduced new software for digital implant scanning and new lab scanners.  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.

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