Cosmetics
Second Opinion: New technology aids TMD treatment
February 28, 2019 -- It's a common scenario for dentists: Patients come to your office complaining of jaw pain. They may also mention that they're getting tension headaches, and they can't get a good night's sleep. As Dr. Martin Gorman writes, it might be temporomandibular disorder (TMD). He looks at the latest technology to help with the diagnosis and treatment.  Discuss
3Shape partners with OrthoApnea
February 26, 2019 -- 3Shape and OrthoApnea have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to upload their digital impressions to OrthoApnea's ApneaDock online platform.
Live from Chicago Midwinter 2019: 2nd day wrap-up
February 22, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with almost 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy second day of the meeting, covering new products, clinical and practice management presentation highlights, industry news, and more.  Discuss
Live from Chicago Midwinter 2019: 1st day wrap-up
February 22, 2019 -- CHICAGO - DrBicuspid.com wraps up a busy first day of the Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting. Editor-in-Chief Tony Edwards and Associate Editor Theresa Pablos talk about innovative products and new booths on the exhibit floor, as well as preview interviews with clinical leaders.  Discuss
New product: Carestream debuts milling system in Chicago
February 21, 2019 -- CHICAGO - Carestream Dental has introduced a new milling system at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Which digital alignment technique is most accurate?
February 13, 2019 -- Digital 3D scanners are revolutionary tools for measuring changes in orthodontics, periodontics, and tooth wear. As little research has focused on obtaining the proper alignment from the data, researchers compared three different alignment techniques to see which was most accurate.  Discuss
New product: GC America adds ceramic material shades
February 12, 2019 -- GC America has added 10 new shades for its Initial LiSi Press LT ceramic material.
Clear aligners vs braces: Which one comes out on top?
February 11, 2019 -- When you have to decide between clear aligners and traditional braces, which treatment option is best for your patients? Researchers reviewed multiple scientific studies to evaluate the pros and cons of both tooth movement techniques.  Discuss
CVS, Walgreens move into dental health space
February 4, 2019 -- Pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens are making moves into the dental health space.
Align Tech reports increased Q4, 2018 revenues
January 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the year.
Hot Topic
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.

Conferences
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session
May 3-7
Los Angeles, California United States
Treating the Apprehensive Dental Patient Alaska Cruise
May 31 - June 7
Seattle, Washington United States
Definitive Anterior/Posterior Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry
June 15-22
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Cosmetic Pearls for the General Dental Practitioner
July 26 - August 2
Seattle, Washington United States