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3Shape gets FDA clearance for orthodontic software
January 30, 2018 -- 3Shape has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 3Shape Ortho System 2017 software.  Discuss
3M, 3Shape partner on orthodontic digital workflow
January 30, 2018 -- 3Shape and 3M have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's scanner and indirect bonding software for digital workflows.  Discuss
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
Do's and don'ts for practice marketing: Fill scheduling gaps with a whitening promotion
January 29, 2018 -- If you're having trouble keeping your schedule full, launch a minicampaign to bring in new patients for professional whitening at a special price, recommends Dr. Roger P. Levin. This will keep staff busy during what might otherwise be slow times and also give prospective patients direct exposure to your office and team.  Discuss
Study: Sleep apnea increases risk of stroke recurrence
January 26, 2018 -- Stroke survivors who also have sleep apnea are more likely to experience another stroke or even die, according to study presented this week at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference. The researchers highlighted several risk factors in their presentation.  Discuss
New product: Vita launches shade liquids
January 16, 2018 -- Vita North America has launched new shade liquids.
5 things to know before buying an intraoral scanner
January 5, 2018 -- Intraoral scanners are increasingly becoming part of the dental workflow, and for good reason. These versatile devices have been shown to both please patients and save practices time and money, according to a new review.  Discuss
Implant-retained dentures tied to higher quality of life
December 29, 2017 -- The type of denture your patients have appears to have a long-term impact on how satisfied they are with their oral health-related quality of life. A new study found that patients with implant-retained overdentures reported a significantly better quality of life than those with conventional dentures.  Discuss
Top 5 columns from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the five most-read columns and practice management articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. These columns focus on a wide variety of topics, from legal cases to teeth whitening to overprescription of antibiotics.  Discuss
ClearCaps accepts Planmeca scans
December 21, 2017 -- Aligner manufacturer ClearCaps has begun accepting scans from two Planmeca intraoral scanners.
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.