Cosmetics
Chicago-area DSO adds 14 offices
June 13, 2018 -- The Chicagoland Smile Group dental support organization (DSO) has affiliated with Advanced Family Dental and Orthodontics, which has 14 offices in the Chicago area.  Discuss
How do narrow-diameter implants fare over the long term?
June 11, 2018 -- Wearing overdentures supported by narrow-diameter implants can be an intriguing choice for older patients whose needs aren't met by conventional dentures but who require treatment that isn't too invasive. Because the long-term quality-of-life benefits of this option are unknown, investigators took a closer look.  Discuss
New product: Rodo induction remover gets FDA clearance
June 4, 2018 -- Dental device company Rodo Medical has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Rodo Smilekey, an induction remover device.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
Do's and don'ts for focusing more on elective procedures
May 29, 2018 -- Elective procedures offer your practice the opportunity to increase your production and decrease your reliance on compensation from insurance providers. Set a target of making cosmetic and other elective services account for at least 30% of total production, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
Ortho Caps accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
May 29, 2018 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca announced that its Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner can now be used to produce clear aligners from Ortho Caps.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: 1st day highlights
May 18, 2018 -- ANAHEIM, CA - DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy first day at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, covering new products, clinical presentations, industry news, and more.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
Is low insertion torque a risk factor for implant failure?
May 15, 2018 -- How successful are dental implants inserted with low torque? Do they provide sufficient stability for early-stage loading? To find out, researchers retrospectively examined short-term outcomes of treating edentulous maxillary arches with four implants supporting an immediate fixed prosthesis.  Discuss
Study: Older patients should be tested for sleep apnea
May 14, 2018 -- Do you test your older patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? The researchers of a new study suggest you should, as they surveyed more than 1,000 older patients and found they are often at high risk for OSA.  Discuss
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.

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