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Can CAD/CAM framework support a full-arch fixed prosthesis?
November 21, 2018 -- Is a CAD/CAM framework an alternative to a cast framework when restoring an edentulous arch? A new study followed 15 patients with 20 edentulous arches for almost four years to find out.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award voting ends November 15
November 12, 2018 -- Time is running out to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the 2018 DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. Voting ends on November 15, 2018.  Discuss
U.S. fares better than similar countries for oral health
November 5, 2018 -- Researchers looked at data of nearly 15,000 people to compare actual and perceived oral health in four countries with fee-for-service dental care systems. They found the U.S. appears to fare better than similar countries when it comes to most metrics of dental health.  Discuss
Less than 2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 2, 2018 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 11 categories, your vote matters.  Discuss
OSA study finds short breathing interruptions can be fatal
October 31, 2018 -- Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can be a risk factor for mortality, but what contributes to this risk for patients who may have this condition? Researchers wanted to see if the length of breathing interruptions was as important as how often they occur.  Discuss
Align Technology gets FDA OK for Invisalign with mandibular advancement
October 31, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement.  Discuss
Orthocaps aligners get FDA clearance
October 29, 2018 -- Rocky Mountain Orthodontics has announced that the Orthocaps clear aligners have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased revenues, shipments for Q3
October 25, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the third quarter of 2018.  Discuss
3Shape gets new FDA clearance for ortho workflow
October 24, 2018 -- 3Shape has received new 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ortho System clear-aligner workflow.  Discuss
New ADA policy discourages direct-to-consumer lab services
October 24, 2018 -- The ADA has announced a new policy that discourages direct-to-consumer dental lab services because of the potential for irreversible harm to patients.  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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