Cosmetics
Sleep apnea devices can cause dental side effects
July 3, 2018 -- Mandibular advancement devices can help treat obstructive sleep apnea, but they must be worn nightly for life and are thought to cause long-term dental and skeletal side effects that have not been well defined. Researchers conducted a review to learn more about these issues and how they evolve over time.  Discuss
3Shape, Alineadent partner on orthodontic digital workflow
July 2, 2018 -- 3Shape has announced that its Trios intraoral scanner now digitally integrates with the Alineadent clear-aligner system.  Discuss
Do CAD/CAM dentures outperform heat-cured models?
June 28, 2018 -- Manufacturers have claimed that CAD/CAM dentures possess superior mechanical properties compared with conventional heat-cured dentures. In a new study, researchers compared two CAD/CAM denture specimens with a heat-cured specimen to see if the claims held up.  Discuss
DenMat receives new patent for Snap-On Smile
June 25, 2018 -- DenMat has received an additional U.S. patent for its Snap-On Smile removable dental appliance, the company announced.  Discuss
3Shape updates CAD/CAM software
June 18, 2018 -- 3Shape has launched the latest version of its Dental System CAD/CAM software.  Discuss
Dental imaging products remain on U.S tariff list
June 15, 2018 -- The dental industry received mixed news in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, as many dental products were taken off the list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them. However, imaging, optical, and anesthetic devices were not spared and remain on the list to have a 25% tariff imposed beginning in July.  Discuss
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.
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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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