Cosmetics
Orthodontic DSO adds 10 practices
May 8, 2018 -- Orthodontic dental support organization (DSO) Smile Doctors has acquired DN Orthodontics, which has 10 practices in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Discuss
New product: Henry Schein launches clear aligner system
May 4, 2018 -- Henry Schein has introduced a proprietary clear aligner system.  Discuss
New teledentistry association launches
May 1, 2018 -- A new association has launched that focuses on using teledentistry to increase access to care.  Discuss
Henry Schein invests in ortho software company
May 1, 2018 -- Henry Schein has signed an agreement to gain a 50% interest in Ortho Computer Systems.  Discuss
Henry Schein to distribute AcceleDent Optima
May 1, 2018 -- OrthoAccel Technologies has signed a distribution agreement for its AcceleDent Optima orthodontic device in the U.S. with Henry Schein Orthodontics.  Discuss
New products: Align Technology adds 2 iTero scanners
April 27, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has expanded its iTero line with two new digital scanners, the iTero Element 2 and the iTero Element Flex.  Discuss
The future looks bright for 3D-printed dentures
April 24, 2018 -- Less expensive but good-enough 3D-printed dentures will be a reality in the near future, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco. Improving technologies are making denture production quicker and simpler.  Discuss
Barriers to 3D printing falling
April 23, 2018 -- With the advent of 3D printers that cost less than $5,000, one of the biggest barriers for general dental practices to use this technology has fallen, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco on April 20.  Discuss
Ortoplus Group accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
April 18, 2018 -- Orthodontic manufacturer Ortoplus Group has begun accepting scans from the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner.  Discuss
Do certain techniques or materials produce better dentures?
April 16, 2018 -- What are the best techniques and materials for making final impressions for complete and removable partial dentures? As there is no clinical consensus, researchers conducted a review of the published literature and published their findings in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.  Discuss
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Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

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