Imaging Sponsored by Carestream Dental
Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Imaging aids removal of rare ectopic molar in maxillary sinus
May 20, 2020 -- Imaging, specifically cone-beam CT, helped clinicians remove an ectopic third molar and an infected cyst from a patient's maxillary sinus, which is a rare site for a tooth to erupt, according to a recent case report published on the open-access platform F1000Research.  Discuss
3-cm swallowed dental needle removed from patient's neck
May 19, 2020 -- Clinicians removed a 3-cm needle from a patient who swallowed it, likely during a dental procedure, according to a recent case report published in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.  Discuss
Neocis gets FDA nod for dental surgery component
May 13, 2020 -- Neocis has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Yomi component that reduces the CT scanner field-of-view requirements.
Tooth migrates into man's chin, shows need to x-ray full mouth
May 5, 2020 -- A man's incisor migrated to an unusual space -- the deep tissue below his chin. It required surgical removal, highlighting the need for secondary reviews and scans of facial trauma, according to a case report published online April 18 in Trauma Case Reports  Discuss
3D face scan can help screen for obstructive sleep apnea
May 1, 2020 -- A 3D facial scan can help dentists and doctors screen patients for undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, according to the findings of a study published on April 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.  Discuss
Hand sanitizer and technology: What do they have in common for today's dental practice?
April 29, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, explains why a patient's desire to spend as little time as possible in a dental practice after the COVID-19 outbreak will help push forward the technologies of CAD/CAM and 3D printing.  Discuss
Case report: CBCT shows man has rare kissing molars and more
April 28, 2020 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) revealed that a man had the rare dental conditions of kissing molars, bilateral distomolars, and macrodontia. An intraoral exam failed to detect the conditions, according to a case report published April 16 in BMC Oral Health.  Discuss
1st-year dental students love learning with skulls
April 6, 2020 -- First-year dental students in Hong Kong enjoyed learning about tooth and jaw anatomy more when their lessons included human skulls, according to a study published on March 29 in Anatomical Sciences Education.  Discuss
Carestream Dental, Mouthwatch partner on teledentistry platform
April 2, 2020 -- Carestream Dental has partnered with telehealth company Mouthwatch to bring teledentistry capabilities to its digital imaging and practice management software.
Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.