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Imaging offers perspective on third-molar extractions
April 25, 2018 -- When considering whether to extract an impacted third molar, imaging might help guide your treatment decision. Researchers studied almost 1,200 clinical images of impacted third molars and came to some surprising conclusions about when extraction was appropriate.  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
The future is now: Part 2 -- VR in the dental clinic
April 23, 2018 -- The dental clinic may be the perfect place to test two of the greatest, therapeutic capabilities of virtual reality (VR): the ability to reduce pain and mitigate fear. Find out how one dentist is using VR headsets in his clinic to transform the traditional dentist visit.  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
The future is now: Part 1 -- VR is poised to revolutionize dentistry
April 20, 2018 -- Ready dentist one? Virtual reality (VR) is poised to change the way dentists learn, practice, and interact with patients. See how this technology is taking hold in schools and clinic -- it may change the dental clinic experience sooner than you think.  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
What do you need to know about teledentistry? Part 2
April 12, 2018 -- While teledentistry can play a key role in reducing access-to-care issues, it also has real potential is in the private practice sector, writes Dr. Marty Jablow. In the second part of this series, he examines six scenarios in which teledentistry may play a growing role sooner than you think.  Discuss
Dental products featured on proposed U.S. tariff list
April 4, 2018 -- The dental industry has gotten caught up in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, with a number of key dental products showing up on a list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them.  Discuss
What do you need to know about teledentistry? Part 1
April 3, 2018 -- Whether it be in a public health setting or a private practice environment, the main barriers to access to care are time, distance, efficiency, and cost. It is possible to overcome these barriers in an efficient, affordable, and secure manner by using the promising technology of teledentistry, writes Dr. Marty Jablow in the first of a two-part series.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona to acquire OraMetrix
March 26, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced an agreement to acquire 3D technology company OraMetrix.  Discuss
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.