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Can CBCT accurately measure periodontal pockets?
February 22, 2018 -- An accurate measurement of a patient's periodontal pockets is needed for proper treatment planning. What if there were a way to image these pockets with cone-beam CT (CBCT) so you knew their depth more precisely? A new study took the first steps down this road.  Discuss
Products to look for at Chicago Midwinter 2018: Part 2
February 21, 2018 -- One highlight of the upcoming 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the vast exhibit hall with hundreds of companies showing thousands of products. To help you maximize your on the floor, we bring you the second part of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for at the meeting.  Discuss
Apteryx to launch 3D imaging module at Chicago Midwinter
February 21, 2018 -- Apteryx will launch a new 3D imaging module for its XVWeb cloud dental imaging software at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
Planmed updates Verity scanner
February 8, 2018 -- Planmed has updated its Verity cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner.  Discuss
Dental x-ray volume linked to financial incentives
January 31, 2018 -- Dentists take images only when necessary, right? A new study examined the relationship between the number of x-rays taken and whether dentists received a salary or worked on a fee-for-service basis. The findings suggest that payment model influences imaging decisions.  Discuss
3M, 3Shape partner on orthodontic digital workflow
January 30, 2018 -- 3Shape and 3M have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's scanner and indirect bonding software for digital workflows.  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased Q4, 2017 revenues
January 30, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2017 and the year.  Discuss
Planmeca integrates software with intraoral scanners
January 12, 2018 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has announced its intraoral scanners now function alongside postscanning processing software from Orchestrate Orthodontic Technologies.
Study tests polymeric resins for primary tooth restorations
January 8, 2018 -- When faced with the need to restore primary teeth, the development of CAD/CAM systems and materials offers new treatment possibilities. But do these materials suffer excessive tooth wear that would make them inappropriate to use? A new study investigated.  Discuss
5 things to know before buying an intraoral scanner
January 5, 2018 -- Intraoral scanners are increasingly becoming part of the dental workflow, and for good reason. These versatile devices have been shown to both please patients and save practices time and money, according to a new review.  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.