Imaging Sponsored by Planet DDS
Imaging aids removal of aspirated dental crown
June 22, 2021 -- A chest x-ray helped identify a 9.5-mm dental crown discovered in the lung of an 81-year-old man admitted to the hospital for meningitis. The international team of authors behind the case published their report in the August issue of Radiology Case Reports. Read More
Rise in adverse events for TMJ implants prompts FDA update
June 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 17 released updated information about temporomandibular disorder and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) implants, including the number of reported adverse events and ways the agency is engaging with patients. Read More
Excocad unveils new partial-denture design software
June 21, 2021 -- Align Technology's Exocad has rolled out PartialCAD 3.0 Galway, a module for removable partial-denture frameworks. Read More
Rare 4-cm mucocele removed from child's submandibular gland
June 18, 2021 -- Clinicians removed a rare 4-cm mucocele that extended from the submandibular gland to the floor of the mouth of a 9-year-old girl. The case was published on June 16 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Read More
Align donates $1M to Operation Smile
June 18, 2021 -- Align Technology announced that the Align Foundation has donated $1 million to Operation Smile in celebration of the company's 10 million Invisalign smiles milestone. Read More
Aspen Dental introduces Motto clear aligners
June 15, 2021 -- Aspen Dental Management has unveiled its Motto clear aligners. Read More
New ADA radiography standard available for download
June 9, 2021 -- The ADA has published a new standard on digital intraoral radiography quality assurance that is available now, according to a June 4 article by ADA News. Read More
Handheld vs. conventional x-ray: 3 things to consider
June 8, 2021 -- Handheld intraoral x-ray units should not replace conventional fixed dental x-ray machines, according to an editorial published on June 6 in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology. Read More
Align updates iTero features
June 3, 2021 -- Align Technology is touting its newly released iTero Workflow 2.0 software, as well as a new autoupload feature for the iTero Element 5D imaging system. Read More
3Shape offers new Trios scanner service agreement
June 3, 2021 -- 3Shape announced it is offering a new service agreement for its Trios intraoral scanner. Read More
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.

Conferences
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session
June 25-27
Boston, Massachusetts United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States