Imaging Sponsored by DEXIS
'Toothlike' vascular lesion removed from tween
May 26, 2022 -- A vascular lesion containing calcified blood clots located near a 12-year-old's parotid gland was removed after imaging revealed an odd mass with a "toothlike" appearance. The case report was published May 20 in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Read More
Digital workflow can aid layering technique for anterior teeth
May 23, 2022 -- A digital workflow can be used to layer composite resin restorations, according to a study published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. In the paper, researchers describe a process involving software and 3D templates to restore anterior teeth, helping to quickly create appealing restorations. Read More
More patients presenting with orofacial pain
May 20, 2022 -- The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the number of patients seeking treatment for new orofacial pain complaints and related symptoms, according to a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The most common symptoms that providers felt were aggravated in these patients included anxiety, headache, bruxism, pain while chewing, and sleep disturbances. Read More
How 3D-printed resins stack up against traditional ones
May 20, 2022 -- Occlusal splints made with 3D-printed resins appear to show similar biocompatibility to resins created using conventional methods, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Ultrasound gel: A slick way to keep surgery hair-free
May 19, 2022 -- Applying ultrasound gel to a patient's hair prior to craniofacial or maxillofacial surgery can contain tresses and prevent hair from invading a surgical site, according to a short communication published on May 15 in Advances in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Oryx's dental imaging software gets FDA nod
May 19, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance to dental imaging software from dental practice management software developer Oryx Dental. Read More
Glidewell, Medit to partner on new intraoral scanner
May 18, 2022 -- Glidewell is partnering with Medit to launch a new intraoral scanner called the fastscan.io. Read More
Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns
May 17, 2022 -- Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Woman develops air in skull after debridement procedure
May 6, 2022 -- A 62-year-old woman developed a life-threatening presence of air within her skull when a dental clinic used an air-polishing device to perform submucosal debridement to treat her peri-implantitis lesion, according to a case report published May 3 in Clinical and Experimental Dental Research. Read More
Carestream launches new edition for CS 8200 tech
May 6, 2022 -- Carestream Dental recently launched the Neo edition of its CS 8200 3D technology, which the company said improves ease of use for dental professionals. 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.

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Florida Dental Convention
June 23-25
Kissimmee, Florida United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States