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Forget full crowns: CAD/CAM for conservative restorations
May 13, 2021 -- CAD/CAM, tooth-colored materials, and improved bonding technologies are allowing dentists more options than ever for placing minimally invasive posterior restorations. Dr. Steven Gold will address this very topic in his presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents virtual convention. Read More
Sibling-guided method used to capture 3D shape of faces
May 13, 2021 -- Researchers used facial similarities in siblings to help develop a new way to capture the 3D shape of a human face in a study published on May 13 in PLOS Genetics. The findings could pave the way for advancements in development biology, medical genetics, and forensic sciences. Read More
Woman's mouth sensations return after prompt dental nerve repair
May 12, 2021 -- A woman in Japan can once again feel pain and temperature in her mouth thanks to the immediate repair of her alveolar nerve, which was damaged during jaw surgery. The case report was published on May 10 in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology. Read More
Desktop Health prepares to launch Flexcera
May 12, 2021 -- Desktop Health has released Flexcera, a technology platform for creating 3D-printed dental prosthetics. Read More
CAD/CAM brings smile to patient with primordial dwarfism
May 10, 2021 -- A clever use of CAD/CAM technology brought a smile to a patient with primordial dwarfism. Researchers from Texas A&M University described their novel technique for creating implant-supported dentures in a study published on April 28 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
3Shape to host free dental digital workflow online event
May 10, 2021 -- 3Shape plans to host a free online event highlighting digital workflow for dentists and dental labs called 3Shape Unfold. The event will be held June 2-3. Read More
Teledentistry is vital for practice success
May 5, 2021 -- Now more than ever, teledentistry is vital for practice success, writes Sylvia Rochon. Learn why teledentistry became an invaluable tool during a challenging year and how teledentistry can help you gain control of your schedule. Read More
Glidewell announces comprehensive warranty
May 3, 2021 -- Glidewell has announced a new no-fault lifetime warranty for its Hahn tapered implants, custom abutments, and BruxZir restorations. Read More
5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI
April 29, 2021 -- Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry. While it took humans nearly five hours to segment the teeth and jaw on a cone-beam computed tomography scan, an algorithm completed the task in just 25 seconds. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
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