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Which digital alignment technique is most accurate?
February 13, 2019 -- Digital 3D scanners are revolutionary tools for measuring changes in orthodontics, periodontics, and tooth wear. As little research has focused on obtaining the proper alignment from the data, researchers compared three different alignment techniques to see which was most accurate.  Discuss
Align Tech reports increased Q4, 2018 revenues
January 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the year.
Optical pH measurement system could detect caries risk
January 22, 2019 -- Researchers have developed a new device for predicting a patient's risk of developing caries. Results of a pilot study suggest that although the device avoids the problems of previous dye-based pH measurement techniques, it requires some modifications before it will show up in your office.  Discuss
New app takes bruxism, TMD monitoring on the go
January 17, 2019 -- Researchers have created a mobile application that monitors patients during their daily routine. The prototype may one day help clinicians diagnosis and monitor bruxism, temporomandibular disorder (TMD), and other jaw-related disorders outside of the clinic.  Discuss
Carestream Dental, Exocad partner on restorative scans
January 11, 2019 -- Carestream Dental has partnered with CAD/CAM software provider Exocad to enable its CS 3600 intraoral scanner to digitally interact with Exocad's ChairsideCAD software.
SICAT now independent from Dentsply Sirona
January 2, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has agreed that software and hardware manufacturer SICAT will be taken over by SICAT's current management. The agreement took effect on January 1, 2019.
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's 2018 Dental Excellence Award winners
December 19, 2018 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
3Shape integrates with 3M ortho software
December 13, 2018 -- 3Shape and 3M have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's scanner to digitally integrate with 3M's Oral Care portal.
Does CBCT top panoramic images for accuracy?
December 12, 2018 -- Researchers asked residents in oral surgery and orthodontics to make a diagnosis for nine different conditions by first looking at a panoramic radiograph and then at a cone-beam CT (CBCT) image. They reported on which modality was more accurate and the factors that might influence imaging decisions in a new study.  Discuss
Carestream Dental, 3M partner on aligner scans
December 11, 2018 -- Carestream Dental and 3M have announced a partnership that allows Carestream's CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners to digitally integrate with 3M's Oral Care Portal.  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.

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March 31 - April 7
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Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
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Dallas, Texas United States
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April 6-13
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session
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