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Old CT image shows screw in 5-year-old's jaw, ends in surgery
February 17, 2020 -- A mother in Colorado is considering suing after she discovered a CT image that showed a large screw embedded in the jaw of her 5-year-old daughter, which likely was left there during a surgery when she was an infant, according to news reports.  Discuss
Calif. bill aims to clamp down harder on teledentistry
February 4, 2020 -- California is taking a deeper stab at controlling companies that offer teledentistry services, such as clear-aligner company SmileDirectClub, by introducing a new bill that would require dentists to conduct in-person visits with patients before they receive any services remotely.  Discuss
Judge rules dad can get sons dental x-rays, vaccines
January 31, 2020 -- A judge in Canada has granted a father the sole responsibility to decide whether his young sons receive necessary dental treatments and vaccines, despite objections from the children's mother, according to news reports.  Discuss
Clon3D debuts intraoral scanner
January 31, 2020 -- Oral care solution provider Clon3D has launched its new Wow intraoral scanner in North America.
3Shape wins patent suit, Medit's scanner illegal in Germany
January 13, 2020 -- 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software manufacturer 3Shape has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Medit, making the use of the current version of its i500 intraoral scanner illegal in Germany.
Want to improve sleep apnea? Trimming tongue fat may help
January 10, 2020 -- Reducing fat tongue may help improve obstructive sleep apnea symptoms, according to a new study published January 10 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, showing that a reduction in tongue fat lessened the severity of symptoms.  Discuss
VR firm to create dental procedure training modules
January 10, 2020 -- The Australian-based virtual reality (VR) software company Vection Technologies has signed a $500,000 deal to create dental procedure training modules for students and dentists.
The new decade's dental practice could look like this
January 3, 2020 -- Dentists one day may become vertically integrated to service the mouth and also design and manufacture the hardware needed in their own dental practices, writes information systems consultant Alon Ganon. He shares a vision of how dental practices could operate with advanced technology in this new decade.  Discuss
DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards 2019 finalists
December 19, 2019 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards. Voting for the final round is now open, and it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New Toothpaste.  Discuss
The top reason you need a scanner now isn't what you think
December 13, 2019 -- Scanning and restorative dentistry isn't just about delivering optimum patient care. Dr. David Rice explains how it can become your fast-track ticket to practice growth and success.  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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