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3D printing in your practice doesn't have to be daunting
April 8, 2021 -- Bringing 3D printing into your dental practice can be as easy as pushing a button, writes Sam Wainwright, dental product manager at Formlabs. Wainwright explains why industry growth and improved patient care will require equipment manufacturers to prioritize ease of use in their product designs. Read More
3Shape launches AI-based dental design service platform
April 8, 2021 -- 3Shape has launched 3Shape Automate, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based dental design service platform. Read More
Low bone mass, gum disease may be linked in middle age
April 7, 2021 -- Low bone mass may be associated with periodontal disease in middle-aged adults, according to a study published on March 23 in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Read More
Henry Schein One debuts imaging software for Dentrix
April 7, 2021 -- Henry Schein One has launched new imaging software that consolidates and simplifies image management within Dentrix system versions G7.3 and higher. Read More
Nexa3D releases large-format dental 3D printer
April 6, 2021 -- Nexa3D has launched a new dental lab 3D printer called NXD200. Read More
Let's talk mouthguards for National Facial Protection Month
April 1, 2021 -- April 1 marks the start of National Facial Protection Month, which can be the perfect time to talk with patients and families about mouthguards and other tools to protect against sports injuries. Oral surgeon Dr. Louis Rafetto spoke with DrBicuspid.com about the occasion. Read More
Air Techniques partners with SICAT for implant therapy
March 31, 2021 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques has announced a software partnership with SICAT for implant planning and treatment. Read More
Can MRI help detect early periodontitis?
March 30, 2021 -- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may aid in the early detection of gum disease by showing periodontitis-linked changes in the jawbones of patients prior to bone defects occurring, according to a study published on March 21 in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology. Read More
Light-up material may be game changer for tooth repairs
March 29, 2021 -- Incorporating the fluorescent molecule pyromellitic acid into the substitute bone material octacalcium phosphate may lead to improved bone and teeth repairs, according to a recently published study in Communications Chemistry. Read More
Physicians issue consensus on odontogenic sinusitis
March 24, 2021 -- An international research team has issued a consensus statement on diagnosing the underrecognized infection of odontogenic sinusitis. The review was published online February 17 in the International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology. 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