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Legal Cases: Implant placement into the maxillary sinus
March 14, 2018 -- A group practice's dentists proposed a treatment plan of three implants for a 60-year-old man with missing teeth. However, after the implants were placed, an x-ray showed one of the implants projected beyond the bony floor of the patient's sinuses. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler write, sometimes there is a difference between acceptable clinical practice and what a jury may see.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona reports increased sales, overall loss in Q4
March 2, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has reported increased net sales for its fiscal fourth quarter and all of 2017. However, the company posted an overall loss for the quarter and for the year.  Discuss
Patterson reports lower dental sales in Q3
March 1, 2018 -- Patterson Companies reported lower sales in its dental segment for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.  Discuss
Biolase to market S-Ray's imaging system
February 27, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase announced it will market and sell S-Ray's ClearView Scan ultrasound-based intraoral imaging system in North America.  Discuss
See the Dental Excellence Awards presented at Chicago Midwinter 2018
February 26, 2018 -- staff presented the 2017 Dental Excellence Award trophies at the recent 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. The annual awards recognize outstanding new products and services.  Discuss to honor Dental Excellence Award winners
February 23, 2018 -- is pleased to honor the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards, highlighting the best new products and services in dentistry. The awards will be presented on Friday, February 23, at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
Can CBCT accurately measure periodontal pockets?
February 22, 2018 -- An accurate measurement of a patient's periodontal pockets is needed for proper treatment planning. What if there were a way to image these pockets with cone-beam CT (CBCT) so you knew their depth more precisely? A new study took the first steps down this road.  Discuss
Patterson to distribute Planmeca products
February 22, 2018 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute Planmeca products.
Apteryx to launch 3D imaging module at Chicago Midwinter
February 21, 2018 -- Apteryx will launch a new 3D imaging module for its XVWeb cloud dental imaging software at the 2018 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.  Discuss
Planmed updates Verity scanner
February 8, 2018 -- Planmed has updated its Verity cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner.  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.