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Ortoplus Group accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
April 18, 2018 -- Orthodontic manufacturer Ortoplus Group has begun accepting scans from the Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner.  Discuss
What do you need to know about teledentistry? Part 2
April 12, 2018 -- While teledentistry can play a key role in reducing access-to-care issues, it also has real potential is in the private practice sector, writes Dr. Marty Jablow. In the second part of this series, he examines six scenarios in which teledentistry may play a growing role sooner than you think.  Discuss
Dental products featured on proposed U.S. tariff list
April 4, 2018 -- The dental industry has gotten caught up in the trade showdown between the U.S. and China, with a number of key dental products showing up on a list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them.  Discuss
What do you need to know about teledentistry? Part 1
April 3, 2018 -- Whether it be in a public health setting or a private practice environment, the main barriers to access to care are time, distance, efficiency, and cost. It is possible to overcome these barriers in an efficient, affordable, and secure manner by using the promising technology of teledentistry, writes Dr. Marty Jablow in the first of a two-part series.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona to acquire OraMetrix
March 26, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced an agreement to acquire 3D technology company OraMetrix.  Discuss
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 -- DrBicuspid.com 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
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.