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Align Technology, Straumann end distribution talks
June 14, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology and Straumann Group have terminated discussions regarding a possible development and distribution agreement. As a result, Straumann will pay Align Technology $16 million as part of a patent settlement agreement announced in March.
New product: Align Technology launches intraoral scanner
June 13, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has launched a new intraoral scanner.
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement?
June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training.  Discuss
Product news: Insurance claim imaging system updated
June 12, 2019 -- Dental insights company P&R Dental Strategies has released a new version of its high-resolution digital imaging system designed to capture images of radiographs, photographs, and paper documents, increasing insurance claim imaging efficiency.
Study rates 5 intraoral scanners on trueness, precision
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers compared five intraoral scanners in a new study. They tested each scanner for precision and trueness and reported that one company's scanner rated best in five of six categories.  Discuss
New products, services highlighted at 2019 CDA Presents
May 21, 2019 -- California Dental Association's recently concluded 2019 CDA Presents meeting featured more than 550 exhibiting companies and thousands of attendees. As part of our continuing coverage, DrBicuspid.com offers a look at new products and services from Henry Schein, Benco Dental, Crest, and more.  Discuss
U.S. judge: SmileDirectClub's scans are practice of dentistry
May 16, 2019 -- A U.S. district judge has ruled that invisible-aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub's digital scans constitute the practice of dentistry. This ruling came as part of a decision in a case involving the company and the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
Study tests imaging modalities' accuracy on root canal anatomy
May 15, 2019 -- Correctly identifying the anatomy of a root canal is crucial for successful endodontic therapy. Researchers tested cone-beam CT and periapical radiography to see if either was more accurate than microcomputed tomography. They reported that practitioners should be aware of each modality's limitations.  Discuss
Can MRI compete with CBCT to identify tooth fractures?
May 10, 2019 -- While magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is often used for injuries of the knee and other body parts, researchers wanted to see if recent improvements in the modality meant it could be used to identify root cracks and fractures in teeth. They compared it with cone-beam CT (CBCT) to find out.  Discuss
New product: KaVo debuts latest OP3D system
May 8, 2019 -- KaVo has introduced the latest configuration of its Orthopantomograph OP3D imaging system.
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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