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Pilot program brings teledentistry to SC
November 18, 2016 -- A pediatric public health program and dental imaging company are partnering to bring a teledentistry pilot program to schools in Marion County in South Carolina.  Discuss
Do newer CAD/CAM units produce better restorations?
November 17, 2016 -- Is there a notable difference in restoration margin quality between a newer CAD/CAM unit and a previous generation? That was the provocative question researchers from Ohio investigated in a new study.
8 possible causes of your patient's jaw pain
November 16, 2016 -- A patient calls your practice and makes an appointment citing jaw pain. As periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg notes, sometimes reducing a patient's pain is a matter of using your communication skills, training, and expertise. In other instances, he advocates considering causes beyond a patient's mouth.  Discuss
Dental Excellence Award nominating ending soon
November 11, 2016 -- Join hundreds of your peers and colleagues in participating in the nominations process for the 2016 Dental Excellence Awards. You only have until midnight on November 18 to make your voice heard and help honor researchers, companies, educators, and institutions that make dentistry stand out.  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased Q3 revenues
November 9, 2016 -- Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear aligner shipments for the third quarter of 2016.  Discuss
The new-product roundup from
November 7, 2016 -- Over the last month, companies have introduced a nasal anesthetic, a scanner, a handpiece, toothpastes, loupes, and more. Here's a look at the latest new products recently launched from St. Renatus, Brasseler USA, 3M, and others.  Discuss
2016 Dental Excellence Award nominating continues
November 3, 2016 -- The nominating process continues for the 2016 Dental Excellence Awards, giving you the chance to tell us who should be nominated for dentistry's most prestigious awards. Categories include Best New Restoratives Material, Best Practice Management Consultant, Best New Operatory Product, and more. There are eight categories in all.  Discuss
Can CBCT help reduce root canal surprises?
November 1, 2016 -- Surprises in endodontic treatments, such as additional canals on an incisor, can disrupt the best-laid treatment plans. As more than 40% of root canal treatments need retreatment because of missed roots or canals, researchers from France wanted to determine if cone-beam CT (CBCT) could determine the number of additional canals and also if one tooth's root canal anatomy was predictive of another's in the same patient.  Discuss
Orascoptic releases new loupes
November 1, 2016 -- Orascoptic has released a new line of HDL prismatic loupes.  Discuss
Align Technology releases software upgrades
October 28, 2016 -- Align Technology has released software upgrades for its iTero Element intraoral scanner and Invisalign Outcome Simulator.
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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