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Are splints beneficial for TMDs? It depends
February 14, 2017 -- Despite the common use of stabilization splints to treat temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), strong evidence of their effectiveness has been lacking. Splints appear to be beneficial in the short term, but they are no better than other treatments over the long term, according to a new study.  Discuss
LED Medical completes acquisition of imaging software company
February 13, 2017 -- LED Medical Diagnostics has completed the acquisition of Apteryx, a software development company.  Discuss
Legal Cases: 24 fillings on virgin teeth
February 10, 2017 -- A 23-year-old woman presented to a general dentist for a routine exam with no radiographic evidence of decay. Yet on clinical examination, the dentist found that his explorer stuck on the occlusal surfaces of the patient's posterior teeth and recommended treatment. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler write in their latest Legal Cases series, finding a way to document justification for clinical treatment is crucial.  Discuss
Do CBCT images change endodontic treatment planning?
February 9, 2017 -- A treatment plan is based on experience and clinical and diagnostic information. But when it comes to endodontic treatment planning, especially for a difficult case, do the images from a cone-beam CT (CBCT) scan actually influence how a specialist proceeds? The results of a new study might make you consider what imaging tool you use.  Discuss
Carestream Dental scanner OK for use with 3M ortho system
February 6, 2017 -- Carestream Dental announced that its CS 3600 intraoral scanner has been approved for use with 3M's Incognito appliance system for orthodontic treatment.  Discuss
3D Systems acquires NextDent parent company
February 2, 2017 -- 3D printing company 3D Systems has acquired Vertex-Dental, the manufacturer of traditional and 3D printing dental materials under the Vertex and NextDent brands.  Discuss
Which imaging system is better for diagnosing tooth cracks?
January 24, 2017 -- When it comes to examining images of a tooth and identifying a crack, should you use periapical radiography or cone-beam CT? Also, who is better trained to identify these cracks on images, an endodontist or a radiologist? A new study in PLOS One answers these questions.  Discuss
January new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
January 20, 2017 -- Since the middle of December, companies have introduced new products ranging from a smart toothbrush to a 3D printer, and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Kolibree, Microcopy, TJA Health, and others.  Discuss
LED Medical acquires imaging software company
January 20, 2017 -- LED Medical Diagnostics has acquired Apteryx, a software development company.  Discuss
New product: Microcopy launches new articulation film
January 17, 2017 -- Microcopy has introduced new articulation film.  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.

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