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2016 Dental Excellence Award nominating continues
November 3, 2016 -- The nominating process continues for the 2016 DrBicuspid.com 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.
Air Techniques launches new CamX system
October 26, 2016 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Air Techniques has introduced a new intraoral device.
Legal Cases: Placement of implants projecting into the maxillary sinus
October 24, 2016 -- A 61-year-old man presented to a large group practice where a prosthodontist proposed a treatment plan of four implants. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document in their latest Legal Cases series, having a plan of action isn't enough -- it has to be written in the patient's chart.  Discuss
ADA 2016: Can CBCT benefit the general dentist?
October 21, 2016 -- DENVER - If you're a general dentist on the fence about a cone-beam CT (CBCT) system, dental technology expert Dr. John Flucke might have answered your questions about if it is worthwhile and practical to invest in this technology in a presentation on Thursday at the 2016 ADA annual meeting.  Discuss
Is an intraoral scanner more accurate than impressions?
October 20, 2016 -- Often the first question that's asked about digital dentistry techniques is about accuracy. You might be surprised by what researchers from Japan found in the first study that measured the accuracy of an optical impression scanner versus conventional impressions for implant placement.  Discuss
Carestream Dental sells more than 10K CS 8100 systems
October 20, 2016 -- Carestream Dental has announced a major product milestone, selling more than 10,000 units in its CS 8100 family of imaging systems.  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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The MKS Forum
October 26-27
Dallas, Texas United States
23rd American World Dentistry Congress
November 2-3
San Francisco, California United States
2019 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 17-19, 2019
Denver, Colorado United States
Maximizing the Orthodontist Western Caribbean Cruise
Mar. 31 - Apr. 7, 2019
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6, 2019
Dallas, Texas United States