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Can ultrasound imaging impact implant dentistry?
June 5, 2018 -- Successful implant treatment requires imaging at all three treatment phases: planning, surgery, and follow-up. As ultrasound is a promising but not widely studied imaging modality for dental implants, researchers reviewed the literature and found it may have clinical application.  Discuss
China product tariffs to be announced June 15
May 30, 2018 -- The dental industry will know on June 15 if key products and materials imported from China will have a 25% tariff imposed by the U.S. government.
How should CBCT be used in implant dentistry?
May 29, 2018 -- Is cone-beam CT (CBCT) ready to be used in implant dentistry? In a new review, researchers examined published studies on CBCT and provided up-to-date recommendations for its use.  Discuss
Ortho Caps accepts Planmeca Emerald scans
May 29, 2018 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca announced that its Planmeca Emerald intraoral scanner can now be used to produce clear aligners from Ortho Caps.  Discuss
New product: Detection Technology launches x-ray detector
May 23, 2018 -- Detection Technology has launched a new line of x-ray detectors.  Discuss
CDA Presents 2018: How do you detect early caries?
May 21, 2018 -- While early caries detection is a crucial component of patient care, traditional methods of detection may not be as accurate as necessary. In a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting, Dr. Ron Kaminer walked a full lecture room through a practical presentation on caries detection methods.  Discuss
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
Study finds CBCT effective for imaging first molars
May 8, 2018 -- Assessing furcation involvement in first molars can be tricky for many reasons. Researchers of a new study wanted to see if cone-beam CT (CBCT) could be effective in helping dentists with this clinical diagnosis.  Discuss
Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time
May 2, 2018 -- Creating 3D-printed models of fractured mandibles may reduce time spent in the operating room (OR), according to a new study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The findings suggest that inexpensive 3D printing technologies could save hospitals hundreds of dollars per operation.  Discuss
New teledentistry association launches
May 1, 2018 -- A new association has launched that focuses on using teledentistry to increase access to care.  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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