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New aligners, partnerships highlight AAO 2019 meeting
May 7, 2019 -- The 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session concludes May 7. DrBicuspid.com brings you some of the most relevant new products and news for general practitioners from the meeting, including news from Ormco, 3Shape, and more.  Discuss
CVS plans to expand SmileDirectClub program
April 29, 2019 -- Pharmacy giant CVS Health has announced an expansion of its pilot partnership with SmileDirectClub.
Align Technology reports increased Q1 revenue, shipments
April 25, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the first quarter of 2019.
Study compares 6 CBCT units for evaluating buccal bone
April 10, 2019 -- The evaluation of buccal bone can be difficult as panoramic or periapical images may underestimate the amount of bone available. Cone-beam CT (CBCT) units can be useful for making an accurate diagnosis, but is any particular system on the market more accurate?  Discuss
3Shape partners with mouthguard company
April 5, 2019 -- 3Shape and sports technology company GuardLab have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's technology and software to create custom mouthguards.
Seize the marketing advantage with teledentistry: Part 2
April 4, 2019 -- Teledentistry at one time may have been thought of as exclusively a public health service. However, as the technology has evolved and the costs involved lowered, the opportunity for this service to add to your practice's revenue has grown. Part 2 of this series by Michael Ventriello focuses on how to promote the benefits to your current and prospective patients.  Discuss
Can guidelines reduce unneeded CT for dental infections?
April 2, 2019 -- Emergency physicians overuse conventional CT scans to rule out dangerous dental infections in patients, a recent study has found. Is a set of standardized guidelines the answer to reducing unnecessary radiation exposure for these patients?  Discuss
Seize the marketing advantage with teledentistry: Part 1
March 28, 2019 -- Teledentistry may have once been thought of as exclusively a public health service. However, as the technology has evolved and the costs involved lowered, the opportunity for this service to add to your practice's revenue has grown. Part 1 of this new series by Michael Ventriello will focus on why your practice should embrace teledentistry, and the second part will focus on how to do so.  Discuss
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
Questions to ask before embracing digital dentistry
March 19, 2019 -- Dentists are inundated with information about new technologies, writes digital dentistry expert Christien Kopas. Should you embrace this technology? She offers a list of questions to ask yourself about the technology and how you will use it in your practice to help clarify the decision-making process.  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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