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Study tests polymeric resins for primary tooth restorations
January 8, 2018 -- When faced with the need to restore primary teeth, the development of CAD/CAM systems and materials offers new treatment possibilities. But do these materials suffer excessive tooth wear that would make them inappropriate to use? A new study investigated.  Discuss
5 things to know before buying an intraoral scanner
January 5, 2018 -- Intraoral scanners are increasingly becoming part of the dental workflow, and for good reason. These versatile devices have been shown to both please patients and save practices time and money, according to a new review.  Discuss
Is computer-guided implant placement really better?
December 28, 2017 -- Is computer-guided implant placement actually better than conventional implant procedures? Are guided protocols preferred for certain situations? While the technology certainly offers significant promise, a new study investigated whether current scientific evidence backs it up.  Discuss
ClearCaps accepts Planmeca scans
December 21, 2017 -- Aligner manufacturer ClearCaps has begun accepting scans from two Planmeca intraoral scanners.
Calif. inspects practices for imaging education violations
December 18, 2017 -- The California Department of Public Health has been conducting compliance inspections of the state's dental practices to uncover instances of unlicensed dental assistants operating imaging machines, according to the California Dental Association (CDA).
CDA reminds Calif. dentists to pay imaging machine fees
December 18, 2017 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has issued a reminder to California dentists to ensure that their imaging machine registration fees are up-to-date.
Fall 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
December 15, 2017 -- During fall 2017, new products ranging from surgical implant guides to obturators and contra angles were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Dentsply Sirona, Planmeca, KaVo, and other companies.  Discuss
Congratulations to DrBicuspid.com's Dental Excellence Award winners
December 14, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the winners of the Dental Excellence Awards. Please join us in honoring the best new products in dentistry. Awards will be presented at the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting in February.  Discuss
How to improve CBCT accuracy for vertical post fractures
December 13, 2017 -- Accurate diagnosis of vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth is a crucial but challenging task. That's why researchers evaluated the accuracy of cone-beam CT (CBCT) for these fractures and also ways to improve its accuracy in suspected cases.  Discuss
New product: Planmeca debuts surgical implant guide
December 6, 2017 -- Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca has introduced a surgical implant guide.  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.