Imaging
Repositioned face masks still cause artifacts on extraoral images
January 14, 2022 -- Repositioning face masks with metal nosepieces below patients' mouths may not be enough to prevent artifacts from forming during extraoral imaging, according to a letter to the editor published on January 6 in Academic Radiology. Read More
Carestream Dental responds to patent infringement lawsuit
January 13, 2022 -- Carestream Dental intends to defend itself against patent infringement claims recently filed by competitor 3Shape. In a press release, Carestream claimed 3Shape's lawsuit over certain intraoral dental scanners is without merit. Read More
DSO Pacific Dental Services, Envista partner
January 13, 2022 -- Envista Holdings will install its artificial intelligence-assisted imaging software at practices supported by dental service organization (DSO) Pacific Dental Services. Read More
Overjet signs Dolan as chief dental officer
January 11, 2022 -- Overjet has appointed Dr. Teresa Dolan as its new chief dental officer. Read More
CBCT may alter dental trauma treatment decisions
January 10, 2022 -- Reviewing cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans may influence how endodontists approach treatment decisions in dental trauma cases, according to a study published on January 6 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Dental x-ray shows man's rare horizontally impacted molars
January 7, 2022 -- Clinicians examining a routine dental x-ray discovered a 20-year-old man had rare, identical bilateral horizontally impacted lower molars. Details of the case were published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
3Shape files patent complaint against Carestream Dental
January 6, 2022 -- 3Shape has filed a complaint claiming patent infringement by Carestream Dental over the use of certain Carestream intraoral scanners. Read More
Carestream Dental to sell scanner business to Envista for $600M
December 22, 2021 -- Carestream Dental has entered into an agreement to sell its intraoral scanning technology business to dental products company Envista Holdings Corporation for $600 million. The transaction includes Carestream's flagship CS3600, CS3700, and CS3800 intraoral scanner line and related software. Read More
Clinicians often misdiagnose an aggressive tooth lesion
December 21, 2021 -- Lesions appearing on radiographs with gum swelling are often misdiagnosed as lateral periodontal cysts instead of odontogenic keratocysts, which are more aggressive. The study findings were published on December 16 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Meet the Cuspies 2021 semifinal candidates
December 20, 2021 -- The list of candidates for the 2021 edition of the Cuspies, formerly known as the Dental Excellence Awards, is now available. This year's campaign includes more than 100 candidates across 12 categories. Read More
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.

Conferences
Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (RMDC)
January 20-22
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress
January 27-29
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Chicago Dental Society (CDS) Midwinter Meeting
February 24-26
Chicago, Illinois United States
Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting
March 17-19
Atlanta, Georgia United States