Imaging Sponsored by DEXIS
Restoration accuracy hinges on preparation design
June 28, 2022 -- When it comes to the accuracy of digital scans for complete onlay restorations, preparation design and the type of intraoral scanner used to capture the images matter, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Pediatric dentists may need to improve their image interpretation
June 27, 2022 -- Some pediatric dentists didn’t perform very well when they tried to identify and detect traumatic dental injuries and problems on patients’ images, according to a small explorative study published June 20 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Justin Chi to offer tips on CAD/CAM dentistry
June 23, 2022 -- Dr. Justin Chi, director of clinical technologies at Glidewell, will share tips on simplifying the trickiest parts of CAD/CAM dentistry in an upcoming sponsored DrBicuspid.com webinar. Read More
Man diagnosed with rare post-traumatic jaw aseptic necrosis
June 14, 2022 -- Imaging aided in the diagnosis of an unusual case of aseptic necrosis of the ramus lower jaw, which developed in a man who experienced midface trauma caused by a workplace fall. The case report was published June 11 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. Read More
Surgery-free way to remove 3rd molars may be coming
June 14, 2022 -- In the future, surgery may no longer be needed to manage wisdom teeth. A 3D-guided microwave ablation procedure removed third-molar tooth buds in pigs in minutes, according to a study published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Read More
Argen Corporation announces product line expansion
June 10, 2022 -- The Argen Corporation announced an expansion of their digital workflow solutions with the availability of two new milling machines, the VHF S5 and the K5+, which are now available in the U.S. and Canada. Read More
Robotic implant surgery prototype shows promise in study
June 9, 2022 -- In a first-of-its kind study, an image-guided prototype robotic system for dental implant surgery proved more accurate than a computer-assisted dynamic navigation system for positioning implants in 3D-printed phantom jaws, according to research published June 7 in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
SprintRay, Bego introduce 3D printing dental resin
June 3, 2022 -- SprintRay recently introduced SprintRay Crown by Bego, a 3D printing resin designed for restorative care in digital dentistry. Read More
3D printers: Save or splurge?
June 2, 2022 -- 3D printing is becoming a staple of modern dentistry, and the technology is a big investment for practices. A study published May 26 in BDJ Open compared the accuracy of 12 common printers used in dentistry to see whether a higher price point equates to better quality. Read More
Man develops rare abscess in chewing muscle after extraction
June 1, 2022 -- Imaging aided in the diagnosis of a 26-year-old man's very unusual infratemporal fossa abscess that developed in the lateral pterygoid, a masticatory muscle, following wisdom tooth extraction. The case report was published May 27 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
California Dental Association (CDA) Presents in San Francisco
September 8-10
San Francisco, California United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 25-30
New York City, New York United States