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Teledentistry is vital for practice success
May 5, 2021 -- Now more than ever, teledentistry is vital for practice success, writes Sylvia Rochon. Learn why teledentistry became an invaluable tool during a challenging year and how teledentistry can help you gain control of your schedule. Read More
Glidewell announces comprehensive warranty
May 3, 2021 -- Glidewell has announced a new no-fault lifetime warranty for its Hahn tapered implants, custom abutments, and BruxZir restorations. Read More
5 hours vs. 25 seconds: Study shows promise of AI
April 29, 2021 -- Researchers created an algorithm that shows the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for dentistry. While it took humans nearly five hours to segment the teeth and jaw on a cone-beam computed tomography scan, an algorithm completed the task in just 25 seconds. Read More
TMD linked to exposure to violence in children
April 29, 2021 -- Adolescents who report temporomandibular disorder (TMD) pain and jaw dysfunction are more often exposed to violence, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation. Read More
3 technological innovations to help grow your practice
April 28, 2021 -- Dentists' jobs have become so much more complex in 2021, writes Dr. Lorne Lavine. In this column, he explains how technology can be used to foster positive patient experiences and healthy communication to retain existing patients, attract new ones, and grow your practice's bottom line. Read More
Exocad to attend 2021 Dental South China trade show
April 28, 2021 -- Align Technology's Exocad will participate in the 2021 Dental South China trade show in Guangzhou, occurring May 10 through May 13. Read More
Glidewell, Misch International extend educational partnership
April 27, 2021 -- Glidewell has announced the extension of its educational partnership with the Misch International Implant Institute. Read More
Could good oral hygiene improve COVID-19 outcomes?
April 26, 2021 -- Medical imaging has helped show that SARS-CoV-2 infection could be accelerated through dental plaque and gum inflammation, according to an April 20 paper in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research. Read More
Imaging helps cure eye cellulitis caused by dental abscess
April 20, 2021 -- Imaging helped lead to the diagnosis and treatment of a 2-year-old girl who developed the life-threatening condition orbital cellulitis due to a dental abscess. The details were published on April 9 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
Dental x-rays fall short for caries in baby teeth
April 19, 2021 -- Approximately one-third of caries diagnosed in preschool children using dental x-rays conflicted with assessments using oral exams alone in a new study published on March 31 in BMC Oral Health. 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) 2021
June 9-12
Austin, Texas United States
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) Annual Session
June 25-27
Boston, Massachusetts United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States