Imaging
DTC orthodontics takes hit with new Calif. law requiring x-rays
October 15, 2019 -- California has become the first state in the U.S. to pass a law that aims to better protect patients who undergo direct-to-consumer (DTC) orthodontic treatments, such as those offered by SmileDirectClub, by requiring x-rays and more before moving ahead with care. Read More
New imaging method to assess root position may cut radiation dose
October 9, 2019 -- A new imaging technique could reduce the amount of radiation that dental patients are exposed to during orthodontic treatment, according to new research. The method also shows promise for other types of dental treatment that require accurate root position assessment. Read More
FDA OKs Epica's mobile imaging scanner
October 4, 2019 -- Robotic CT technology developer Epica has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SeeFactorCT3 system, a multimodality mobile imaging scanner. Read More
Dentsply Sirona launches new x-ray systems
October 3, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona is launching a new generation of x-ray systems with its Orthophos line. Read More
Dentsply Sirona debuts intraoral sensor
October 3, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has introduced a new intraoral sensor, called Schick AE. Read More
KaVo Kerr sensor now integrates with Dentrix
October 3, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has announced that its DEXIS Titanium digital intraoral sensor now integrates with the Dentrix Ascend cloud-based practice management software by Henry Schein One. Read More
The facts about dental cavitations
October 2, 2019 -- It seems to Dr. Alvin Danenberg that many patients are being diagnosed with dental cavitations in their jawbone. In his latest column, he details the definition of these cavitations, what to do about patients in pain from them, and what imaging modality is best for viewing. Read More
Study: Ultrasound tops CBCT in peri-implant bone imaging
October 2, 2019 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) is considered the gold standard for imaging peri-implant bone, but researchers wondered if another modality without the radiation dose might be more accurate. They tested CBCT against high-frequency ultrasound and reported a surprising conclusion. Read More
New review finds AI as accurate as healthcare practitioners
September 25, 2019 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can detect oral cancer and other diseases with similar levels of accuracy as healthcare professionals, according to a new review published on September 24. But the authors caution that dentists and physicians aren't in danger of being replaced by AI anytime soon. Read More
Zimmer Biomet, Align Technology sign distribution deal
September 23, 2019 -- Zimmer Biomet has announced a multinational distribution agreement for Align Technology's family of iTero Element intraoral scanners. 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.

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