Imaging
Pearl receives patent for AI fraud detection software
August 12, 2021 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developer Pearl said it has received a U.S. patent for software to detect fraud, waste, and abuse in radiographic dental insurance claims. Read More
Surround Medical's dental imaging system gets FDA nod
August 11, 2021 -- Surround Medical Systems announced that its Portray dental imaging system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Read More
Technology Focus: Hands on with the Medit i700 scanner
August 10, 2021 -- In this Technology Focus interview, the team at Medit gives us a hands-on, "live" look at the new i700 intraoral scanner. The group also talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic may prove to be a turning point for digital dentistry. Read More
Review finds digital tops conventional for dentures
August 6, 2021 -- Complete dentures manufactured with digital techniques have better outcomes than those manufactured with traditional workflows, according to a systematic review published on July 29 in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
Technology can increase revenue, patient satisfaction
August 5, 2021 -- New technology can increase revenue and patient satisfaction. But these investments also come at a cost. Dan Croft outlines five points to consider when determining whether to spend money on new technology. Read More
Roland DGA launches redesigned Roland TV hub
July 30, 2021 -- Roland DGA announced the launch of its redesigned Roland TV video hub, allowing customers to view educational videos on various products and applications in one place. Read More
CBCT aids in retrieval of broken 1.3-cm needle from man's mouth
July 21, 2021 -- Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and two injection needles used as reference points assisted in the removal of a broken 1.3-cm suture needle from a man's buccal mucosa, according to a case report published recently in Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Read More
Imaging aids in tween's tumor-induced jaw reconstruction
July 20, 2021 -- Imaging has helped diagnose and reconstruct an 11-year-old girl's lower jaw, which had eroded due to a growing benign tumor. The case report was published on July 9 in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Cases. Read More
Carestream Dental releases wireless, cordless intraoral scanner
July 13, 2021 -- Carestream Dental has launched a new wireless, cordless intraoral scanner called the CS 3800. The scanner is designed to work across workflows for orthodontics, prosthetics, and surgical guides. Read More
Geistlich to market 3D-printed bone regeneration tool
July 7, 2021 -- Geistlich Biomaterials will market the Yxoss CBR customized 3D-printed alveolar bone regeneration software. 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
International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
September 22-25
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States