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Tongue ultrasound may identify obstructive sleep apnea
May 22, 2020 -- Tongue stiffness measured by shear-wave elastography ultrasound may be able to help identify patients with obstructive sleep apnea while they're awake, according to the findings of a pilot study published on May 10 in Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology.  Discuss
Ormco offers free webinar on tooth movement
May 22, 2020 -- Ormco will host a free webinar on using archwire to achieve efficient tooth movement.
How Dr. Ryan Molis reopened his practice and kept his Invisalign patients going strong
May 21, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Molis discusses what it took for him to reopen his Illinois practice as well as how he made sure his Invisalign patients were cared for during the shutdown. He also discusses his business philosophy as his dental practice gears back up for business.  Discuss
Solmetex gets patents for its amalgam separator system
May 20, 2020 -- Solmetex has received a utility pattern and two design patents for its NXT amalgam separator system.
SmileDirectClub names new VP of professional sales
May 18, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has appointed Chris Thompson as its new vice president of professional sales.
Align adds visualization tool to its platform
May 15, 2020 -- Align Technology has added a new tool to its treatment planning software that allows patients to see what their smiles may look like after Invisalign treatment.
AI finds jaw canals correctly, simplifying implants for dentists
May 13, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can locate mandibular canals with high levels of accuracy, which may make the dental implant restoration process easier for dentists, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Neocis gets FDA nod for dental surgery component
May 13, 2020 -- Neocis has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Yomi component that reduces the CT scanner field-of-view requirements.
SmileSnap gets financing, debuts new app
May 13, 2020 -- SmileSnap, a virtual consultation and appointment platform for dentists and orthodontists, has closed a seed financing round.
Align launches virtual Invisalign care tools
May 11, 2020 -- Align Technology has launched two new virtual tools to keep patients and doctors connected in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.