Restoratives & Cosmetics
Survey finds the most annoying sound has a dental connection
January 15, 2021 -- Don't you love it when your patients have strong enough teeth and gums to eat whatever they want, whenever they want? But while we may love to see people eating, we love it even more when it's done quietly. At least that's what a recent survey pointed out after investigating the sounds we find most annoying.  Discuss
Biolase, DCA expand access to dental lasers in new deal
January 14, 2021 -- Biolase is set to roll out its laser equipment across U.S. offices affiliated with Dental Care Alliance (DCA) this year per a new agreement aimed at boosting laser adoption.
Ormco releases Spark clear aligner update
January 14, 2021 -- Ormco has announced new features for its Spark clear aligner system, which it said represent a substantial upgrade and will give orthodontists greater control in planning and carrying out treatment.
Nobel Biocare launches Xeal, TiUltra surfaces in U.S.
January 12, 2021 -- Nobel Biocare has launched its Xeal and TiUltra surfaces in the U.S. for dental implants and abutments.
Can you use dental drills safely during the pandemic?
January 8, 2021 -- Drilling at lower rotation speeds and eliminating the use of dental drills that use both air and water could significantly reduce the spray of aerosols, which may contain SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published on December 16 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
4 questions about the biggest dental industry shake-up of the new year
January 7, 2021 -- Plenty of shock waves went through the dental industry earlier this week when Dentsply Sirona announced it had entered the clear aligner market through the acquisition of Byte. What was behind the move and why was it the right time to do it? Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona, answered those questions and more.  Discuss
Vivos Therapeutics releases new sleep apnea software
January 7, 2021 -- Vivos Therapeutics has released new patient management software for diagnosing, treating, and monitoring patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
The top 5 case studies of 2020
January 5, 2021 -- Dr. Juan Yepes, of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Riley Hospital for Children, provides case studies that offer valuable continuing education.'s top five cases of 2020 included a baby with a rare alveolar ridge, patients with gum lesions, and more.  Discuss
TMJ disorders: Examining the role of the dentist, chiropractor, and physical therapist
January 5, 2021 -- There is no question that COVID-19 and the changes it has brought have caused stress. Chiropractor Brent Wells believes that such stress can often result in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, which can be dealt with through a dental-medical collaboration. Wells discusses the role of the dentist, chiropractor, and physical therapist in treating this pain.  Discuss
Collagen Matrix acquires Guidor line from Sunstar
January 4, 2021 -- Medical device firm Collagen Matrix has agreed with Sunstar Group to acquire the Degradable Solutions division, including the Guidor line of resorbable synthetic medical implants.
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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.