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Full and partial scaling equally effective
February 29, 2008 -- Confused about treating your patient's periodontal predicament with partial or full-mouth scaling? There is no significant difference in clinical outcome between the two, so dentists should let the patient's budget and convenience be the deciding factor, according to a new study in the Journal of Periodontolgy.  Discuss
Cosmetic dentistry's future looks shiny
February 28, 2008 -- America's increasing desire for Hollywood-perfect looks means that cosmetic and implant procedures will grow 15% in the next few years, the Millennium Research Group (MRG) predicts. By contrast, noncosmetic procedures will only grow by 5%, the marketing research group said.  Discuss
Lead reported in imported crowns
February 28, 2008 -- Forget amalgam and fluoride. Could lead be dentistry's new bogeyman? The ADA said today that it is investigating reports of potentially dangerous levels of the element in imported crowns.  Discuss
Gendex unveils new cone-beam 3D imaging system
February 27, 2008 -- Gendex Dental Systems -- a provider of dental radiographic products -- launched the GXCB-500, a cone-beam 3-D imaging system at the recently held Chicago Midwinter dental show.  Discuss
Dentist criticized for selling supplements
February 27, 2008 -- Some dentists sell supplements "customized" for each patient by Bioceutica. But does the company provide the right prescriptions?  Discuss
Former Biolase managers launch new company
February 26, 2008 -- Two former members of Biolase Technology's management have formed a new company called Technology4Medicine, which offers a range of laser products and related technology.  Discuss
Cadent's iTero now scans full arch
February 26, 2008 -- Cadent has announced that its iTero digital impression system can now scan a full arch, allowing dentists to use it for a wider range of cosmetic and restorative procedures.  Discuss
The 'Four Seasons' practice
February 25, 2008 -- It's no longer enough to offer great dentistry. You've got to offer great customer service as well. Here's how a number of practices across the U.S. made the move.  Discuss
ADEA to Senate: Show us the money!
February 22, 2008 -- Dental schools can't afford to hire professors, students can't afford to serve the poor, and millions of Americans do not have access to dental care, American Dental Education Association (ADEA) president James Q. Swift D.D.S. told a Senate Committee last week.  Discuss
Aribex releases new handheld x-ray unit
February 21, 2008 -- Aribex, a producer of handheld x-ray products, has unveiled its latest offering -- the Nomad Pro.  Discuss
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