Cosmetics
Study compares methods of denture impression fabrication
July 12, 2019 -- Completing a final impression during the fabrication of complete dentures can be time-consuming. Researchers compared a method using the denture's baseplate and one using custom trays and found that the baseplate method was faster and had similar clinical outcomes.  Discuss
Talking to patients about real beauty
July 10, 2019 -- When patients say that they only want you to crown or repair their front teeth because that's what people see while ignoring gum disease elsewhere in the mouth, it might be time to have a deeper conversation about "beauty," writes periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg.  Discuss
New product: DMG America adds etching gel refill
July 1, 2019 -- DMG America has added an etching gel refill system to the company's line of caries infiltration products.  Discuss
Carestream Dental announces SureSmile certification
June 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental announced that two of its imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona's SureSmile aligner system.  Discuss
Imaging study finds OSA patients at risk for heart disease
June 26, 2019 -- A new study offers another reason to screen your patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with severe OSA have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.  Discuss
Biopharma firm to buy Botox manufacturer for $63B
June 26, 2019 -- Biopharmaceutical company AbbVie has announced an agreement to acquire Allergan, a pharmaceutical company and a manufacturer of Botox.
New products: Roland DGA launches dentures kits
June 20, 2019 -- Roland DGA has launched two new DGShape Time Reduction Kits for producing dentures and denture models.
Glass ceramic outperforms indirect resin in new veneer study
June 17, 2019 -- Veneers made with glass ceramic may be more durable than those composed of indirect resin. These findings come from a new study that evaluated the long-term survival rate of restorations placed on maxillary anterior teeth.  Discuss
Do orthodontics affect patients' long-term outlook?
June 14, 2019 -- One reason cited for starting orthodontic treatment is the belief that it will help patients feel more positive about themselves later in life. Researchers surveyed more than 440 30-year-olds and found that other factors may play a larger role in patients' long-term outlook.  Discuss
Align Technology, Straumann end distribution talks
June 14, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology and Straumann Group have terminated discussions regarding a possible development and distribution agreement. As a result, Straumann will pay Align Technology $16 million as part of a patent settlement agreement announced in March.
Hot Topic
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

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