Cosmetics
U.S. judge: SmileDirectClub's scans are practice of dentistry
May 16, 2019 -- A U.S. district judge has ruled that invisible-aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub's digital scans constitute the practice of dentistry. This ruling came as part of a decision in a case involving the company and the Georgia Board of Dentistry.
Survey: U.S. patients unfamiliar with dental terms
May 15, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has released results from a survey showing that many U.S. adults are not familiar with key dental terms, such as sealant and periodontal disease.
New aligners, partnerships highlight AAO 2019 meeting
May 7, 2019 -- The 2019 American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual session concludes May 7. DrBicuspid.com brings you some of the most relevant new products and news for general practitioners from the meeting, including news from Ormco, 3Shape, and more.  Discuss
What influences cement choice for single-unit crowns?
May 6, 2019 -- Which clinical details matter when preparing a single-unit crown for a restoration? Researchers used data from more than 3,400 crowns to identify the factors that influence treatment decisions, and they found three factors influenced the decision to bond a crown.  Discuss
Which type of implant-supported crown abutment is best?
May 3, 2019 -- Aluminum, titanium, zirconium, or gold: Which is the best for abutments for implant-supported single crowns? To find out, investigators analyzed previous research, examining survival rates and results for marginal bone loss and discoloration of peri-implant soft tissue for these abutment types.  Discuss
CVS plans to expand SmileDirectClub program
April 29, 2019 -- Pharmacy giant CVS Health has announced an expansion of its pilot partnership with SmileDirectClub.
Align Technology reports increased Q1 revenue, shipments
April 25, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the first quarter of 2019.
CDC report questions rise of dental fluorosis
April 23, 2019 -- A new publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) casts doubt on the reliability of previously reported data that suggested that U.S. dental fluorosis was on the rise among U.S. children.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit in Ala. can proceed
April 22, 2019 -- A U.S. district judge ordered on April 17 that SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit against the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama can proceed. However, some of the lawsuit's claims, including those against the dental board members in a nonofficial capacity, have been thrown out.
New product: Philips launches sleep apnea mask
April 5, 2019 -- Philips has released a new over-the-nose continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) nasal mask for patients with sleep apnea.
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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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