Cosmetics
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.
Do porcelain laminate veneers last well over the long term?
April 1, 2019 -- Porcelain laminate veneers can provide dependable, conservative treatment for anterior teeth with aesthetic problems. However, issues such as porcelain fracture and chipping can mar results, and long-term clinical data are limited. To learn more, researchers investigated the long-term performance of this restorative option.  Discuss
3M settles dental crown lawsuit
March 28, 2019 -- 3M has agreed to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit filed by 39 dentists concerning its Lava Ultimate dental crown, according to multiple published reports.
Swanky Smiles launches in-house orthodontics service
March 22, 2019 -- Mobile orthodontics company Swanky Smiles has launched a new program to help general dental practices provide orthodontic services.
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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