Cosmetics
New product: Voco introduces light-cured bracket bonding system
July 25, 2019 -- Voco has introduced the BrackFix light-cured bracket bonding system.
New product: SmileDirectClub debuts nighttime aligners
July 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has launched aligners to straighten teeth during sleep.
New product: DMG adds semipermanent composite
July 23, 2019 -- DMG America has introduced LuxaCrown, a semipermanent composite material for chairside crown and bridge procedures.
Diode laser tested for improving orthodontic treatment
July 22, 2019 -- The use of low-level laser therapy shows promise for accelerating orthodontic tooth movement and reducing associated pain. Researchers conducted a study to investigate the effects of one such type of low-level laser, a diode laser, on these factors.  Discuss
I'm a CPAP dropout: Why many lose sleep over apnea treatment
July 18, 2019 -- An estimated 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. The go-to treatment -- a CPAP machine -- offers a healthy, restful night’s sleep, but people often struggle to use it and as many as 50% stop using the device. However, the health effects of untreated sleep apnea can be serious. Following up with patients is key.  Discuss
Bellus3D app to merge intraoral, face scans
July 17, 2019 -- Software company Bellus3D has updated its Dental Pro application with a tool that merges the app's 3D face scans with intraoral scans.
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
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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Boston, Massachusetts United States