Cosmetics
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.
Winter 2019 new-product roundup
March 20, 2019 -- Between the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in February and the International Dental Show in March, a number of companies have released new products. DrBicuspid.com brings you this roundup of new releases from companies such as Planmeca, Align Technology, and others.  Discuss
Study finds Botox-A effective in treating TMD
March 12, 2019 -- The goal when treating patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) is to relieve their symptoms and help them regain jaw movements. An injection of botulinum toxin type A (Botox-A) may help when conservative treatments are not successful, according to a new study.  Discuss
New products: Dentsply Sirona debuts scanner, software at IDS
March 12, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has debuted a new intraoral scanner and aligner software at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.
Arbitration decision forces Invisalign stores to close
March 5, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has announced that it will close its Invisalign stores after an arbitrator ruled that it violated its noncompete agreement with SmileDirectClub.  Discuss
Second Opinion: New technology aids TMD treatment
February 28, 2019 -- It's a common scenario for dentists: Patients come to your office complaining of jaw pain. They may also mention that they're getting tension headaches, and they can't get a good night's sleep. As Dr. Martin Gorman writes, it might be temporomandibular disorder (TMD). He looks at the latest technology to help with the diagnosis and treatment.  Discuss
3Shape partners with OrthoApnea
February 26, 2019 -- 3Shape and OrthoApnea have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to upload their digital impressions to OrthoApnea's ApneaDock online platform.
Live from Chicago Midwinter 2019: 2nd day wrap-up
February 22, 2019 -- CHICAGO - The Chicago Dental Society 2019 Midwinter Meeting is one of the largest annual dental meetings in the U.S. with almost 30,000 dentists and dental professionals attending. DrBicuspid.com offers a look at a busy second day of the meeting, covering new products, clinical and practice management presentation highlights, industry news, and more.  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.

Conferences
15th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Conference
September 14-17
Fort Worth, Texas United States
Mid-Continent Dental Congress (MCDC)
November 14-15
United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts United States