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Feldspathic ceramic scores highest in composite hardness testing
July 19, 2019 -- Researchers wanted to see which CAD/CAM composites for molars were hardest and held up best after toothbrush abrasion testing. After putting six composites through rigorous testing, they discovered that feldspathic ceramic scored the highest in hardness, but some of the composites might need periodic repolishing.  Discuss
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches data transmission portal
July 15, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new portal for the secure transmission of scan data and case information.
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.
Does a CAD/CAM system produce a better restoratives fit?
June 18, 2019 -- Should you trust the fitting of a monolithic zirconia crown to a CAD/CAM or milling process? Researchers put the two methods to the test to find out which produced a better fit. What they found might change how you complete the restorations for your patients.  Discuss
Study compares strength of CAD/CAM provisional restorations
May 29, 2019 -- New technologies and materials have made it easier to create and repair restorations, but do these CAD/CAM materials hold up as well as more-established materials? Researchers put four of them through their paces.  Discuss
New product: Kulzer launches denture design software
May 28, 2019 -- Kulzer has launched Pala Design Studio, new web-based denture design software.
Getting started with 3D printing: Video from CDA Presents
May 24, 2019 -- For many busy dental practices, a 3D printer can be a useful tool. Dr. Gerard Kugel, PhD, spoke with DrBicuspid.com about some of the technology's advantages and disadvantages at the California Dental Association's 2019 CDA Presents meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Discuss
Biolase reports increased Q1 revenue
May 10, 2019 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported increased net revenue for its fiscal first quarter of 2019.
Researchers test materials' hardness, resistance to chipping
May 1, 2019 -- Knowing the mechanical properties of CAD/CAM materials allows practitioners to choose the right ones for successful restorations. Researchers put four such materials through their paces to see which were the toughest and most resistant to chipping.  Discuss
3Shape partners with mouthguard company
April 5, 2019 -- 3Shape and sports technology company GuardLab have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's technology and software to create custom mouthguards.
Special Feature
Study tests particle-filled resins for partial crowns

What materials do you use for single-tooth, partial-crown restorations? Particle-filled composite resin CAD/CAM materials are a promising addition to practitioner's toolbox, but do they hold up over time? Researchers tested 42 partial-crown restorations over two years to see how well these restorations performed. Read more.

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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