Cosmetics
New product: At-home whitening kit with blue light introduced
August 14, 2019 -- ARC has introduced a new at-home teeth-whitening system with a blue light device.
New product: Glidewell releases sleep apnea device
August 13, 2019 -- Glidewell Dental has released a new mandibular advancement device for patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
SmileDirectClub opens U.K. retail locations
August 5, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has opened four retail locations in the U.K. and has partnered with Well Pharmacy to open additional locations in the country.
Metals top list of common allergens at the dental office
August 2, 2019 -- Which dental materials are responsible for the most contact allergies? Researchers looked at patient data and found metals topped the list, but other common culprits included composites and cosmetic materials.  Discuss
Study supports clear aligners for orthognathic surgery patients
August 1, 2019 -- Patients needing orthognathic surgery generally have orthodontic treatment before and after. Researchers compared the outcomes for patients who used clear-aligner therapy with those who used conventional orthodontic hardware. Their findings might open up new treatment options for patients.  Discuss
Study: General dentists less likely to refer to orthodontist
July 31, 2019 -- Are general or pediatric dentists better at identifying when a patient needs orthodontic treatment? Which group is more likely to refer a patient to an orthodontist? In a new study, researchers showed pretreatment orthodontic patient records to both general and pediatric dentists to find out.  Discuss
Align Technology posts increased Q2 revenues, shipments
July 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the second quarter of 2019.
New product: SmileDirectClub debuts nighttime aligners
July 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has launched aligners to straighten teeth during sleep.
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
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