Laser fluorescence effective for detecting initial carious lesions
July 11, 2017 -- Laser fluorescence may effectively detect initial caries progression, but the technology struggles at monitoring later, more minute changes, according to a new study that looked at enamel demineralization with three different tools.
Which intraoral scanner is better for implants?
June 22, 2017 -- Intraoral scanners have been predicted to entirely displace conventional impressions in the near future. But which scanners are the most accurate for implants? In a new study, researchers put four scanners through their paces to find out.
4 oral healthcare points for your pregnant patients
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May 17, 2017 -- What is the most important information to communicate to your pregnant patients? In observance of National Women's Health Week, DrBicuspid.com spoke to dentists and obstetricians about how pregnant women can best take care of their own oral health and that of their children. Some recommendations have evolved and may surprise you.
Products to look for at CDA Presents 2017 in Anaheim: Part 1
May 1, 2017 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2017 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many products being featured in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of endodontic, hygiene, and imaging products on display. Look for part two on Tuesday.
Which patient characteristics lead to CBCT motion artifacts?
April 20, 2017 -- When patients move or squirm during cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans, motion artifacts can appear on the image, reducing image quality and making treatment planning difficult. A new study looked at which patient characteristics contributed to causing motion artifacts.
Optimizing workflow with proper office design
April 18, 2017 -- Designing your dental clinic involves more than cost and aesthetics -- it needs to have the right accommodations, flow, and layout to ensure patient comfort, while also helping staff members go about their day-to-day activities. Bruce Johnstone from Apex Design Build discusses how good design can boost your practice's bottom line.
3Shape software integrates with RMO's bracket system
April 17, 2017 -- 3Shape announced that the company's indirect bonding application will now digitally integrate with Rocky Mountain Orthodontics' (RMO) bracket system.
April 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
April 14, 2017 -- In March and April, companies have introduced new products ranging from an endodontics chair to new toothpastes and more. Here is our monthly roundup of new products from companies such as Philips Sonicare, Sanofi, Boyd Industries, and others.
Carestream Dental sold to private investment firms
April 13, 2017 -- The parent company of Carestream Dental has entered into an agreement to sell the company to two private equity investment firms. No transaction price was announced.
Can facial and neck dimensions predict sleep apnea?
April 11, 2017 -- Could measuring certain facial and neck dimensions predict which patients are at increased risk of obstructive sleep apnea? One researcher is exploring a possible connection in adults and presented her findings at the recent International Association for Dental Research annual meeting.
Special Feature
AGD 2015: Digital dentistry is fast and accurate

Dentists do not have to be technology geniuses to get the best out of digital tools, according to Frank Higginbottom, DDS, during his presentation at the recent 2015 Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) meeting in San Francisco. In the session, Dr. Higginbottom gave an overview of various digital technologies, including cone-beam CT (CBCT), intraoral scanners, 3D printing, and CAD/CAM software. Read more.

Conferences
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada