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Products to look for at CDA Presents 2018 in Anaheim
May 16, 2018 -- A highlight of the California Dental Association's upcoming CDA Presents 2018 meeting in Anaheim, CA, will be the many new products on display in the exhibit hall. Here we bring you a preview of these products from companies such as Dentsply Sirona, Water Pik, and Parkell.  Discuss
Study finds CBCT effective for imaging first molars
May 8, 2018 -- Assessing furcation involvement in first molars can be tricky for many reasons. Researchers of a new study wanted to see if cone-beam CT (CBCT) could be effective in helping dentists with this clinical diagnosis.  Discuss
Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time
May 2, 2018 -- Creating 3D-printed models of fractured mandibles may reduce time spent in the operating room (OR), according to a new study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The findings suggest that inexpensive 3D printing technologies could save hospitals hundreds of dollars per operation.  Discuss
New teledentistry association launches
May 1, 2018 -- A new association has launched that focuses on using teledentistry to increase access to care.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Steven Daniel
April 30, 2018 -- Dr. Steven Daniel has combined serving his patients with professional leadership throughout his career. Currently serving as president of the American Academy of Periodontology, Dr. Daniel talked with DrBicuspid.com about upcoming academy publications that will affect treatment of peri-implantitis and other periodontal diseases, plus the use of technology in a practice.  Discuss
New products: Align Technology adds 2 iTero scanners
April 27, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has expanded its iTero line with two new digital scanners, the iTero Element 2 and the iTero Element Flex.  Discuss
Imaging offers perspective on third-molar extractions
April 25, 2018 -- When considering whether to extract an impacted third molar, imaging might help guide your treatment decision. Researchers studied almost 1,200 clinical images of impacted third molars and came to some surprising conclusions about when extraction was appropriate.  Discuss
The future looks bright for 3D-printed dentures
April 24, 2018 -- Less expensive but good-enough 3D-printed dentures will be a reality in the near future, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco. Improving technologies are making denture production quicker and simpler.  Discuss
The future is now: Part 2 -- VR in the dental clinic
April 23, 2018 -- The dental clinic may be the perfect place to test two of the greatest, therapeutic capabilities of virtual reality (VR): the ability to reduce pain and mitigate fear. Find out how one dentist is using VR headsets in his clinic to transform the traditional dentist visit.  Discuss
Barriers to 3D printing falling
April 23, 2018 -- With the advent of 3D printers that cost less than $5,000, one of the biggest barriers for general dental practices to use this technology has fallen, according to a presentation at the 3DHeals 3D printing conference in San Francisco on April 20.  Discuss
Special Feature
Data trends: Are U.S. practices taking more images?

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when taking radiographs as part of a dental examination was commonplace. However, with fears about radiation and changing insurance policies, U.S. practices took fewer images in 2016 than in any recent year. Why? Alitta Boechler of Sikka Software looks at the data. Read more.