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Patterson to distribute KaVo Kerr imaging products
August 10, 2017 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute imaging products from KaVo Kerr Group.
Case report: Orthodontic brace wire found in bowel
August 9, 2017 -- You might have seen stray wires from orthodontia in a patient's mouth, but what about in their abdomen? A new report from BMJ Case Reports highlights the unusual case of a patient who swallowed part of an orthodontic wire but did not have health issues until a decade later.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona reports $1B net loss, lower revenue in Q2
August 9, 2017 -- A one-time charge led Dentsply Sirona to report a $1.05 billion net loss for the fiscal second quarter of 2017, while revenue declined slightly.  Discuss
Is CBCT or intraoral radiology better for finding bone defects?
August 4, 2017 -- Cone-beam CT (CBCT) and intraoral radiology are the most commonly used modalities to detect peri-implant bone defects. But does one outperform the other in finding these defects? Researchers compared numerous studies and came away with a surprising answer about both modalities.  Discuss
New product: Orascoptic launches new OmniOptic loupe
August 3, 2017 -- Orascoptic has released its new OmniOptic interchangeable magnification loupe system.  Discuss
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.  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.

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