Imaging Sponsored by Dentsply Sirona Imaging
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.
X-ray positioning apparatus off U.S. tariff list
July 11, 2019 -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on July 10 that several categories of medical devices were now exempt from the 25% tariffs imposed on devices imported from China. These include dental x-ray alignment and positioning apparatus.
CBCT study examines pediatric radiation dose
July 3, 2019 -- As cone-beam CT (CBCT) use increases in pediatric patients, understanding the amount of radiation received in dental and maxillofacial exams is crucial. Researchers measured dose in 22 areas and found that the salivary glands and oral mucosa had the highest measured radiation levels.  Discuss
Carestream Dental announces SureSmile certification
June 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental announced that two of its imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona's SureSmile aligner system.  Discuss
Imaging study finds OSA patients at risk for heart disease
June 26, 2019 -- A new study offers another reason to screen your patients for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with severe OSA have a greater risk for cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at this week's Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging annual meeting.  Discuss
Align Technology, Straumann end distribution talks
June 14, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology and Straumann Group have terminated discussions regarding a possible development and distribution agreement. As a result, Straumann will pay Align Technology $16 million as part of a patent settlement agreement announced in March.
New product: Align Technology launches intraoral scanner
June 13, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has launched a new intraoral scanner.
Can computer-guided navigation teach implant placement?
June 12, 2019 -- When it comes to implant placement, developments in computer‐guided dynamic navigation systems may offer dental students a new training approach. Researchers put one of these systems to the test to see if it could improve implant surgical training.  Discuss
Product news: Insurance claim imaging system updated
June 12, 2019 -- Dental insights company P&R Dental Strategies has released a new version of its high-resolution digital imaging system designed to capture images of radiographs, photographs, and paper documents, increasing insurance claim imaging efficiency.
Study rates 5 intraoral scanners on trueness, precision
June 11, 2019 -- Researchers compared five intraoral scanners in a new study. They tested each scanner for precision and trueness and reported that one company's scanner rated best in five of six categories.  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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