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SmileDirectClub names new VP of professional sales
May 18, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has appointed Chris Thompson as its new vice president of professional sales.
Align adds visualization tool to its platform
May 15, 2020 -- Align Technology has added a new tool to its treatment planning software that allows patients to see what their smiles may look like after Invisalign treatment.
AI finds jaw canals correctly, simplifying implants for dentists
May 13, 2020 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) can locate mandibular canals with high levels of accuracy, which may make the dental implant restoration process easier for dentists, according to a recent study published in Scientific Reports.  Discuss
Neocis gets FDA nod for dental surgery component
May 13, 2020 -- Neocis has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Yomi component that reduces the CT scanner field-of-view requirements.
SmileSnap gets financing, debuts new app
May 13, 2020 -- SmileSnap, a virtual consultation and appointment platform for dentists and orthodontists, has closed a seed financing round.
Align launches virtual Invisalign care tools
May 11, 2020 -- Align Technology has launched two new virtual tools to keep patients and doctors connected in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New podcast focuses on laser-assisted procedures
May 8, 2020 -- The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry and Millennium Dental Technologies have partnered to create a new podcast featuring dentists who have used lasers to treat periodontitis and peri-implantitis in their practices.
A hygienist shares her opinion on the future of dental hygiene
May 6, 2020 -- In the second article in a continuing series, we talk to a dental hygienist about what she believes the future of her profession will look like -- and which technologies will make a difference for hygienists in the future.  Discuss
Tooth migrates into man's chin, shows need to x-ray full mouth
May 5, 2020 -- A man's incisor migrated to an unusual space -- the deep tissue below his chin. It required surgical removal, highlighting the need for secondary reviews and scans of facial trauma, according to a case report published online April 18 in Trauma Case Reports  Discuss
SoftSmile reveals new aligner software solution
May 5, 2020 -- SoftSmile has introduced a new aligner software package for orthodontists that is based on biomechanics and machine-learning algorithms.
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Study finds SDF safe and effective on kids' teeth
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) was found to be safe and 100% effective in stopping active caries in primary teeth of at-risk children and was also well-accepted by their parents in a new study, published in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Read more.