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StellaLife Launches First Products
StellaLife ®, an innovator in biotechnology products, announced the launch of a new line of products for oral pain management, accelerated healing, and long-term oral healthcare. The patent-pending VEGA® Oral Care system is formulated to improve dental postsurgical recovery and optimize oral systemic he alth. It is the first line of products launched by StellaLife. The VEGA Oral Care system consists of three natural products: a gel, a rinse, and a recovery kit that contains a spray in addition to the gel and rinse. The VEGA products accelerate healing and reduce pain, swelling, and bruising. They also contain ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Cetylite ® Launches New Cool Mint Flavor of Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel
Pennsauken, NJ (May 15, 2017) — Cetylite® Inc. recently designed a new flavor of one of its flagship products, Cetacaine® Topical Anesthetic Gel. Cetacaine will now feature a Cool Mint flavored gel, which will be available by mid-June. Indicated for anesthesia of accessible mucous membranes (except the eyes), Cetacaine is pr imarily used to control pain and ease discomfort at the application site.Cetacaine comes available in three forms; liquid, spray, and gel. The liquid form is applied subgingivally into periodontal pockets, where the viscous drops are easily dispensed using the soft-tipped syringe. The spr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

WannaCry Ransomware attacks
As you know, last Friday's WannaCry Ransomware attacks was the largest cyber attack to date. In a day it: Infected over 300,000 computersOver 150 countries were impactedAll indications are that the IT gentleman in England saved North America from being hit much worse.Today's reports indicate that the attackers have a new variant that works around what slowed the worm in EnglandGet a third party assessment of your office data security and the vulnerabilities! DDS Rescueis providing such an assessment that is sponsored by our dealers so it is no-charge to the doctor. Click the link above to find out more.Here ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

World Summit Tour 2017 — a brand new scientific experience within implant dentistry
San Diego, May2017—In 2017, Dentsply Sirona Implants welcomed dental professionals from all over the world to the World Summit Tour, the scientific congress on implant dentistry.The combination of renowned international and regional speakers and a highly multifaceted program arrived in San Diego, the second stop of the four-city tour, following Tokyo, welcoming over 1,000 delegates and 45 speakers and moderators. “It was an honor to welcome everyone to San Diego for this meeting filled with inspiration, science and learning,” says John Voskuil, VP and General Manager, Dentsply Sirona Implants, North ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Hygiene KOL Patti DiGangi, RDH Publishes the ROMA* Manual on Dentistry
Part of the DentalCodeology Series, the New Book is a Light Hearted,Yet Deadly Serious Look at the Dental ProfessionAddison, IL – May 09, 2017 – Patti DiGangi, RDH, BS, a prominent dental hygiene thought leader, took a totally different approach when writing the latest book in her DentalCodeology Series.She and co-author Dr. Benson Baty took a humorous approach in examining some of the observations, insights and urban legends associated with patient communications, dental team interactions and clinical practice.“You can’t make this stuff up,” says DiGangi. “I think everyone who has worke...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Expands the ImplantPro® Family with New Titanium Scalers and Curettes
ImplantPro®Titanium Scalers and Curettes Providean Ideal Balance of Safety and EfficiencySAVANNAH, GA (May 4, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to announce an expansion of its popular ImplantPro® family of products with new ImplantPro®Titanium Scalers and Curettes. The thin, durable tips and ergonomic design of ImplantPro Titanium Scalers and Curettes safely yet effectively remove calculus and biofilm around implants, both supra- and sub- gingivally as well as interproximally, ensuring gentle debridement.  ImplantPro Titanium Scalers and Cur...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Properties of NeoMTA Plus and MTA Plus cements for endodontics
 Accepted manuscript online:28 April 2017DOI:10.1111/iej.12787 AbstractAimTo test a novel calcium silicate cement mixed with a water-based gel (NoeMTA Plus) with regards to chemical-physical properties and apatite forming ability.MethodologyNeoMTA Plus (Avalon Biomed Inc. Bradenton, FL, USA; lot. 2014090301), and a commercial MTA-based material with similar properties (MTA Plus, Prevest Denpro Limited, Jammu, India; lot. 41001) were tested for ion-releasing ability, initial and final setting times, radiopacity, open and impervious porosity and apparent porosity, water sorption, weight loss, solubility, ability to...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Supporting the full implant treatment process - from planning to final restoration with solutions from Dentsply Sirona Implants
May 2017—With the comprehensive Dentsply Sirona Implants solutions portfolio, dental professionals can rest assured that they have the support they need for the full implant treatment process to restore function, esthetics and confidence to their patients.The implant treatment process contains many steps —from imaging and diagnosis, treatment planning and implant surgery to abutment selection, restorative solutions and patient follow-up. Dentsply Sirona Implants presents several new solutions to their already extensive portfolio to delegates at their second World Summit Tour stop in San Diego .“Whether th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Anatomic landmarks and availability of bone for placement of orthodontic mini-implants for normal and short maxillary body lengths
ConclusionsAlmost equivalent average bone depth at the third rugae in patients with normal and short maxillary body lengths suggests that this site can be used for 8-mm long obliquely inserted orthodontic mini-implants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Osseointegration of standard and mini dental implants: a histomorphometric comparison
ConclusionsBased on these results, it is concluded that osseointegration of MDIs is similar to that of standard implants. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 9, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mechanical and degradation properties of advanced platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF), concentrated growth factors (CGF), and platelet-poor plasma-derived fibrin (PPTF)
ConclusionsAlthough the centrifugal conditions are different, A-PRF and CGF are prepared by essentially identical mechanisms. Therefore, it is conceivable that both membranes have similar mechanical and chemical properties. Only PPTF, which was prepared by a different mechanism, was characterized as mechanically weaker and enzymatically more degradable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 8, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Mechanisms underlying methamphetamine-related dental disease.
CONCLUSIONS:Mode of intake and frequency of meth use have a minimal impact on dental health outcomes. Behaviors, such as sugary beverage consumption and poor oral hygiene, better explain dental health outcomes.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:Having a better understanding of the causal mechanisms of " meth mouth " sets the stage for clinicians to provide more personalized interventions and management of dental disease in people who use meth. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

DEXIS ™ DEXcam™ 4 HD Intra-oral Camera
DEXIS announces its next generation intra-oral camera, DEXcam 4 HD. This camera ’s high-definition, true-to-color photos can play a vital part of the dental professional’s diagnosis, educational, and treatment acceptance goals. These images can be easily shared, along with X-rays and CariVu™ images, with partnering doctors so that patients can gain the most benefit fr om multifaceted treatment. Dental professionals can use DEXcam 4 HD images to keep a clear history of improvement or decline of the patient’s oral health over time and can document clinical findings for treatment in pre-determination c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Antagonist wear of monolithic zirconia crowns after 2 years
ConclusionsBased on the limitations of this study, it can be concluded for the monolithic zirconia material LAVA Plus that the measured wear rates are in consensus with other in vivo studies on ceramic restorations. Further, that no significant difference was found between natural enamel antagonists and ceramic restorations as antagonists. The monolithic zirconia restorations do not seem to be affected by wear within the first 2 years.Clinical relevanceThe monolithic zirconia crowns (LAVA Plus) show acceptable antagonist wear rates after 2 years in situ, regardless of natural enamel or ceramics as antagonist mate...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison between published clinical success of direct resin composite restorations in vital posterior teeth in 1995 –2005 and 2006–2016 periods
In this study, clinical studies published on the performance of posterior composite restorations were included except those of less than a 24-month assessment period. Results of non-vital, anterior or primary teeth and cervical single-surface restorations were also excluded. Records about composite type, number of final recall restorations, failure/survival rate, assessment period and failure reasons were analysed for each decade. Overall survival/failure rates for studies in 1995 –2005 were 89.41%/10.59% and for 2006–2016 were 86.87%/13.13%, respectively. In 1995–2005, the reasons for failure were second...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 1, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

VIP registration for Dentsply Sirona World closing May 1
Register now to reserve your spot as a VIP attendee at the Ultimate Dental Meeting before time runs out!CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 25, 2017) –VIP registration to Dentsply Sirona World: The Ultimate Dental Meeting closes on Monday, May 1, due to overwhelming demand, so hurry and register today! Space is extremely limited and VIP may sell out before May 1*.Kicking off on Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing through Saturday, Sept. 16, at The Venetian and The Palazzo in Las Vegas, Dentsply Sirona World is the ultimate educational festival for dental professionals to gain comprehensive clinical and business content throughout ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Trump ’s Trade War Will Make Your Dentist Visits Even Costlier
 Interesting how the trade agreements can effect your prosthetic costs. MJhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-21/your-imported-teeth-are-a-battlefield-as-trump-takes-on-trade (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Grammy-Award winning band Imagine Dragons to deliver stellar performance at Dentsply Sirona World 2017
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 26, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The effect of low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal treatment on gingival crevicular fluid levels of transforming growth factor-beta 1, tissue plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 in smoking and non-smoking chronic periodontitis patients: A split-mouth, randomized control study
This study aimed to investigate the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) on smoking and non-smoking patients with chronic periodontitis.Material and MethodsThe study was conducted using a split-mouth design with 30 patients with chronic periodontitis (15 smokers, 15 non-smokers) and 30 healthy individuals matched for age, sex and smoking status as controls. Groups were constituted as follows: Cp+SRP+Sham: non-smokers with chronic periodontitis treated with SRP; Cp+SRP+LLLT: non-smokers with chronic periodontitis treated with SRP+LLLT; SCp+SRP+Sham: smokers with chronic p...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 25, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Probiotics and oral health: A systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS:The literature reviewed suggests probiotics usage could be beneficial for the maintenance of oral health, due to its ability to decrease the colony forming units (CFU) counts of the oral pathogens. However, randomized clinical trials with long-term follow-up periods are needed to confirm their efficacy in reducing the prevalence/incidence of oral infectious diseases. Furthermore, the recognition of specific strains with probiotic activity for each infectious oral disease is required, in order to determine exact dose, treatment time and ideal vehicles. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

In-Office Application of Fluoride Gel or Varnish: Cost-Effectiveness and Expected Value of Perfect Information Analysis
Caries Res 2017;51:231-239https://doi.org/10.1159/000458729April 08, 2017  AbstractApplication of fluoride gel/varnish (FG/FV) reduces caries increments but generates costs. Avoiding restorative treatments by preventing caries might compensate for these costs. We assessed the cost-effectiveness of dentists applying FG/FV in office and the expected value of perfect information (EVPI). EVPI analyses estimate the economic value of having perfect knowledge, assisting research resource allocation. A mixed public-private-payer perspective in Germany was adopted. A population of 12-year-olds was followed over their life...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of different composite core materials on fracture resistance of endodontically treated teeth restored with FRC posts
ConclusionAmong the cores used in this study, the composite core with high filler content tended to enhance fracture thresholds of teeth restored with fiber posts more than others. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 20, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

External and internal resin infiltration of natural proximal subsurface caries lesions: A valuable enhancement of the internal tunnel restoration
Quintessence Int 48 (2017), No. 5 (18.04.2017)Page 357-368, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a37799, PubMed:28294198Objective: The aim of this ex-vivo study was to evaluate both the external and the internal penetration ability of a resin infiltrant into natural proximal and macroscopically intact white spot lesions, and to merge this approach with the internal tunnel preparation concept.Method and Materials: 20 premolars and 20 molars with proximal subsurface lesions (ICDAS, code 2) and respective radiographic lesion depths extending into the middle third of dentin (D2 lesions) were selected and divided into two groups. Treatme...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

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Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics announces the expansion of treatment indications for theMTM®(Minor Tooth Movement) Clear •Aligner. The clear aligner combines proven orthodontic techniques with advanced digital modeling to provide dental professionals with a streamlined solution for treating minor anterior misalignments.MTM®Clear •Aligneris uniquely engineered to deliver the space andforce needed to accomplish tooth movement. The technology utilizes aproprietary “open pathway” architecture that allows teeth to move easilyinto the desired positions. Unlike other clear aligners,MTM®Clear •A...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 18, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile Introduces LED Curing Light to Canada Low-heat, light-weight, ergonomic light is ideal for use with pediatric patients
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its LED Curing Light is now available in Canada.Made with light-weight durable cast aluminum housing, the NuSmile LED Curing Light delivers excellent performance and convenience at an affordable price. Its optimal wavelength of 440-465 nm effectively light cures all of the most common dental cements, composites, sealants and varnishes used in pediatric dentistry.The light provides two high-output settings (1,300 and1,800 mW/cm2), while generating much less heat than other lights. Its erg...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NuSmile NeoMTA ® Launches in Canada
Breakthrough material is the only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistryHOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017 —NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada.NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies, direct and indirect pulp capping, and apexification, it is quickly wash- out resistant, non-staining and has excellent handling properties. NuSmile NeoMTA is also bioactive and non-toxic, delivering peace of mind t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 14, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

SUNSTAR to Sponsor 2017 UNC Perio Expo
Company celebrates 20thanniversary of its first sponsorship of the eventSCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS, April 4, 2017 — Sunstar Americas today announced that it will sponsor the UNC Perio Expo May 4-6, 2017 at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.Sunstar has a long and proud history of supporting groundbreaking research and educational programs. In fact, the company also sponsored the 1997 UNC Perio Expo, which is widely credited with playing a crucial role in identifying the needs and opportunities for the control of periodontal disease. That event built upon an event the company...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 13, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of acidity of in-office bleaching gels on tooth sensitivity and whitening: a two-center double-blind randomized clinical trial
ConclusionThe use of a neutral in-office bleaching agent gel produced the same whitening degree than an acid bleaching gel but with reduced risk and intensity of tooth sensitivity.Clinical significanceClinicians should opt to use in-office bleaching with a neutral gel than an acid product because the former causes a significant lower risk and intensity of tooth sensitivity. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 12, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Guided Immediate Implant Placement with Wound Closure by Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Assisted Manufacture Sealing Socket Abutment: Case Report.
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants. 2017 Mar/Apr;32(2):e63-e67. doi: 10.11607/jomi.4770.AbstractDigital technology has been widely used in the field of implant dentistry. From a surgical standpoint, computer-guided surgery can be utilized to enhance primary implant stability and to improve the precision of implant placement. From a prosthetic standpoint, computer-aided design/computer-assisted manufacture (CAD/CAM) technology has brought about various restorative options, including the fabrication of customized abutments through a virtual design based on computer-guided surgical planning. This case report describes a novel tec...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

OSAP Launches First Dental Infection Control Journal
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit ™, has announced the launch of theJournal of Dental Infection Control and Safety, an online peer-reviewed, professional journal. The journal will contain previously unpublished scholarly articles on clinical practice and education, and scholarly and secondary research related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings.The Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety is a multidisciplinary, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 11, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparison of two cone-beam computed tomography systems in the visualization of endodontic structures
In conclusion, both CBCT systems were found to be similarly suitable for the visualization of endodontic structures in vitro. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 10, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

University of California, Irvine Study Shows OraCoat ® XyliMelts® discs reduce plaque by over 50%
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Prosthetics Introduces the First High Impact Pourable Acrylic Denture Base
York, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2017  – Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, announced the introduction of Lucitone® HIPA (High Impact Pour Acrylic).Lucitone®HIPA is a high impact pourable acrylic denture base. It is the first pourable acrylic denture base on the market to exceed both of the required ISO standards for improved impact resistance. Lucitone HIPA was introduced in the United States in January and launched globally at the IDS Meeting in Cologne.Catherine Bonser, Dentsply Sirona Director of Prosthetics Global Removable Products, commented “Lucitone HIPA truly provides solut...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A prospective study assessing the effect of coronal tooth structure loss on the outcome of root canal retreatment
ConclusionsThe loss of tooth structure volume is an objective parameter that can be used to predict the probability of success of root canal retreatments. At 1-year follow-up, the percentage of unfavourable outcomes of root canal retreated teeth was significantly higher when less than 30% of the original tooth tissue structure was present at baseline. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Evaluation of Diagnodent Accuracy in Detecting Approximal Caries in Primary Molars
Conclusions: A DIAGNOdent device performs better in white spot threshold. However, radiography shows better performance in detecting more advanced approximal caries lesions.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 4, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Formation of vacuum-formed and pressure-formed mouthguards
Interesting article depends on what you are looking for MJ Accepted manuscript online:16 March 2017 Full publication history AbstractBackground/AimThe method used to form mouthguards should be carefully selected in order to obtain their full preventive benefits. The aim of this study was to examine the differences of mouthguard characteristics according to the forming methods.Materials and methodsMouthguard sheets of 3.8-mm ethylene vinyl acetate were vacuum-formed and pressure-formed on a working model. The sheets were formed when heating causing them to displace 15 mm from baseline. Mouthguard thickness was mea...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

National Cancer Network ’s Live Event, “Unveiling the Mask of Cancer” Welcomes Oral Health Professionals & Consumers
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Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 31, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Super Early Bird pricing for Dentsply Sirona World ends Friday
Register for the Ultimate Dental Meeting before the month ’s end to take advantage of this special discount for the entire office staffCHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 28, 2017) – Dentsply Sirona World: The Ultimate Dental Meeting offers a comprehensive educational experience paired with unrivaled entertainment, and time is running out to save on registration through the Super Early Bird discount.Super Early Bird, which ends Friday, March 31, offers doctor registration at just $1,495 (regularly $1,995), and staff/spouse/guest/technician registration for just $895 (regularly $1,195), which is also buy two, get one FREE! A...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces “Winter Restorative Concepts”
Complete Diamond Bur LineDesigned byLeading Prosthodontist and Master Ceramist Dr. Robert WinterSAVANNAH, GA (March 27, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to introduce the Winter Restorative Concepts family of diamond burs and refinement instruments. Designed by leading prosthodontist and Master Ceramist Dr. Robert Winter exclusively for Brasseler USA, the Winter Restorative Concepts line provides the most predictable outcomes possible for the widest range of crown, bridge, and veneer preparation and design in both anterior and posterior regions.Depth-Limiting Win...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 29, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

ADA Board of Trustees votes to create national dental licensure exam
Competency test averts potential ethical issues involved in the use of patientsMarch 10, 2017By Kimber Solana  The ADA took a giant step forward in February to create a national exam to assess a licensure candidate's entry-level clinical knowledge, skills and competency — while averting the potential ethical issues involved in the use of patients for dental licensure examinations.The ADA Board of Trustees voted last month to approve the development of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), a type of high-stakes exam that evaluates clinical and critical thinking skills, widely used in health sc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 28, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Imaging Resin Infiltration into Non-Cavitated Carious Lesions by Optical Coherence Tomography
ConclusionResin infiltration can be increased by optimizing the etching process. Optical coherence tomography provides information about the process and degree of resin infiltration.Clinical significanceActive acid application before resin infiltration is recommendable. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 27, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Dental Wings is pleased to introduce the second generation Dental Wings Lasermill ™ system for dental restorations
MONTREAL, CANADA - March 17, 2017 Dental Wings is pleased to announce that it will introduce the second generationDental Wings Lasermill, a revolutionary dental CAD/CAM production technology, at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, March 21-25.The Dental Wings Lasermill establishes a new category of dental production technology, offering unprecedented opportunities for dental clinics, labs and production centers to create restorations, using a wide range of proven materials, for unsurpassed quality and ease-of-use.“Dental Wings has continued to develop and refine the Lasermill technology to improve...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 24, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Successful endodontics through pinpoint planning and latest generation product solutions
Endodontics fully conceived and matched from reliable diagnosis through ergonomic treatment to final restoration: this has been made possible by Dentsply Sirona Endodontics. The new 3D Endo ™ Software has been developed this year jointly with the Imaging business unit; new advanced technologies have been brought to files and to the X-Smart IQ™ endodontic motor and, finally, “R2C™ - The Root to Crown Solution”, is now being implemented together with Dentsply Sirona Restor ative. On top of this, a new communication campaign dedicated to dentists enhances Dentsply Sirona Endodontics position as t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

House overwhelmingly passes Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act, 416-7
Some good news out of Washington for a change!  MJ   March 22, 2017 By Jennifer GarvinWashington— The House of Representatives on March 22 voted 416-7 in favor of repealing the McCarran-Ferguson antitrust exemption for health insurance companies by passing H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017.The ADA has advocated for repeal of the 1945 McCarran-Ferguson Act antitrust exemption for the insurance industry for more than 20 years. The Association strongly supportedH.R. 372, which was introduced Jan. 10 by Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., and would authorize the Federal Trade Co...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Planmeca Romexis ® Implant Guide module completes a fully digital implant workflow
Planmeca Romexis ® is the leading software platform for dentistry. It supports all types of dental imaging and offers an extensive range of tools for all specialities and specialists. Planmeca Romexis now also enables a fully digital implant workflow as the software allows users to design their own implant guides for the first time.Taking an implant plan to actual surgery is now easier than ever, as the Planmeca Romexis ® software includes all the required steps for a fully digital implant workflow. All steps can be controlled and completed in the all-in-one Planmeca Romexis software, from planning to manufact...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Planmeca announces new efficient and cost-effective milling unit
Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca expands its extensive CAD/CAM product range with a new entry-level milling unit. NamedPlanmeca PlanMill ® 30 S,the new milling unit has been developed for dental businesses looking for efficient, accurate, and cost-effective milling solution.ThePlanmeca PlanMill ® 30 S is a high-accuracy entry-level unit, which guarantees a professional entry to the world of CAD/CAM technology. The unit has been designed for the chairside fabrication of metal-free dental restorations and appliances.“The Planmeca PlanMill 30 S is a great addition to Planmeca’s CAD/CAM selection...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Planmeca announces new compact and lightweight intraoral scanner
Dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca is expanding its extensive CAD/CAM product range with a new light intraoral scanner – the 183 gramPlanmeca Emerald™. The new intraoral scanner is small, lightweight, and exceedingly fast scanner with superior accuracy. It is the perfect tool for smooth and efficient chairside workflow.The compact and extremely lightPlanmeca Emerald™ intraoral scanner makes intraoral imaging easy for the dentist and highly comfortable for the patient. The small size and seamless design of the scanner guarantee a great patient experience.“This revolutionary product makes cha...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

A new name for a trusted partner: Heraeus Kulzer becomes Kulzer
South Bend, IN - March 22, 2017.From July 1, Heraeus Kulzer will operate under the name Kulzer. Japan ’s Mitsui Chemicals Group took over the dental division of Heraeus three- and-a-half years ago. By changing its name, the firm separates itself from its previous owner and targets new growth. Nothing will change for customers; the established Hanau, Germany-based company remains a reliable partner for dental professionals.“Our vision is to be the lifetime partner of our customers,” says Akira Misawa, Chief Executive Officer of Heraeus Kulzer. “We understand our customers’ needs and want to gro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Brasseler USA ® Introduces ImplantPro® Titanium Probes
Ideal for Use on Both Implants and Natural DentitionSAVANNAH, GA (March 21, 2017)– Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality instrumentation, is pleased to announce the expansion of its popular ImplantPro® family of products with new ImplantPro®Titanium Probes. A reliable alternative to plastic probes, ImplantPro Titanium Probes are ideal for use on both implants and natural dentition.Designed with a winning combination of innovative design and superior ergonomics, ImplantPro Titanium Probes feature precise, black color markings on a smooth surface for a more gentle diagnostic evaluation and impro...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

densys3D Launches New Intra-Oral 3D Scanner
Digital 3D intra-oral scanning, affordable technology for all dentistsdensys3D will be launching its newMIA3dIntraoral 3D Scanner at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne Germany coming 21st March. The new MIA3d intra-oral scanner is the affordable key that enables all dentists to be part of the dental digital era.Dr. Moshe Ernst, Founder and CEO of densys3D said “The field of intra-oral mapping technology is the most exciting new area in dentistry today and three-dimensional mapping of the mouth is required in almost every procedure in dentistry.”densys3D ’s new MIA3d Intra-oral scanner has thes...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 22, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news