Restoratives & Cosmetics
A hygienist shares her thoughts on lasers, best practices during a pandemic
January 22, 2021 -- Lynn Atkinson, RDH, spoke with us about her experience as a dental hygienist and where she thinks the future of dental hygiene is heading, especially during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Atkinson also shared her thoughts on dental patients returning to the practice and how she believes dental lasers can be a big plus.  Discuss
4 trends this DSO dentist owner is watching in 2021
January 22, 2021 -- What trends for 2021 are being predicted by a dentist owner of a dental service organization (DSO)? Dr. Adam Marina offers his thoughts on what he believes will be the game-changers for dentistry this year and beyond.  Discuss
Kaleidoscope, Orthopreneur merge ortho marketing tech companies
January 22, 2021 -- Kaleidoscope and Orthopreneur Internet Marketing are teaming up on marketing services for the orthodontic and dental industries.
Dentsply Sirona acquires Datum Dental
January 22, 2021 -- Dentsply Sirona has acquired biomaterial manufacturer and marketer Datum Dental, known for its Ossix portfolio.
Align Technology establishes new headquarters in Ariz.
January 20, 2021 -- Align Technology has established its new global corporate headquarters in Tempe, AZ, effective January 1, 2021. The company's San Jose, CA, campus remains the hub for its global innovation, product, and marketing organization and will become home to its new digital innovation center, currently under construction.
Surviving and thriving through the pandemic: Business insights for multipractice offices
January 19, 2021 -- Dr. Oleg Drut and his Diamond Braces locations had big plans for 2020 -- and then COVID-19 hit. However, his business has successfully weathered the pandemic economy, opening six new offices and hiring 80 new staff members. How did he and his team do it? He shares his story in this article.  Discuss
uLab reaches clear aligner milestone
January 19, 2021 -- Aligner technology provider uLab Systems said it has reached a milestone for its uSmile clear aligner system.
Survey finds the most annoying sound has a dental connection
January 15, 2021 -- Don't you love it when your patients have strong enough teeth and gums to eat whatever they want, whenever they want? But while we may love to see people eating, we love it even more when it's done quietly. At least that's what a recent survey pointed out after investigating the sounds we find most annoying.  Discuss
Biolase, DCA expand access to dental lasers in new deal
January 14, 2021 -- Biolase is set to roll out its laser equipment across U.S. offices affiliated with Dental Care Alliance (DCA) this year per a new agreement aimed at boosting laser adoption.
Ormco releases Spark clear aligner update
January 14, 2021 -- Ormco has announced new features for its Spark clear aligner system, which it said represent a substantial upgrade and will give orthodontists greater control in planning and carrying out treatment.
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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.