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Why the future looks bright for 3D printing
Why the future looks bright for 3D printingTechnological and materials advances mean big things for labs, doctors and – ultimately – patients
25 tools that improve the restorative workflow
25 tools that improve the restorative workflowFrom analog to digital, here are the things that can make restorative dentistry better than ever.
The future of dental practices
The future of dental practicesExperts say the field of dentistry is shifting and new advancements will accompany the change. What will your dental practice look like five years from today?
How ortho is changing dentistry
How ortho is changing dentistryOrthodontics is an arena more accessible to general dentists than ever. So how are general dentists embracing this trend—and what challenges have they found?
How technology is changing the game for implants
How technology is changing the game for implantsBreaking down how technology and digital tools are changing what dental laboratories and practices are able to provide for patients.
How to make anesthesia less of a pain
How to make anesthesia less of a painThere's no way around the need to constantly deliver local anesthetics in dental practices, but there are ways to reduce the pain and fear patients feel, as well as reduce the stress of the clinician.
10 ways to make a great impression
10 ways to make a great impressionIt’s critical to patient outcomes to have an accurate impression. Here’s what you need to know about both digital impression systems and traditional methods.
Implanting success: The state of dental implants
Implanting success: The state of dental implantsDental implants are nothing new. While they have been around in one crude form or another for thousands of years, the breakthrough that led to modern day implants didn’t occur until Per-Ingvar Brånemark’s mid-1960s work with dental osseointegration. And it wasn’t until the 1980s that implants became a widely available option.
Diamonds of their days: Products that are team members' best friends
Diamonds of their days: Products that are team members' best friendsWe asked assistants and hygienists from around the nation, including editorial opinion leaders from Modern Dental Assistant and Modern Hygienist, to tell us what products made their days easier and made their patients happier. Here’s what they said.
The mental state of today's dentist: Part 1
The mental state of today's dentist: Part 1Let’s face it: Being a dentist isn’t easy. You’re not just running a dental practice. You’re running a small business that is also your livelihood. You’re running a small business that requires you to stay up on the latest trends and techniques, hire (and fire) team members who are an extension of you and your business and improve the lives of your patients even if they don’t necessarily want to be in your chair.