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5 reasons 3Shape's TRIOS Color Pod Digital Impression System is a must-have for many dental practicesFind out why this new option for portable intraoral scanning in color is a must-have for your practice.
How to create esthetic, durable long-term provisionals with DenMat's Snap-On Smile [VIDEO]There are many situations in fixed prosthetics where long-term provisional restorations are a necessary part of the treatment plan. Conventional provisional materials cannot always be used for this purpose. In this article, some clinical situations will be discussed where a new process called “Snap-On Smile” can be used successfully as a long-term provisional restoration that can successfully transition patients to their definitive restorations comfortably and predictably.
REVIEW: How Perio Protect offers a new way to treat perioPerio Protect’s Perio Trays not only improve your patients’ oral health, they also bring money into your practice.
How to create accurate impressions that enable drastic makeovers using 3M ESPE Imprint 3 VPS material [VIDEO]When it comes to clear aligner treatment, accurate impressions matter. 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 3 VPS Impression Material for clear aligners can help you achieve those accurate impressions, giving patients the final results they’re after.
4 reasons to consider adding Zolar's Photon soft tissue diode laser to your practiceFrom versatility to gentler treatments, the Photon soft tissue diode laser from Zolar offers many benefits.
How NSK electric handpieces can improve patient care"Patients really like it because the handpieces are very quiet with less noise emitted than most, and they’re comfortable for us because they’re light and relatively fast.”
Product Review: One clinician on the benefits of Ivoclar Vivadent's IPS Empress DirectDr. Kevin Brown offers his view on using IPS Empress Direct from Ivoclar Vivadent to simplify direct composite restorations.
DENTSPLY's Dr. Linda Niessen steps down after illustrious corporate careerDr. Linda Niessen’s 15-year career with DENTSPLY International comes to a close this month, but her desire to advance the dental profession remains strong. Linda served as Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer where she oversaw the company’s professional relations, continuing education and corporate communication efforts.
Behind the scenes look at The Canary System caries detection deviceIt all started about 12 years ago, when Dr. Stephen Abrams just wasn’t having a good week chairside. 
Destination Education: Top 3 educational seminars for your team [VIDEO]Courses designed to get your staff to ante up for success.
Tech Brief: Main features of the MyRay Hyperion X9True to MyRay’s motto “New Comfort in Digital Imaging,” the Hyperion X9 is a modular pan/ceph/CBCT system that meets practices’ varying needs and comes with a wealth of smart features to benefit patients and users alike.
Product Review: Why this dentist gives Pelton & Crane’s Solaris Dental Sterilization Center high marksDr. Barry Sautter needed a sterilization area in his new practice, and he knew he wanted something he could proudly display, a piece of equipment that would let patients know his practice takes the necessary steps to eliminate cross contamination— something many patients worry about after seeing stories of infection control breaches in the news. 
Celebrate the top 25 women in dentistry for 2013Join DPR in celebrating the top 25 women making a huge impact on dental practices and the dental industry in 2013.
Patterson Dental's RevenueWell provides easy, automated marketing for the general dentistLaunched in early 2012, Patterson Dental’s RevenueWell is a service that helps dental practices grow through automated marketing and patient communications.
Check out the initial reviews on the E4D NEVODental professionals in the U.S. recently got a sneak peek of the new E4D® NEVO™ Scanner and Design Center, created by D4D Technologies LLC, and exclusively distributed by Henry Schein Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC). The product, unveiled in July at Henry Schein Dental’s National Sales Meeting, received rave reviews by dental professionals using the system for the first time.
How to perform easy, predictable Class II procedures with DENTSPLY Caulk's Class II solutionYou want your Class II restorations to last. You want predictable results and durable restorations both you and your patients can feel good about. 
A behind the scenes look at ACTEON North America’s SoproCAREWe talk with ACTEON North America Vice President/COO Tim Long about the development process behind the SoproCARE detection device and camera.
5 Reasons to consider MacPractice DDS for your practiceWhy MacPractice DDS could be the right practice management system for you.
Patient Review: How Colgate's PreviDent helped one patient improve his oral health over the yearsRay Olson shares his story and tells us how Colgate's PreviDent helped him turn his oral health around, and why he can't stop talking about it.
Product Review: The DentalEZ EverLight offers efficient operatory lightingOne clinician's take on the DentalEZ EverLight and the benefits it has brought to her practice.
How to repair porcelain restorations instead of replacing them Using composite resin, this case illustrates an efficient, reliable intraoral repair of fractured porcelain. These elements of esthetic dentistry can be very frustrating for both patient and practitioner especially in the case of an anterior tooth, yet most of these inherent problems with porcelain can be immediately and predictably repaired chairside with the use of composite resin.
Users give their take on these Pride Institute products recognized for excellenceChosen by a distinguished panel comprised of some of the most forward-looking dentists in the industry, this year’s winners were narrowed down after lively debate.
How to achieve a perfect fit for crowns and bridgesCurrent laboratory surveys and past data collected indicate that between 70-80 percent of the cases received are for single-unit crown and bridge prostheses.
3 ways you might offend your patientsThe last thing you want to do is annoy your patients, but you could be doing just that without even realizing it. Here are three things you and your staff members should avoid to make sure your patients leave your practice happy, healthy and wanting to come back.