Study finds accuracy of impression techniques may be affected by partial vs. complete edentulism

June 25, 2015

A recent study out of Tufts University found that the accuracy of impression techniques can be affected by partial vs. complete edentulism. The study evaluated the differing levels of success of conventional and digital impression techniques in partially and completely edentulous patients.  It also assessed the effect different variables, such as materials, angulation, and connection type, had in regard to the accuracy of implant impressions.

Why responsible pediatric dental radiology is a must

January 14, 2015

Everyone knows that children need moderation in their lives. Giving a child too much sugar will undoubtedly result in a headache for parents. Exposing that child to excessive radiation? That can also only end poorly.

Toothbrush type found to influence bacterial growth

October 01, 2014

There has been much research and discussion on the efficacy and benefits of certain toothpastes or mouthwashes when it comes to eliminating oral bacteria – but what about toothbrushes? Recent research has found that bacteria growth is more prevalent on certain types of toothbrushes, which could have negative impacts on oral health.  

Antidepressant drug linked to dental implant failure

October 01, 2014

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have released a study examining the correlation between dental implant failure and the use of a widely prescribed antidepressant drug.  

How to create accurate impressions with the Aquasil Ultra Cordless Impression System [VIDEO]

September 26, 2014

Said to be the first tissue managing impression system that does not require tissue retraction, Aquail Ultra Cordless Impression System from DENTSPLY Caulk lets dentists take accurate, detailed impressions with less stress.

Invasive weed may have provided surprising dental health benefits

September 25, 2014

A recent study has found that a very unpopular weed that ravages gardens and crop fields around the world may not have always been a nuisance: it may have actually protected prehistoric humans from tooth decay.  

New campaign from BIOMET 3i designed to help dental professionals create smiles [VIDEO]

September 23, 2014

BIOMET 3i’s new Smile Therapy™ campaign is designed to help clinicians and laboratories access a trio of system solutions to help dental professionals and their patients achieve beautiful, confident and healthy smiles.

Why it's easier than ever to find an IPS e.max dental lab

September 22, 2014

Ivoclar Vivadent has announced a new way to find dental labs that use the IPS e.max system. Its “IPS e.max Lab Finder,” a new resource available at to help dentists locate one of the more than 6,000 laboratories in North America currently using the IPS e.max all-ceramic system.

Ivoclar Vivadent brings back Just Cure It!

September 18, 2014

Ivoclar Vivadent announces that for the second year, $100 will be donated to breast cancer research for each pink Bluephase® Style curing light sold during the month of October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ivoclar Vivadent employees will also be supporting the cause by participating in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure.

Speaking Consulting Network awards first recipient of the Linda Miles Spirit Award

September 17, 2014

The Annual Speaking Consulting Network conference recently took place in Tampa, Fla., where the first ever Linda Miles Spirit Award was given to Bete Johnson. At this conference, dental practice management consultants, speakers and writers help each other enhance their business and share values. Keep reading to see the values that the SCN prides in their award winner, and details for their 2015 conference.

Runners at higher risk for tooth decay

September 15, 2014

Athletes may be in peak physical condition, but that good health doesn’t always extend to their dentition.  According to several studies, athletes, particularly runners, are more prone to oral health problems such as dental caries and erosion than the general population.   

Danaher Corp. acquires Nobel Biocare

September 15, 2014

In a major development in the world of dental implants. Danaher Corporation has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to acquire Nobel Biocare Holding AG, a world leader in implant dentistry.

New products launch at California Dental Association meeting

September 11, 2014

During the recent California Dental Association fall meeting in California, Dental Products Report had the chance to speak with several companies to learn about their latest product launches, and what the new products have to offer.

RAYSCAN ? – Expert captures crisp, high-quality images at a low radiation dose

September 08, 2014

Through a sales, installation and support partnership with Ray Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Samsung, LED Imaging offers the RAYSCAN α – Expert, a multi-function digital extraoral imaging system with 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), panoramic and cephalometric capabilities.

Exclusive first look: The top 3 features of Dentrix G6 [VIDEO]

September 06, 2014

During the recent Henry Schein Practice Solutions technology summit in Park City, Utah, Dental Products Report got a sneak peek at some of the new products that will be coming out in late 2014 and early 2015, including Dentrix G6.

California Dental Association San Francisco product launch: DEXIS™ Mac

September 06, 2014

During the recent California Dental Association fall meeting in San Francisco, DEXIS launched DEXIS™ Mac, a new software that integrates the true functionality of Apple products that Mac users crave with the functionality of the renowned DEXIS imaging system.

OSAP to host 2015 Infection Control Boot Camp for dental professionals

September 05, 2014

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that they will host the 2015 Boot Camp: Infection Control Basic Training in Atlanta, Ga. from Jan. 12-14, 2015. The conference will feature courses covering all of the core infection prevention fundamentals for dental practitioners and will offer a total of 24 continuing education (CE) hours1.  

DUX Dental kicks off 2014 Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze Campaign

September 03, 2014

DUX Dental kicks off the sixth-annual “Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze” campaign to benefit Barbells for Boobs, a non-profit breast cancer organization that is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, with an emphasis on women and men under the age of 40.

Enamelon provides new alternative for patient homecare.

September 02, 2014

Premier Dental Products Company has introduced Enamelon® Preventative Treatment Gel, which reportedly helps prevent caries and gingivitis, and treats sensitivity. The gel provides patients with a homecare alternative to 5000ppm toothpastes and mineralizing pastes.