How to reduce redundancy and increase practice efficiencies with mobile technology

May 19, 2015

Technology is changing the way that dental practices work on a daily basis … and that includes the software that your practice runs. An intuitive, modern-day software platform will help today's dental practice run at an optimal level.

Why one Arizona dentist calls 3D imaging a "game-changer" for his dental practice

May 18, 2015

There’s an old saying that goes, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” For Dr. Dan Indech, a periodontist in Phoenix, Ariz., that saying held very true for him and his practice before he incorporated 3D imaging into his treatment mix.

The "Ritz Carlton experience": Learning more about Houston's Consultants in Dental Aesthetics

May 15, 2015

For Dr. Michael J. Landry and his wife and business partner, Mary Ann, transforming a visit to Consultants in Dental Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, into a “Ritz Carlton” experience was important to distinguish their practice from others in the area.

Breaking news: DPR's coverage of CDA Presents

May 14, 2015

The California Dental Association conference is a great place to see and learn about new dental products, emerging technology and the latest dental news, and Dental Products Report wants to ensure you don't miss a thing.

Your guide to radiation in the dental practice

May 06, 2015

Exposure to dental X-rays has been significantly associated with an increased risk of cancer. Recent studies have shown that dentists and dental assistants have an increased risk of thyroid cancer, as well as other diseases including meningiomas and salivary tumors.

Henry Schein announces release of Dentrix G6

April 30, 2015

Henry Schein, Inc. has announced the release of Dentrix® G6, the latest version of the dental practice management software. Dentrix G6 offers customers new features that enhance the user experience and enable practitioners to adopt paperless practices.   

The top 5 weirdest dental crime stories

April 30, 2015

Dentists are an upstanding, honorable bunch ... well, except for a few, apparently! We scoured the web for this year's strangest toothy crime stories, and were shocked (thrilled? amused?) by the number we found. Here are our top five.

Carestream Dental adds several new enhancements to its digital imaging solution portfolio at CDA South

April 30, 2015

Carestream Dental today showcased two new products at CDA South that expand general practitioners’ diagnostic capabilities and streamline daily workflows-the CS Adapt Module for the RVG 6200 sensor and the CS 8100SC scanning cephalometric imaging system.

New initiative provides oral-cancer screenings in Canadian pharmacies

April 28, 2015

All throughout April, Dental Products Report has preached the importance of treating every month like Oral Cancer Awareness month, and the big role dentists can play in raising awareness and screening for the disease.

3M™ True Definition Scanner wins silver medal at Edison Awards

April 24, 2015

At the 2015 Edison Awards gala in New York City on April 23, John Hockenberry, host of public radio's live morning news program The Takeaway, challenged audience members to state why they were present. Many attendees said, "to talk about my product" or "to help children have a better experience."

5 ways to impress your dental patients (from me, your patient)

April 23, 2015

When I moved to New York, I was still on the insurance plan of my company, which was headquartered in Oklahoma. What was a great benefits package in Oklahoma was slim pickins in New York City, and I was forced to choose between two or three dentists within all five boroughs who would accept my insurance. Naturally, I chose the one closest to me (after checking his Yelp reviews, of course).

Study finds disparity in tooth decay rates in Hispanic, non-Hispanic white children

April 23, 2015

A recent national survey conducted by the CDC revealed that 26 percent of Hispanic six- to nine-year olds suffered from untreated tooth decay, compared with 14 percent of non-Hispanic white children of the same age, revealing a major gap in access to oral health care for Latino children.

The big perks of flexible partials

April 21, 2015

DuraFlex partials virtually disappear into the mouth, making them the number-one choice of removable flexible partials. In this free webinar, you’ll learn why knowing the perks of partials will help you make the best decisions for your dental office.

3Shape’s Rune Fisker to speak at Dental Technology and Business Growth Summit 2015

April 21, 2015

The Aurum Group of Companies is pleased to announce that Rune Fisker, VP Product Strategy and Business Unit Director, Dental Lab and Dental Clinic at 3Shape will be speaking at the upcoming Dental Technology and Business Growth Summit 2015.

New VITA Easyshade V makes shade matching a snap

April 20, 2015

VITA has announced the launch of its newest generation of the VITA Easyshade digital shade-matching device, the VITA Easyshade V. The new fifth generation of Easyshade is reportedly even more innovative and precise, offering new applications for every day use.

CEREC 30th anniversary celebration ticket packages selling out

April 17, 2015

Sirona Dental, Inc., announced that due to overwhelming demand, VIP and Entertainment-Only tickets to its upcoming CEREC©30th (CEREC 30) Anniversary Celebration held at The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Hotel in Las Vegas from September 17-19, 2015 will no longer be available for sale after May 15, 2015.

Gap-toothed smiles are in, but that doesn’t mean bad business for cosmetic dentistry

April 16, 2015

You don’t have to look too hard to see a popular image of a famous person with a gap-toothed smile, because rocking a natural diastema is gaining popularity. From Live! with Kelly and Michael’s own Michael Strahan and Coldplay’s Chris Martin to Madonna and Brigitte Bardot, the gap tooth has made its presence known and appreciated for years.

Getting to know Dr. Bill Dickerson, creator of the Las Vegas Institute

April 15, 2015

Heather Hennen, DAII, a member of the Modern Dental Assistant Editorial Advisory Board, recently had the chance to sit down and chat with Dr. Bill Dickerson, the creator of the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI Global).

How to obtain predictable excellence with zirconium oxide

April 14, 2015

With dental patients seeking esthetically pleasing, functional and long-wearing restorative options, dentists and dental lab technicians employ a variety of materials and techniques to create and place tooth-colored restorations.

Bleeding on punching in the nose ... Thoughts on bleeding on probing

April 13, 2015

Over the years, the idea of bleeding on probing has been a tightly held tenant in dental hygiene education and in practice. New studies on treatment benefits measure both bleeding and the decrease of bleeding on probing sites. Does anyone even know what that means?

Ask a dental assistant: What do all of those credentials mean and how can I obtain them?

April 10, 2015

I am a social media stalker. I love to keep up with friends and colleagues on Facebook, visit different group pages, and see what dental assistants are talking about. What is it that makes us tick? What are the issues that concern us most?

Tooth Fairy pays record $255 million for lost teeth in 2014

April 10, 2015

Kids are benefiting from the recovering U.S. economy with the average gift from the Tooth Fairy reaching a new high of $4.36 last year-up from $3.50 in 2013, according to Delta Dental's The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®. In 2014, the Tooth Fairy left a staggering $255 million for lost teeth based on Delta Dental estimates. 

ACTIVA BioACTIVE wins 2014 Dental Excellence Award

April 09, 2015

Pulpdent’s ACTIVA BioACTIVE has received the international 2014 Dental Excellence Award for the best new restorative material from, the UK-based Internet resource for the dental industry.

Professor J.E. Davies and Rob Liddell win top prize for presentation at AO annual meeting

April 08, 2015

An electronic poster presentation featuring BIOMET 3i custom implants and carefully documenting the anchorage of bone to implant surfaces, conducted by Robert Liddell, Niloufar Khosravi, Elnaz Ajami and ?Professor J.E. Davies has taken first place at the 30th annual meeting of the Academy of Osseointegration.

MEA|NEA and Virtru partner to bring secure HIPAA-compliant email to dental practices

April 08, 2015

MEA|NEA, Inc.,a provider of secure unstructured health information exchange, has formed a strategic alliance with Virtru to provide HIPAA-compliant email services to nearly 50,000 dental and medical practice clients and 700 health systems throughout the United States. 

Oral cancer awareness survey reveals greater need for education, screening tools among U.S. adults

April 07, 2015

Among 1,050 U.S. consumers, the majority knows little or nothing at all about oral cancer (68 percent) and only 36 percent reported being screened for oral cancer at their last dental checkup, according to findings from a survey released by Vigilant Biosciences, Inc., a leading innovator and developer of solutions that aid in the early detection and intervention of cancer.

Carestream launches new app to help doctors build a digital practice

April 07, 2015

With the new CS Digitalizer, Carestream Dental offers doctors a step-by-step guide to building a digital practice customized to their needs. Incorporating digital equipment into a practice can seem like a daunting task for a busy doctor, but the CS Digitalizer is said to ease the burden by addressing the main concerns of practitioners, such as the investment, ease of use and cost.

AAOSH teams up with International Dental Oncology Leaders

April 06, 2015

In conjunction with Oral Cancer Awareness month, the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health announced it teamed up with the International Dental Oncology Leaders (IDOL) to raise awareness of the importance of oral cancer screenings for those in the medical and dental professions.

Nominations now being accepted for the 2015 Top 25 Women in Dentistry

April 06, 2015

It's time to recognize some amazing women in the dental industry! For the sixth consecutive year, Dental Products Report is honored to name the Top 25 Women in Dentistry. We will be profiling these awesome women in our October issue ... but we need your help to know who the top 25 women are.

Convergent Dental secures $9 million in growth capital

April 02, 2015

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device company, announced that it had secured $9 million in a funding round led by existing investors Long River Ventures and the Gund Foundation as well as new individual investors and family offices.

New report finds cavities, obesity are key health issues for Illinois children

April 01, 2015

The Oral Health Forum, a partner of Heartland Alliance, today released its “Healthy Smiles, Healthy Growth” study, which indicates that oral decay and obesity continue to pose significant health problems to Illinois children.