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State of Dental 3D Printing Technology

Even for the technically savvy, the concept of three-dimensional (3D) printing is mind-boggling, especially when you consider the scale and myriad applications suited to this technology: It has been said that everything from houses to…

Mask Selection in Pandemic-Era Dental Practice

While dentistry has long been celebrated for embracing infection prevention protocols and guidance updates, nothing tested clinicians’ mettle more than the COVID-19 pandemic. With elective procedures and routine care effectively halted…

Magnification’s Role in Today’s Dental Practice

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it follows that a clear view of the field of operation is priceless. Oral health professionals can’t treat what they cannot clearly see, which is why magnification and illumination are indispensable…

Perspective on Dental Practice Consolidation

Practitioners and patients alike are taking notice of the growing trend of dental practice consolidation. Broadly characterized by the dental support organization (DSO) model, the profession is seeing more offices switch from solo…

The Bottom Line on Electronic Apex Locators

Successful root canal treatment depends on establishing an accurate working length, and, toward this goal, electronic apex locators (EAL) are considered a key modality for obtaining this critical measurement. Additionally, these units can…

Considerations When Adding Cone Beam Imaging

As patients return to the dental office in force after easing of COVID-19 restrictions, more than ever before practitioners are looking for new ways to attract and retain patients. Offering convenient services and investing in…

Power of Smart Toothbrush Connectivity

As patients look to play a more active role in their oral health, dental professionals may consider selling or recommending smart toothbrushes. Equipped with smartphone-connected apps that convey real-time feedback on brushing technique…

Developments in Intraoral Scanning

As digital dental technologies continue to gain traction, more and more dentists are adopting intraoral scanning in lieu of conventional tray impressions. While there is a place for both techniques in modern practice, scanners certainly…

Perspective on Bioactive Restoratives

Bioactive materials are taking restorative dentistry one step further by helping to prevent demineralization, promote remineralization, and, when used as a liner or pulp-capping agent, stimulate the formation of dentin.

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