Dental Excellence Awards voting begins
October 13, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Dental Excellence Awards. Now it's up to you to determine the winners in our 10 categories, ranging from Best New CAD/CAM Product to Best New/Updated Software/Service.  Discuss
What thickness is best for single-molar crowns?
September 21, 2017 -- If you use ceramic materials to fabricate single-molar CAD/CAM crowns, how do you determine which will hold up best? Researchers put six silicate ceramic materials through testing at three thicknesses to find out which could handle the highest fractural loading. The results might change which material you use.  Discuss
Summer 2017 new-product roundup from DrBicuspid.com
September 15, 2017 -- During summer 2017, new products ranging from accessory posts to composites and amalgam separators were introduced. Here is our roundup of new products from Kulzer, Komet USA, Cosmedent, and other companies.  Discuss
Patterson to distribute 3M scanner
September 14, 2017 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute a scanner from 3M.  Discuss
Investment firms complete Carestream Dental acquisition
September 1, 2017 -- The acquisition of Carestream Dental by two private investment firms has been completed.
Patterson to distribute 3Shape products
August 22, 2017 -- Patterson Dental has signed an agreement to distribute imaging products and software from 3Shape.  Discuss
Study measures noise in intraoral scanners to determine accuracy
August 21, 2017 -- When you are preparing a tooth to receive a crown, your intraoral scanner has to have a high degree of accuracy. But, when comparing scanners for your office, how do you know which would be the most accurate for your purposes? Researchers put two scanners through their paces to find out.  Discuss
How do CAD/CAM materials hold up to dental prophylaxis?
July 20, 2017 -- CAD/CAM blocks have evolved considerably in terms of materials, shade, and durability. But does this evolution mean the blocks can stand up to professional dental prophylaxis? Researchers put various CAD/CAM blocks up against a year's worth of prophylaxis to see how they fared.  Discuss
Distributor deal to bring Structo 3D printers to U.S. market
July 20, 2017 -- Distributor Dental Axess has signed an agreement to bring Structo's dental 3D printers to the U.S. and other regions.
3Shape launches CAD software for labs
July 17, 2017 -- 3Shape has launched a new version of its CAD software for dental labs.  Discuss
Special Feature
Study tests particle-filled resins for partial crowns

What materials do you use for single-tooth, partial-crown restorations? Particle-filled composite resin CAD/CAM materials are a promising addition to practitioner's toolbox, but do they hold up over time? Researchers tested 42 partial-crown restorations over two years to see how well these restorations performed. Read more.

Conferences
Ontario Dental Association (ODA) 2018 Annual Spring Meeting
April 26-28, 2018
Toronto, Ontario Canada