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Robot Surgeons Worse By Pretty Much Every Metric

November 20, 2017

Researchers at Stanford University took a look at data from 416 hospitals between 2003 and 2015, which should have given them a decent enough sample size to get a good idea of what was going on. What they found was that by just about every metric you want to use, the robot-assisted surgeries just aren’t […]

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Remember Alginate?

November 16, 2017

Remember Typewriters? Remember film cameras? Soon we will be saying remember alginate and PVS? Digital impressions are to traditional impressions as typing is to word processing. I am using a Trios exclusively for impressions including full mouth impressions and bites for sleep apnea devices and it is marvelous. One of the best features is that […]

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AI vs Doctors

November 9, 2017

From IEEE Spectrum: Artificial intelligence is challenging doctors on their home turf. We’re keeping score Source: AI vs Doctors – IEEE Spectrum HT Instapundit, comment AI will continue to get better every day; doctors…not so much.

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Carestream Dental Helps Doctors Make ‘Smart Choices

October 26, 2017

Intelligent scanning features, such as real-time feedback, are just a few of the updates to the CS 3600’s acquisition software algorithms. Rather than attempting multiple rescans or rendering an image only to find holes in the dataset, useful guides and feedback increase efficiency and enhance scan quality. If a scan lacks detail and requires additional […]

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SomnoDent and Digital High Tech

October 19, 2017

A SomnoDent sleep apnea oral appliance is a premium, custom-fitted dental device developed for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It is an effective, comfortable, and durable alternative to CPAP therapy or corrective surgery. Source: Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance – SomnoMed Sleep therapy lends itself well to digital technology. We are using the following […]

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FDA approves implantable device to treat sleep apnea

October 12, 2017

From UPI.com: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has approved a new implantable device for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea. The implantable device offers sleep apnea patients an alternative to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, a mask connected to a motor that provides air through a tube to keep breathing […]

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Robot Places First Fully Automated Dental Implant

September 26, 2017

From Time.com: In China, a robot dentist installed two dental implants for a woman last Saturday, in what could be the world’s first fully automated dental implant surgery, reports the South China Morning Post. Human doctors supervised the whole procedure but did not actively intervene. Source: China: Robot Conducts First Fully Automated Dental Implant | Time.com […]

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Global 3D Dental Scanners Market 2017-2021 – Market to Grow at a CAGR of 10.24%

August 28, 2017

The global 3D dental scanners market to grow at a CAGR of 10.24% during the period 2017-2021… According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing affordability among people. The rapidly dropping prices of dental scanners as well as increasing availability of low-cost quality dental scanners is enabling dentists to […]

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What Netflix Can Show Healthcare Providers About Using Big Data

August 22, 2017

Netflix uses watch history data to offer customers personalized recommendations of other movies or shows they might enjoy. Crunching viewer data also guides decision making when it comes to original programming—and as the Emmy nominations show, using those algorithms has paid off.   Researchers at the Center for Research Informatics at the University of Chicago […]

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Blue Tooth Pill Bottle

July 25, 2017
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3 shape Trios

July 25, 2017

I spent the morning training on the Trios intra-oral scanner from 3 Shape. it was very easy to use, comparable to the Carestream CS 3500. Both the software and the ease of capture was simple, much better than some older models and no powder. So far I have just been trained but will start using […]

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Juell™ 3D-2 Printer

July 17, 2017

From Voxel Dental Solutions: JUELL 3D Flash OC allows you to produce models for orthodontic aligners, guides and castable parts for a fraction of what it would cost to outsource. Source: Juell™ 3D-2 Printer – Voxel Dental Solutions A 3D printer for dental applications for about $15,000

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Global Oral Health Summit

July 10, 2017

Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit is a collaborative learning experience, uniting oral health professionals across all specialties and skill levels. Attendees learn new ways to tackle everyday challenges. They discover the latest industry trends and explore innovations in diagnostic techniques. Source: Global Oral Health Summit – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

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3D Printing Dental Startup Wins Big at Propelify Innovation Festival

June 6, 2017

Arfona aims to bring affordable tooth replacement to the masses with their groundbreaking process for 3D printing partial dentures. By partnering with leading dental materials manufacturers, Arfona is able to use its 3D printers to produce popular products such as partial dentures to save dentists and patients time and money. Source: 3D Printing Dental Startup […]

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Dues Ex Machina

May 23, 2017

From Inscriptions—May 2017: A fascinating article on automation and the future of dentistry by AzDA President Rob Roda, DDS. Check out the previous article regarding 3D printed organs for a glimpse at the kind of future tech Dr. Roda is referring to…amazing! Source: Inscriptions—May 2017

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Registration is Now Open for Carestream Dental’s 2017 Global Oral Health Summit

May 9, 2017

Oral health professionals of all specialties are invited to take their practice to the next level at the 2017 Global Oral Health Summit. This is a two-day immersive learning experience designed for professionals looking to enhance their workflow by either learning more about the software and equipment they already have or by introducing new technology […]

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3D Printing in Dentistry

April 27, 2017

Current uses Dental labs currently use 3D printers to print wax templates of prosthetics that they use to fabricate the final prosthesis.”In the very near future, 3D printing will be used to make temporary crowns, bridges, and dentures,” Dr. Chicchon said, noting that this is a year or so away. Source: Dental News, Dental education, Dental […]

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How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare

April 13, 2017

From Longitudes: …additive manufacturing could bend the cost curve in a number of industries, especially healthcare. Source: How 3D Printing Could Bend the Cost Curve in Healthcare | Longitudes The primary issue in all healthcare including dentistry is cost. Insurance would not be an issue if people felt they could pay for quality care at a […]

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Shop Open

February 28, 2017

When shopping for a digital product let vendors know that open non-proprietary systems are an important buying factor. Ask the sales person if you can transfer the digital impression to any lab of your choice or if you can load the impression into design software of your choice. In many cases the answer will be […]

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Scientists have found a drug that regenerates teeth, and it could reduce the need for fillings

January 12, 2017

From ScienceAlert: Researchers have identified a drug that can regenerate teeth from the inside out, possibly reducing the need for artificial fillings. The drug was previously used in Alzheimer’s clinical trials, and it now appears to improve the tooth’s natural ability to heal itself. It works by activating stem cells inside the tooth’s pulp centre, prompting […]

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