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Convergent Dental Announces New Agreement with Henry Schein

September 12, 2019

CONVERGENT DENTAL ANNOUNCES NEW AGREEMENT WITH HENRY SCHEIN, Source: Convergent Dental Announces New Agreement with Henry Schein, Making the Solea® Dental Laser Available to More US Dental Professionals | Convergent Dental The Solea hard tissue laser is remarkable.

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Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’

July 18, 2019

From ADA News: Dentists can experience firsthand how to integrate digital technology into their practices as part of the Digital Workflow Experience at the ADA FDI World Dental Congress this September in San Francisco. Source: Digital Workflow Experience takes dentists through ‘office of now’ I was intrigued by the title “Digital Workflow Experience” as that […]

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Robotic health care is coming. How do you feel about that?

May 16, 2019

From The Conversation: Robots can do a lot, but people don’t necessarily accept them in those new roles. A lot depends on how easy the robot is to interact with and the patient’s own views about new technology and the emotions they’re feeling, such as fear about an upcoming medical procedure. A human-like robot can […]

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German scientists create see-through human organs

May 9, 2019

From Reuters: Researchers in Germany have created transparent human organs using a new technology that could pave the way to print three-dimensional body parts such as kidneys for transplants. Source: German scientists create see-through human organs – Reuters If we can print a kidney I am sure we can print a tooth.

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Wearable Device Scrubs Cancer Cells from Blood

May 2, 2019

From IEEE Spectrum: A new wearable device, tested on animals, can capture and remove tumor cells circulating in the bloodstream. With further development, the blood-filtering gadget could be used to diagnose, and perhaps treat, metastatic cancer in humans. Source: Wearable Device Scrubs Cancer Cells from Blood – IEEE Spectrum

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Heart 3D-printed with human tissue

April 22, 2019

A team of Israeli scientists “printed” a heart with a patient’s own cells in a world first, researchers say.Past researchers had been able to print simple tissues without blood vessels, the team said. This development was the first time “anyone anywhere has successfully engineered and printed an entire heart replete with cells, blood vessels, ventricles and […]

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One Drop integrates with iPhone’s health records

March 28, 2019

Interesting: The company’s mobile app enables people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes to track blood sugar, medications, meals and physical activity through their iPhone, according to the company. It also allows people to set daily goals and view progress as well as connect with a broader community and personal coaches. Source: One Drop […]

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Technology and You

January 21, 2019

From New Dentist Blog: These three questions. Does it improve the ease of care? Does it make the patient more comfortable? And does it improve quality? Are all essential when evaluating new technologies? Source: Technology and You – New Dentist Blog The linked article by Dr. William van Dyk is mostly concerned with clinical technology, CAD CAM, […]

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Old Masters

November 13, 2018

I was speaking with a dentist a few years ago (not as many as you might imagine) who was telling me about the insane levels of precision he was learning in a gold study club. There were very precise measurements of powder and liquid, temperatures were carefully controlled to create just the exact amount of shrinkage […]

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Dental Student Dilemmas

November 12, 2018

Do you teach for the present or for the future? I spent a facinating day at the ADEA Dean’s Conference in La Jolla. Dental schools are very interested in using new digital technology and applying it to teaching methods. However at the same time they need to teach dental students how to function in the […]

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At the Brigham, wound patch offers promise

November 5, 2018

From Boston Herald: It mimics skin properties, removes bacteria, helps new cells grow and reduces inflammation. The patch is applied onto the wound like a bandage and stays on for two to eight weeks, depending on the severity of the wound. The patch can be easily applied by patients, and it becomes part of the skin. […]

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What to buy before year end?

October 29, 2018

Where should you spend your one million dollars of section 179 money before the end of the year? Section 179 is the tax law provision that allows businesses to expense certain capital investments. For details regarding the law look here. Complete or upgrade your technology infrastructure. If you still do not have computers in every […]

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Apple purchases augmented-reality glasses startup

September 13, 2018

From Becker’s: Augmented reality enables a device — in this case, a set of glasses — to overlay digital information on the real world. Source: Apple purchases augmented-reality glasses startup Augmented reality is one of those technologies that holds so much potential yet has yet to take hold in any substantial way. There are many […]

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Accuracy evaluation of dental models manufactured by CAD/CAM milling method and 3D printing method

July 17, 2018

RESULTS The RMS value (152±52 µm) of the model manufactured by the milling method was significantly higher than the RMS value (52±9 µm) of the model produced by the 3D printing method. CONCLUSION The accuracy of the 3D printing method is superior to that of the milling method, but at present, both methods are limited […]

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Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals.

June 18, 2018

From The Washington Post: Clarke and Martucci represent a growing number of patients treated with virtual-reality distraction for pain in a hospital setting. Cedars-Sinai has used the technology on more than 2,500 patients since 2016, more than any other hospital in the world. Source: Using virtual reality to distract people from pain gains traction in hospitals. […]

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When Impressions go Wrong

May 15, 2018

Consider the lowly impression and the number of times there is a chance for an impression to go wrong. That is for it to distort or in some other way betray us from the moment it is taken until the restoration is ready to deliver. Each of these materials; the impression materials, the stone, the […]

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From app store to drug store, digital health is redefining pharma’s pipeline

March 29, 2018

From STAT: Backed by a growing body of evidence, software is itself becoming a prescription for diseases ranging from depression to heart disease, and drug companies are starting to take notice. In the past couple years, many have quickly ramped up their investments in digital startups, infusing software-based therapies into pipelines once dominated by traditional […]

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STL (file format)

March 22, 2018

From Wikipedia: STL (an abbreviation of “stereolithography”) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.[1][2][3] STL has several after-the-fact backronyms such as “Standard Triangle Language” and “Standard Tessellation Language”.[4] This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided […]

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This tiny robot could be the future of medication

February 20, 2018

From The Week: A minuscule new robot prototype, “small enough to move around in a stomach or urinary system,” can walk, jump, roll, and swim — and could soon be deployed to deliver drugs within the body, Source: This tiny robot could be the future of medication Is this the future of dentistry?

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Reduced dental anxiety among children with internet-based CBT

February 1, 2018

The study, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, shows that guided internet-based CBT is highly effective in reducing anxiety and increasing the ability to deal with dental treatment. One year later, half of the children were completely free of their phobia. Source: Reduced dental anxiety among children with internet-based CBT Wow, another unexpected […]

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