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[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] New research takes a closer look at bioengineered tooth restoration.   April 05, 2017 By Kristen Mott 
No matter how careful you are with your teeth, accidents are bound to happen. Whether you lost a permanent tooth due to a sports injury or poor dietary habits, replacing the missing tooth with a dental implant is probably your best option. But what if you were able to regrow your missing tooth? Researchers at Okayama University in Japan recently studied successful tooth regeneration in a postnatal...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Chairside dentistry has been touted as the next evolution in dentistry—and it’s whispered about among dental technicians as something to be feared. What’s the reality of this burgeoning technology? April 17, 2017 By Robert Elsenpeter From a purely technological perspective, chairside dentistry is, undoubtedly, an exciting new stage in CAD/CAM evolution. If you’re a tech geek who loves to learn about how digital tools are shifting dentistry, you’ve probably done more than your share of research into these powerful chairside tools. The...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Researcher Yesh Pulijala has overcome the limitations of conventional training by creating ‘an immersive virtual reality operating room experience’ Rave reviews following pilot launch with trainee surgeons in India Researchers at the University of Huddersfield are developing new ways of using Virtual Reality to train surgeons.  The technology will provide close-up, stereoscopic 3D views of procedures in a 360-degree virtual operating room without the sightline problems that can arise in a crowded operating theatre. VR surgery uses Oculus Rift head-mounted display and...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Imagine a world where scanning wands are a relic of the past. Imagine a world where you don’t need to take X-rays. Imagine a world where your patient could email you pictures from which you could create a 3D model of their entire mouth. We’re not there yet—and maybe we never will be—but Disney wants to get us as close as possible. As Engadget reports, Disney Research has partnered with ETH Zurich to take digital dentistry to a whole new...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The future of preventive dentistry - the CALCIVIS imaging system introduces revolutionary new technology to the dental profession By utilising a "unique and highly specific recombinant, luminescent photoprotein", the CALCIVIS imaging system identifies free calcium ions with a distinct light signal. Calcium ions in solution are indicative of active demineralisation – the initial stages of dental caries – meaning that professionals now have an accurate way of identifying high-risk carious lesions.This will, in turn, allow dentists to plan and initiate...

[vc_row full_screen_section_height="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] IWATE, Japan: Aiming to evaluate the accuracy of digital impressions for use in implant placement, researchers from Iwate Medical University in Japan have compared optical impression scans from an intra-oral scanner with conventional silicone impressions. The analysis showed that the distance error of the optical impressions was slightly greater that of the conventional method. For many dental practitioners, digital technology has become vital in daily practice. Others, however, still rely on conventional methods used in the profession long before the...

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