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  • Samantha Negraval

    The New Year brings new opportunities to incorporate cutting-edge dental technologies, like 3D printing, into your operatory. At the same time, makers of 3D desktop printers, like SprintRay, are also trying to expand their reach into the dental profession. A recently inked agreement will help the Los Angeles-based manufacturer do just that....

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  • Allison Walker

    Have you seen that new commercial where the young girl says, “What’s a computer?” I remember saying that myself a few decades ago. Soon, computers as we know them today will be a thing of the past. That’s how fast things are changing. You just can’t get away with “Low Def” or low tech anymore. Everything from your car, to your TV, mobile phone,...

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  • Allison Walker

    The weather changes associated with fall and early winter, going from warm to cold and back again with rain and snow mixed in on a daily basis, tends to remind one of the cumulative impact that years of bad posture, wrong seating, inadequate vision and lighting, repetitive injuries, and long hours of working in one or more unhealthy positions...

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  • Allison Walker

    Having the right technology can make or break relationships with patients as well as referring doctors. It was normal when I was young for a general dentist to send patients to a specialist to determine if he or she needed a root canal or it was time to pull wisdom teeth. But today, it’s more common for dentists to have the diagnostic technology...

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  • Allison Walker

    I love to be inspired, encouraged, energized by an idea, motivated by a cause, excited by a concept. It’s exhilarating! And that all happened when I clicked on this site, launched by Acteon: fightperiodontaldisease.com. The graphics are stunning—the body with bulls eyes on the head, mouth, heart, lungs, and kidneys, next to the boxing glove...

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  • Allison Walker

    3M Oral Care and Patterson Dental recently signed a distribution agreement for 3M’s True Definition Scanner. Patterson’s customers will now be able to explore digital dentistry via an open platform and a trusted partner. The 3M True Definition Scanner offers a digital hub that gives practitioners new to digital scanning unlimited access to...

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