New Technology

Implants could be used as hearing aids

A new study published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America suggests implants could be a discreet alternative to traditional hearing aids.

A new way to restore tooth enamel

Scientists have perfected a new material for mineralizing bones and teeth.

Revolutionising digital wax-ups – the evolution of digital smile design planning is here

As the world continues to embrace a digital way of life, it’s no surprise that the profession is seeing an uptick in digital solutions on the market. With this new way of working showing no sign of...

Insect-eye inspired dental camera

A new study has shown the benefits of using biologically inspired cameras for high-quality intraoral imaging.

Living in a digital world, cyber insurance is a must

Picture the scene: it’s a regular morning in your practice - but when the front desk team switches their computers on, a hostile message appears on screen, informing them of a ransomware attack on...

Green light whitening treatment

New research from ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces has created an innovative hydrogel treatment. The gel breaks apart cavity forming bio-films and whitens teeth without damage.

Enhancing denture design

Dentures or bridges are prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. Replacing these teeth are essential for retaining chewing function and stop malocclusion or bite irregularities. The prosthetic also...

Analogue or digital impressions?

The International Dental Show (IDS) 2023 demonstrates how trusted and innovative concepts complement each other.  

Scottish dentists test AI to help identify tooth decay

Pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) which can improve the accuracy of the way early tooth decay is diagnosed and prevented is being tested for the first time in Scotland by Clyde Munro Dental...

Shapeshifting micro-robots can brush and floss teeth

In a recent proof-of-concept study, a team from University of Pennsylvania have shown that a shapeshifting mic-robotic microswarm can be used to brush, rinse and floss in one.

Be app smart

Kate Scheer discusses the use of smartphones in practice.

Creating a modern practice

A look at one practice’s refurbishment success.