SmileDirectClub under fire for flouting federal regulations
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SmileDirectClub under fire for flouting federal regulations

You may have seen ads for SmileDirectClub, a direct-to-consumer business model that sells plastic aligners to members for straightening teeth. At first pass, it may seem like a good idea. Straighten your teeth without so much as one visit to the orthodontist? But not everyone is a fan. The American Dental Association recently sent a…

Dentistry of the future? An army of miniature robots could wipe out tooth decay
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Dentistry of the future? An army of miniature robots could wipe out tooth decay

What if, with one marching order, a swarm of micro-robots (directed by magnets!) could break apart and remove dental plaque from a tooth? A cross-disciplinary partnership among dentists, biologists and engineers agree that it’s possible in the very near future. A team of scientists from the three fields at the University of Pennsylvania have developed…

Dental students in Costa Rica design metal saliva ejector to reduce waste
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Dental students in Costa Rica design metal saliva ejector to reduce waste

I feel the urge to use the phrase “going green” to describe what a few dental students have accomplished, but since we’re talking about teeth and oral hygiene, I’ll resist the urge. Let’s just say this group of dental students has engineered a solution to the wastefulness of one-time use plastic saliva ejectors that most…

ADA CareerCenter upgrades online tools for job-seeking dentists
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ADA CareerCenter upgrades online tools for job-seeking dentists

Are you a recently graduated dental professional looking for the perfect place to start your career? Or an experienced dentist looking to make a move to another practice? Your job search may have just gotten a whole lot easier. Dental professionals looking for the right job could always turn to the American Dental Association’s CareerCenter,…

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