Friday Dental News Roundup

Welcome back to another edition of the Friday Dental News Roundup! We are so glad to have you back with us again this week. First up, we have an article on a revolutionary 3-D printer that has the ability to print teeth. Next  is an extensive interview with a successful pediatric dentist. Our final article takes a look at the development of a successful practice’s logo and name. Take a few minutes out of your busy day to read these trending stories and start a conversation with us.

How bacteria-fighting 3-D-printed teeth could affect dentistry
Researchers at the University of Gronengen are working on the creation of a 3-D printed tooth made of an antimicrobial plastic that kills the type of bacteria responsible for tooth decay on contact. In this study, researchers embedded antimicrobial quarternary ammonium salts inside existing dental resin polymers. Once the mix is put in a 3-D printer, it can be hardened with ultraviolet light and used to print out 3-D replacement teeth!

Q&A: Dr. Peter Ross on the business of pediatric dentistry and his 30 years in practice
Dr. Peter Ross opens up about the success of his pediatric dentistry practice and the achievements he has reached during his 30 years in business. Read his advice and let us know what you think!

Is your dental practice logo boring? How to make it more relevant and inviting
Is your practice missing an engaging name and logo? If so, you’re missing an opportunity to convey your practice’s services, expertise and value. Take a look at this article and learn how to start building your brand through a captivating name and logo.

How do you think 3-D printing will affect dentistry in the future? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Author: Carestream Dental Blog Administrator

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