Dental Devices

3M Oral Care launches matrix system for restorative procedures

3M Oral Care, a 3M division, has launched the new 3M Filtek Matrix, a restorative product that makes the placement of composites more predictable…

India’s IISc develops nanobots to improve root canal treatments

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has announced that a group of researchers have developed nanobots that can help in…

Align introduces new integration feature for orthodontic treatment software

Align Technology has launched a new integration feature, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), for its ClinCheck orthodontic digital treatment planning…

DentalMonitoring unveils new version of AI-powered dental scanner

DentalMonitoring has introduced ScanBoxpro, a new version of its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered dental scanner. The new, portable offering is based…

Surge in acquisitions in 2021 drives dental devices market recovery

The Covid-19 pandemic saw certain markets, such as those for anaesthesia and respiratory devices, grow last year, while many other…

Theragnostics and Summit Biomedical partner on cancer diagnostics

Worldwide, over 450,000 cases of oral cancer are diagnosed each year and, in many places, the incidence rate of oral…

Open wide: how 3D printing is reshaping dentistry

Dental implants are unusual in the field of medicine, in that everything installed in a patient’s mouth must be custom-made…

November’s top news stories

Researchers develop direct gene-circuit-to-electrode interface Researchers at the University of Toronto and Arizona State University have developed a direct gene-circuit-to-electrode…

Formlabs launches new dental business unit

3D printing company Formlabs has announced the creation of a new dental-focused business unit. Formlabs Dental will use the new…

How professional teeth whitening went mainstream

Social media’s picture-perfect culture is creating a massive demand for whiter teeth, with falling numbers of people satisfied with the…

M&As this week: Cantel, ResMed, Merit Medical

Cantel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Omnia for $31.9m. Omnia will receive an upfront payment of $26.1m and…

Blockchain cybersecurity: Why businesses can’t ignore blockchain as a security solution

A few months ago, Lloyd’s of London estimated the global cost of a “serious” cyber-attack at more than £92bn. Since…

Materials used in medical implants: how is the industry breaking the mould?

Materials used in medical implants vary from the well-known to the obscure. The following is a collection of some of…

Deals this week: ReShape Lifesciences, CALCIVIS

ReShape Lifesciences Inc has raised $0.6m through the private placement of shares of its common stock priced at $0.6 each.…

M&As this week: The Straumann Group, Molnlycke Health Care, Young Innovations

The Straumann Group has purchased a 30% interest in its biomaterials partner Botiss Medical for an undisclosed sum. Based in…