16 dental tech innovations in 2023

Here are 16 dental tech innovations Becker's has reported on so far in 2023:

1. Vivos Therapeutics was granted FDA 510(k) clearance for a device used to treat severe obstructive sleep apnea. The company also received FDA 510(k) clearance for its daytime-nighttime device to treat obstructive sleep apnea. 

2. Researchers at the UCLA School of Dentistry created a method to improve osseointegration in dental implant procedures.

3. Dentsply Sirona launched a simulator to show patients the potential results of using SureSmile aligners. 

4. Align Technology created the Invisalign Palatal Expanders System as an alternative to metal palatal expanders.

5. A first-year dental student at the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in Newark, N.J., was granted a patent for his dental aerosol protection system. 

6. Straumann Group developed Straumann Falcon, a surgical navigation system to aid with dental implant procedures. 

7. Researchers from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi created an interactive toothbrush and remote-controlled toothpaste.

8. Dental artificial intelligence company VideaHealth gained FDA 510(k) clearance for its interproximal bone level measurement tool for periodontal disease assessment.

9. The University of Alabama at Birmingham's oral oncology clinic was among the first in the Southeast to use augmented reality in head and neck cancer surgery. 

10. Dental artificial intelligence company Overjet received FDA 501(k) clearance for its Periapical Radiolucency Assist device. 

11. Planet DDS teamed up with Pearl to integrate Pearl's dental radiology AI program into Planet DDS' cloud imaging and practice management softwares.

12. DentalMonitoring, an orthodontic services platform powered by artificial intelligence, launched ScanAssist, the only scanning process in orthodontics that is AI-guided. 

13. Pearl received a patent for the computer system technology used in its Second Opinion chairside software. 

14. Dexis earned FDA clearance for the latest release of its DTX Studio Clinic, an artificial intelligence dental imaging and diagnosis software. 

15. Dental technology company MouthWatch launched a virtual care platform offering access to video visits with dentists, care coordination and medical-dental care integration. 

16. SmileDirectClub launched CarePlus, a new clear aligner treatment that includes 24/7 concierge access, remote and in-person check-ins with dentists and two years' worth of retainers after treatment.

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