Dental Technology

Sonendo Stock: Dental Technology for Root Canal Therapy

Plenty of people talk about how they hate going to the dentist, but apparently, dentophobia is a real thing. One study found that nearly a quarter of people feared the dentist chair, while dentophobia was the most common among 10 different phobias (defined as excessive fear or anxiety) at 3.7% – even more than fear […]

A Dental Robot That Helps With Dental Surgeries

In Body Rituals of the Nacirema, anthropologist Horace Miner describes a North American group of people with some strange rituals. One involves a “holy mouth man” who uses a variety of augers, awls, and prods as objects in the exorcism of the evils of the mouth. It’s a process that involves almost unbelievable ritual torture […]

How to Straighten Your Teeth at Home Cheaply

Must have been a few years ago when a story was going around about a college student who straightened his own teeth using a 3D printer. That sort of do-it-yourself dentistry is probably not advised for a generation that can’t understand how basic interest rates work. Still, the idea of getting your teeth straightened from […]

8 Dental Technology Startups Disrupting Dentistry

No one likes going to the dentist. The American Dental Association lists cost, fear, and lack of Medicaid coverage as some of the main reasons why American adults forgo dental care. Meanwhile in China, there are different problems with dentistry – mainly that aren’t enough qualified dentists to serve the needs of 400 million patients seeking […]

Is Align Technology (ALGN) a 3D Printing Stock?

We’re almost three quarters of the way through the year now and the bull is still charging. Since our focus is on investing in emerging technologies, we can use the NASDAQ 100 Index (the top 100 companies traded on the NASDAQ exchange) as a benchmark for tech stocks. There is a popular exchange traded fund (ETF) that tracks […]