ADA sponsors Give Kids A Smile day January 25, 2008 -- Big companies are making big donations to put smiles on little faces for the ADA's sixth annual Give Kids A Smile day. On February 1 more than 50,000 dental professionals around the country will provide free dental treatment to kids from low income families.
DentalPlans.com offers discount plans in Spanish January 24, 2008 -- If your patients aren't coming in because of money or language problems, you can now refer them (at least some of them) to a one-stop solution. A Web site that offers discount dental plans in Spanish.
Midmark acquires European Design January 24, 2008 -- Midmark Corporation, an Ohio-based provider of examination and treatment equipment for dental, medical, and veterinary markets, has recently acquired European Design, a company that manufactures dental equipment and furniture.
Sirona launches new Cerec 3 service January 24, 2008 -- Sirona Dental Systems has launched a Web-based communication system, Cerec Connect, aimed at Cerec and inLab dental CAD/CAM users.
Dental students sue ADA January 24, 2008 -- What are the rights of students accused of breaking the ADA's test-taking rules? That's the question raised by 13 UCLA dental students who sued the organization after it charged them with helping others cheat on the National Board Dental Examination.
Laser protects against caries January 23, 2008 -- Can zapping teeth with lasers protect them from caries? Absolutely, say researchers from the University of California, San Francisco. They report reducing tooth decay by 87 percent using a carbon dioxide laser.
New Mexico dental school proposed January 22, 2008 -- If you build it, they will come. But will they stay? It's a key question faced by New Mexico legislators as they mull Gov. Bill Richardson's proposal to launch the state's first dental school.
Caries bacteria to self-destruct? January 22, 2008 -- A research team at the University of Rochester Medical Centre has received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) to identify and rank the 2,000 genes that help S. mutans survive acidic build-up in the mouth. Altering these genes could reduce the bacteria's ability to survive, causing it to self destruct in its own acid.
Healthy mouth for a healthy heart January 22, 2008 -- Here's an argument that will have your wayward patients back in the chair in a heartbeat. According to an article in the latest Journal of Periodontology, patients with a high level of systemic bacterial exposure -- due to periodontal disease -- are at a greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease.