TOP DENTAL NEWS
Yankee Dental Show preview
January 28, 2008 -- The Yankee Dental Congress kicks off this Thursday at the Boston Convention Center, offering three days of lectures and hands-on sessions on the latest trends, technologies, and techniques. And as you'd expect, the DrBicuspid editorial team will be there from day one, filing reports throughout the week.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
New report covers size, trends, and future of dental industry
January 25, 2008 -- Looking for a comprehensive scoop on the dental industry? Want the 411 on the size and disposition of the industry, or what the future has in store?  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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.  Discuss
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