Delta Dental renews Tricare contract October 4, 2007 -- Delta Dental of San Francisco has won a new five-year contract to administer the Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP), which offers dental benefits to retired members of the U.S. uniformed services.
ADA Show Report: A better, smarter schedule October 1, 2007 -- Having every day's time slots filled with patient appointments is one sign you've made it as a dentist, but a jam-packed schedule could be driving your staff crazy -- and making your practice less profitable.
Video update: Advantages of lasers touted September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Zap! The age of Buck Rogers has reached the dentist’s office, laser experts demonstrated in a presentation at the American Dental Association's 148th Annual Session held recently in San Francisco.
ADA Show Report: Reduce the 'broken windows' in your practice September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly half of all Americans don't visit a dentist regularly. Why are they avoiding you? To find out, the American Dental Association recently surveyed some of those people. The top reasons they skip the dentist's chair: cost and a previous bad experience.
ADA Show Report: Spit offers shining promise September 28, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- Want to know if you've got cancer? Diabetes? Alzheimer's disease? Just spit! That's the promise coming to dentists' office as early as 2013 David Wong, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., told conferees at the 148th Annual Session of the American Dental Association (ADA).
Cantel acquires Strong Medical September 28, 2007 -- Infection prevention firm Cantel Medical of Little Falls, NJ, has acquired Strong Dental Products, a Corona, CA, manufacturer of comfort cushioning and infection control covers for x-ray film and digital x-ray sensors.
ADA Show Report: Solutions for single stained tooth September 27, 2007 -- SAN FRANCISCO -- More obvious than a sore thumb, an off-color tooth can mar the brightest smile. Yet whitening just one tooth -- without affecting its comrades -- presents so many challenges that dentists of the past have often counseled their patients to live with the problem.
Dental appointments on the fly September 26, 2007 -- Everyone books last-minute flights, hotel rooms, and even entire vacations online. Now, thanks to a recently launched Web site, patients can book dental and medical appointments on the fly.