TOP DENTAL NEWS
United Concordia adds a dental health center to its website
April 23, 2008 -- United Concordia has added a new feature to its website -- the Smile for Health Dental Health Center.
Clinic pays $10 million in fraud settlement
April 23, 2008 -- Medicaid Dental Center (MDC) of North Carolina will pay $10,050,000 to the United States and North Carolina to settle claims that it fraudulently billed Medicaid for dental care on impoverished children.
Recession-proof your practice
April 22, 2008 -- Signs are emerging that the tough economic times will hit dentistry. But by rethinking your business approach, you can protect your income. Leading practice management gurus and savvy dentists offer tips on cutting your costs, marketing your practice, and selling your services.
Study: Digital x-rays easily altered
April 21, 2008 -- As digital x-rays become more common, new concerns are rising about the ability to use photo editing software and other techniques to alter x-rays or even CT scans.
Medica and Minnesota Delta offer new plan
April 18, 2008 -- Medica and Delta Dental of Minnesota are forming a partnership to offer Minnesota residents a new dental plan -- Medica Direct Dental.
Xoran gets FDA warning letter
April 16, 2008 -- Specialty CT manufacturer Xoran Technologies of Ann Arbor, MI, has received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for documentation issues related to its MiniCAT scanner, a compact CT unit used for imaging of the sinuses, skull base, and temporal bones.
Getting tough on deadbeat clients
April 15, 2008 -- Having trouble getting patients to pay up? Maybe it's time to bring in the "third-party."
Ultradent adhesive matches Kuraray's Clearfil in strength tests
April 15, 2008 -- In a smack-down comparison of self-etch adhesives, researchers at the American Association for Dental Research found Ultradent's Peak SE + Peak LC just as strong as Clearfil SE. It was a startling upset for Clearfil, the reigning champ in its category.
AACR show report: Dentists balk at cancer screenings
April 15, 2008 -- Dentists don't want to spend time screening patients for oral cancer because they're not sure how to do it properly -- or how to make money from it, researchers said at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting here.
Removing amalgam cures ills -- but so does healthy living
April 11, 2008 -- Can you cure your patients' nagging headaches, skin diseases, and other maladies by removing their amalgam (mercury) fillings? You might, suggests a new German study in the April issue of the Journal of Dental Research.
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