TOP DENTAL NEWS
Laser periodontal therapy effective alternative to surgery
January 11, 2008 -- Laser periodontal therapy is an effective alternative to scalpel/suture surgery for treating gum disease, according to a new study in the International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry.
Meeting on the oral-systemic link
January 11, 2008 -- Looking for an informative session on the link between oral and overall (systemic) health? Head to the program at the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) on January 18, where physicians and dentists will delve into the topic in detail.
Norway bans amalgam
January 10, 2008 -- Is amalgam safe or not? While the debate continues to rage in the United States, Norway has made its decision: the country has announced a ban on all use of mercury in manufacturing, import and export.
WellPoint's Consumer Business Unit gets new president
January 10, 2008 -- WellPoint, Inc. has appointed Brian A. Sassi as president and chief executive officer of its Consumer Business Unit, which includes the individual, senior, and state sponsored (Medicaid) customer segments. Sassi, who was formerly president of Blue Cross of California, will take full responsibility on Feb. 1.
Dental labs outsource CAD/CAM restorations
January 10, 2008 -- Dental laboratories in the U.S. and Europe are increasingly outsourcing crown and bridge production to keep up with the high demand for CAD/CAM restorations, according to Millennium Research Group's "Global Markets for Dental CAD/CAM Systems 2008" report.
Smaller implants meet skepticism
January 10, 2008 -- They're cheaper. They're easier. They're government-approved. And manufacturers are promoting them heavily. But can mini-implants do everything standard ones can? Probably not, say top implant experts. See our slideshow on the implant process.
Payformance offers dentists electronic claim settlement
January 9, 2008 -- Payformance Corporation, an electronic funds transfer (EFT) and electronic remittance advice (ERA) service provider, recently announced that it will extend its services to include the dental industry.
ADA wishes itself a happy new year
January 9, 2008 -- ADA has given itself a little pat on the back for its performance in 2007. Membership is up, efforts to improve America's access to care are underway, and amalgam and fluoridated water are still safe. (Not to mention that renovations to the ADA's DC offices have been approved!)
Kids' caries test found accurate
January 8, 2008 -- What if you knew exactly which patients were most likely to get caries? You could focus extra efforts on protecting those patients' teeth. Now researchers from Okayama University, Japan say they've got a whizz-bang bioactivity test that can help you do just that.
Paul Suni leaves Suni as new firm takes control
January 8, 2008 -- German private equity firm Forstgarten Holdings has acquired a majority stake in Suni Medical Imaging -- manufacturers of intraoral digital radiography equipment -- from former CEO and chief technology officer Paul Suni, who has resigned from the SUNI Board of Directors.
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