TOP DENTAL NEWS
Report blasts Smiles clinics
November 9, 2007 -- A national chain of dental clinics separates children from their parents and straps them to their chairs for treatments, ABC News reported Wednesday.
Studies find bleach damages dentin
November 9, 2007 -- Even a 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution weakens teeth, says researcher
Getting a handle on things
November 9, 2007 -- Attention all hygienists with tired aching fingers! Premier Dental Products Company is now offering a choice of three ergonomic handles on their NV1 Anterior Scaler and NV2 Posterior Scaler instruments.
Renaissance Dental expands coverage
November 8, 2007 -- Renaissance Dental has added new benefits to its standard plan for patients with high risk medical conditions, patients undergoing certain treatments, diabetics, and pregnant women.
Report surveys device makers
November 8, 2007 -- Attention dental shoppers! Are you curious about the companies who make the products you use every day? Want to know who's making a killing in track-mounted light systems and whose getting stuck with an oversupply of ceramic caulk? Research and Markets can answer your burning questions about dental device makers, the company claims, with a new report: "Dental Devices Market Profile."
Dentisoft adds new feature to its dental practice system
November 7, 2007 -- Dentisoft Technologies has introduced a new feature to its dental practice system -- an automated appointment reminder service. The company has partnered with Interactive Intelligence Inc. and is using the latter's icNotify outbound hosted notification service.
Pinpoint implants via 3D software
November 7, 2007 -- You think parallel parking your SUV in a Corolla-sized space is tough? Try putting a dental implant in just the right spot in someone's mouth. In many cases, you don't know what you're facing until you expose the patient's bone.
Dental 'therapists' fill holes: Part I
November 6, 2007 -- The lawsuit is settled but the debate goes on: Will dental health aide therapists do more help or harm?
Align launches new clear retainers
November 6, 2007 -- Align Technology, Inc. has announced the launch of Vivera retainers -- clear retainers made from the same technology as Invisalign aligners. These subscription-based retainers will be delivered to dentists or directly to the patient four times a year.
3M launches clear self-litigating braces
November 6, 2007 -- 3M Unitek has introduced Clarity SL braces -- clear, self-litigating braces made from translucent ceramic. These braces use a clip to hold the wires in place eliminating the need for elastic bands (ligatures).
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