Survey: Average dental student loan debt tops $215K
September 2, 2014 -- The American Dental Education Association 2013 survey of seniors graduating from U.S. dental schools found that the average educational debt reported by the students surveyed totaled more than $215,000 -- about 10% more than the class of 2012 reported.
Univ. of Louisville dental school receives $5M gift
September 2, 2014 -- The University of Louisville School of Dentistry has received a $5 million gift to create an endowed fund to meet future priorities.
Dux Dental kicks off breast cancer awareness campaign
September 2, 2014 -- Dux Dental has kicked off its sixth annual Bib-Eze for Boob-Eze campaign to benefit Barbells for Boobs, a nonprofit breast cancer organization that is dedicated to the early detection of breast cancer, the company announced.
1st male hygienist in La. retires
September 2, 2014 -- In 1974, Air Force veteran Kenneth Boudreaux become Louisiana's first licensed male dental hygienist. Now, after about 40 years in practice, he has retired after treating four generations of some families, according to an Associated Press article.
Delta Dental foundation gives $10K for dental care to SoCal program
August 29, 2014 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Victor Valley Community Dental Service Program in Southern California to provide dental care to those who are working but do not have dental insurance or cannot afford dental care.
Va. dentist pleads guilty to drug charges
August 28, 2014 -- A Virginia dentist has admitted to fraudulently obtaining hydrocodone and illegally distributing more than 2,500 of the pills.
Dental equipment market worth $7.1B by 2019
August 27, 2014 -- The global dental equipment market is expected to increase from $5.4 billion in 2014 to reach $7.1 billion by 2019, acccording to the new research report by MarketsandMarkets.
Facial reconstruction with 3D printing lacks reimbursement
August 27, 2014 -- 3D printing technology is battling to convince surgeons that it is a financially viable treatment for craniomaxillofacial reconstruction, according to an analyst with research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Texas DSO raises $2.5M to buy dental practices
August 27, 2014 -- Newly formed dental service organization (DSO) Modern Dental Services of Dallas has raised $2.5 million in private equity to purchase dental practices from older practitioners and use them as job opportunities for new dentists.
LED Dental launches new website to showcase products
August 27, 2014 -- LED Dental has launched a new website that will better support practitioners' needs and help familiarize them with the company's product portfolio. The new website highlights the company's expansion into dental imaging and its fluorescence visualization technology.

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