CDA calls for action after Western Dental's Denti-Cal decision
May 25, 2015 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is calling for immediate action from the state to reform the Denti-Cal dental Medicaid program after Western Dental announced it will stop accepting new patients enrolled in the program.
AAPD 2015: Full-coverage restorations results in fewer caries relapses
May 22, 2015 -- SEATTLE - The current U.S. standard of care for treating early childhood caries results in inadequate clinical outcomes, according to a poster presentation on May 22 at this week's American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2015 annual meeting.
Elos changes name to Elos Medtech
May 22, 2015 -- Elos has changed its company and registered name to Elos Medtech.
AAPD 2015: Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children provides $1.1M in grants
May 22, 2015 -- SEATTLE - Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, the foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), announced that it will partner with 22 organizations this year and provide $1.1 million in grants for underserved children to have a dental home.
Western Dental to stop taking new Denti-Cal patients
May 22, 2015 -- Western Dental, one of the largest providers of California's Denti-Cal dental Medicaid program, has announced it will stop accepting new patients covered by the program because of low reimbursements and increased demand.
OIG: Calif. dentists submitted 'questionable' Medicaid billing
May 21, 2015 -- More than 300 California dentists were paid $117.5 million for "questionable" billing for pediatric Medicaid care in 2012, suggesting potential fraud and harm to children, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
OHA gets $50K grant to expand kids' oral healthcare in SoCal
May 21, 2015 -- Oral Health America (OHA) will use a $50,000 grant from the Annenberg Foundation to expand oral healthcare and education to children in Southern California.
Lares to launch pastel prophy handpiece
May 20, 2015 -- Lares Research will introduce its new pastel prophy handpiece on June 1.
Minn. dental practice warns patients of security breach
May 19, 2015 -- A Minnesota dental practice is warning its patients that two laptop computers containing patients' protected health information were recently stolen.
Image Navigation sells training simulators to Griffith Univ.
May 19, 2015 -- Image Navigation has sold eight of its new DentSim v5 augmented reality dental training simulators to the School of Dentistry and Oral Health at Griffith University in Australia.