FDA gives Lymphoseek orphan drug status
September 19, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to Navidea Biopharmaceuticals' Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical agent for use in sentinel lymph node detection in patients with head and neck cancer.
Crest launches new at-home strips for tooth sensitivity
September 19, 2014 -- Crest has launched the Crest Sensi-Stop Strips for at-home treatment of tooth sensitivity.
3M Unitek releases Unitek Treatment Management Portal 4.2
September 19, 2014 -- 3M Unitek has launched the Unitek Treatment Management Portal 4.2, the latest addition to its Incognito Appliance System, including the new Incognito Clear Precision Trays.
ADA Foundation Board of Directors elects new president
September 19, 2014 -- The ADA Foundation Board of Directors has elected Reneida Reyes, DDS, MPH, a pediatric dentist in Brooklyn, NY, as its new president.
VA proposes increased pay for its dentists, physicians
September 18, 2014 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing increased salaries for incoming dentists and physicians as part of its recruitment efforts to hire more clinicians and expand veterans' access to care.
ASTRO: Targeted radiation, chemotherapy less toxic for HNC
September 18, 2014 -- Patients with recurring head and neck cancer (HNC) who have previously received radiation treatment can be treated more quickly, safely, and with fewer side effects with high doses of targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), combined with drugs that target cancerous tumors, according to research presented at the American Society of Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in San Francisco.
Dr. Carl Misch receives ADA Distinguished Service Award
September 18, 2014 -- Carl E. Misch, DDS, MDS, PhD, has received the ADA's 2014 Distinguished Service Award.
Midmark offers 2 product promotions
September 17, 2014 -- Midmark is offering two dental product promotions allowing customers to receive incentives with the purchase of select equipment through the end of 2014.
Univ. of Iowa gets $300K grant to study adolescent caries, fluoride
September 17, 2014 -- The University of Iowa College of Dentistry has been awarded a $302,000 two-year grant by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study adolescent caries among the state's children.
Survey finds U.S. monthly dental premiums vary widely
September 16, 2014 -- The average monthly dental insurance premium was $31.81 for adults buying standalone dental coverage on government exchanges in the U.S., but premiums differed widely among states, according to a survey by the website HealthPocket.com.

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