Advaxis, MedImmune partner on clinical trial
July 22, 2014 -- Advaxis, a biotechnology company that develops cancer immunotherapies, has entered a clinical trial collaboration with MedImmune, the biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca.
Survey reveals disparity in dental assistant salaries
July 22, 2014 -- A DentalPost survey has found that the average annual salary for a full-time dental assistant is 20% less than the Bureau of Labor Statistics' median salary.
Mich. program offers dental care for volunteer service
July 22, 2014 -- The Care Free Dental Clinic in Lansing, MI, has created the Pay It Forward program designed to help individuals without dental insurance to get access to dental care and encourage volunteer community service.
Do dental treatments interfere with Ramadan?
July 22, 2014 -- Many Muslims observe fasting hours and avoid all consumption during the month of Ramadan, which ends in the evening of July 28 this year. Does the observance preclude dental treatment? Only if the patient does not consume water, according to the Central Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments.
Biolase to raise $12M in private placement of stock
July 21, 2014 -- Dental laser manufacturer Biolase has agreed to sell $12 million in unregistered shares of the company's common stock to institutional and individual investors in a private placement transaction.
Ohio dental community participates in Miles for Smiles fundraiser
July 21, 2014 -- More than a hundred Ohio dentists, dental office employees, and their families participated in a Miles for Smiles 5K race to raise money for the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio.
Mo. man tries to set record by pulling out nails with teeth
July 21, 2014 -- A Missouri man may have set a new Guinness record by pulling nails with his teeth during a powerlifting meet at the recent Show-Me State Games in Columbia.
LSU researcher gets grant to develop cancer-preventing gum
July 18, 2014 -- A Louisiana State University (LSU) researcher has received a $50,000 grant to produce a potentially cancer-preventing gum that uses curcumin, a substance found in the spice turmeric.
High-viscosity glass ionomers can seal pits, fissures
July 18, 2014 -- A systematic review has shown that high-viscosity glass ionomers are not inferior to the current gold standard, according to the System Initiative from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.
OrthoAccel joins Orthodontext to offer text reminders
July 18, 2014 -- OrthoAccel Technologies has joined messaging service Orthodontext to allow orthodontists to send their patients text messages reminding them to use AcceleDent for 20 minutes daily.

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