FDA: Relief ACP oral care gel recalled December 19, 2014 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Relief ACP oral care gel was voluntarily recalled by manufacturer Discus Dental because of an "incorrect composition of ingredients." The company mistakenly filled the gel product with hydrogen peroxide teeth-whitening gel, which made it ineffective or could cause increased sensitivity.
CMS clarifies 'free care' rule December 19, 2014 -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has clarified its "free care" rule, which should make it easier for school-based sealant programs to receive Medicaid reimbursement, according to a letter from CMS Director Cindy Mann.
JDR unveils new look December 18, 2014 -- The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) has published the January 2015 issue of the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), which features a newly designed look and new subtitle: "The journal for dental, oral and craniofacial research."
Review highlights ways to prevent, manage ONJ December 17, 2014 -- An international review of more than a decade's worth of research on osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) points to an increased risk for patients taking certain drugs; those undergoing dental surgery; and people with poor oral hygiene, chronic inflammation, diabetes, or ill-fitting dentures.