CDA, others advocate for improved Medi-Cal reimbursement rates
March 4, 2015 -- In a hearing on Wednesday in Sacramento, CA, the president of the California Dental Association (CDA) and other experts testified that California's very low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates had become an access-to-care issue when it comes to the state's children receiving necessary dental treatment.
Heraeus Kulzer launches Pala digital denture system
March 4, 2015 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched the Pala digital denture system. The technology uses CAD and 3D software to model dentures for a good fit and good aesthetics that practices can deliver to their patients two times faster than conventional systems, according to the company.
1st week in March recognizes dental assistants
March 4, 2015 -- This week, March 1-7, is Dental Assistant Recognition Week (DARW). This year's theme, according to the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) is "Embracing the Changes in the Profession."
Cigna grants $103K to foundation helping underserved kids
March 3, 2015 -- The Cigna Foundation is granting $103,000 to the Healthy Smiles Mobile Dental Foundation, an organization bringing dental care to thousands of children in California's Central Valley.
KaVo Kerr to present more than 35 new products at IDS in Germany
March 2, 2015 -- KaVo Kerr Group announced plans to present more than 35 new products at the International Dental Show (IDS), held March 10-14 in Cologne, Germany
3D Systems signs distribution deal with Henry Schein
March 2, 2015 -- 3D Systems has entered into a multinational distribution agreement with Henry Schein.
3D Systems adds new distributor
March 2, 2015 -- 3D Systems has added Impression Solutions as a distributor of its consumer products, including 3D printers and handheld scanners.
ADA: Insurance marketplaces offer more pediatric dental benefits
February 27, 2015 -- The medical plans in the U.S. health insurance marketplaces are offering more embedded pediatric and family dental benefits than ever, according to a new research brief by the ADA Health Policy Institute. Since 2014, the plans offering pediatric dental benefits increased nearly 10%, the researchers found.
Carestream partners with Exocad on systems integration
February 27, 2015 -- Carestream Dental has partnered with CAD/CAM software provider Exocad to offer systems integration with Carestream's CS Solutions product portfolio. The new partnership will allow clinicians to incorporate digital impressions into their workflow and send cases directly to labs.
Patterson launches educational campaign on gray-market products
February 27, 2015 -- Patterson Dental has launched an educational campaign to help protect dentists and their patients from purchasing or using potentially unsafe dental products, or gray-market products. The initiative will largely be orchestrated through its new website,