Delta Dental of NJ to offer in-office A1c diabetes testing
May 29, 2015 -- Delta Dental of New Jersey is launching a pilot program for July that enables its providers to incorporate A1c screenings for patients at risk for diabetes, and also encourages screenings and appropriate referrals for patients presenting with signs and/or symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension.
Heraeus Kulzer, Amann Girrbach partner on full digital dentures
May 29, 2015 -- Heraeus Kulzer and digital dental prosthetics company Amann Girrbach have agreed on joint development rights to produce full digital dentures.
Henry Schein opens hotline for U.S. customers affected by storms
May 29, 2015 -- Henry Schein has opened a disaster relief hotline for dentists and other practitioners who had operational, logistical, or financial issues from the recent storms in the South Central region of the U.S.
Dental hygienist among best jobs for women in 2015
May 28, 2015 -- Dental hygienist has been named among the best jobs for women in a new CareerCast report.
Study: Oral cancer campaign increases awareness among black men
May 27, 2015 -- A campaign to increase awareness of oral cancer among black men resulted in more screenings for the disease in Florida's poorest counties, according to a new study in the American Journal of Public Health.
ADA seeks comments on revised sedation, anesthesia guidelines
May 27, 2015 -- The ADA Council on Dental Education and Licensure is proposing revisions to two sets of guidelines on the use of sedation and anesthesia and is seeking comments on the proposed changes.
Patterson to donate to America's ToothFairy
May 27, 2015 -- Patterson Dental will donate a percentage of product sales to the America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation during the months of May and June to expand educational, prevention, and treatment programs for at-risk children.
Licorice root compound prevents biofilm formation
May 26, 2015 -- The natural compound trans-chalcone found in licorice root prevents caries-causing biofilm formation, according to a new study in the journal Chemical Communications.
PDS Serve, Smile Generation provide $42K of free dental care
May 26, 2015 -- Pacific Dental Services' PDS Serve Foundation andSmile Generation dental teams recently provided $42,000 of free oral healthcare to local women in Houston.
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.