Global dental market to reach $55B in 2019
November 21, 2014 -- The global dental market is expected to grow to $55 billion by 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research. Led by advances in technologies such as imaging equipment, dental lasers, and CAD/CAM equipment, the dental equipment market is the fastest-growing segment of the industry.
Sirona reports record fiscal 2014 results
November 21, 2014 -- Sirona has reported its fourth-quarter results and had record results for fiscal 2014.
ACA enrollment figure included dental plans
November 21, 2014 -- The Obama administration said it incorrectly added 380,000 dental subscribers to its totals when it calculated the number of people with health coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
NSK Dental receives ISO 13485 certification
November 21, 2014 -- Dental equipment manufacturer NSK Dental announced that it has received International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13485 certification for its North American distribution and repair services. This certification applies specifically to medical device manufacturers.
Lymphoseek earns EU marketing authorization
November 20, 2014 -- Navidea Biopharmaceuticals announced that it has received marketing authorization in the European Union (EU) for its Lymphoseek 250-mcg kit for radiopharmaceutical preparation.
J.D. Power releases new dental plan customer satisfaction report
November 20, 2014 -- J.D. Power has released its new 2014 Dental Plan Satisfaction Report, which ranked eight dental plan providers by customer satisfaction.
3D Systems expands dental printing options
November 20, 2014 -- 3D Systems has expanded its ProJet 1200 suite with five new materials engineered specifically for the desktop printing capabilities of its microstereolithography 3D printer.
Orascoptic offers new RDH Elite loupe
November 20, 2014 -- Orascoptic, a member of the KaVo Kerr Group, has launched RDH Elite, a loupe designed with a focus on dental hygiene.
Ormco announces Forum 2015 lectures
November 20, 2014 -- Ormco has announced more than 30 lectures and hands-on workshops that will be offered at Forum 2015 in Orlando, FL, held February 18-21, 2015.
Study: Triclosan presents risk of liver toxicity
November 19, 2014 -- A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that, after long-term exposure, triclosan can cause liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice through what the researchers called "molecular mechanisms that are also relevant in humans." However, the study authors emphasize that triclosan does have "health value" in certain toothpastes.