Irish dental council approves clinical dental technicians
November 11, 2008 -- The Dental Council of Ireland has established the role of the clinical dental technician (CDT) as a class of dental auxiliary.  Discuss
Discus Dental names new CEO
November 11, 2008 -- Discus Dental has appointed Steven Semmelmayer as its new CEO, the company announced.  Discuss
Study links smoking during pregnancy to cleft palate
November 10, 2008 -- Women who smoke during pregnancy run a higher risk of having a baby with a cleft palate or lip, and babies born to smokers are twice as likely to be born with the conditions as opposed to babies of nonsmokers, according to a new study.  Discuss
Essex Dental to cover ViziLite Plus screenings
November 10, 2008 -- Essex Dental Benefits is now covering ViziLite Plus with TBlue, Zila's screening device for the early detection of oral cancer, according to the company.  Discuss
Woman sues dentist over bad breast surgery
November 10, 2008 -- A Washington dentist and oral surgeon with a checkered past has been sued by an 18-year-old woman who said he botched a breast reduction on her three years ago, according to a story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.  Discuss
Survey: Nicorette gum also whitens teeth
November 10, 2008 -- A survey has found that Nicorette White Ice Mint not only helps ease tough cravings and withdrawal symptoms, but also helps whiten teeth, according to GlaxoSmithKline.  Discuss
Wis. association names new president
November 10, 2008 -- Twin Lakes general dentist H. Michael Kaske, D.D.S., was sworn in as the 137th president of the 2,900-member Wisconsin Dental Association at the organization's annual House of Delegates meeting.  Discuss
3M restoratives get high marks from Dental Advisor
November 6, 2008 -- The 3M ESPE Z100 Restorative and 3M ESPE Filtek Z250 Universal Restorative have received the highest possible clinical rating -- excellent -- from Dental Advisor, according to 3M.  Discuss
Survey: Female dentists vulnerable to harassment
November 6, 2008 -- A survey by the Indonesian Dental Association reveals that female dentists are highly vulnerable to sexual harassment by their male patients. Results from the survey were presented this week at a seminar held in Jakarta in cooperation with the World Dental Federation.  Discuss
Sales up, but Henry Schein to cut 300 jobs
November 5, 2008 -- Despite a 9.6% increase in sales in the third quarter of fiscal year 2008, Henry Schein will cut 300 jobs in anticipation of slower growth in the markets it serves, the company said.  Discuss