Komet offers burs for zirconium
December 5, 2008 -- Komet USA this week announced a new bur kit for dentists and laboratory technicians who work with zirconium, the Zirconium Abutment Preparation Diamond Kit LD 0118.  Discuss
Adstra releases dental software upgrades
December 5, 2008 -- Adstra Systems has released the 2008 version of its dental software suite, Adstra Management M5.  Discuss
Sirona revenues up, sales down in Q4
December 4, 2008 -- Sirona Dental Systems announced increased revenues today because of currency fluctuations. But the volume of the company's sales declined. And officially it lost money because it revalued some of its assets.  Discuss
Belgian firms market 'toothfriendly' chocolate
December 4, 2008 -- Belgian chocolate makers Daskalidès and Chocolaterie Smet have introduced what they say are the first-ever "toothfriendly" chocolate products, according to a press release.  Discuss
Guardian expands dental HMO coverage
December 4, 2008 -- Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has announced enhancements to its dental HMO (DHMO) plans that include coverage for oral cancer screenings, adult fluoride treatments, and teeth whitening.
Brewed tea better for oral health, study finds
December 4, 2008 -- It is a well-known fact that one of the major victims of today's soft drink culture are teeth. Now a new study offers a healthy alternative: brewed tea.
Michigan dentists tapped to test blood pressure
December 3, 2008 -- Some Michigan dentists are testing patients' blood pressure in a pilot program to study the health effects on patients.  Discuss
Dentsply launches new refinement tips
December 3, 2008 -- Dentsply has introduced a new line of access refinement tips, ProUltra SINE tips.  Discuss
Texas dentist investigated after patient's death
December 2, 2008 -- A Bridge City, TX, general dentist may face a lawsuit because his patient died after a tooth extraction.  Discuss
Biolase cuts costs and workforce
December 2, 2008 -- Biolase Technology announced that it has reduced its quarterly fixed cost structure by approximately $2 million (20%) and is completing a 20% domestic work force reduction.  Discuss