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Growth in U.S. dental spending remains moderate
November 7, 2017 -- Spending on dental care in the U.S. increased by almost 3% annually between 1996 and 2013. While that increase adds up to $38 billion, it fell short of growth in spending on other health conditions, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Discuss
Henry Schein increases income, dental sales in Q3
November 7, 2017 -- Henry Schein has reported higher net income and dental sales for its fiscal third quarter of 2017, despite being negatively impacted by hurricanes.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona reports sales increase in Q3
November 3, 2017 -- Dentsply Sirona has reported higher net sales but a reduction in net income for the fiscal third quarter of 2017.  Discuss
New U.S. bill would remove Medicare prescription rule
November 2, 2017 -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on October 31 would remove the mandate for dentists to become a Medicare provider for their patient's prescriptions to be reimbursed by Medicare Part D. This bill would theoretically allow older Americans a wider range of dentists to choose from.  Discuss
New product: Palmero adds pink safety eyewear
November 2, 2017 -- Palmero Healthcare has added pink, lightweight, disposable eye protection to its Dynamic Disposables line in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Discuss
Biolase reports net loss in Q3
November 2, 2017 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase reported a net loss for its fiscal third quarter of 2017.  Discuss
2 weeks to go in Dental Excellence Award voting
November 1, 2017 -- It's your turn to join hundreds of your colleagues in voting for the DrBicuspid Dental Excellence Awards. With tight races in many of the 10 categories, your vote matters more now than ever.  Discuss
3Shape to enable sleep apnea scans
November 1, 2017 -- 3Shape has enabled the software for its Trios intraoral scanner to allow users to send intraoral scans directly to sleep apnea device manufacturer OrthoApnea.  Discuss
Dental Care Alliance partners with LED Dental, Apteryx on imaging
October 31, 2017 -- Dental support organization Dental Care Alliance has chosen LED Dental as its preferred provider for imaging devices and Apteryx as the preferred provider for imaging software.  Discuss
Owandy gets FDA clearance for 2D panoramic system
October 30, 2017 -- Owandy Radiology has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its I-Max 2D wall-mounted, panoramic digital radiography unit.  Discuss