Organization leaders focus on moving forward from CDC caries report
March 6, 2015 -- While cautiously optimistic about the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on dental caries and sealant use in U.S. children, representatives from the ADA, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry spoke with about the report's impact and what needs to happen next to reduce the caries rate.
Crest launches new Pro-Health HD 2-stage toothpaste
March 5, 2015 -- Proctor and Gamble brand Crest introduced its Pro-Health HD two-step daily use toothpaste at the recent Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.
Axim unveils hemp cannabigerol oral care products
March 5, 2015 -- Axim Biotechnologies has debuted its line of oral care and cosmetic products that include cannabigerol (CBG) at this week's Cannabis Economy Global Conference in New York City.
Oral-B unveils updated toothbrush app at Mobile World Congress
March 5, 2015 -- Oral-B has unveiled improvements to its toothbrush app at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
NC dental board, ADA: SCOTUS ruling undermines authority of states, professional boards
March 4, 2015 -- The North Carolina dental board and the ADA criticized last week's U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision over teeth whitening, saying it undermines the states' authority to regulate activity while creating a quandary for professional boards across the country.
CDA, others advocate for improved Medi-Cal reimbursement rates
March 4, 2015 -- In a hearing on Wednesday in Sacramento, CA, the president of the California Dental Association (CDA) and other experts testified that California's very low Medi-Cal reimbursement rates had become an access-to-care issue when it comes to the state's children receiving necessary dental treatment.
Heraeus Kulzer launches Pala digital denture system
March 4, 2015 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched the Pala digital denture system. The technology uses CAD and 3D software to model dentures for a good fit and good aesthetics that practices can deliver to their patients two times faster than conventional systems, according to the company.
1st week in March recognizes dental assistants
March 4, 2015 -- This week, March 1-7, is Dental Assistant Recognition Week. This year's theme, according to the American Dental Assistants Association is "Embracing the Changes in the Profession."
2015 Chicago Midwinter Meeting wrap-up
March 3, 2015 -- CHICAGO - The 150th Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting concluded this past weekend. Despite subfreezing temperatures, there was a busy exhibit floor, standing-room-only clinical presentations, and dozens of new products launched.
Endosseous implants most reported dental device linked to adverse events
March 3, 2015 -- Your dental practice uses a range of devices every day, but do you consider that some of them come with the slight risk of accidents or injury? A new study has found that more than 28,000 adverse event reports associated with dental devices were filed with the FDA during a 15-year period, with endosseous implants the most frequently reported device.