U.S. Congress considers Action for Dental Health bill
January 30, 2015 -- Rep. Mike Simpson, DMD (R-ID), an Idaho dentist, has cosponsored a bill to authorize oral health grants "to improve essential oral healthcare for lower income individuals by breaking down barriers to care."
America's ToothFairy's Smile Drive to collect oral care products for at-risk kids
January 27, 2015 -- America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation (NCOHF) will launch its Smile Drive campaign to raise oral health awareness and collect toothbrushes and toothpaste for at-risk children in February, National Children's Dental Health Month.
CareCredit offers new certification program
January 26, 2015 -- CareCredit has introduced a new certification program.
Wash. centers to pay $3.35M for improper Medicaid billing
January 19, 2015 -- Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced last week that his office is recovering $3.35 million from Sea Mar Community Health Centers, stemming from allegations that Sea Mar improperly billed Medicaid for thousands of dental appointments.
Ormco to host Smile for a Lifetime fundraiser at Forum 2015
January 19, 2015 -- Ormco will host its fifth annual Forum fundraiser to benefit the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation in Orlando, FL, on February 20, 2015.
Dental team brings free care and education to Haiti
January 16, 2015 -- A team of nine Aspen Dental clinicians recently provided free dental care to almost 400 patients during a weeklong humanitarian mission to Haiti, a mission that for some of the volunteers turned out to be deeply personal.
Jury awards $3.7M to woman molested at Atlanta dental clinic
January 16, 2015 -- An Atlanta dental clinic was ordered to pay $3.7 million to a woman who was sexually molested by a nurse anesthetist.
No criminal investigation into Dalhousie Univ. dental student posts
January 16, 2015 -- Halifax police in Nova Scotia announced it will not pursue a criminal investigation regarding Facebook posts by a group of dentistry students at Dalhousie University.
Magnolia Health launches new Miss. dental health plan
January 15, 2015 -- Magnolia Health announced Dental Health & Wellness as its new dental benefits manager, effective January 1.
Patterson to secure supply chain against gray-market products
January 15, 2015 -- Patterson Companies announced that it is formalizing its efforts to promote supply chain integrity for its dental customers to help protect against potentially unsafe dental products entering the marketplace.