Keystone Industries acquires Enamelite
September 16, 2014 -- Keystone Industries has acquired Enamelite, a company that specializes in products using nanotechnology to produce spray ceramics and powders for dental use.
Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare for $2.1B
September 15, 2014 -- Danaher has entered into a definitive transaction agreement to acquire dental implant maker Nobel Biocare Holding for approximately $2.14 billion.
CDA Cares plans Nov. free clinic
September 12, 2014 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation and the CDA are seeking dental professionals to volunteer for a CDA Cares free clinic in Pomono, CA, from November 21-23.
Liquidia forms new oral health company
September 11, 2014 -- Liquidia Technologies has formed a new pharmaceutical company, Lq3 Pharmaceuticals, dedicated to advancing novel therapies for oral health conditions.
Calif. law protects consumers' online reviews
September 11, 2014 -- To prevent negative reviews on social media sites, some businesses, retailers, and healthcare practitioners have taken to inserting a "nondisparagement" clause in customer contracts, patient agreements, and purchase agreements. Beginning next year, that kind of clause will be illegal in California.
Ga. dental clinics accused of Medicaid fraud
September 11, 2014 -- Federal investigators and the Georgia attorney general are investigating several Atlanta-area dental clinics for allegedly submitting hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent Medicaid filings.
Sonendo gets $35M in financing
September 9, 2014 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has completed an equity financing totaling $35 million, which will be used to further technology development, fund clinical studies, and commercialize the company's GentleWave system for root canal therapy.
Dos and don'ts for practice leadership: Conduct a business analysis
September 8, 2014 -- In the challenging new dental economy, it's more important than ever that dentists take a more business-like approach to running their practices, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. Before implementing new management systems and growth strategies, practice leaders need to know exactly where they stand.
Dentists fight Calif. malpractice insurance ballot measure
September 8, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - For almost 40 years, malpractice insurance premiums in California have remained stable due to a cap on noneconomic damage awards. But a new ballot measure threatens to quadruple the award limit and possibly put prescribers in a difficult ethical situation. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Daniel G. Davidson, DMD, about the measure and what dentists are doing to prevent its passage.
NC dental board urges reversal of FTC's 'radical' stance in teeth-whitening case
September 8, 2014 -- As North Carolina's teeth-whitening case goes to U.S. Supreme Court next month, the state's dental board is urging the high court to reject the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) "radical departure" from a long-standing precedent that offers "state actors immunity from antitrust scrutiny," according to a National Law Review story.
Ala. lawsuit seeks to overturn teeth-whitening law
September 5, 2014 -- Arguments began on Thursday in a lawsuit filed by two Alabama businesses seeking to overturn a state law restricting nondentists from offering teeth-whitening products and services.
Dental brokers ought to go the way of travel agents
September 4, 2014 -- In his latest column, Thomas Climo, PhD, makes the case that practice owners may be leaving money on the table when using a broker rather than an independent consultant when selling their practice. He explains why he believes dental brokers ought to go the way of travel agents.
Survey: Average dental student loan debt tops $215K
September 2, 2014 -- The American Dental Education Association 2013 survey of seniors graduating from U.S. dental schools found that the average educational debt reported by the students surveyed totaled more than $215,000 -- about 10% more than the class of 2012 reported.