Calif. Supreme Court rules on medical malpractice awards
December 18, 2014 -- California dentists breathed a sigh of relief this fall when a ballot measure to quadruple the state's cap on noneconomic damages for medical and dental malpractice was defeated. Less than a month later, however, the cap is already facing a challenge in California's Supreme Court.
U.S. House approves oral health spending
December 15, 2014 -- The spending bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week increased spending on several dental care, oral health research, and residency training programs and departments through fiscal year 2015, according to an ADA News story.
DentalEZ announces integrated sales team
December 12, 2014 -- DentalEZ Group has announced a newly formed Institutional Sales Team. The company's Institutional and NevinLabs sales teams have joined forces to form a newly expanded Institutional Sales Team.
3M, Whitepeaks settle dental ceramics coloring patent suit
December 11, 2014 -- 3M has settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Whitepeaks Dental Solutions in Germany involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations.
Cantel reports record 1st quarter sales
December 10, 2014 -- Cantel Medical, a provider of infection prevention and control products for dental and medical use, reported record sales for its fiscal first quarter of 2014.
Zimmer proposes package to win EC approval of Biomet deal
December 5, 2014 -- Zimmer Holdings has proposed a remedy package to the European Commission (EC) to facilitate the EC's approval of Zimmer's proposed acquisition of Biomet.
Texas court invalidates rules on Medicaid payment holds
December 2, 2014 -- A Texas appeals court has invalidated several rules related to payment holds imposed during Medicaid fraud investigations, saying they violate due process rights. The decision sides with plaintiffs Harlingen Family Dentistry and Trueblood Dental Associates and also reverses a trial court's ruling.
Kelyniam Global acquires sleep apnea tech company
November 25, 2014 -- Kelyniam Global, a medical device design and manufacturing company, announced it has acquired Med-Ally as part of its product diversification initiative.
CDA free clinic provides $1.66M in dental care
November 25, 2014 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation's two-day CDA Cares dental clinic provided $1.66 million in charitable dental services to nearly 2,000 people during a recent two-day event in Pomona, CA.
Global dental market to reach $55B in 2019
November 21, 2014 -- The global dental market is expected to grow to $55 billion by 2019, according to a new report from BCC Research. Led by advances in technologies such as imaging equipment, dental lasers, and CAD/CAM equipment, the dental equipment market is the fastest-growing segment of the industry.