Fla. dentist sues Heartland Dental over sale of practice
April 21, 2014 -- A Florida dentist is suing the Heartland Dental chain, claiming the company fired him after illegally taking over his practice through a complicated series of transactions and employment agreements. The suit is similar to a 2011 case in which a North Carolina dentist illegally sold his practice to Heartland.
Convergent secures $8M in funding
April 17, 2014 -- Convergent Dental has secured $8 million in an oversubscribed funding round led by Long River Ventures along with individual investors.
LED Dental signs SE distributors for VELscope
April 15, 2014 -- LED Dental has entered into a nonexclusive partnership with Atlanta Dental Supply Company and Nashville Dental for distribution of its VELscope Vx enhanced oral assessment system and product line within the Southeastern U.S. market.
MDA warns of possible tax identity theft
April 14, 2014 -- The Michigan Dental Association (MDA) has received several calls from member dentists who say that when they submitted their federal taxes this year, they learned that their taxes had already been filed, most likely by an identity thief.
Small Smiles owner to sell company
April 7, 2014 -- CSHM, which owns 54 Small Smiles dental clinics, has agreed to sell the chain after the company was recently excluded from participating in the Medicaid and Medicare programs by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Straumann invests in S. Korean implant maker
April 1, 2014 -- Swiss dental implant maker Straumann has agreed to purchase convertible bonds from South Korean implant company MegaGen for $30 million, as part of its drive to expand in the Asia/Pacific region.