OrthoAccel receives 3 new patents
May 26, 2016 -- OrthoAccel Technologies has received two new patents from the U.S. and one from China for its vibrating dental devices.
New bridge allows dentist, not patient, removal
May 20, 2016 -- Dental Evolutions has introduced an implant-supported bridge that can be removed by a dentist but not by a patient.
OrthoAccel gets $12M in equity financing
May 11, 2016 -- OrthoAccel Technologies announced it has received $12 million in new equity financing.
AACD inaugurates new president
May 4, 2016 -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) has inaugurated Chiann Gibson, DDS, as its new president.
3M to launch Victory Series low-profile brackets at AAO 2016
April 27, 2016 -- 3M will launch the Victory Series low-profile brackets with APC flash-free adhesive at this week's American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2016 meeting.
Taub launches crown and bridge remover
April 20, 2016 -- Dental consumables manufacturer Taub Products has launched Impulse, a medical-grade stainless steel crown and bridge remover.
Second Opinion: ADA supports competition, except in dentistry
April 19, 2016 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss asks an important question about healthcare insurance, competition, and the ADA's approach to both. Dr. Krauss wonders why competition is important in one area and not in others.
Application for dental technician awards now available
April 19, 2016 -- The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry is accepting applications for two awards for dental technicians.
Dentists make too much money
April 13, 2016 -- Everyone wants to know what is coming next. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Benjamin Burris would like to see increased access to care and better service for patients. He also sees that increased competition and market disruption are almost inevitable, unless dentists do a better job of policing themselves and serving their patients.
USC gets $2.1M grant for stem cell research
April 13, 2016 -- The University of Southern California (USC) Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry has received a $2.1 million grant for stem cell research.
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