Taub launches new resin barrier
November 25, 2015 -- Taub Products has released Liquid Magic resin barrier for implant and cosmetic dentistry.
AAOF establishes McNamara faculty development award
November 20, 2015 -- The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) has established the James A. McNamara Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship award.
Cleft research receives inaugural federal funding
November 18, 2015 -- A new federal initiative to accelerate research on pediatric diseases and conditions will fund a study that seeks to learn more about the causes of cleft lip and palate.
AACD launches new initiatives
November 16, 2015 -- The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) Charitable Foundation's Give Back a Smile program is launching two new initiatives: Lab Challenge and Give Back a Bigger Smile.
OrthoAccel makes Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500
November 13, 2015 -- OrthoAccel Technologies is ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 69 in the U.S. on Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 list.
U.S. federal court rules in favor of ClearCorrect over ITC
November 12, 2015 -- A U.S. federal court has ruled in favor of ClearCorrect in a case involving digital data, noting that the U.S. International Trade Commission does not have the authority to regulate the data. The case has implications that could affect how the Internet is regulated.
Study: 3D-printed teeth can kill bacteria on contact
November 4, 2015 -- 3D-printed teeth made with antimicrobial composite resins can kill caries-causing bacteria on contact, according to a new study by researchers from the Netherlands. The antibacterial teeth killed almost all Streptococcus mutans while showing no signs of being harmful to human cells.
Henry Schein to acquire Italian dental company
November 3, 2015 -- Henry Schein announced that it will acquire a 90% ownership interest in Dental Trey, a leading distributor of dental consumable merchandise and equipment in Italy.
Legal Cases: Orthodontics, severe root resorption, and tooth loss
November 2, 2015 -- In their latest column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler present a case on a female patient who came to an orthodontist seeking to close some spacing. How this treatment plan changed over time and what kind of follow-up and monitoring are required make for interesting reading.
Texas officials giving up on most Medicaid fraud cases
October 30, 2015 -- Texas officials are giving up on recovering most of the hundreds of millions of dollars spent on questionable Medicaid dental and orthodontic procedures. After years of an ongoing scandal over fraudulent billing and courtroom losses, the commission that oversees Medicaid has offered settlements for a fraction of the claimed damages.
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