Dental school grad modernizes denture design
May 22, 2015 -- Dr. Micah Weisenberg graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry on May 14, but unlike many of his colleagues, he will not just be practicing right after school. Instead, the newly minted Dr. Weisenberg will also focus on creating a device that could modernize how dentures are made.
J&J commits $25M to Operation Smile
May 19, 2015 -- Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has committed $25 million in financial and product contributions over the next five years to Operation Smile, the company announced.
Top 5 news stories of 2015
May 15, 2015 -- With the unofficial start of summer fast approaching, takes a look back at the most-read news articles from the first part of the year. These include articles on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the new Department of Health and Human Services recommendations on fluoride, Florida Medicaid violations, and new information on the role of the sugar industry on caries research.
Survey: About half of teens think braces are embarrassing
May 14, 2015 -- About half of teenagers think wearing traditional braces is embarrassing, according to new survey results by Align Technology. The company commissioned the survey with Kelton Global to better understand the psyche of teens and their moms and also the impact of social media.
3M Unitek launches interactive training website
May 11, 2015 -- 3M Unitek has launched, a free interactive training website.
AACD 2015: QuickSplint touts interim bite plane
May 6, 2015 -- SAN FRANCISCO - QuickSplint is showing its multipurpose, custom-fit, interim bite plane this week at the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry's (AACD) 31st Annual Scientific Session.
Wash. state leaders meet to improve oral health
April 24, 2015 -- Washington healthcare leaders gathered this week for a symposium to improve the state's oral health. More than 100 dentists, physicians, and healthcare experts met as state health officials focus on oral health's connection to overall health.
Hu-Friedy launches free servicing program for instruments
April 22, 2015 -- Hu-Friedy has launched a free servicing program for its surgical and orthodontic instruments.
Should nondentist teeth-whitening services be regulated?
April 21, 2015 -- In the recent ruling in the North Carolina teeth-whitening case, the U.S. Supreme Court made it clear that the state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth-whitening services provided by nondentists. The question remains, however, is it necessary for these teeth-whitening professionals to be regulated?
Unitek TMP, 3Shape software systems now integrated
April 21, 2015 -- 3M Unitek and 3Shape announced a collaboration to improve workflow for orthodontists.
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