Judge rules lawsuit against dental giants can proceed
September 29, 2016 -- A class-action lawsuit against three of the dental industry's biggest companies will be allowed to proceed after a U.S. District Court judge refused to dismiss the proposed litigation, according to multiple reports.
Study: Resin cements can change the color of ceramics
September 20, 2016 -- Resin cements can change the translucency, color, and shade of high-translucent ceramics, according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Oral Science. The final color of restorations depends on a combination of the underlying tooth structure and resin cement layer, the authors concluded.
Young Innovations acquires orthodontics firm
September 20, 2016 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations has acquired the Orthodontic Store, a provider of orthodontic appliances, supplies, and instruments.
Cosmedent launches new sculpting instrument
September 20, 2016 -- Cosmedent has introduced the Casi, a double-ended composite sculpting instrument.
Video from CDA Presents 2016: Dr. Peter Karsant on restoratives
September 8, 2016 -- SAN FRANCISCO - DrBicuspid.com brings you exclusive video from the California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2016 conference. In this video, Dr. Peter Karsant speaks about narrow-diameter implants.
ClearCorrect: Align, ITC won't appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
September 1, 2016 -- Align Technology and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will not appeal a 2015 federal court decision that determined the ITC does not have the authority to regulate data, according to a statement from ClearCorrect. While the decision reinforces that the ITC doesn't have jurisdiction over data, legal disputes between the two aligner creators are not over yet.
P&G wins patent case over whitening strips
August 29, 2016 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has won a patent infringement lawsuit against a Chinese competitor.
Heraeus Kulzer launches digital denture training
August 26, 2016 -- Heraeus Kulzer has launched a new training program for laboratory technicians on the processing and finishing of digitally designed dentures.
Align Technology to supply aligners for SmileDirectClub
August 4, 2016 -- Align Technology will supply non-Invisalign clear aligners for SmileDirectClub's doctor-directed, at-home program, under terms of a supply agreement between the companies.
AAO partners with Shock Doctor for mouthguard campaign
July 29, 2016 -- The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has partnered with athletic protection brand Shock Doctor to increase mouthguard adoption among young athletes.
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