Dos and don'ts for patient service: Become the trusted home care resource
May 30, 2016 -- Your established patients already rely on you as their oral healthcare expert. So it makes perfect sense for your practice to offer recommended oral care products for patients to use at home. Think of this not as a way to generate more revenue but as a professional service available only to your patients and their families, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.
Mass. Senate approves budget amendment for MLPs
May 27, 2016 -- The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a budget amendment that would allow dentists to hire midlevel providers (MLPs) known as dental hygiene practitioners.
Philips raises $839M from Lighting spin-off
May 27, 2016 -- Dutch industrial conglomerate Royal Philips Electronics raised 750 million euros ($835 million) through the initial public offering of its Philips Lighting business, which has been spun off into a separate company.
Henry Schein continues support for kids' health campaign
May 25, 2016 -- Henry Schein is donating $40,000 to support the Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth (PLAY) campaign for the fourth consecutive year.
U.S. court upholds warning labels on sodas, sugary drinks
May 23, 2016 -- A U.S. district court in California has rejected efforts to stop a San Francisco law that requires health warnings on ads for sugary drinks from taking effect. The pioneering law mandates that warnings must cover 20% of ads.
Calif. hygienist association threatens to leave parent group
May 20, 2016 -- The largest state hygienists' group in the U.S. is threatening to leave the parent organization, the American Dental Hygienists' Association. The California Dental Hygienists' Association says a proposed charter agreement imposes significant new obligations but no new benefits.
Video toothbrush set to launch
May 20, 2016 -- Onvi will launch a video toothbrush in early 2017.
Geistlich Pharma launches new package size for Bio-Oss
May 18, 2016 -- Geistlich Pharma North America has introduced a new package size for its Bio-Oss bone substitute.
Interleukin Genetics reports increased Q1 revenues
May 17, 2016 -- Interleukin Genetics reported an increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2016.
Delta Dental donates $50K to America's ToothFairy
May 17, 2016 -- Delta Dental has donated $50,000 to America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation for use in Texas schools.
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More dental hygienists administering local anesthesia

A handful of U.S. states -- primarily in the south -- still do not allow dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia. But the landscape is slowly shifting, according to Tricia Osuna, RDH, who gave a talk on the subject at the 2013 Pacific Dental Conference. Read more.