Hu-Friedy releases free implantology e-book
April 1, 2015 -- Hu-Friedy has released a free downloadable e-book on implant fundamentals.
CDA dental clinic provides $2M in free care
April 1, 2015 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) recently hosted a free, two-day dental clinic in Sacramento that provided $2 million in dental services to more than 2,000 people.
Amalgam tops composite or glass ionomer restorations in new study
March 31, 2015 -- Restorations placed with amalgam had the lowest failure rate in a new study on the success of primary molar restorations. Glass ionomer restorations had the highest failure rates, while composites fell in the middle.
Convergent secures $9M in funding
March 31, 2015 -- Convergent Dental, manufacturer of the Solea laser, announced that it has secured $9 million in a funding round led by existing investors and family offices.
Primotec joins materials certification program
March 30, 2015 -- Primotec has joined the IdentAlloy/IdentCeram Council's certification program, which provides labs and dentists with free certification of the content of dental materials.
Digital x-ray is most common new technology in dental schools
March 26, 2015 -- Digital radiography is the most common new technology in U.S. dental schools, while CAD/CAM denture fabrication and hard-tissue lasers were the least likely technologies to be taught in the schools, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Education.
Convergent unveils new handpiece and waveguide
March 26, 2015 -- Convergent Dental unveiled its new Ultraguide handpiece and a 15/400 hollow waveguide and automatic alignment system for its Solea laser at the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.
Homebound elderly have poor oral health, want home-based care
March 24, 2015 -- Homebound elderly adults have poor oral health and are interested in home-based dental care, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. The authors recommended that medical professionals should partner with the dental community to develop programs for these adults.
Delta Dental Foundation donates $100K for mobile clinic in Ind.
March 23, 2015 -- The Delta Dental Foundation has donated $100,000 to St. Mary's Health Foundation of Evansville, IN, for a new mobile dental clinic that will help increase access to care for underserved children in southern Indiana.
American Academy of Pediatrics calls fluoride study into question
March 13, 2015 -- In this column, which originally ran on the website Ilikemyteeth.org, writers from the American Academy of Pediatrics' Campaign for Dental Health collected responses about a newly released study that linked fluoride in drinking water with hypothyroidism.