Milestone Scientific, Henry Schein ink distribution deal
September 6, 2013 -- Milestone Scientific and Henry Schein have signed a distribution agreement whereby Henry Schein will become the exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor of Milestone's Wand handpiece associated with its CompuDent instrument.
Toronto Implant Institute opens teaching center
September 6, 2013 -- The Toronto Implant Institute has opened its new teaching center, which will offer practitioners further education on dental implants and improve their surgical techniques.
Patients sue Okla. oral surgeon over pathogen exposure
September 5, 2013 -- A class-action lawsuit has been filed against an Oklahoma oral surgeon accused of exposing thousands of patients to hepatitis and HIV because of contaminated equipment. The suit was filed by seven people, including five who claim they contracted infectious diseases during treatment at his dental clinics.
U.S. sees alarming rise in dental infection hospitalizations
September 5, 2013 -- From 2000 to 2008, more than 61,000 people were hospitalized in the U.S. for a periapical abscess, a 41% increase. The trends behind that number are alarming and indicative of issues within the U.S. healthcare system, according to an analysis in the September Journal of Endodontics.
New diode laser first to offer iPod touch controller
September 5, 2013 -- CAO Group has gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its newest laser device, the Precise SHP, a diode laser with a unique twist the company believes will customers will find attractive: an Apple iPod Touch controller.
AAE revamps website
September 5, 2013 -- The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has updated its website to make it easier for dental professionals and patients to access the association's online resources.
Novel root canal cleaning system gets FDA nod
September 4, 2013 -- Sonendo, a developer of endodontic products, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the first generation of its Multisonic Ultracleaning System, set to launch in 2014.
Study: One-step partial caries removal most cost-effective
September 3, 2013 -- While there is evidence to support partial caries removal and sealing, what method works best and is the most cost-effective? German researchers created a model to compare the performance and cost-effectiveness of one- and two-step partial excavations and complete caries excavation. And their results can be applied to other healthcare systems worldwide.
Dental lab association creates social media sites
August 29, 2013 -- The National Association of Dental Laboratories has launched two new social media outlets that promote transparency in dentistry and the value of a competently trained dental technician.
Univ. of Pacific to offer advanced endodontics
August 28, 2013 -- Students and dental professionals interested in pursuing the latest advances in the specialty of endodontics are being invited to apply for the new Advanced Education Program in Endodontology offered by University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Vita launches 2 new restorative products
August 28, 2013 -- Vita has released two new products for its In-Ceram restorative materials: Vita In-Ceram YZ Disc Color and Vita In-Ceram YZ Disc HT (high translucent).
Class-action suit filed against Biolase
August 26, 2013 -- A California law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Biolase, accusing the company of violating the Securities Exchange Act by issuing false and misleading statements regarding its business and future prospects.