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Dentistry shows signs of recovery from COVID-19
June 2, 2020 -- A whopping 65% of dental practices had reopened as of May 18 and patient volumes have risen, indicating that the industry is recovering from shutdowns due to COVID-19, according to new data from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Planmeca USA launches redesigned Planmeca Romexis
June 2, 2020 -- Planmeca USA, a subsidiary of dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca, has launched a new version of its dental imaging software.
Your working parents are feeling the most COVID-19 stress
June 1, 2020 -- Striking a balance between work and home has always been a challenge for parents. COVID-19 has raised the stakes, with about 60% of workers in a new survey reporting that they have had no outside help in caring for and educating their children during the pandemic.  Discuss
Inside a DSO: What it was like for this dentist during the COVID-19 limitations
May 29, 2020 -- We spoke with a dentist working for a dental service organization (DSO) about the events of the recent weeks, including the perceived benefits of having a corporate entity to help with financial and employment questions. Dr. Ashley Keen-Ramirez shares her opinions in this Q&A.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Iowa provides COVID-19 relief, issues premium credits
May 29, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Iowa is offering relief programs for members, employers, and dentists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MMG Fusion launches patient portal
May 29, 2020 -- MMG Fusion has launched its patient portal, a software service that helps patients connect with dental practices before and after visits.
AAID develops return-to-practice guide for dental patients
May 28, 2020 -- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has created a checklist to help all types of dental patients prepare for their next appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philips, Toothpic debut teledentistry platform
May 27, 2020 -- Philips and Toothpic have launched a teledentistry platform that provides dental professionals with a tool to build direct patient engagement, acquisition, and retention while improving office efficiency, in-chair time, and remote care, according to the companies.
UV Angel partners with Smile One Services
May 27, 2020 -- Michigan-based dental service organization Smile One Services will install UV Angel's surface and air pathogen control products at its practices.
3 quotes give peek into what may come for dental industry
May 26, 2020 -- There is no question that these are historic times for our society, as well as the dental industry. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected dental practices, as well as the manufacturers and dealers who help dental businesses churn along and the dental meetings where products are shown and education is gathered.  Discuss