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Colgate creates first-ever recyclable toothpaste tube
January 17, 2020 -- Colgate-Palmolive has created the first recyclable toothpaste tube, which is set to debut in the U.S. in 2020 under its brand Tom's of Maine. The company also plans to share the technology behind the new tube with its competitors.  Discuss
Elevate Oral Care, SelenBio enter distribution agreement
January 16, 2020 -- Elevate Oral Care and dental sealant company SelenBio have announced a distribution agreement in North America.
Voco launches temp cement with calcium hydroxide
January 15, 2020 -- Voco has released its Provicol QM Plus noneugenol temporary cement with calcium hydroxide.
ADA opens nominations for Dental Quality Alliance seats
January 15, 2020 -- The ADA is seeking nominations for two seats on its Dental Quality Alliance.
SmileDirectClub wins in courtroom, dental offices
January 14, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub is having yet another news-filled week, announcing it will begin selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. Also, the company scored a legal victory with a New Jersey court finding it does not engage in the "corporate practice of dentistry."  Discuss
Survey: Dentists share thoughts after selling to a DSO
January 13, 2020 -- How do dentists feel once they have sold to a dental service organization (DSO)? A survey asked dentists who recently sold their practices various questions about the process and their thoughts. Their answers may be of interest and informative to many of us in the dental industry.  Discuss
3Shape wins patent suit, Medit's scanner illegal in Germany
January 13, 2020 -- 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software manufacturer 3Shape has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Medit, making the use of the current version of its i500 intraoral scanner illegal in Germany.
Bankers Healthcare extends weekday hours until midnight
January 13, 2020 -- The Bankers Healthcare Group said it is extending its weekday business hours to midnight Eastern Standard Time, effective this week, to accommodate the financing needs of its customers.
Henry Schein opens relief fund for Australian bushfires
January 13, 2020 -- Henry Schein announced it will donate up to $100,000 in cash and healthcare supplies to support dental customers who may be affected by the Australian bushfires.
VR firm to create dental procedure training modules
January 10, 2020 -- The Australian-based virtual reality (VR) software company Vection Technologies has signed a $500,000 deal to create dental procedure training modules for students and dentists.