Business & Industry
12 charged for alleged practice scheme to defraud U.S. agencies
January 27, 2023 -- A dozen Pennsylvania dentists, practice owners, and employees were charged with numerous crimes for allegedly operating a scheme that attempted to defraud Medicaid, U.S. immigration authorities, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a justice department press release. Read More
Sheetz reviewing employee dental policy
January 27, 2023 -- Sheetz is reviewing an internal policy stating that employees cannot have any visible dental issues and that applicants with such issues are disqualified from employment, according to a January 24 report by Business Insider. Read More
Mass. dentist cops to embezzling $1.2M
January 27, 2023 -- A dentist and bookkeeper at a dental practice pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud for his role in embezzling $1.2 million from his employer and defrauding a U.S. relief fund, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Read More
Dencap Dental Plans buys Golden State Dental
January 27, 2023 -- Michigan-based dental insurance plan provider Dencap Dental Plans purchased Golden State Dental for an undisclosed price. Read More
UT Health awarded $9.8M to study jaw pain
January 26, 2023 -- The University of Texas (UT) Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has received a $9.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how sensory neurons in the jaw influence pain. Read More
Patent suit between Sonendo's PIPStek, Biolase heats up
January 26, 2023 -- PIPStek, a subsidiary of Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave root canal disinfection system, filed a lawsuit against Biolase claiming that Biolase's laser violates two of its patents. Biolase calls the claims against its Waterlase laser "meritless." Read More
Admetec to launch camera, headlight for dental loupes
January 26, 2023 -- Admetec will launch the Flamingo, an integrated high-definition camera and headlight for dental loupes at the International Dental Show, which is occurring March 14-18, 2023, in Cologne, Germany. Read More
ADSO creates task force to tackle dental staff shortages
January 25, 2023 -- The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) has formed a new task force to address staffing shortages in dental offices. Read More
VideaHealth's dental AI imaging technology gets patent
January 25, 2023 -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded a patent to VideaHealth for its dental artificial intelligence (AI) image recognition technology. Read More
Debate to Better Dentistry: MLRs for dental plans
January 24, 2023 -- In this series hosted by Dr. Michael W. Davis, two prominent leaders in the dental profession answer the same questions about a hotly contested topic in the dental profession. Today's debate is on medical loss ratios (MLRs) with Michael Adelberg and Dr. Mouhab Rizkallah. Read More