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Time to update your CDT codes
January 18, 2019 -- The beginning of a new year signifies change and refocus for many people in their personal lives. This period of change also should be recognized in your practice when it comes to which Codes on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) you are using, writes practice management consultant Teresa Duncan. She offers a timely reminder that using inactive codes can be costly to your practice.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub names new senior leadership
January 18, 2019 -- Invisible-aligner manufacturer SmileDirectClub has named new senior leadership to support its growth in the U.S. and internationally.  Discuss
DSOs, private equity, and the future: An interview with Michael Roub
January 16, 2019 -- The past six months has seen continued growth in the dental service organization (DSO) market, including some major acquisitions and milestones. To get a sense of where these organizations are going, interviewed Michael Roub, managing partner at Inflection 360, who has run a DSO and now helps private equity firms and healthcare companies find and complete mergers and acquisitions.  Discuss
DenMat names new CFO
January 16, 2019 -- DenMat has named Timothy Heher as its new chief financial officer (CFO).
Patterson Companies names new dental president
January 15, 2019 -- Patterson Companies has named Eric Shirley as the president of Patterson Dental, effective February 1.
Infographic: Top 5 small cities for new dentists
January 14, 2019 -- If you're a newly minted dentist, you're probably excited to start practicing the skills you worked so hard to master in school. But doing so may be easier in some cities than others, especially if you have quite a bit of student loan debt.  Discuss
New Calif. prescription form requirements take effect
January 14, 2019 -- California dentists writing prescriptions for controlled substances are now required to use forms that include a unique serialized number approved by the U.S. Department of Justice.
3M, Bioclear to partner on restorative education
January 14, 2019 -- 3M Oral Care and Bioclear have announced a new partnership for dentist training and education.
Carestream Dental, Exocad partner on restorative scans
January 11, 2019 -- Carestream Dental has partnered with CAD/CAM software provider Exocad to enable its CS 3600 intraoral scanner to digitally interact with Exocad's ChairsideCAD software.
New product: Native launches toothpaste line
January 10, 2019 -- Personal care company Native has launched a new, fluoride-free toothpaste line.