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FDA approves HPV prevention tag for Gardasil
July 6, 2020 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved labeling for Gardasil 9, an HPV vaccine, stating that it prevents oropharyngeal and other head and neck cancers caused by the virus.
Structo to produce nasal testing swabs
July 6, 2020 -- 3D printing startup Structo of Singapore has pivoted from solely producing dental models to also manufacturing presterilized nasopharyngeal swabs to aid in COVID-19 testing.
SmileDirectClub expands its markets, reopens in Germany
July 6, 2020 -- Teledentistry firm SmileDirectClub plans to expand its market reach into Singapore and Austria over the next few months and to reopen offices closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.
Delta Dental of Calif. announces additional financial aid
July 2, 2020 -- Delta Dental of California has announced increased reimbursement to help dental providers cover the cost of personal protective equipment and other expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ATA asks U.S. Congress for permanent telehealth reform
July 2, 2020 -- The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has sent a letter to U.S. lawmakers, requesting they advance permanent telehealth reform.
3M unveils in-house sterilization monitoring solution
July 2, 2020 -- 3M has released the Attest Mini Auto-reader 490M, a 24-minute, in-office sterilization monitoring solution.
Microbrush introduces new nasopharyngeal test swabs
July 2, 2020 -- Dental accessories manufacturer Microbrush has launched nasopharyngeal test swabs to help customers conduct COVID-19 tests.
24/7 Dental launches LiveDentist.com
July 2, 2020 -- Ohio-based emergency dental company 24/7 Dental has launched a website that enables patients in 12 states to access virtual dental care.
Dental offices open in Texas, Fla. despite spikes in COVID-19
July 1, 2020 -- Dental practices are continuing with business as usual in Texas and Florida, despite those two Sun Belt states becoming new hot spots for COVID-19, according to the states' dental associations.  Discuss
Carestream, Unified Smiles partner to support practices
July 1, 2020 -- Carestream Dental and Unified Smiles have teamed up to offer support, education, and guidance to independent dental practices.