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Dentists, physicians join for 2020 Calif. soda tax measure
July 6, 2018 -- A law was passed in California on June 28 that bans cities and counties from imposing new soda taxes for more than a decade. Now two large healthcare provider organizations have teamed up to file a 2020 ballot measure to levy a statewide tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.  Discuss
Legal Cases: Seizure-like event in dental chair followed by death
July 5, 2018 -- In their latest Legal Cases column, William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler present a case in which a patient having two teeth extracted had a seizure in the chair and later died. Complicating matters was that the treating dentist had received his license only a week earlier. Read on to learn how the case was resolved and what you can do to help your practice.  Discuss
EPA head Scott Pruitt resigns
July 5, 2018 -- U.S. President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt, according to multiple published reports.  Discuss
Texas lags behind in oral health for seniors
July 2, 2018 -- Texas has some work to do if it wants to improve the oral health for older adults in the state. Bianca Rogers, a public affairs manager for Oral Health America, gave tips on how the state can improve key metrics related to oral health for this population during a June 26 webinar.  Discuss
Young Innovations acquires handpiece manufacturer
July 2, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Young Innovations announced it has acquired Johnson-Promident.  Discuss
Henry Schein completes practice management venture formation
July 2, 2018 -- Henry Schein and online media and software services provider Internet Brands have completed the formation of Henry Schein One.  Discuss
3Shape, Alineadent partner on orthodontic digital workflow
July 2, 2018 -- 3Shape has announced that its Trios intraoral scanner now digitally integrates with the Alineadent clear-aligner system.  Discuss
Calif. bans new soda taxes through 2030
June 29, 2018 -- California has banned cities and counties within the state from imposing new soda taxes for more than a decade.  Discuss
New product: Patterson updates Eaglesoft software
June 29, 2018 -- Patterson Dental has updated its Eaglesoft practice management software.  Discuss
New product: Beyes launches autoclave
June 29, 2018 -- Beyes Dental Canada has launched the Masteri class B automatic cycle autoclave unit.  Discuss