Business & Industry Sponsored by The ADA
P&G receives U.S. patent for teeth-whitening device
August 24, 2018 -- Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has received a U.S. patent for a teeth-whitening device.  Discuss
OSAP names new executive director
August 24, 2018 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has named Michelle Lee as its new executive director.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Fla. dental group emphasizes access to care
August 23, 2018 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Jolene Paramore, president of the Florida Dental Association, responds to a recent Journal of Public Health Dentistry study focusing on access to care. Dr. Paramore focuses on the association's advocacy of dentist participation in Florida's Medicaid program.  Discuss
FDA awards contract for opioid prescribing guidelines
August 22, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded a contract to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to develop evidence-based, indication-specific guidelines for appropriate prescribing of opioid analgesics.  Discuss
New products: Kulzer adds 10 resins for 3D printer
August 21, 2018 -- Kulzer has introduced 10 new resins for exclusive use with its caraPrint 3D printer.  Discuss
Birner reports increased Q2 revenues, earnings
August 16, 2018 -- Birner Dental Management Services reported an increase in revenue and earnings for the second quarter of 2018.  Discuss
Western Dental appoints new VP of business development
August 16, 2018 -- Western Dental has appointed Jennifer Mallon as its new vice president of business development.
Sonendo, TDO Software partner on endodontic workflow
August 15, 2018 -- Endodontic technology developer Sonendo has announced that its Gentle Wave system now integrates with TDO Software's endodontic software.  Discuss
Western Dental details launch of pediatric brand
August 14, 2018 -- Aiming to increase access to care for pediatric patients, the dental service organization Western Dental recently announced the launch of a pediatric dentistry brand, Western Dental Kids. Western's chief dental officer tells about the need to address access-to-care issues  Discuss
Equity firm acquires dental care provider for nursing homes
August 14, 2018 -- Private equity firm Serent Capital has acquired Senior Dental Care, a dental care provider for nursing home residents.