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3Shape wins patent suit, Medit's scanner illegal in Germany
January 13, 2020 -- 3D scanner and CAD/CAM software manufacturer 3Shape has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Medit, making the use of the current version of its i500 intraoral scanner illegal in Germany.
Israeli court investigates Colgate distributor
January 9, 2020 -- The Israeli government is investigating one of the country's largest distributors of Colgate-Palmolive toothpaste and other products in its antitrust court, according to news reports.
Another dentist sues Delta Dental, following ADA's lead
December 17, 2019 -- A dentist in Mississippi has filed a class-action suit against Delta Dental plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association, accusing the largest dental insurer in the U.S. of fixing prices and conspiring to reduce the amounts paid to clinicians.  Discuss
ADA files class-action lawsuit against Delta Dental
November 27, 2019 -- The American Dental Association (ADA) has announced that it has filed a class-action lawsuit against Delta Dental plans and the Delta Dental Plans Association.  Discuss
Philips wins IP infringement disputes in Europe
November 27, 2019 -- Royal Philips has announced the successful outcome of several intellectual property (IP) infringement disputes with manufacturers and sellers of power toothbrushes and brush heads following targeted legal actions in Europe.
3Shape wins 2nd patent infringement suit vs. Align
November 25, 2019 -- The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled that 3Shape did not infringe any valid patents owned by Align Technology.
Podcast: Breaking down the antitrust lawsuits against Delta Dental
November 21, 2019 -- Plenty is happening in the legal world right now involving Delta Dental, and the results could have a big impact on your practice and our industry. Dental insurance expert Teresa Duncan helps break down what is currently going on and what it could mean for you in this podcast.  Discuss
Dental assistant sues after fired for protesting lack of breaks
November 18, 2019 -- A dental assistant in Oregon who claims she was fired for complaining about having to work long hours without breaks, aggravating her diabetes, is suing her former employer and others for $3 million, according to news reports.  Discuss
Benco won't appeal FTC ruling, Patterson settles
November 12, 2019 -- Benco Dental announced that it will not appeal the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finding that the dental product distributor and Patterson Companies conspired not to offer discount pricing to dental buying groups. Meanwhile, Patterson Companies announced that it had reached a settlement with the FTC.  Discuss
Teledentistry, SmileDirectClub stay in spotlight for good, bad
October 22, 2019 -- Fresh off its filing of a harassment lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, SmileDirectClub finds itself thrust in the news again with investigations into the way it markets it clear aligners and moves to further expand internationally.  Discuss