Business & Industry
Carestream Dental responds to patent infringement lawsuit
January 13, 2022 -- Carestream Dental intends to defend itself against patent infringement claims recently filed by competitor 3Shape. In a press release, Carestream claimed 3Shape's lawsuit over certain intraoral dental scanners is without merit. Read More
Doctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 3 -- My firsthand experience
January 7, 2022 -- In this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The third installment in the series addresses Davis' own experience with identity theft and the actions he took to help resolve the issue. Read More
Doctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 2 -- Stolen without consent
January 6, 2022 -- In this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The second installment in the series addresses identity theft that occurs without the consent of the dentist. Read More
3Shape files patent complaint against Carestream Dental
January 6, 2022 -- 3Shape has filed a complaint claiming patent infringement by Carestream Dental over the use of certain Carestream intraoral scanners. Read More
Doctor-to-doctor identify theft: Part 1 -- Stolen with consent
January 5, 2022 -- In this three-part series, Dr. Michael W. Davis explores the many facets of doctor-to-doctor identity theft. The first installment in the series addresses identity theft that occurs with the consent of the dentist. Read More
Endodontist accused of stealing $8M in COVID-19 relief loans
December 17, 2021 -- An Oregon endodontist was arrested December 14 for allegedly stealing approximately $8 million in U.S. COVID-19 relief loans, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ charged the dentist with aggravated identity theft and wire fraud. Read More
DSO Aspen Dental hit with deceptive advertising lawsuit
December 13, 2021 -- Massachusetts filed a lawsuit on December 9 against dental service organization (DSO) Aspen Dental Management for allegedly running a series of bait-and-switch advertisements that resulted in unexpected costs for thousands of patients. Read More
Romance, risks, and regret: The drama of interoffice dating
December 10, 2021 -- Interoffice relationships pose risks to the dental practice, including perceptions of unfair treatment and favoritism if a supervisory relationship exists. The California Dental Association details three case studies and offers tips to protect you and your practice. Read More
Henry Schein agrees to pay $500K to settle opioid case
December 6, 2021 -- Henry Schein has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle a case in which the wholesale distributor allegedly improperly distributed hundreds of thousands of painkillers to dentists and other doctors despite red flags of drug abuse, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
18 ex-NBA players, spouse charged for $4M in dental, medical fraud
October 11, 2021 -- An alleged scheme to defraud the National Basketball Association's (NBA) benefits plan by submitting $4 million in false dental and medical claims has led to charges against 18 former players and a spouse, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Read More