Business & Industry
3Shape files patent infringement complaint against Align
December 22, 2020 -- 3Shape said it has filed a complaint against Align Technology, alleging that Align's iTero Element intraoral scanner infringes on four 3Shape patents.
CDA warns dentists about COVID-19 testing scams
December 10, 2020 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is warning dentists about COVID-19 rapid testing scams, often distributed via email.
Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for DrBicuspid.com, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.  Discuss
Dental Trade Alliance warns members of new scam
June 23, 2020 -- The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) is warning its members of a new deceptive scam targeting dental manufacturers and distributors.
Illegal teeth-whitening cases rise 26% in U.K.
February 11, 2020 -- Reports of illegal teeth whitening, which can leave patients with burns, blisters, and tooth loss, soared by 26% in the U.K. in 2019. That percentage may be higher since the data are based on customers' reports, according to an article published on February 10 by the BBC.  Discuss
Calif. bill aims to clamp down harder on teledentistry
February 4, 2020 -- California is taking a deeper stab at controlling companies that offer teledentistry services, such as clear-aligner company SmileDirectClub, by introducing a new bill that would require dentists to conduct in-person visits with patients before they receive any services remotely.  Discuss
U.S. lawmakers want SmileDirectClub investigated
January 29, 2020 -- Nine members of the U.S. House of Representatives have called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission to investigate SmileDirectClub to ensure that the clear-aligner company is not misleading consumers and harming patients.  Discuss
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