Cosmetics
Western Dental debuts clear aligners
January 20, 2020 -- Western Dental has launched its own brand of clear orthodontic aligners, ClearArc.
SmileDirectClub wins in courtroom, dental offices
January 14, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub is having yet another news-filled week, announcing it will begin selling its teeth-straightening products to dentists and orthodontists. Also, the company scored a legal victory with a New Jersey court finding it does not engage in the "corporate practice of dentistry."  Discuss
Ex-NFL player announces oral brand partnership
January 8, 2020 -- Former NFL player Rob Gronkowski appeared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on January 7 to announce an exclusive partnership between teeth-whitening and oral care company Snow and clear-aligner brand Byte.
SmileDirectClub expands into Hong Kong
January 8, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has brought its clear-aligner therapy to Hong Kong.
Ormco upgrades software for Spark clear aligner
January 7, 2020 -- Orthodontic technology company Ormco has released a series of upgrades for its Spark clear-aligner Approver software.
SmileDirectClub to expand to Germany
December 17, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub is set to introduce its clear-aligner therapy to Germany early next year.
Uniform Teeth raises $10M to open more locations
December 13, 2019 -- Teeth-straightening startup Uniform Teeth received a $10 million investment boost from Canaan Partners on December 4, bringing its funding total to $14 million.
SmileDirectClub teams with Canadian pharmacy chain
October 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada to offer clear aligners at the retailers' locations.
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
SmileDirectClub sues Calif. dental board for harassment
October 18, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has filed a lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, alleging it intentionally harassed the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner company's clinics in a planned effort to hinder its growth. The litigation further fans the flames between the burgeoning industry and traditional orthodontics.  Discuss
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Yankee Dental Congress 2020
January 30 - February 1
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Pacific Northwest Dental Conference
May 28-30
Seattle, Washington United States