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At-home teeth scaling goes viral on TikTok
A TikTok trend where people attempt at-home teeth scaling has drawn the attention of dental experts who say that this procedure should be left to the professionals. While teeth scaling has health benefits, experts worry that untrained people could accidentally injure their teeth and gums.
March 5, 2023
New oral health board to create OLP rinse
Biotechnology company Lipella Pharmaceuticals has created an oral health scientific advisory board to develop a rinse that treats oral lichen planus (OLP).
March 2, 2023
Biolase launches e-commerce site in the U.S.
Dental laser developer Biolase has launched a new e-commerce website for its U.S. customers.
February 26, 2023
TheraBreath highlights product line at CDS Midwinter Meeting
TheraBreath, the manufacturer of over-the-counter dental hygiene products, is exhibiting at the Chicago Dental Society (CDS) 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which is taking place February 23-25 at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago.
February 22, 2023
Biolase launches new education portal
Dental laser developer Biolase has launched a new education web portal called Education.Biolase.com, which is intended to offer clinicians a convenient way to increase their knowledge about laser dentistry.
February 21, 2023
Henry Schein reports Q4, full-year earnings
Henry Schein reported financial results for the fourth quarter (end-December 31, 2022). Total net sales were $3.4 billion, up 1.2% over the fourth quarter of 2021.
February 15, 2023
Royal Philips partners with Candid Care
Royal Philips, maker of the Philips Sonicare toothbrush, has partnered with Candid Care to accelerate the development of its professional network and the CandidPro orthodontic platform.
February 6, 2023
U.K. counties to launch in-school toothbrushing initiative
Health directors in the U.K.'s Essex and Suffolk counties plan to bestow grants that will be used for a supervised toothbrushing in schools initiative, according to a
report. The investment package will give 967,000 pounds ($1.2 million) to the Suffolk County Council.
January 30, 2023
Patent suit between Sonendo's PIPStek, Biolase heats up
PIPStek, a subsidiary of Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave root canal disinfection system, filed a lawsuit against Biolase claiming that Biolase's laser violates two of its patents. Biolase calls the claims against its Waterlase laser "meritless."
January 25, 2023
Dentists ask for new gum disease guidelines
Organized dentistry should develop formal guidelines that address the management of periodontal patients with continued inflammation after scaling and root planing, according to a commentary published on January 21 in the
Journal of the American Dental Association
January 23, 2023
Biolase expects to gross $9.75M from public offering
Dental laser developer Biolase announced that it stands to gross about $9.75 million from an underwritten public offering of common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
January 9, 2023
Colgate-Palmolive, NASA partner on oral health research
Colgate-Palmolive has signed a deal with NASA to explore ways to advance oral health, personal care, and skin health for both astronauts in space and people around the globe.
December 8, 2022
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