Product news from IDS; Mass. reinstates Medicaid dental; one-hour dentures help thousands

Dear DrBicuspid Member,

The dental industry is taking Cologne, Germany, by storm this week for the biannual International Dental Show (IDS), which once again features a plethora of new product introductions -- particularly for digital imaging and digital impressioning.

Dr. Martin Jablow is at the show and reporting back daily to on the nifty new technologies he is discovering as he walks the massive Koelnmesse convention center. Click here to read his latest report.

Meanwhile, after gutting its adult Medicaid dental benefits program in 2010 and 2011, Massachusetts has now reinstated some key services and is on track to restore full dental benefits next year. Why the change of heart? The answer may surprise you. Read more.

Over in the Cosmetics Community, when Dr. Lawrence Wallace first developed and began marketing his one-hour denture system, he was met with skepticism from many in the dental community. But a growing chorus of satisfied customers is helping to change their minds.

Finally, in his latest Beyond Practice Management column, Dr. Don Deems talks about the challenges, and rewards, of working in a caring profession in these turbulent times, and offers five core values that can help you and your team show your patients you truly care.