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New product: Parkell launches universal adhesive
March 22, 2018 -- Dental supply manufacturer Parkell has introduced a new universal adhesive.  Discuss
Carestream Dental updates practice management software
March 22, 2018 -- Carestream Dental has updated its CS PracticeWorks and CS SoftDent software programs.  Discuss
Avitus Dental launches new billing service
March 22, 2018 -- Practice support company Avitus Dental has launched a new billing service for dental practices.
Survey: Fewer American adults saw a dentist in 2017
March 20, 2018 -- A new Delta Dental survey found that 58% of American adults visited a dentist at least once in 2017, down from 62% in 2016. The survey also reported that 42% of American adults would like to see a dentist more frequently.  Discuss
FDA seeks comment on lowering nicotine levels
March 16, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the next step toward the goal of lowering the levels of nicotine in cigarettes to minimal or nonaddictive levels.  Discuss
Subscription box service launches for dental products
March 16, 2018 -- Marketing communications company Mindshare Creative has launched a subscription box service for new dental products.  Discuss
Southern Implants gets FDA clearance for 2 new implants
March 15, 2018 -- Dental implant company Southern Implants has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for two new implants.  Discuss
Biolase reports decreased revenues in Q4, 2017
March 15, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has reported a decrease in net revenues for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017 and the year.
ADA releases revised book on water fluoridation
March 15, 2018 -- The ADA has released the 2018 edition of Fluoridation Facts.
Legal Cases: Implant placement into the maxillary sinus
March 14, 2018 -- A group practice's dentists proposed a treatment plan of three implants for a 60-year-old man with missing teeth. However, after the implants were placed, an x-ray showed one of the implants projected beyond the bony floor of the patient's sinuses. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler write, sometimes there is a difference between acceptable clinical practice and what a jury may see.  Discuss