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
Man calls cops when unable to buy toothbrush for a penny
January 29, 2020 -- How far would you go to get an Oral-B electric toothbrush for almost nothing? A multimedia journalist took it to the limit when a Target manager in Massachusetts refused to sell him a display brush that was priced at 1¢.  Discuss
One dentist's perspective of working for a DSO
January 29, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Evans shares his experiences of working for a dental service organization (DSO) and the benefits that come with it in the second installment of our series featuring various team members from group practices.  Discuss
Know your purpose, know your numbers
January 29, 2020 -- In any successful practice, knowing your purpose and your numbers is essential. And when it comes to achieving your purpose, profitability is the key to growing your practice and achieving your financial goals, as well as securing your future and your retirement, write Kim McGuire and Fred Joyal in the first of a yearlong series by Fortune Management.  Discuss
Leveling up on the oral-systemic link
January 28, 2020 -- Let's talk about the oral-systemic link. We've been working on it in dentistry for decades now, but we still have a tremendous and untapped opportunity happening in dental practices all over the world, writes Dr. David Rice. He explains what this opportunity is and what dentists need to do to help patients and the medical community.  Discuss announces 2019 Dental Excellence Award winners
January 28, 2020 -- After receiving a record number of votes from our community members, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Dental Excellence Awards, honoring the best new products and services in dentistry.  Discuss
Tips to grow your Invisalign business
January 28, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Molis believes he has cracked the code for dental practices to become successful while offering Invisalign products. He has founded his coaching business on this premise and has gathered quite the following from Invisalign providers. He shares his tips on growing an Invisalign business with  Discuss
Oral-B investigating claim of glass in its toothpaste
January 28, 2020 -- Procter & Gamble's Oral-B is investigating claims made by a New Zealand woman that she found shards of glass in a tube of its toothpaste, according to a statement released January 24 by the oral care company.  Discuss
Dental office settles to resolve claims of patient overbilling
January 27, 2020 -- A dental practice in Maryland has agreed to waive outstanding charges for services it provided during a two-year period and to pay $48,000 to resolve allegations that the office overbilled patients, according to the Maryland Office of the Attorney General.  Discuss
NC ends prior dental exam rule
January 27, 2020 -- North Carolina has amended its prior-exam rule, allowing public health dental hygienists to perform preventive dental procedures on patients who have not been previously evaluated by a dentist and without a dentist present. The rule change takes effect on February 1.  Discuss
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