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CAMBRA supporters tackle barriers to adoption
January 11, 2011 -- A two-day meeting of top CAMBRA professionals examined where the movement is and addressed roadblocks that remain in the way of fully integrating the CAMBRA principle into daily dental practice.  Discuss
Ga. dental board tables hygienist proposal
January 11, 2011 -- The Georgia Board of Dentistry has decided not to adopt a controversial proposal that would have changed the level of supervision of hygienists who provide basic preventive dental services in schools, community health centers, and prisons.  Discuss
Robotics makes oral cancer surgery less invasive
January 10, 2011 -- A new robotic surgical procedure offers patients with oral and head and neck cancers a less invasive treatment option that preserves speech and the ability to eat, while possibly helping them avoid radiation and chemotherapy.  Discuss
U.S. regulators call for less fluoride in drinking water
January 7, 2011 -- In response to new research and new oral care products, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are proposing to lower the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water.  Discuss
Go Smile sues founder over teeth-whitening trademarks
January 7, 2011 -- Go Smile has filed two lawsuits against its founder, celebrity dentist Dr. Jonathan B. Levine, alleging that his use of trademarks are "confusingly similar" to Go Smiles' and that he violated a noncompete agreement.  Discuss
Ga. dental board wants hygienists to be supervised
January 6, 2011 -- The Federal Trade Commission and the Georgia Dental Hygienists' Association both oppose a proposal by the Georgia Board of Dentistry to require indirect supervision of hygienists who provide basic preventive dental services in schools, community health centers, and prisons.  Discuss
State officials mull legal action against Allcare
January 6, 2011 -- There has been an outpouring of outrage and support in the wake of this week's unanticipated announcement that Allcare Dental & Dentures had closed all of its U.S. offices.  Discuss
Private equity firm acquires OraPharma
January 5, 2011 -- Water Street Healthcare Partners, a strategic private equity firm, has acquired OraPharma from Johnson & Johnson and plans to build it into a leading specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dental and oral healthcare.  Discuss
Subsidized clinic putting NJ dentists out of business?
January 5, 2011 -- Dentists in Perth Amboy, NJ, say they can't compete with a government-subsidized clinic they claim offers low-cost treatments to most of the community's population.  Discuss
To polish or not to polish?
January 3, 2011 -- A veteran hygienist describes a simple solution to the ages-old dilemma presented by selective polishing.  Discuss
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