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Resin composites don't match well with Vita shade guide
May 7, 2010 -- Good shade matching is tricky enough with porcelain, but a good shade match with composite materials can be an even bigger challenge. Now a new study has found that composite shades do not match well to the Vita shade guide tabs.  Discuss
Small Smiles faces another lawsuit
May 6, 2010 -- The Small Smiles chain may have hoped its troubles were over when it settled a U.S. government lawsuit for $24 million in January. But now the company faces a class-action lawsuit on behalf of children allegedly strapped to chairs for pulpotomies they didn't need.  Discuss
Volunteers help thousands at Calif. free clinic
May 5, 2010 -- More than 4,000 dental patients showed up for a weeklong free clinic in Los Angeles, at times overwhelming the 250 volunteer dentists, oral surgeons, hygienists, and dental assistants. Is this a sign of things to come for other states that have cut Medicaid benefits?  Discuss
Disposable handpiece to hit U.S. market this summer
May 4, 2010 -- A Michigan company is gearing up to launch what it claims is the only FDA-cleared disposable handpiece available in the U.S. So how does it compare to conventional metal handpieces?  Discuss
Dentist arrested for trying to take drugs to Haiti
May 3, 2010 -- Karyl Jean Beauchamp, D.D.S., arrived at the airport in Nashville on April 18 with the best of intentions. In a matter of hours, she expected to be in Haiti dispensing care to some of the neediest patients in the world. But Dr. Beauchamp made a serious mistake in her charity mission.  Discuss
U.S. government announces Oral Health Initiative 2010
April 30, 2010 -- Dentists, hygienists, administrators, and advocates attending the National Oral Health Conference this week welcomed the news that the U.S. government is putting more emphasis on -- and, potentially, more money into -- improving oral care across the country.  Discuss
FTC investigates Ala. dental association
April 30, 2010 -- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether the Alabama Dental Association engaged in unfair competition or deceptive acts by allegedly refusing to deal with a nonprofit dental clinic that treats primarily young Medicaid patients.  Discuss
Is this the digital camera dentistry's been waiting for?
April 29, 2010 -- Canon's new EOS Rebel T2i digital single-lens reflex camera is a perfect fit for the dental office, according to dental photography experts. What makes it so special?  Discuss
Allcare faces lawsuit over 'defective' dentures
April 28, 2010 -- A West Virginia woman who claims she received defective and ill-fitting dentures from Allcare Dental & Dentures is suing the company for breach of contract and breach of implied warranty.  Discuss
NJ dental association sues to stop fee capping
April 27, 2010 -- Infuriated by insurers who cap fees for procedures they don't cover, dentists around the U.S. are asking state legislatures to outlaw the practice. Now the New Jersey Dental Association is taking a different approach: suing the insurance companies.  Discuss
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