Dental assistant gets prison sentence for selling opioids
June 21, 2019 -- A dental assistant from Pennsylvania has received a 19-month federal prison sentence for selling oxycodone tablets, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
New products: Roland DGA launches dentures kits
June 20, 2019 -- Roland DGA has launched two new DGShape Time Reduction Kits for producing dentures and denture models.
Delta Dental launches oral health institute
June 20, 2019 -- Insurer Delta Dental has launched a new institute to highlight the importance of oral health.
Wash. dental group adds new insurance plan
June 19, 2019 -- Willamette Dental Group and medical insurer Premera Blue Cross have created a new dental insurance plan.
Aspen announces Calif. expansion
June 19, 2019 -- Aspen Dental Management has announced its expansion into California with a plan to open six offices in 2019.
EEOC sues Pa. practice for hygienist age discrimination
June 19, 2019 -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued a dental practice based in Harrisburg, PA, for violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.
Direct-to-consumer teledentistry service launches
June 19, 2019 -- Virtual care company Teledentists has launched a direct-to-consumer teledentistry service.
OperaVR adds practice facts feature
June 18, 2019 -- OperaVR has added a feature to its virtual reality (VR) application that shares interesting facts about the dental practice and team members.
WVU to study lung disease prevention in dentistry
June 14, 2019 -- The West Virginia University (WVU) School of Dentistry has announced it will be conducting a new study on how dental professionals come into contact with vapors, gases, and airborne dusts that may cause lung disease and also ways to prevent it.
Align Technology, Straumann end distribution talks
June 14, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology and Straumann Group have terminated discussions regarding a possible development and distribution agreement. As a result, Straumann will pay Align Technology $16 million as part of a patent settlement agreement announced in March.