SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit in Ala. can proceed
April 22, 2019 -- A U.S. district judge ordered on April 17 that SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit against the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama can proceed. However, some of the lawsuit's claims, including those against the dental board members in a nonofficial capacity, have been thrown out.
Dentsply Sirona sells Futuredontics
April 19, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced the sale of dental marketing services and software company Futuredontics to investment firm Congdon Street.
Calif. girl dies after allergic reaction to toothpaste
April 18, 2019 -- An 11-year-old California girl had an anaphylactic reaction to milk protein from a prescription toothpaste. She died on April 4 after being transported to a hospital for treatment.
Measles outbreaks reported in 20 U.S. states in 2019
April 16, 2019 -- There have been 555 reported cases of measles in 20 U.S. states so far in 2019, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There were 372 reported cases in 2018.
Benco to acquire Dart Dental
April 8, 2019 -- Benco Dental has announced plans to acquire Dart Dental Supply.
Komet adds to abrasives line
April 8, 2019 -- Komet USA has added four new instrument configurations to its line of coarse, yellow DCB (diamond with ceramic bond) abrasives.
New products: Komet launches polishing wheel
April 8, 2019 -- Komet USA has introduced a new, diamond-interspersed polishing wheel for all-ceramic restorations.
CDA's supply marketplace expands to 3 more states
April 5, 2019 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) subsidiary The Dentists Supply Company has announced plans to expand access to members of organized dentistry in three U.S. states.
New product: Philips launches sleep apnea mask
April 5, 2019 -- Philips has released a new over-the-nose continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) nasal mask for patients with sleep apnea.
CommonBond offers loans for dental students
April 5, 2019 -- Financial technology company CommonBond has begun offering loans for dental and medical students.