USC revamps dental hygiene program for 2019
August 23, 2019 -- The University of Southern California (USC) is updating its dental hygiene program for the fall 2019 trimester.
AP story chronicles dental therapist challenges
August 22, 2019 -- Dental therapists will eventually practice in every U.S. state, predicted the manager of dental campaigns for the Pew Charitable Trusts in an August 18 article from the Associated Press (AP).
Toothbrushes, dental floss on updated U.S. tariff list
August 21, 2019 -- Dental floss and toothbrushes are on the latest list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
ADA responds to water fluoridation study
August 21, 2019 -- The ADA has reinforced its support for community water fluoridation in a statement on August 19 following a controversial fluoride study.
Acquisition creates 1st transatlantic dental group
August 20, 2019 -- Investment firm Jacobs Holding announced plans on August 19 to acquire North American Dental Group and create the first transatlantic dental group.
CODA: Dental education to include treatment of special needs patients
August 16, 2019 -- The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) has voted to require all U.S. dental schools to train students to manage and treat patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
SD practice closure under investigation
August 16, 2019 -- The closure of a dental practice in Huron, SD, that offered membership plans is being investigated by the state's Division of Consumer Protection.
VA updates dental disability rating schedule
August 15, 2019 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated its disability rating schedule for dental and oral conditions.
U.S. Oral Surgery Management partners with Atlanta practices
August 15, 2019 -- Management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with Oral & Facial Surgery Associates, a practice with three locations in the Atlanta area.
New product: At-home whitening kit with blue light introduced
August 14, 2019 -- ARC has introduced a new at-home teeth-whitening system with a blue light device.