Dominion National to cover teledentistry benefits
March 27, 2020 -- Dental insurer and benefits administrator Dominion National is covering benefits for teledentistry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Forward Science makes hand sanitizer for hospitals
March 27, 2020 -- Medical technology company Forward Science has started making and distributing hand sanitizer to support hospital demand in Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Henry Schein, SD Biosensor work on COVID-19 rapid test
March 26, 2020 -- Henry Schein is working to distribute a rapid blood test manufactured by SD Biosensor to help medical professionals diagnose the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Delta Dental foundation targets $5M for COVID-19 response
March 26, 2020 -- The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is making $5 million available to organizations in its 15-state service area to expand care for populations at risk for COVID-19.
Ga. dentist creates 3D-printing template to help with mask shortage
March 26, 2020 -- Dentists and orthodontists throughout Georgia are banding together to make 3D-printed masks for doctors and nurses treating patients on the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Poll: Half of seniors lack dental insurance, most support Medicare coverage
March 26, 2020 -- Almost all U.S. adults older than age 65 support adding dental benefits to Medicare, according to a survey from the University of Michigan. In addition, only half of the survey respondents said they had dental coverage.
WDA donates PPE after Mission of Mercy cancellation
March 26, 2020 -- The Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) has donated tens of thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for a Mission of Mercy dental clinic to help medical professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Patrick Mahomes inspiration for young fan's tooth pull
March 26, 2020 -- Back in the day, we tied a string to a doorknob and slammed the door closed to pull a tooth. That strategy is much less entertaining than what a young fan of the Kanas City Chiefs did for his wobbly chopper.
FDA OKs Align Technology's 5D imaging system
March 25, 2020 -- Align Technology has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its iTero Element 5D imaging system.
Accidental order lets Mont. dental practice help with mask shortage
March 25, 2020 -- An accidental order for some 700,000 face masks has turned quite the bit of luck for healthcare facilities dealing with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to a March 24 news report in the Missoulian.