Minnesota Dental Association to sponsor free dental care event in February
January 8, 2009 -- The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) is sponsoring an outreach effort throughout the state to provide free dental services to children whose families could otherwise not afford the care.  Discuss
Nomir wins patent for root canal disinfection
January 8, 2009 -- Nomir Medical Technologies, a developer of optical energy technologies for medical applications, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a central patent to Nomir that further protects its core Noveon technology.  Discuss
MetLife adds to CE program
January 8, 2009 -- MetLife recently announced that it has added four resource guides to its dental continuing education (CE) program.  Discuss
OralDNA partners with Midwest Dental for perio testing
January 8, 2009 -- OralDNA Labs, a specialty diagnostics company that provides laboratory testing to the dental community, has reached an agreement to provide diagnostic testing for practices within Midwest Dental and its western division, Mountain Dental.  Discuss
UCLA dental school gets $1 million to honor dean
January 7, 2009 -- The Shapiro Family Charitable Foundation has made a $1 million pledge to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry to establish the Dr. No-Hee Park Endowed Chair in Dentistry.  Discuss
AGD partners with Colgate on continuing education
January 6, 2009 -- The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and Colgate-Palmolive have announced a year-long partnership to provide quality continuing dental education (CDE) programs to AGD members.  Discuss
3M ESPE offers Impregum for cartridge dispensing
January 6, 2009 -- 3M ESPE is now offering its line of Impregum soft polyether impression material in a cartridge delivery system.  Discuss
Voice-over-IP network cuts Kool Smiles' communication costs 40%
January 6, 2009 -- Kool Smiles has replaced its traditional telephony system with a voice-over-IP system that has reduced the group's communications costs by 40%.  Discuss
New fingerprint requirement in California
January 5, 2009 -- All licensed healthcare workers in California -- including dentists -- will have to submit fingerprints within the next two years under a new directive from the state Department of Consumer Affairs.  Discuss
CA insurers must now provide interpreters
January 5, 2009 -- Legislation requiring California medical, dental, and specialty insurers to provide members with interpreters took effect January 1 -- six years after originally being signed into law.  Discuss