Patterson Dental offers free practice management software
June 12, 2008 -- Patterson Dental Supply of St. Paul, MN, will now provide its EagleSoft practice management software to dental professionals free of charge.  Discuss
3M to acquire German orthodontics firm
June 11, 2008 -- 3M of St. Paul, MN, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TOP-Service für Lingualtechnik, a German orthodontic technology and services company offering the Incognito digital lingual orthodontic system.  Discuss
Dental implants seen as best replacement for old bridges
June 10, 2008 -- According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), aging dental bridges are difficult to floss, often decay, and require replacement with longer bridges. The AAID recommends replacing them with permanent dental implants.  Discuss
Lantis Laser's OCT system moves closer to commercialization
June 10, 2008 -- Lantis Laser has commenced the final development phase of its optical coherence tomography (OCT) Dental Imaging System.  Discuss
Tissue engineering enhances periodontal ligament regeneration
June 9, 2008 -- Dutch researcher Agnes Berendsen of the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam has developed a 3D in vitro model that shows promise for aiding in the regeneration of periodontal ligaments and restoring tendons and ligaments elsewhere in the body.
Mall teeth whitening under scrutiny in New Mexico
June 9, 2008 -- The New Mexico Board of Dental Health Care believes that mall teeth-whitening businesses could be detrimental to public health, the Cibola County Beacon recently reported.  Discuss
Cosmetic dentist invents forceps that speed restorations
June 6, 2008 -- A cosmetic dentist in Louisville, KY, has invented forceps that will allow dentists to adjust the bite and deliver indirect restorations such as caps and veneers with better accuracy and in less time.  Discuss
Delta Dental gives $340,000 to Louisiana dental school
June 6, 2008 -- Delta Dental Insurance is donating $340,000 to Louisiana's only dental school to help renovate an auditorium damaged by Hurricane Katrina.  Discuss
Patients with certain antibodies at lower risk for periodontal disease
June 5, 2008 -- New research at the University of Michigan found that people with certain antibodies are at a lower risk for periodontal disease, the ADA reports.  Discuss
Aetna offers standalone dental plans
June 5, 2008 -- Aetna has recently introduced standalone dental plans in Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.  Discuss