Gummy bears battle dental decay
July 25, 2008 -- Attention pediatric dentists: Looking for ways to get kids interested in oral health? Just recommend gummy bears!  Discuss
Bill allows Mass. hygienists to work unsupervised
July 24, 2008 -- The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed legislation that will allow dental hygienists to work without dentist supervision in limited public settings.  Discuss
Overbleaching becoming an epidemic?
July 24, 2008 -- The quest for a perfect smile is leading many people to go overboard when it comes to teeth whitening, according to a recent news story.  Discuss
Teeth-whitening kiosks not OK in OK
July 22, 2008 -- Several teeth-whitening kiosks in Oklahoma have been voluntarily shut down by their owners, following an investigation by NBC affiliate KJRH-TV in Tulsa.  Discuss
CareCredit offers free educational CD
July 22, 2008 -- CareCredit, a patient payment program, is offering a free educational CD designed to help dentists build good, lasting relationships with their patients.  Discuss
Washington dental board urged to investigate state's death cases
July 18, 2008 -- A top health official in Washington has urged the state's dental board to investigate all patient deaths related to dentistry following a news story that reported that the board might have been too soft in some cases.  Discuss
Intertrade to distribute ViziLite Plus in Greece and Cyprus
July 18, 2008 -- Zila has selected Intertrade Dental to be the exclusive distributor of its oral cancer screening product in Greece and Cyprus.  Discuss
AGD talk addresses psychological issues of tooth loss
July 17, 2008 -- Nearly 20 million teeth are extracted each year, leaving scores of people to deal with the psychological effects of a less-than-perfect smile. A presentation at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) annual meeting addressed the psychological issues affecting people who must deal with the loss of a tooth and how this loss can affect their quality of life.  Discuss
MedX signs U.S. distributor for Oralase
July 17, 2008 -- MedX Health has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Technology4Medicine to sell Oralase in the U.S. once the product receives FDA marketing clearance.  Discuss
Infinitt launches new dental PACS
July 17, 2008 -- Infinitt North America has introduced a dental picture archiving and communications system (PACS) that includes a viewing workstation and an acquisition gateway.  Discuss