Top ADA executives leave organization
May 5, 2008 -- The two top executives at the American Dental Association (ADA), executive director James Bramson, D.D.S., and chief operating officer Mary Logan, have left the Chicago society.
Align Technology posts higher Q1 sales as profit dips
May 1, 2008 -- Sales grew in the first quarter for Align Technology, the Santa Clara, CA, manufacturer of Invisalign, although the company's net income dipped.
FDA approves new latex gloves
April 29, 2008 -- Dentists whose gloves irritate their hands got some good news April 23 when the FDA approved gloves made from a new type of latex.  Discuss
FDA requests comments on amalgam
April 29, 2008 -- Attention mercury skeptics! It is open season on dentistry's oldest bogeyman as the FDA has opened a 90-day comment period on its classification of amalgam alloy, encapsulated amalgam alloy, and dental mercury.  Discuss
Delta Dental Foundation funds mucositis research
April 29, 2008 -- The Delta Dental Foundation has awarded a research grant of $22,958 to Beaumont Hospitals Research Institute in Royal Oak, MI, to study ways of reducing the severity of oral mucositis, a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation in patients with oral cancer.  Discuss
Gold restorations fetch high prices
April 29, 2008 -- Got some extra gold around the office? If you don't do gold restorations any more, it could be the time to cash in for a minivacation -- or at least a fancy outfit.  Discuss
Lead found in U.S. crowns
April 25, 2008 -- Some crowns made in the United States contain lead, WBNS-TV of Columbus, Ohio, reported Friday.  Discuss
AGD maps dental economy
April 23, 2008 -- In 2006 over 786,000 people were employed in the dental work force earning total wages in excess of $33 billion.  Discuss
Henry Schein acquires Minerva Dental
April 23, 2008 -- Henry Schein announced Tuesday that it acquired Minerva Dental, a supplier of dental consumables and equipment in the U.K.  Discuss
BioHorizons buys Implant Logic Systems
April 18, 2008 -- BioHorizons Implant Systems, a manufacturer of dental implants, has completed its acquisition of Implant Logic Systems, which provides technology solutions for the dental implants market.  Discuss