Sham dentist pays $12,000 in fine/restitution
June 3, 2008 -- An Ottawa man paid $7,000 in restitution for practicing dentistry without a license after a disgruntled patient reported him to the authorities.  Discuss
Cadbury introduces gum with ACP
June 2, 2008 -- Cadbury has introduced a new gum that contains Recaldent, a formula of amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) that has been shown to protect and rebuild tooth enamel.  Discuss
3M ESPE teams with 3D Systems, Astra Tech to improve wax-ups, abutments
May 30, 2008 -- 3D Systems, a Rock Hill, SC-based provider of 3D modeling and rapid prototyping solutions, is partnering with 3M ESPE to offer compatibility between the 3M ESPE Lava Scan ST Design System and 3D Systems' high-volume dental-printing systems for digital production of dental wax-ups.  Discuss
AGD applauds proposed U.S. oral health initiative
May 29, 2008 -- The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) is giving two thumbs up to the recent introduction of the Oral Health Initiative Act of 2008. The bill proposes the establishment of a multifaceted approach to oral healthcare through the creation of an expert oral health working group to assess existing U.S. oral health programs and recommend improvements.  Discuss
ADEA members take concerns about access and funding to Capitol Hill
May 29, 2008 -- American Dental Education Association (ADEA) members from 25 states visited more than 90 Congressional offices last month to educate members of Congress and their staff about issues affecting access to oral healthcare and funding for dental and craniofacial research.  Discuss
Most U.S. dental faculty like their jobs, study finds
May 28, 2008 -- A recent study that surveyed 17% of the dental faculty in U.S. dental schools found that an overwhelming 71% are satisfied with their jobs.  Discuss
ADA: Bisphenol A deemed safe in dental products -- so far
May 28, 2008 -- The research so far suggests that bisphenol A (BPA), a compound in some plastic dental materials, won't hurt consumers, the ADA said Tuesday.  Discuss
Lasers treat gum disease with positive results
May 27, 2008 -- Photodisinfection -- which combines low-intensity laser energy and microbiological stains to target and destroy microbial pathogens -- continues to demonstrate its effectiveness in the treatment of chronic adult periodontitis. According to Ondine Biopharma, the Vancouver-based company commercializing this technology under the product name Periowave, results from the Canadian Multi-Center Gum Disease Trial demonstrate that photodisinfection compares favorably to traditional scaling and root planing for the treatment of periodontal disease.  Discuss
Dentists and physicians should comanage osteoporosis patients, study says
May 23, 2008 -- Dentists should not discontinue bisphosphonate therapy or other medical treatment for people suffering from osteoporosis without consulting the patient's physician, according to a May article in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).  Discuss
Denti-Cal cuts would affect millions of lower-income Californians
May 22, 2008 -- More than 2.8 million Californians -- primarily poor, disabled, and elderly adults and their children -- stand to lose access to dental health services if Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to eliminate Denti-Cal is implemented, according to an impact report released by the Oral Health Access Council (OHAC).  Discuss