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
ADA Foundation funds anesthesia education
April 16, 2008 -- The ADA foundation is giving the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology Research Foundation a $100,000 grant to develop curriculum materials and advanced training for sedation and anesthesia-related emergencies and complications that can arise during procedures.  Discuss