MacPractice teams with Suni Medical Imaging, National Dental
June 17, 2008 -- MacPractice and Suni Medical Imaging are collaborating to develop MacSensor, a Macintosh-based application comprising a new SuniRay sensor and MacPractice DR software.  Discuss
DentalXChange launches payment program
June 17, 2008 -- DentalXChange of Irvine, CA, has launched its Patient Payment Program, designed to increase patient approvals and reduce staff workload.  Discuss
ADA seeks clarification from FDA on amalgam comments
June 16, 2008 -- The ADA is expressing concern about recent statements from the FDA suggesting that the agency has already decided to mandate some form of special labeling for dental amalgam as a caution to groups purportedly sensitive to mercury.  Discuss
National Kidney Foundation says fluoride may harm kidney disease patients
June 16, 2008 -- The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) has changed its stance on fluoridated water, saying in a position paper that, based on new evidence, exposure to fluoride could be potentially harmful to people with chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Discuss
Dentist apologizes for stealing body parts
June 13, 2008 -- A former New Jersey dentist who pleaded guilty in March to stealing body parts from more than 1,000 corpses faced the victims' relatives in court.  Discuss
San Diego, the largest holdout, will fluoridate its water
June 12, 2008 -- Flouridation is coming to San Diego, the largest city in the U.S. that was still holding out against the cavity-fighting measure.  Discuss
Arthritis sufferers more prone to periodontal disease
June 12, 2008 -- Researchers in Berlin have discovered that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have a higher incidence of periodontal disease compared to healthy controls. But it may not be due solely to problems with oral hygiene.  Discuss
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