3M to acquire Imtec
May 16, 2008 -- 3M will acquire Imtec, a manufacturer of dental implants and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning equipment, the two companies announced May 15.  Discuss
California dentists sue state government
May 14, 2008 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has joined a lawsuit against the State of California that seeks to prevent a $1.3 billion cut in Medicaid payments.  Discuss
Patient wakes up alone in dentist's office
May 14, 2008 -- A Brooklyn woman is suing for medical malpractice after she woke up from general anethesia and found herself locked and forgotten inside an oral surgery center in Brooklyn, N.Y., WCBS-TV reported recently.  Discuss
Phyhealth, Argus Dental partner to launch pilot HMO
May 14, 2008 -- Phyhealth Plan, a subsidiary of Physicians Healthcare Management Group (Phyhealth) has signed an agreement with Argus Dental of Tampa, Fla., to provide dental services for its pilot HMO scheduled to be launched in the latter half of 2008.  Discuss
Frontier Dental Laboratories commits $1.5M to CCADS
May 14, 2008 -- Frontier Dental Laboratories of El Dorado Hills, CA, has promised $1.5 million to the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS).  Discuss
Iowa dentist creates art with syringes
May 12, 2008 -- An Ames, Iowa, dentist recently proved that dentists can create a perfect work of art -- and no, we are not talking about the perfect restoration.  Discuss
Secret Service investigates dental practice
May 9, 2008 -- A dentist and two of his business associates are under investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, according to the NY Daily News.  Discuss
Cardinal Health mouthwash recalled
May 7, 2008 -- Hydrox Labs and Cardinal Health have recalled their Cardinal Health alcohol-free mouthwash because it has tested positive for infection-causing bacteria.  Discuss
AFP Imaging's NewTom now scans 25% faster
May 7, 2008 -- AFP Imaging has announced that its NewTom VG cone-beam CT (CBCT) scanner now has a 25% reduced scan time.  Discuss
Heraeus Kulzer to relocate headquarters
May 7, 2008 -- Dental esthetics firm Heraeus Kulzer announced that it will relocate its North American headquarters to its current manufacturing and distribution facility in South Bend, Ind., by December 2008.  Discuss