Minority groups come out against California's proposed Dental Practice Act
July 31, 2020 -- The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce has released a digital ad urging the California Senate to vote no on AB 1998, the Dental Practice Act, which was authored by Assembly Member Evan Low.
MB2 Dental expands into Pa.
July 30, 2020 -- Dental services organization MB2 Dental has expanded into Pennsylvania with the addition of Lake Erie Dental in Erie.
SmileDirectClub unveils program for teens
July 30, 2020 -- SmileDirectClub has launched SmileDirectClub Teen, a program aimed at teeth straightening for teenagers.
Oklahoma Dental Association endorses iCoreRx
July 30, 2020 -- The Oklahoma Dental Association (ODA) rewards program has endorsed electronic prescription software program iCoreRx from iCoreConnect.
Study shows large gaps in access to oral healthcare for poorest Californians
July 29, 2020 -- Low-income adults in California are less likely to receive timely dental care and more likely to visit the dentist for specific problems than those with higher incomes, according to researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles' Center for Health Policy Research.
Hundreds earn infection control, prevention certificate
July 29, 2020 -- The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the DALE Foundation said that 600 oral healthcare professionals have earned the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate.
Yomi dental robotic system gets additional FDA 510(k) clearance
July 29, 2020 -- Robot-assisted dental surgery firm Neocis has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a new edentulous indication on its Yomi dental robotic system.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. offers teledentistry access
July 29, 2020 -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts said that it's offering three new programs to help support the oral healthcare needs of its members, as Massachusetts dental practices begin reopening after the temporary closure for nonemergency services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Dentsply Sirona World 2020 moves to localized in-person, virtual programs
July 28, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona World, scheduled for October 1-3, 2020, in Las Vegas, will now be held as a combination of in-person and virtual events.
Dentsply Sirona pulls out of IDS
July 28, 2020 -- Dentsply Sirona announced that it will not attend the International Dental Show (IDS), scheduled to be held from March 9-13, 2021, in Cologne, Germany. The company said that this decision also applies to Dentsply Sirona brands VDW, MIS, and Zhermack.