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FDA seeks comment on lowering nicotine levels
March 16, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the next step toward the goal of lowering the levels of nicotine in cigarettes to minimal or nonaddictive levels.  Discuss
Subscription box service launches for dental products
March 16, 2018 -- Marketing communications company Mindshare Creative has launched a subscription box service for new dental products.  Discuss
Southern Implants gets FDA clearance for 2 new implants
March 15, 2018 -- Dental implant company Southern Implants has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for two new implants.  Discuss
Biolase reports decreased revenues in Q4, 2017
March 15, 2018 -- Laser and CAD/CAM scanner company Biolase has reported a decrease in net revenues for the fiscal fourth quarter of 2017 and the year.
ADA releases revised book on water fluoridation
March 15, 2018 -- The ADA has released the 2018 edition of Fluoridation Facts.
Legal Cases: Implant placement into the maxillary sinus
March 14, 2018 -- A group practice's dentists proposed a treatment plan of three implants for a 60-year-old man with missing teeth. However, after the implants were placed, an x-ray showed one of the implants projected beyond the bony floor of the patient's sinuses. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler write, sometimes there is a difference between acceptable clinical practice and what a jury may see.  Discuss
Court finds Calif. illegally cut pay for hygienists
March 9, 2018 -- A state judge has ruled that the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) illegally reduced payments for dental hygienists who work outside of the dental office. The department oversees the state's dental Medicaid program, Denti-Cal  Discuss
Private equity firm to acquire Heartland Dental
March 8, 2018 -- Private equity firm KKR has agreed to acquire majority ownership of Heartland Dental, the largest dental service organization (DSO) in the U.S.  Discuss
Dentsply Sirona, North American Dental Group announce partnership
March 8, 2018 -- Dentsply Sirona has announced a comprehensive partnership with dental service organization North American Dental Group.
EverSmile launches oral care products for orthodontic patients
March 7, 2018 -- EverSmile has launched three oral care and cleaning products for patients with braces and clear aligners.  Discuss