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Global researchers call for radical oral health overhaul
July 19, 2019 -- Poor oral health is a global phenomenon and one that's not improving with better research and technology. To fix this, an international team of researchers is calling for radical oral healthcare reform, including universal oral healthcare coverage.  Discuss
Liberty Dental debuts value-based insurance program
July 19, 2019 -- Liberty Dental Plan has debuted a dental insurance program designed to reward providers based on patient health outcomes.
Bellus3D app to merge intraoral, face scans
July 17, 2019 -- Software company Bellus3D has updated its Dental Pro application with a tool that merges the app's 3D face scans with intraoral scans.
A-dec acquires Dean Dental System
July 17, 2019 -- Dental equipment company A-dec has acquired the assets of Dean Dental Systems.
New product: Dentsply Sirona launches data transmission portal
July 15, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new portal for the secure transmission of scan data and case information.
New product: Quip launches consumer dental platform
July 15, 2019 -- Oral health company Quip has launched a new platform that allows consumers to book and pay for dental services.
Private insurance boosts preventive care in older patients
July 12, 2019 -- Researchers found that having private dental insurance increased preventive service use by older patients by 25%. Adding a dental benefit to Medicare could significantly increase dental service use in this population, they noted.  Discuss
X-ray positioning apparatus off U.S. tariff list
July 11, 2019 -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on July 10 that several categories of medical devices were now exempt from the 25% tariffs imposed on devices imported from China. These include dental x-ray alignment and positioning apparatus.
New product: Garrison Dental launches matrix system
July 11, 2019 -- Garrison Dental Solutions has launched a new section matrix system used primarily for class II posterior composite restorations.
Safco Dental acquired by private equity firm
July 9, 2019 -- Dental products distributor Safco Dental Supply has been acquired by private equity firm PNC Riverarch Capital.