Uniform Teeth raises $10M to open more locations
December 13, 2019 -- Teeth-straightening startup Uniform Teeth received a $10 million investment boost from Canaan Partners on December 4, bringing its funding total to $14 million.
Woman swallows partial dentures eating holiday pie
December 12, 2019 -- A woman in Glasgow, U.K., accidentally swallowed her partial dentures while eating mince pie, but she is hopeful that she will have a new set of two front bottom teeth in time for Christmas.
Woman causes stir with ad for $400 braces for kids
December 9, 2019 -- An ad by a woman in Florida who claims she can give a child braces and 12 months of treatments for $400 has medical professionals and the public cringing, according to news reports.  Discuss
Salon teeth whitening leaves woman with charred gums
December 6, 2019 -- A woman in Ireland has been left with burned gums and possibly permanent damage following a teeth-whitening treatment at a beauty salon. She may have to undergo a gum graft to fix the botched procedure, according to news reports.  Discuss
The important role photography plays in the success of your practice
November 20, 2019 -- Is a picture worth a thousand words? Or is it worth far more? A picture is worth at least $2 million of revenue when you have a system for success and a system to stay accountable, according to Dr. David Rice. He explains the important role photography plays in your practice's success.  Discuss
Dentist must pay $86K for giving patient ill-suited braces
November 15, 2019 -- A court in Ireland has ordered a dentist to pay approximately $86,000 to a woman who experienced teeth movement and years of pain and discomfort due to poor dental work, stemming from a discounted set of braces, according to news reports.  Discuss
Gold, ivory false teeth from 1800s valued at $9K for sale
November 14, 2019 -- False teeth crafted of hippo or walrus ivory, set in gold, and estimated to be from the early 1800s will be up for auction in November. The teeth are valued at about $9,000, according to Hansons Auctioneers and Valuers.  Discuss
Sonic the Hedgehog gets a proper smile
November 12, 2019 -- Paramount Pictures has released its new trailer for its upcoming movie, "Sonic the Hedgehog," and the anthropomorphic extraterrestrial blue hedgehog has gotten a much-deserved makeover, including fewer, creepy human teeth.
Man nearly dies after dentures get stuck in throat for hours
November 8, 2019 -- A 75-year-old man in China almost choked to death after accidentally swallowing his dentures while eating a meal. The dentures were lodged in his throat for about eight hours before they were removed during emergency surgery, according to news reports.  Discuss
UNC fan gets permanent 'Carolina blue' front teeth
November 8, 2019 -- Every time this guy flashes a smile, the University of North Carolina (UNC) basketball team will know where he stands, according to an article on
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