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Eating fish may protect men from gum disease
July 27, 2021 -- Eating fish may be linked to reduced periodontal disease in men, according to a poster session on July 24 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
Ex-dental office manager, spouse ordered to pay $3.1M
July 27, 2021 -- A former office manager and his husband have been ordered to pay $3.1 million in restitution to a dental practice in Indiana after they pleaded guilty to wire fraud, according to a July 23 statement from the U.S. Department of Justice. Read More
Survey shows voter support for Medicare dental coverage
July 27, 2021 -- A YouGov survey conducted this month found that 8 in 10 voters support adding dental coverage to Medicare, according to a statement released by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Families USA, and the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network. Read More
Two-Ten Health merges with Titanium Solutions
July 27, 2021 -- Irish dental enterprise software developer Two-Ten Health has merged with oral health management services provider Titanium Solutions. Read More
AADR announces name change
July 27, 2021 -- The American Association for Dental Research (AADR) has changed its name to the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research. The new name better represents the multidisciplinary scientists who advance dental, oral, and craniofacial research, according to the organization. Read More
Researchers develop thermometer for gum tissue
July 26, 2021 -- Researchers from the ADA Science & Research Institute and National Institute of Standards and Technology developed a prototype device that measures changes in gingival temperature. They showcased the device at the 2021 International Association for Dental Research virtual meeting. Read More
Adverse events are common in pediatric dental patients
July 23, 2021 -- In a recent study, approximately 90% of U.S. pediatric dentists reported having at least one child experience an adverse event during dental treatment within the past five years. The findings were presented on July 23 at the virtual International Association for Dental Research meeting. Read More
ADA PAC to stop funding controversial Ariz. lawmaker
July 23, 2021 -- Following months of mounting pressure from some of its members, the ADA's political action committee (ADPAC) is suspending political contributions to former dentist Rep. Dr. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), according to a story first reported by Vice News. Read More
Align investors ask court to approve $16M settlement
July 23, 2021 -- Invisalign maker Align Technology and investors who claim the company misled them about the financial consequences of a discount program have asked a California federal judge to approve a $16 million settlement. Read More
SmileDirectClub lawsuit against Ga. dental board moves forward
July 23, 2021 -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld a panel ruling from last year to advance SmileDirectClub's antitrust lawsuit against the state of Georgia's dental board. Read More