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Ex-Colgate researcher admits to stealing toothpaste recipes
October 23, 2019 -- A former research technician and scientist for Colgate-Palmolive has admitted to stealing proprietary toothpaste formulas so that he could make and sell oral care products under a business he created overseas.  Discuss
Got a good attitude? Patients' outcome views colored by cues
October 23, 2019 -- Doctors who appeared empathetic and conveyed high expectations of treatment success during pain procedures influenced the way patients felt about outcomes in a new study, published October 21 in Nature Human Behaviour.  Discuss
Bad teeth cost Californians jobs, self-confidence
October 23, 2019 -- Can bad teeth hinder your self-confidence and chances at a new job? Many low-income Californians say yes. A news article recently explored the difficulty some California residents encounter when trying to get a functional smile.  Discuss
Periodontist must pay $1.3M in malpractice case
October 22, 2019 -- A periodontist must pay approximately $1.3 million in a malpractice case in which a procedure to extract a molar in preparation for an implant resulted in bone and nerve damage, according to a judgment filed in a New Jersey court.  Discuss
Teledentistry, SmileDirectClub stay in spotlight for good, bad
October 22, 2019 -- Fresh off its filing of a harassment lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, SmileDirectClub finds itself thrust in the news again with investigations into the way it markets it clear aligners and moves to further expand internationally.  Discuss
Written patient communication makes for better relationships
October 21, 2019 -- The most heated miscommunications in dental practices involve insurance benefits and financial arrangements with patients. Dr. James Anderson of eAssist explains the importance of written patient communication and offers tips for documenting this information.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for community outreach: Doing well by doing good
October 21, 2019 -- Doing well by doing good involves taking advantage of opportunities to give back and letting everyone know that you're a great community partner. And there's nothing wrong with enjoying the positive public relations that can come from these activities. It's a win-win situation for you and your community, Dr. Roger P. Levin notes in his latest Practice Success tip.  Discuss
SmileDirectClub sues Calif. dental board for harassment
October 18, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has filed a lawsuit against the Dental Board of California, alleging it intentionally harassed the direct-to-consumer clear-aligner company's clinics in a planned effort to hinder its growth. The litigation further fans the flames between the burgeoning industry and traditional orthodontics.  Discuss
Colgate's Optic White fails to deeply whiten teeth, suit claims
October 18, 2019 -- A Nevada woman has filed a class-action suit against Colgate-Palmolive, claiming that Colgate's Optic White toothpaste is based on "false hope" because it fails to naturally, deeply whiten teeth as advertised.  Discuss
Case report: Repair of osseous defect on an implant
October 18, 2019 -- Dr. Daniel Haghighi reports on the case of a 70-year-old man who was experiencing pain around implant #5. He describes using a laser to maximize treatment efficacy and to manage the osseous tissue and soft-tissue defects.  Discuss
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