TOP DENTAL NEWS
Pinpoint implants via 3D software
November 7, 2007 -- You think parallel parking your SUV in a Corolla-sized space is tough? Try putting a dental implant in just the right spot in someone's mouth. In many cases, you don't know what you're facing until you expose the patient's bone.  Discuss
Dental 'therapists' fill holes: Part I
November 6, 2007 -- The lawsuit is settled but the debate goes on: Will dental health aide therapists do more help or harm?  Discuss
Align launches new clear retainers
November 6, 2007 -- Align Technology, Inc. has announced the launch of Vivera retainers -- clear retainers made from the same technology as Invisalign aligners. These subscription-based retainers will be delivered to dentists or directly to the patient four times a year.  Discuss
3M launches clear self-litigating braces
November 6, 2007 -- 3M Unitek has introduced Clarity SL braces -- clear, self-litigating braces made from translucent ceramic. These braces use a clip to hold the wires in place eliminating the need for elastic bands (ligatures).  Discuss
Oral bone substitute approved
November 6, 2007 -- Collagen Matrix announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its SynOss synthetic material, a type of artificial bone, for oral surgery.  Discuss
Dentists vs. insurers: The road ahead
November 5, 2007 -- Take off those boxing gloves. Insurance companies could be your new best friend (really!). For the skinny on what's changing, what's not, and why, read on.  Discuss
3M acquires Lingualcare
November 2, 2007 -- 3M has acquired Lingualcare Inc., a Dallas-based orthodontic technology and services company. Lingualcare is the maker of iBraces -- 100 percent customized, invisible, lingual braces for adults and adolescents.  Discuss
Nonpracticing dentists now eligible for ADA membership
November 2, 2007 -- Nonpracticing dentists or those with a dental degree lacking a U.S. license will be eligible to become members of the American Dental Association starting in January 2008, according to a resolution passed by The House of Delegates last month.  Discuss
Beat the malpractice rap
November 1, 2007 -- Want to avoid a malpractice lawsuit? Check these tips on staying out of court.  Discuss
Do race and class affect dental care?
November 1, 2007 -- Race and economic stature play a key role in the quality of dental care a patient receives, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  Discuss
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