TOP DENTAL NEWS
Renaissance Dental expands coverage
November 8, 2007 -- Renaissance Dental has added new benefits to its standard plan for patients with high risk medical conditions, patients undergoing certain treatments, diabetics, and pregnant women.  Discuss
Report surveys device makers
November 8, 2007 -- Attention dental shoppers! Are you curious about the companies who make the products you use every day? Want to know who's making a killing in track-mounted light systems and whose getting stuck with an oversupply of ceramic caulk? Research and Markets can answer your burning questions about dental device makers, the company claims, with a new report: "Dental Devices Market Profile."  Discuss
Dentisoft adds new feature to its dental practice system
November 7, 2007 -- Dentisoft Technologies has introduced a new feature to its dental practice system -- an automated appointment reminder service. The company has partnered with Interactive Intelligence Inc. and is using the latter's icNotify outbound hosted notification service.  Discuss
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
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