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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
Good bacteria beat periodontal disease
November 1, 2007 -- Can you fight bacteria with bacteria? Apparently so, according to a new study in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
Paperless dental office still a myth
October 31, 2007 -- You can track anything with computers, but most dentists still rely on paper records. Do computerized record keeping systems stink? Click here for the 411...  Discuss
Kids and candy: Don't be a Halloween Grinch
October 30, 2007 -- It's that time of year again. But you don't have to be the Grinch that stole Halloween.  Discuss
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