Patients not always honest, survey finds
May 21, 2008 -- Are your patients being completely honest with you? In a recent survey, 41% of respondents said they tell their dentist they brush for the recommended two minutes even if it isn't true or they're unsure.  Discuss
UHC Specialty Benefits enhances coverage of oral cancer screening
May 20, 2008 -- UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Specialty Benefits now covers all light-contrast technology-based oral cancer screening tests under its dental plans.  Discuss
Zap Lasers launches microlaser for soft-tissue applications
May 20, 2008 -- Zap Lasers recently unveiled its new microlaser for soft-tissue applications, the Styla MicroLaser.  Discuss
3M to acquire Imtec
May 16, 2008 -- 3M will acquire Imtec, a manufacturer of dental implants and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanning equipment, the two companies announced May 15.  Discuss
California dentists sue state government
May 14, 2008 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) has joined a lawsuit against the State of California that seeks to prevent a $1.3 billion cut in Medicaid payments.  Discuss
Patient wakes up alone in dentist's office
May 14, 2008 -- A Brooklyn woman is suing for medical malpractice after she woke up from general anethesia and found herself locked and forgotten inside an oral surgery center in Brooklyn, N.Y., WCBS-TV reported recently.  Discuss
Phyhealth, Argus Dental partner to launch pilot HMO
May 14, 2008 -- Phyhealth Plan, a subsidiary of Physicians Healthcare Management Group (Phyhealth) has signed an agreement with Argus Dental of Tampa, Fla., to provide dental services for its pilot HMO scheduled to be launched in the latter half of 2008.  Discuss
Frontier Dental Laboratories commits $1.5M to CCADS
May 14, 2008 -- Frontier Dental Laboratories of El Dorado Hills, CA, has promised $1.5 million to the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies (CCADS).  Discuss
Iowa dentist creates art with syringes
May 12, 2008 -- An Ames, Iowa, dentist recently proved that dentists can create a perfect work of art -- and no, we are not talking about the perfect restoration.  Discuss
Secret Service investigates dental practice
May 9, 2008 -- A dentist and two of his business associates are under investigation by the U.S. Secret Service, according to the NY Daily News.  Discuss