Dentist goes to prison for stealing body parts
June 30, 2008 -- Michael Mastromarino, the former New Jersey dentist who pleaded guilty to stealing body parts from more than 1,000 corpses, will spend 18-54 years in a New York prison.  Discuss
Splintek's dental guard gains FDA approval
June 30, 2008 -- Splintek recently announced that its SleepRight dental guard has received over-the-counter marketing clearance from the U.S. FDA.  Discuss
Access Plans, DenteMax partnership makes dental plans more affordable
June 30, 2008 -- A new partnership between Access Plans USA and DenteMax makes it possible for Access Plans to utilize the DenteMax national dental network to enhance the Access Dental network in some of the company's discount and supplemental healthcare plans.  Discuss
$300K grant brings dental care to underserved
June 27, 2008 -- United Health Foundation is giving Howard University a $300,000 grant to establish a model program in dental excellence at the university's College of Dentistry.  Discuss
First Pacific launches new finance software
June 26, 2008 -- Dental practice management firm First Pacific has launched a new program that allows dentists to review their financial information online.  Discuss
Dedicated Dental to repay 'erroneous' reimbursements
June 25, 2008 -- Dedicated Dental has reached an agreement with state and federal agencies regarding allegedly erroneous Medicaid reimbursements submitted by one of its offices in Bakersfield, CA, for the years 2002-2005.  Discuss
Sirona to offer free U.S. training sessions
June 25, 2008 -- Sirona Dental Systems will sponsor more than 40 CAD/CAM "Block Party" training sessions in U.S. cities throughout the month of October.  Discuss
Alaskans buck water fluoridation trend
June 24, 2008 -- Alaska is fighting the water fluoridation trend. Juneau recently repealed a fluoridation ordinance, and Fairbanks is in the process of doing the same.  Discuss
Curing light also kills cancer
June 24, 2008 -- A blue curing light used to harden dental fillings appears to also stunt tumor growth in oral cancer, according to researchers from the Medical College of Georgia.  Discuss
FDA to reclassify amalgam by July 2009
June 23, 2008 -- The FDA has announced that it will reclassify dental amalgam by July 2009. This deadline has been set as part of a settlement between the FDA and the consumer group Moms Against Mercury.  Discuss