Boy has 500 teeth removed from jaw growth
August 1, 2019 -- A 7-year-old boy in India had more than 500 teeth pulled from a tumor-like growth along his lower right jaw, according to a July 31 news story.
Cantel Medical to acquire Hu-Friedy for $725M
July 30, 2019 -- Cantel Medical has agreed to acquire instrument manufacturer Hu-Friedy for $725 million in cash and stock. Hu-Friedy will be combined with Crosstex, Cantel's dental division, when the transaction is completed. The transaction is expected to close before fall 2019.
Mo. limits dentist opioid prescriptions for acute pain
July 30, 2019 -- A new Missouri law limits the amount of opioid tablets dentists can prescribe for acute pain.
P&G reports higher healthcare sales, overall loss in Q4
July 30, 2019 -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) has reported increased healthcare division net sales for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. However, the company reported an overall $5.237 billion loss for the quarter, centered around its Gillette shaving brand.
Align Technology posts increased Q2 revenues, shipments
July 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the second quarter of 2019.
Hackers demand $10K from Fla. dentist
July 25, 2019 -- A ransomware attack on a Florida dental office instructed a local dentist to pay $10,000 to retrieve encrypted accounting files.
New product: Voco introduces light-cured bracket bonding system
July 25, 2019 -- Voco has introduced the BrackFix light-cured bracket bonding system.
New product: SmileDirectClub debuts nighttime aligners
July 25, 2019 -- SmileDirectClub has launched aligners to straighten teeth during sleep.
New product: DMG adds semipermanent composite
July 23, 2019 -- DMG America has introduced LuxaCrown, a semipermanent composite material for chairside crown and bridge procedures.
KaVo Kerr launches handpiece repair service
July 23, 2019 -- KaVo Kerr has launched the KaVo Care handpiece repair service.