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New product: Dentsply Sirona launches data transmission portal
July 15, 2019 -- Dentsply Sirona has launched a new portal for the secure transmission of scan data and case information.
New product: Quip launches consumer dental platform
July 15, 2019 -- Oral health company Quip has launched a new platform that allows consumers to book and pay for dental services.
Private insurance boosts preventive care in older patients
July 12, 2019 -- Researchers found that having private dental insurance increased preventive service use by older patients by 25%. Adding a dental benefit to Medicare could significantly increase dental service use in this population, they noted.  Discuss
X-ray positioning apparatus off U.S. tariff list
July 11, 2019 -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative announced on July 10 that several categories of medical devices were now exempt from the 25% tariffs imposed on devices imported from China. These include dental x-ray alignment and positioning apparatus.
New product: Garrison Dental launches matrix system
July 11, 2019 -- Garrison Dental Solutions has launched a new section matrix system used primarily for class II posterior composite restorations.
Safco Dental acquired by private equity firm
July 9, 2019 -- Dental products distributor Safco Dental Supply has been acquired by private equity firm PNC Riverarch Capital.
New product: Kois Center launches consumer oral health app
July 8, 2019 -- The Kois Center has launched a new iPhone app for dental patients that helps assess their oral health.
More than 70% of U.S. adults support dental therapists
July 2, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. adults support the idea of dental therapists, according to new survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The findings demonstrate adults with private and public insurance appear open to new healthcare models.  Discuss
New product: DMG America adds etching gel refill
July 1, 2019 -- DMG America has added an etching gel refill system to the company's line of caries infiltration products.  Discuss
Carestream Dental announces SureSmile certification
June 28, 2019 -- Carestream Dental announced that two of its imaging systems have been certified for use with Dentsply Sirona's SureSmile aligner system.  Discuss