Business & Industry Sponsored by The ADA
Perrigo donates $150K in toothbrushes to nonprofits
June 3, 2020 -- Irish pharmaceutical company Perrigo has donated about $150,000 worth of toothbrushes to nonprofits in Michigan to meet the increased demand caused by shopping challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Delta Dental of Mass. announces next steps for $35M COVID-19 relief plan
June 3, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Massachusetts has announced the next phase of its $35 million COVID-19 relief and recovery plan.
Dentistry shows signs of recovery from COVID-19
June 2, 2020 -- A whopping 65% of dental practices had reopened as of May 18 and patient volumes have risen, indicating that the industry is recovering from shutdowns due to COVID-19, according to new data from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Planmeca USA launches redesigned Planmeca Romexis
June 2, 2020 -- Planmeca USA, a subsidiary of dental equipment manufacturer Planmeca, has launched a new version of its dental imaging software.
Your working parents are feeling the most COVID-19 stress
June 1, 2020 -- Striking a balance between work and home has always been a challenge for parents. COVID-19 has raised the stakes, with about 60% of workers in a new survey reporting that they have had no outside help in caring for and educating their children during the pandemic.  Discuss
Inside a DSO: What it was like for this dentist during the COVID-19 limitations
May 29, 2020 -- We spoke with a dentist working for a dental service organization (DSO) about the events of the recent weeks, including the perceived benefits of having a corporate entity to help with financial and employment questions. Dr. Ashley Keen-Ramirez shares her opinions in this Q&A.  Discuss
Delta Dental of Iowa provides COVID-19 relief, issues premium credits
May 29, 2020 -- Delta Dental of Iowa is offering relief programs for members, employers, and dentists affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
MMG Fusion launches patient portal
May 29, 2020 -- MMG Fusion has launched its patient portal, a software service that helps patients connect with dental practices before and after visits.
AAID develops return-to-practice guide for dental patients
May 28, 2020 -- The American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) has created a checklist to help all types of dental patients prepare for their next appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Philips, Toothpic debut teledentistry platform
May 27, 2020 -- Philips and Toothpic have launched a teledentistry platform that provides dental professionals with a tool to build direct patient engagement, acquisition, and retention while improving office efficiency, in-chair time, and remote care, according to the companies.