Business & Industry
Stimulus package: 4 key updates for dental practice owners
January 19, 2021 -- As dentists continue to recover from the effects of the pandemic, they can start 2021 with renewed confidence and additional financial assistance now that the latest COVID-19 relief bill has been signed into law, writes Mark Schmidt. He goes over some key updates related to the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program and signature 7(a) loan program that affect existing and new borrowers.  Discuss
CareCredit, RevenueWell announce partnership
January 15, 2021 -- CareCredit and RevenueWell said they are teaming up to help financially challenged patients receive dental care.
Proposed ADA standards now available for comment
January 15, 2021 -- ADA standards committees have approved three documents and are asking for comments on them from now until February 13.
Colgate, Harvard establish scholarship for minority dental students
January 15, 2021 -- Colgate-Palmolive has gifted the Harvard School of Dental Medicine with $210,000 to initiate the endowed Freeman, Grant, Franklin Scholarship to support students from underrepresented minority groups in the pursuit of a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
DenMat launches new desensitizing gel
January 15, 2021 -- DenMat has debuted Zen CP+, a desensitizing gel that alleviates tooth sensitivity and discomfort via nanosized calcium phosphate minerals delivered to the tooth surface.
Biolase, DCA expand access to dental lasers in new deal
January 14, 2021 -- Biolase is set to roll out its laser equipment across U.S. offices affiliated with Dental Care Alliance (DCA) this year per a new agreement aimed at boosting laser adoption.
Ormco releases Spark clear aligner update
January 14, 2021 -- Ormco has announced new features for its Spark clear aligner system, which it said represent a substantial upgrade and will give orthodontists greater control in planning and carrying out treatment.
Curve Dental launches patient engagement platform
January 14, 2021 -- Dental software developer Curve Dental has launched a new platform to improve communication with patients, helping to minimize no-shows, ease reminders, and ensure follow-up.
Why the physician-dentist relationship is the biggest barrier to integration
January 13, 2021 -- There are many inherent differences and prejudices between dentists and physicians. How do you close the gap? How do you bring the dentist and physician into alignment so that the necessary care is delivered for mutually shared patients? These are the questions that would be most powerful to address now rather than later, writes Dr. Marc Cooper.  Discuss
Carestream celebrates 1,000th CS 9600 CBCT installation
January 13, 2021 -- Carestream Dental said it has reached a new milestone of installing 1,000 CS 9600 cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) systems.