Hygienist launches dental coding community program
July 21, 2017 -- Dental coding expert Patti DiGangi, RDH, has launched a community membership program focusing on Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature (CDT) issues.
Top 5 large-group dental carriers in the U.S.
July 20, 2017 -- The five biggest large-group dental carriers in the U.S. together have reported almost $4 billion in dental premiums for 2017. But the difference between the top two companies on the list and the bottom three remains considerable. Using publically available information, DrBicuspid.com illustrates the size of the dental insurance market in the U.S. and how two companies control much of the market.
Colgate launches online research-career program
July 20, 2017 -- Colgate-Palmolive has launched an online program for dental educators looking to begin a research career.
Clean teeth in 10 seconds? Meet the Amabrush
July 19, 2017 -- Can a device really clean teeth thoroughly in 10 seconds? The creators of the newly developed Amabrush toothbrush think so and are going to put their creation through independent clinical tests to back their claim.
Mass. adds new Delta Dental plan despite concern
July 19, 2017 -- The Massachusetts Division of Insurance has approved a new low-cost preferred provider organization (PPO) plan from Delta Dental of Massachusetts, despite concerns from the state's dental society.
Great Expressions expands in NJ
July 19, 2017 -- Great Expressions Dental Centers has affiliated with three New Jersey dental practices.
AAOF creates Bray research award
July 18, 2017 -- The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) has recognized Robert James Bray, DDS, by creating a biomedical research award in his name.
CDA-supported anesthesia bill advances from committee
July 17, 2017 -- A California State Assembly bill that would have required three practitioners to be present when a child younger than age 7 was undergoing anesthesia in a dental office has been put on hold, while a separate Senate bill on the same topic supported by the California Dental Association (CDA) is advancing in that state's Legislature.
Water Pik to be acquired for $1B
July 17, 2017 -- Water Pik has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Church & Dwight, the maker of Arm & Hammer products, for approximately $1 billion in cash.
3Shape launches CAD software for labs
July 17, 2017 -- 3Shape has launched a new version of its CAD software for dental labs.