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January 16, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

Hu-Friedy Aquires Dental Products Company, J. Palmero Sales Company

by Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the acquisition of J. Palmero Sales Company, a family-run dental products company located in Stratford, Connecticut. Palmero, which was founded in 1931 by Joe Palmero, offers

January 10, 2017 News AnnouncementContinuing EducationNews

Crosstex Appoints Mark Duro as Director, Clinical Education

by Crosstex

Crosstex, a division of Cantel Medical Corp., is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Duro, who will join the team as Director of Clinical Education following the recent retirement of Chuck Hughes. With world-class education at the forefront

January 4, 2017 News AnnouncementDentistryNews

California Dental Association Names New 2017 President

by California Dental Association

The California Dental Association recently named its new president for 2017 as Clelan Ehrler, DDS, MS, a retired orthodontist from the San Bernardino area, whose term began Jan. 1. Ehrler succeeds Immediate Past President Kenneth Wallis, DDS. In a speech

December 21, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNews

Health Care Providers Send Warning of Taxing Dental Benefits

by Oral Health

A coalition of health care service providers, including the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association has warned of the potential negative implications of taxing the premiums paid on employer-provided health and dental benefits. These benefits provide preventative care in services such as

December 19, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral Surgery

New Stem Cell Delivery Regenerates Dental Pulp-Like Tissue

by Tufts University

When a tooth is damaged, either by severe decay or trauma, the living tissues that comprise the sensitive inner dental pulp become exposed and vulnerable to harmful bacteria. Once infection takes hold, few treatment options–primarily root canals or tooth extraction–are

December 13, 2016 News Dental CareNewsPublic Health

New Tax on Health and Dental Plans Have Major Pros and Cons

by Brian Lee Crowley and Sean Speer, Financial Post

Reports that the upcoming federal budget will announce the government’s plan to tax employer-provided health and dental insurance have generated considerable buzz in Ottawa. It would be a significant change that would affect millions of Canadians and involve billions of

November 30, 2016 News AnnouncementDental HygieneNewsPaediatric Dentistry

Jill Malmgren Takes Top Leadership Role with America’s ToothFairy

by Dental Tribune America

America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation recently announced the retirement of Fern Ingber, founding president and CEO. The Board of Directors has appointed Jill Malmgren, former chief operating officer, as her successor. Malmgren assumed leadership of America’s ToothFairy as

November 29, 2016 News Dental OfficeDental TeamNewsPractice management

Calgary Dentists Forced to Cut Staff Due to Poor Economy

by Dan Healing, The Canadian Press

Thousands of layoffs that have hollowed out many of Calgary’s downtown office towers are translating into tough times for health-care businesses that offer services covered by workplace insurance plans. Dentists, massage therapists and optometrists say they’re cutting staff and getting

November 23, 2016 News AnnouncementEndodonticsNews

QuickSplint Now Available Through Three New Distribution Partners

by Oral Health

Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through three new distribution partners: Ultimate Dental, Excellence in Endodontics, and Surgical Tools, Inc. QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated

November 8, 2016 News AnnouncementNewsOrthodontics

3Shape TRIOS Orthodontics and EasyRx Announce Integration

by Oral Health

3Shape announces the integration of TRIOS Orthodontics and EasyRx universal orthodontic lab prescription software. Orthodontists and labs use EasyRx to create, manage, and submit orthodontic prescriptions. The integration now enables EasyRx users to access TRIOS intraoral scans and related patient