Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Henry Schein & more: 9 dental companies making headlines

Here are nine dental companies making headlines.

Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Aetna and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons partnered to create a program designed to reduce the number of opioid tablets prescribed to patients undergoing wisdom tooth extractions.

Henry Schein is participated in Dentsply Sirona World, a conference of oral health professional sharing best practices in cone beam computer technology and computer aided design and manufacturing applications.

Paramount Health Care acquired Indiana-based dental benefit provider Dental Health Options by Health Resources.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler fined Dental Health Services $300,000 and ordered the provider to develop a compliance plan to resolve customer concerns.

Henry Schein board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to $400 million of shares in its common stock.

Birner Dental Management Services reported total net losses of $901,000, up from $230,000 losses the same quarter of 2016.

Pacific Dental Services supported dental offices adopted OralDNA testing to help identify and measure gum disease.

Delta Dental conducted a survey showing 45 percent of parents miss work due to their child's oral health issues.

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