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YearRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthDec 1410.257.4Dec 134.959.1

Price Change %3-weeks1-monthLDC-3.9%-3.9%Medium-Sized enterprise-2.35%1.7%SET100-3.06%-2.77%

Price Change %1-week1-monthA03984012.24%-3.36%Hotels/Restaurants/Casinos0.2%2.87%KRX 1001.78%3.05%

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Centre picks 6 districts to set up model dental clinics

Dhanbad, Oct. 3 -- The Centre has selected six districts of Jharkhand for implementing the Nation Oral Health Programme (NOHP) that will ensure dental care to around 10 million people, a health official said on Friday.

With 300% rise in seven years, Punjab heads for dental docs' glut

Chandigarh, Oct. 3 -- Deciding how many doctors a state needs is notoriously difficult. Punjab, however, it seems, is creating an imbalance when it comes to producing doctors. In the past seven years, the number of MBBS doctors in the state has gone up by 15%. The dental doctors' count has risen by 300% in the same period.

SIUE Inducts Eight to Alumni Hall of Fame

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville issued the following news release:

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville honored eight remarkable graduates at the 2015 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony Friday, Oct. 2, in the Morris University Center. These alumni have achieved exploits in their respective fields, are role models and are testament to SIUE's educational excellence.

"Those selected for the Alumni Hall of Fame represent the best of SIUE," said Steve Jankowski, director of Alumni Affairs. "It is our honor to induct these outstanding individuals."

Praxis Media Private Limited Announces Winners of the National Dental Achievers, 2015

Friday, October 02, 2015: Praxis Media Private Limited, India's leading media and marketing group, declared the winners of the prestigious National Dental Achievers, 2015 to reward and recognize progress, effort and enterprise in general practice dentistry. These awards recognize the highest standards of excellence in the dental profession, and honor individuals and organizations in their respective discipline for their outstanding achievement. The winners of the National Dental Achievers, 2015 were declared on September 30, 2015.

National Dental Achievers, 2015 are an initiative of Praxis Media Private Limited - India's Leading Media & Marketing Group, in association with Healthcare Leaders - India's leading online healthcare resource, Global Brands Network - Confederation of most valuable brands worldwide, and Dentistry Global - Nation's premier online comprehensive directory for dental and oral healthcare. The initiative was well partnered by The Pharma Times as Associate Partner, Medgate Today as Official Media Partner, and PluginPR as PR Partner.

Social Dental, Inc., a SaaS Marketing Company for Dentists, Raises $3.5 Million in Seed Round Funding

Social Dentalannounced today that it has raised $3.5 million in a seed round of funding led by Kickstart Seed Fund, Peterson Ventures, and Jeremy Andrus. Social Dental also announced that Scott Henkel, a dental industry veteran, has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.

David Gane starts third year as LED Medical Diagnostics CEO 04 October 2015

David Gane was appointed CEO of LED Medical Diagnostics (TSXV:LMD) two years ago on October 04, 2013. The shares were down from 45.5c to 25.0c and the total annualized return to shareholders since appointment is -25.9%. The present value of CAD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth CAD549, a loss of CAD451.

Dental Product Shopper Named 2015 Folio: Eddie Award Finalist; Best Product issue is a finalist for outstanding "B-to-B Series of Articles"

For the first time, a dental journal has been nominated for the prestigiousFolio:Eddie Award.  Dental Product Shopper, the leading information provider to the dental profession, is among the elite publications of this year's healthcare finalists. The magazine's annual "Best Products" issue was selected for its excellence as an outstanding series of B-to-B articles-a testament toDPS's high-quality content and editorial direction.

Abington - Jefferson Health's Dental Care Access Program Serves Over 100 Local Residents

Four cases: An optometrist, a dental surgeon, a physical therapist, a chiropractor; A few examples of Ontario health-care providers who were caught by their regulatory colleges issuing false or misleading billings. Compiled by Kenyon Wallace


When a patient had one appointment with Toronto optometrist Frank Stepec, he billed OHIP twice. Stepec did that with 32 patients, according to court documents. For another 25 patients, Stepec billed OHIP for multiple minor assessments that were not provided.

In total, Stepec improperly billed OHIP about $30,000 between Jan. 2007 and Nov. 2009.

Michigan Periodontist Featured on - In America' Series Developed for Public Television

Michigan Periodontist Featured on 'In America' Series for Embracing New Technology, Developed for Public Television

Dr. Joseph R. Nemeth has been selected as the Principal Dental Expert for the 'In America' series, distributed nationally for Public Television. This is a program hosted by James Earl Jones that highlights professionals and groundbreaking organizations.

Dr. Nemeth, who specializes in treating gum diseases, has not only pioneered new technologies but also is a trailblazer for the most modern, up-to-date treatment protocols in the nation. Dr. Nemeth was the first periodontist in America to use dental lasers to treat gum disease and later became the first periodontist in Michigan to be trained and certified to use the Chao Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Technique to treat gum recession. He also offers Gummy Smile treatment and lip lowering procedures.

Punjab heads for dental docs' glut

Chandigarh, Oct. 3 -- Deciding how many doctors a state needs is notoriously difficult. Punjab, however, it seems, is creating an imbalance when it comes to producing doctors. In the past seven years, the number of MBBS doctors in the state has gone up by 15%. The dental doctors' count has risen by 300% in the same period.

Hindustan Unilever Ltd Receives Approval for Trademark GERMI CHECK

Mumbai, Oct. 1 -- Hindustan Unilever Ltd received approval from Office of The Trade Marks Registry on the trademark GERMI CHECK (1948448).

The description of the mark registered is "Cl. 3 - Dentifrices, non-medicated mouthwashes, dental polish, tooth powder. Cl. 21 - Toothbrushes, utensils and articles for cleaning and the care of and teeth, tongues and gums, tooth picks, and toothbrush holders, none being of precious metals, dental floss, toilet utensils." It comes under Class 99 of the Trademark classification.

The application for the trademark was filed on April 9, 2010.

The Trademark was published in the Trade Marks Journal No. 1707 on Aug. 24, 2015.

Osstem Implant hits two-month high 02 October, 2015 15:00 KST


Osstem Implant Co Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A048260), South Korea's largest Medical Equipment/Supplies company by market cap, traded at its 35-day high of KRW67,700.0. The stock rose for a second day on Friday bringing its two-day rise to KRW1,500.0 or 2.3%. The stock price increased KRW1,200.0 (or 1.8%) from its last traded date of October 01, 2015 to close at KRW66,700.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which fell 16.1 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.3%. Trading volume was 31% lighter than average.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 15.6% is better than sector average of 4.5%. This is computed as net profit margin of 6.5% times asset turnover [sales/assets] of 0.66 times leverage factor [total assets/shareholders' equity] of 3.6.
+ Revenue growth rate is positive and has seen consecutive rises in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

35 Medical Societies Gather For Second Annual National Obesity Summit

 Representatives from 35 major health and medical organizations including, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Heart Association (AHA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) convened for a second annual summit in Chicago to identify opportunities for collaboration in treating obesity. "The National Obesity Summit on the Provision of Care for the Obese Patient" was hosted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

"We represent many different specialties, backgrounds and perspectives, but we're all really treating the same disease," said John M. Morton, MD, MPH, ASMBS President, who served as moderator for the Summit, which was held in September. "That's why there is intense and growing interest in how we can work together to better help our patients with obesity and related diseases. Obesity is the medical equivalent of economic inflation - obesity increases costs and decreases the effectiveness of medical interventions. We are paying for obesity already. Let's coordinate and provide care the right way."  

During National Dental Hygiene Month, the American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Program Urge Dental Hygienists to Start Conversations with Patients About Doing the 'Daily 4'

The American Dental Hygienists' Association issued the following news release:

Throughout the month of October, the American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program (WOHP) are proudly partnering for the sixth straight year to provide dental hygienists and the public they serve with a wide range of resources and information as part of National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). This year's campaign is focused on dental hygienists starting a conversation with their patients about "Doing the Daily 4" -- brushing teeth twice daily, flossing each day, rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthrinse and chewing sugar-free gum after eating or drinking when brushing isn't possible.

Campbell Soup Company Appoints Les Vinney to Chairman of the Board of Directors

Campbell Soup Company reported that its Board of Directors has elected Les Vinney to succeed Paul Charron as Chairman of the Board, effective Nov. 1.

Weekly: LDC Dental falls for a third consecutive week, a three-week fall of 3.9%


LDC Dental Public Company Limited (SET:LDC) fell 4.0 satang (or 1.3%) to close at THB2.96. The stock fell for a third consecutive week on Friday bringing its three-week fall to 12.0 satang or 3.9%. Compared with the SET100 Index which fell 61.1 points (or 3.1%) in the three weeks, this represented a relative price change of -0.8%. The volume was 0.1 times average trading per week of 14.2 million shares. In the past three weeks the market cap has declined THB48 million.

Two-bagger DIO Corporation jumps 12.2%


DIO Corporation (KOSDAQ:A039840), South Korea's 5th largest Hotels/Restaurants/Casinos company by market cap, lifted KRW2,350.0 (or 12.2%) in the past week to close at KRW21,550.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which rose 66.8 points (or 1.8%) in the week, this represented a relative price increase of 10.5%. The volume was 0.8 times average trading per week of 676,764 shares. In the past week the market cap has jumped KRW35.7 billion.

Amerigroup Emphasizes Better Health through New Medicare Advantage Plans, Provider Collaboration, Extra Benefits

As Medicare's primary sales season gets under way, Amerigroup is emphasizing better health through provider collaboration agreements and new Medicare Advantage plans with extra benefits.

This includes new "Select" provider collaboration plans, as well as new Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plans (DSNPs) for people eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. Amerigroup Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans (MAPD) continue to offer significant benefits not available in Original Medicare, including dental and vision coverage, emergency worldwide coverage, a fitness program, and even more drugs covered for a $0 copay. In many markets, Amerigroup offers at least one MAPD plan for a $0 premium.

"Even with the Medicare reimbursement environment changing, we think it's critical to structure our plans to provide our members with real value over Original Medicare, including extra benefits and strong local alliances," said Marc Russo, president of the company's Medicare programs.

Henry Schein lifts 2.6% 02 October, 2015 16:00 EDT


Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), NASDAQ's 11th largest Medical/Biomedical company by market cap, lifted US$3.55 (or 2.6%) from its last traded date of October 01, 2015 to close at US$137.64. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 74.5 points (or 1.8%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.9%. Trading volume was 1.3 times average. The stock rose for a fourth consecutive day on Friday bringing its four-day rise to US$9.14 or 7.1%.

EDITORIAL; Scandal-tainted dental body engages in sordid hunt for legal loopholes

Once again, a politics-and-money scandal involving the Japan Dental Federation has been exposed. It appears that seeking loopholes in the law has become an ingrained habit of the dental body.

The special investigation squad of the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has arrested three former top officials of the federation, including former presidents, on suspicion of violating the Political Funds Control Law. They are suspected of making falsified entries in political funds reports.

The federation is the political arm of the Japan Dental Association. Its main activities focus on having members of the organization elected to the Diet so the body can exert political influence.

Meta Biomed decreases 1.5% on low volume 02 October, 2015 15:00 KST


Meta Biomed Co Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A059210), South Korea's 13th largest Medical Equipment/Supplies company by market cap, decreased KRW80.0 (or 1.5%) from its last traded date of October 01, 2015 to close at KRW5,090.0. Compared with the KRX 100 Index which fell 16.1 points (or 0.4%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.1%. Trading volume was 76% lighter than average.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 19.1 which compares unfavourably with the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of 5.
+ Return on Assets has shown signs of deterioration in recent years. [Year ended, all figures in %]

TruAssure Insurance Company Announces Senior Vice President of Sales

TruAssure Insurance Company is pleased to announce Chip Huffman has joined the dental insurance company as senior vice president of sales. 

TruAssure began offering dental programs in 2015 and currently offers affordable and comprehensive dental benefit programs in 21 states with other state product filings pending. Huffman will oversee TruAssure's expansion into new states as well as manage product development and sales for TruAssure.

Regents Actions in 131 Professional Discipline Cases and 5 Restoration Petitions

The New York State Education Department issued the following news release:

The Board of Regents announced disciplinary actions resulting in the revocation of 3 licenses, the surrender of 22 licenses and 1 certificate, and 104 other disciplinary actions. The penalty indicated for each case relates solely to the misconduct set forth in that particular case. In addition, the Board acted upon 5 restoration petitions.



Buffalo Grove Dentist Provides Immediate-Load Dental Implants

Dr. Scott Frank said he can offer patients an immediate solution to their missing teeth using durable dental implants.

According to a media release, the method known as immediate-load dental implants allows Dr. Frank to place a dental implants the same day a tooth or teeth are extracted. In some cases, a temporary restoration (crown or bridge) may be placed on the same day the implant is placed.

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