Bytes and pieces: News you can use

Dental quality: The National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality (NICHQ) and the DentaQuest Institute have launched a third phase of improvement in dental care for children, with a goal of reducing caries (tooth decay) in young people.

Trade shows and conferences: Find PQ Systems in the exhibit area at these events: AIAG 2013 Quality Summit (September 16-17, Livonia MI); “Sensors and Instrumentation” for Test, Measurement & Control (September 25-26, Birmingham, UK); National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) Annual Educational Conference (October 6-9, Louisville, KY); Advanced Manufacturing Technology Show (October 23-24, Dayton, OH.

Excellence in China? Read an interview with Ritsuo Shingo on doing business in China from a perspective of operational excellence and lean thinking.

Electric cars and safety: Tesla has received the government’s highest safety rating. What are the implications for passenger safety in electric cars?