Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. California dentist stole patient identities to take out life insurance policies, dept. of insurance says

    A Marina del Rey, Calif.-based dentist and licensed insurance agent allegedly used the personal information of her patients to take out life insurance policies on them, according to the California Department of Insurance and cited by KTLA. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub files $100M IPO

    SmileDirectClub filed its initial public offering Aug. 19, after weeks of rumors that the company would be going public, according to CNBC. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Arizona dental clinic doubles in size, increases patient volume from 6,000 to 10,000

    Nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul completed the renovation of a Glendale, Ariz., dental clinic that treats underserved patients. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Dr. Kristin Wade completes Academy of General Dentistry fellowship — 3 insights

    The Academy of General Dentistry recognized more than 240 dentists who completed their fellowship, the Payson Roundup reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  2. Connecticut dentist crashes two cars in same day — 5 insights

    Scott David Cohen, DDS, owner of Trumbull (Conn.) Smiles Family Dental, was involved in two separate accidents on the same road Aug. 13, the newstimes reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. California dental practice opening 3rd location

    A+ Family Dentistry is opening a third California location in Sorrento Valley in mid-August. By Rachel Popa -
  4. Delta Dental Community Care Foundation awards 29 student leadership awards

    The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation recognized 29 dental school students through its Delta Dental Student Leadership Awards.  By Eric Oliver -

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  1. ProHEALTH Dental, Westmed to open joint New York practice

    Dental service provider ProHEALTH Dental has entered into a clinical affiliation agreement with the Westchester, N.Y.-based multispecialty medical practice Westmed Medical Group.  By Rachel Popa -
  2. Trends in dental field disruption: Q&A with Premier Dental's Chris Helle

    Chris Helle is the chief marketing officer of Premier Dental, a global dental products company with sales in more than 75 countries. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Pacific Dental Services makes Inc. 5000 for 14th year — 3 insights

    Inc. Magazine released its Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies, including Pacific Dental Services for the "14th team."  By Eric Oliver -
  4. Ideal Dental opens newest Texas practice

    Texas-based Ideal Dental opened its latest location in San Marcos, Texas, Community Impact reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  1. Tobias Family Dentistry joins DecisionOne Dental Partners — 3 things to know

    Barrington, Ill.-based Tobias Family Dentistry affiliated with DecisionOne Dental Partners in Schaumburg, Ill.  By Alan Condon -
  2. Pennsylvania dentist convicted for illegal prescriptions

    A jury found Christopher Bereznak, DMD, guilty of prescribing controlled substances to the late Ashley Gammon, the Wyoming County Press Examiner reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  3. Dr. Kimberly Zheng to lead New Mexico practice — 3 insights

    Kimberly Zheng, DMD, will lead East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental's new practice in Hobbs, N.M.   By Eric Oliver -
  4. Aspen Dental opening North Carolina office — 3 insights

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental will open a new office in New Bern, N.C., on Aug. 15.  By Eric Oliver -
  5. Office becomes Wagner Schultz Dental through new partnership — 3 notes

    Michele Schultz-Robins, DMD, was named a partner in a Red Bank, N.J.-based family dental practice. By Angie Stewart -
  6. 4th Street Family Dentistry opening new office: 3 notes

    Brian Leeson, DMD, is opening a new 4th Street Family Dentistry location in St. Petersburg, Fla. By Angie Stewart -
  7. Fire destroys only dentist office in Georgia county — 4 insights

    A fire destroyed Larry Black, DMD's Quitman, Ga., office, leaving citizens of Brooks County without a local option for dental care, local CBS affiliate WCTV reports. By Eric Oliver -
  8. The newest tool to fight cavities? Stem cells

    University of Plymouth researchers are studying a stem cell that encourages continuous tooth growth in mice, New Atlas reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. $60K in dental equipment stolen from Missouri business

    Around $60,000 worth of equipment was stolen Aug. 7 from Independence, Mo.-based Wright Dentures and Implants, according to local Fox affiliate WDAF. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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