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  1. 'Excellent wages, flexible scheduling, work-life balance': 5 things a Florida dentist is doing to recruit staff
    Delray Beach, Fla.-based Spodak Dental Group is hiring entry-level employees at $15 per hour — above the state's current minimum wage — among other things to attract new staff members, according to a Sept. 20 news release.
  2. 6 dentists making headlines
    From the co-founder of an alternative dental coverage company to the victim of a fatal car crash, here are five dentists who made headlines last week:
  3. Michigan community college opens dental clinic, adds new programs
    Macomb Community College in Warren, Mich., opened a 12,000-square-foot dental clinic housing new dental programs Sept. 17 to meet workforce and clinical demand, the Macomb Daily reported Sept. 19.

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  1. Wisconsin faces dental hygienist shortage: 4 things to know
    Wisconsin is one of many states in the U.S. facing a shortage of dental hygienists brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, TMJ4, an NBC affiliate, reported Sept. 20.
  2. 42 North Dental adds chief development officer
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental has appointed Sharon Korzan as chief development officer, the organization said Sept. 20.
  3. California bill would let dentists give COVID-19 vaccinations, rapid tests
    California Gov. Newsom is expected to sign a bill that would allow dentists in the state to administer influenza and COVID-19 vaccines and obtain licenses to conduct rapid COVID-19 tests, the California Dental Association said Sept. 17.
  4. Dentists offering alternative membership plans for uninsured patients
    Dentists have begun offering membership plans to help uninsured patients receive care, Kaiser Health News reported Sept. 17.

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  1. Align, Ultradent unveil 1st whitening system made for Invisalign aligners
    Tempe, Ariz.-based Align Technology has announced an exclusive supply and distribution agreement with South Jordan, Utah-based Ultradent Products. Together, the two companies are introducing the first professional whitening system made for Invisalign aligners and Vivera retainers.
  2. What Delta Dental report says about Americans' oral health during pandemic
    Delta Dental recently released its "2020 State of America's Oral Health Report" detailing oral health care trends in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. CareQuest, Swiss company seek to bring drill-free dental options to Medicaid patients
    Boston-based CareQuest Innovation Partners is partnering with Switzerland-based vVARDIS to bring drill-free dental technology to Medicaid patients, the company said Sept. 15.
  4. 76.5 million Americans are without dental insurance: CareQuest
    A September report from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health shows that about 76.5 million adults in the U.S. do not have dental insurance, while Medicare beneficiaries have the largest unmet need for dental coverage.
  1. Dental income, costs: 10 things to know
    In 2020, average general dentist income dipped, though that decline varied widely by state and specialty.
  2. CDC updates interim COVID-19 guidance for dental practices: 6 notes
    The CDC updated its interim COVID-19 infection control guidance for dental healthcare personnel Sept. 10.
  3. Maryland task force begins work to expand dental care
    Policymakers and dentists have formed a task force aimed at creating more equitable access to oral healthcare for state residents, according to Maryland Matters.
  4. North Carolina dentist identified as victim in fatal car crash
    A North Carolina dentist has been identified as the sole victim in a Sept. 13 car wreck, The Gaston Gazette reported.
  5. 8 recent dental industry collaborations
    From joint oral health studies to supply chain partnerships, here are eight collaborations happening in the dental industry:
  6. Henry Schein taps dental group CFO as VP of investor relations
    Dental and medical office supplier Henry Schein has appointed Graham Stanley as vice president of investor relations and strategic financial project officer, the company said Sept. 15.
  7. MB2 Dental adds 2 vice presidents of business development
    Carrollton, Texas-based dental partnership organization MB2 Dental has onboarded Joseph Fox and Michael Gans as vice presidents of business development, the company said Sept. 14.
  8. Imagen Dental Partners enters 8th state, plans to enter 6 more: 5 things to know
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners has expanded into California, its eighth state, with the addition of Scripps Rock Dental and Schaffer Dental Excellence, according to a Sept. 15 news release.
  9. 8 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are eight companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:

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