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  1. Dr. Gehani takes office as ADA president

    The American Dental Association installed Chad P. Gehani, DDS, as its 156th president on Sept. 9.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Year-long wait for a dental appointment in rural Wisconsin

    With more than half of Wisconsin counties federally classified as dental Health Professional Shortage Areas, patients sometimes wait more than a year to get dental appointments in rural areas, according to Milwaukee Magazine. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. New Mexico dentist allegedly practiced without license

    An Albuquerque, N.M., dentist is facing nine felony charges for allegedly submitting fraudulent claims to insurance companies while his dental license was suspended, according to the Albuquerque Journal. By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Dentist pleads guilty to $5M+ Medicaid fraud scheme

    Bilal Ahmed, DDS, pleaded guilty on Sept. 6 to a scheme that defrauded Medicaid of more than $5 million, according to the Department of Justice. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Florida representative aims to expand veteran dental care

    U.S. House Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., is pushing his proposal to expand dental care to veterans, according to Sunshine State News. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Dental assistant receives 7-year prison term for sexually abusing teen patient

    A Maryland dental assistant was sentenced to seven years in prison on Sept. 13 for sexually assaulting a patient recovering from surgery, according to Bethesda Magazine. By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. SmileDirectClub shares recover some

    SmileDirectClub shares surged more than 12 percent on Sept. 13, recovering some losses after shares sank 28 percent during the company's Sept. 12 market debut, CNBC reports. By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Dentist to lead National Institute of Nursing Research

    Dentist Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, was appointed interim director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, and will take over for Ann Cashion, RN, PhD, beginning Oct. 1, Business Insider reports. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Researchers dig into link between oral bacteria, Alzheimer's

    A prevalent dental bacteria is being investigated by neurologists who believe it could be linked to Alzheimer's disease, according to WALB. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Spa dentistry donates proceeds to abuse victims

    Embrace Dental in Sparks, Nev., uses its spa-like dentistry services to put patients at ease and support women in the community, Northern Nevada Business View reports. By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Vaping could affect dental health, dentist warns

    Vaping chemicals could cause dental health problems, NBC affiliate WJFW reports. By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. SmileDirectClub shares sink 28 percent

    After SmileDirectClub's debut on the Nasdaq, its stock fell 28 percent Sept. 12, the worst market debut this year for a startup valued at $1 billion or more, according to CNBC. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub reveals public offering price, begins trading

    SmileDirectClub priced its initial 58,537,000 shares of Class A common stock at $23 per share on Sept. 11. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 5 reasons patients switch dental offices

    Patients may leave their dentist for five reasons, Schroeder Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Lexington, Ky., told the Augusta Free Press: By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Viewpoint: Dentists are solution to healthcare crisis

    Americans could live longer and the healthcare system would save money if people went to the dentist more often, Gary Kadi, CEO of New York City-based NextLevel Practice, told Thrive Global. By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Aspen Dental opens second Walgreens location

    Aspen Dental plans to open a second location at a Tampa, Fla.-Walgreens, a move designed to create convenient and affordable dental care. By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. 5 proactive tips to avoid workers’ compensation fraud in dental practices

    Claim-related fraud, which typically occurs when an employee falsely claims a work-related injury to obtain worker's compensation, can cost businesses billions of dollars every year, according to small business insurance expert Employers. By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Employee at Minnesota dental practice stole nitrous oxide, police say

    A janitor at Rochester, Minn.-based dental practice pleaded guilty to breaking into the practice and illegally using nitrous oxide, according to local news station KIMT. By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Texas management company makes new Atlanta partnership

    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has affiliated with Atlanta-based South Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, according to a Sept. 11 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 5 questions to ask when approached by DSOs

    As dental service organizations continue to grow, private practice dentists and dental groups should be prepared for how to partner with these corporate entities. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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