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  1. 33% of dental practices not found in Google search results: study

    Dental practices continue to lack digital marketing execution despite the billions of dollars that are spent annually, according to a DMscore study released Jan. 23.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Nonprofit seeking dentists to volunteer in Puerto Rico after earthquake

    The nonprofit International Medical Relief is looking for dentists to volunteer in areas of Puerto Rico most devastated by the Jan. 7 earthquake, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. 17 Tennessee dentists need evaluation for abnormal opioid prescription

    Seventeen dentists were overlooked by state health officials and should be examined for potentially overprescribing opioids, the Tennessee state comptroller's office announced Jan. 22.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Aspen Dental expands to South Carolina dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new practice in Mount Pleasant, S.C., a dental health professional shortage area, on Jan. 23.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. SmileDirectClub may be silencing unhappy clients & 5 other dental notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Western Dental and SmileDirectClub.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Maryland dental practice settles overbilling allegations with attorney general

    Laurel, Md.-based Dr. Batz & Weiner Family Dentistry settled allegations Jan. 22 that it overbilled patients and did not provide accurate information about treatment costs with the Maryland Attorney General's Office, according to The Baltimore Sun.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Maine proposal would eliminate dental insurance waiting periods for kids

    A proposed bill would eliminate insurance waiting periods for anyone under the age of 19 in Maine, according to CBS and CW+ affiliate WABI TV5.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub may be silencing unhappy clients

    SmileDirectClub attempts to limit information about customer dissatisfaction through confidentiality provisions and lawsuits, according to The New York Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Texas DSO collects funding from private equity firm

    Austin, Texas-based Enable Dental announced Jan. 21 that it had closed its Series A financing round, with private equity group FCA Venture Partners leading.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 7 best cities for dental tourism in 2020

    An estimated 2 million American patients are expected to travel to other countries to undergo medical treatment, with many seeking dental services, according to Patients Beyond Borders.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. New platform allows dentists to build membership programs

    Blountstown, Fla.-based MedLoyalty announced Jan. 21 the launch of a platform designed to help dentists build a subscription-based, in-house membership program as an alternative to insurance.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Texas A&M College of Dentistry opens clinic, education center

    Dallas-based Texas A&M College of Dentistry announced Jan. 17 that it had opened its Clinic and Education Building, according to an American Dental Association news post.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Western Dental launches its own aligner

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontic announced Jan. 17 that it has released its own orthodontic aligner, ClearArc.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Hoverboard dentist guilty on 46 counts, "unlawful dental acts"

    An Anchorage, Alaska-based dentist has been convicted of 46 charges including felony fraud charges and "unlawful dental acts," which included performing oral surgery while riding on a hoverboard, according to a Jan. 17 Alaska Department of Law news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Dental365 DSO acquires 4 Gentle Dental offices, opens 44th location

    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 announced Jan. 20 the the opening of its 44th location, along with the acquisition of four Gentle Dental offices.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Wisconsin dental practice destroyed in fire finds temporary office

    Chetek, Wis.-based Sather Family Dental has found a temporary place to treat patients after the practice was destroyed in a fire nearly two weeks ago, according to local news state WQOW.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. ADA names Dr. Loree Bolin its 2020 Humanitarian Award recipient

    The American Dental Association has announced Loree Bolin, DDS, as the 2020 Humanitarian Award recipient for improving quality of life and oral health in the U.S. and abroad.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Massachusetts dentists, office manager indicted on suspicion of Medicaid fraud

    Two dentists and a dental office manager have been arrested for allegedly defrauding MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program, according to a Jan. 16 Department of Justice news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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