Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Phony Florida dentist performed tooth extractions from home, police say

    A Florida man was arrested Nov. 13 for allegedly practicing dentistry in his house without a dental license, according to CBS affiliate WTSP.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Dental groups urge Nebraska Medicaid office to halt pediatric dental audits

    Four Nebraska dental organizations are concerned Medicaid pediatric dental audits in the state are inhibiting children's access to oral care, the organizations wrote in a Nov. 6 letter to the state's Medicaid agency, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Minnesota dental network to slash 75 jobs

    Bloomington, Minn.-based HealthPartners plans to cut around 75 jobs due to the shrinking revenue the dental network and insurance provider experienced this year, according to The Star Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. FBI raids Indiana dental practice

    The FBI raided South Bend (Ind.) Family Dentistry Nov. 14, carrying boxes of evidence out of the practice, local news station ABC 57 reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. New dental platform Dandy combines teledentistry, in-person care

    Dandy, a dental platform that combines in-person treatment and teledentistry, launched in Philadelphia Nov. 14 in response to the lack of medical supervision in the clear aligner market.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 7 dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Patterson Companies and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. U Pittsburgh dental clinics adopt opioid-free prescribing guidelines

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine announced Nov. 6 that it has established opioid-free pain management guidelines for outpatient procedures at its dental clinics.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Former ADA speaker Dr. Bernard Snyder dies at 92

    Bernard Snyder, DDS, former speaker of the American Dental Association House of Delegates from 1981-85, died Sept. 16 at age 92.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. SmileDirectClub shares plummet 20% after 1st earnings report since IPO

    SmileDirectClub shares dropped 20 percent after the company announced its third quarter 2019 earnings on Nov. 12, according to CNBC.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Delta Dental demands repayment after a system error overpaid crown procedure claims, CDA says

    The California Dental Association is encouraging dentists to act after a Delta Dental of California system error accidently reimbursed dentists for replaced crowns, affecting about 350 self-funded dental groups.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Indiana University School of Dentistry creates informatics program

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Dentistry plans to establish a dental informatics program, according to a Nov. 12 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub reports $180M revenue for Q3 2019

    SmileDirectClub announced Nov. 12 total revenue for the 2019 third quarter was $180.3 million.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Formlabs creates dental division

    Formlabs is launching a new 3D-printer to make crowns and bridges, clear retainers, surgical guides for dental implant procedures, custom mouthguards and dentures, TechCrunch reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Patterson, FTC reach agreement to settle price-fixing allegations

    Patterson Companies entered a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission after a judge ruled that the company illegally colluded with Benco Dental Supply Co. in a price-fixing arrangement, according to a Nov. 8 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Pacific Dental Services expands into 22nd state

    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services announced Nov. 12 the opening of its first supported practice in Illinois. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Smile Brands opens California location, offers new patients $29 checkup packages

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands announced Nov. 11 the opening of an affiliated Bright Now Dental office in Lodi, Calif. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. California Medicaid preps enrollment for $300K practice support grants

    California dentists can begin applyingg for $300,000 in student loan repayment or practice support as of Jan. 13, according to the California Dental Association. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Natural gas fire destroys Georgia dental office

    A Savannah, Ga.-based dental practice has been extremely damaged after a Nov. 9 natural gas fire, according to NBC and CW+ affiliate WSAV3.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Delta Dental of Arizona warns patients of data breach

    Delta Dental of Arizona has notified patients of a July phishing scheme that could have exposed their protected health information, according to a Nov. 8 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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