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  1. Delta Dental of Tennessee promotes CFO to executive vice president
    Delta Dental of Tennessee has promoted its CFO Jeff Ballard to executive vice president, the dental insurance company said Dec. 6.
  2. Georgia man charged with practicing dentistry without a license
    A Georgia man has been charged with practicing dentistry without a license, Fox 5 Atlanta reported Dec. 3.
  3. 5 dental leadership moves
    The American Orthodontic Society elected its next president and three dental schools appointed deans.
  1. 15 dental partnerships in 2021
    Dental companies, organizations and DSOs collaborated this year to help solve some of the industry's most pressing challenges, advance care and further innovation.
  2. 8 dentists making headlines
    From recently appointed dental school deans to North American Dental Group's new chief research and strategies officer, here are nine dentists making headlines:
  3. 3 deans appointed at dental schools
    Three dental schools have recently appointed interim and permanent deans.
  4. What 20 dental schools achieved in 2021
    Dental schools were active this year in establishing new programs, funding research and expanding services to increase access to dental care in their communities.

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  1. 3 dentists' strategies to tackle stress, burnout
    Knowing how to cope with stress and burnout can be helpful to dental professionals dealing with the everyday challenges the industry can bring.
  2. Staffing, supply, Medicare & more: 10 dental insights from 2021
    Becker's spoke to several dental professionals this year to gain insight into issues affecting the industry, including the COVID-19 pandemic, rising supply costs and workforce shortages.
  3. Dental reimbursement rates boosted via Illinois Medicaid program
    Reimbursement rates for Illinois dentists have been increased under the state's Medicaid program, the Illinois State Dental Society said Dec. 1.
  4. Guardian Dentistry taps new COO
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has appointed Dr. Houmam Ali to the newly created position of chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, according to a Dec. 3 news release obtained by Becker's.
  1. 'We are facing a real significant crisis ': 7 notes on Alabama's shrinking dental care
    Access to dental care in Alabama is diminishing as dentists become more concentrated in urban areas and those over the age of 60 near retirement, WBRC reported Dec. 1.
  2. Mark Feldman, former ADA president, dies
    Mark Feldman, DMD, past president and treasurer of the American Dental Association and executive director of the New York State Dental Association died Nov. 25.
  3. Consider inflation when negotiating practice fees, ADA asks payers
    The American Dental Association's council on dental benefit programs is requesting dental insurance payers to consider rising costs when negotiating fees with practices, the organization said Dec. 1.
  4. Texas DSO expands out-of-state
    Dallas-based Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics has opened two practices in Oklahoma, according to a Dec. 2 news release.
  5. More staff needed to treat same number of patients compared to pre-pandemic: ADA
    Dentists say they need more staff to see the same number of patients compared to pre-pandemic, according to the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute's latest poll.
  6. Aspen Dental rebrands to reflect expansion
    Aspen Dental Management has rebranded as the Aspen Group to reflect its expansion in the healthcare industry, the company said Dec. 2.
  7. North American Dental Group names chief research and strategies officer
    North American Dental Group has appointed George Bruder, DMD, its chief research and strategies officer, the Pittsburgh-based DSO said Dec. 1.
  8. Surgical mask cost has at least doubled since pandemic onset, most dentists say
    The majority of dentists indicated that the price of surgical masks has at least doubled, while 47 percent of dentists said the cost of gloves has at least tripled since the onset of the pandemic, according to the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute's latest poll.
  9. Dental industry grapples with national workforce shortages: 20 stories in 2021
    Dental practices nationwide have struggled to keep up with workforce shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, but several groups and leaders have posed solutions to alleviate these challenges.

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