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  1. Alaska dentist performed procedure on hoverboard, patient testifies

    A former patient of an Anchorage, Alaska-based dentist testified Dec. 4 that the dentist extracted her tooth while on a hoverboard without her consent, according to CNN.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Dentist with breast cancer gives fellow chemo patients dental care packages

    A Florida dentist diagnosed with breast cancer gave out 500 dental packages to fellow chemotherapy patients, hoping to promote oral care during treatment, according to ABC affiliate WFTS.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Jury finds Virginia oral surgeon negligent in botched wisdom teeth surgery

    A jury awarded a patient of Corey Burgoyne, DMD, $625,000 for a botched wisdom tooth procedure that left the patient with nerve damage, according to local ABC affiliate WHSV.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. SmileDirectClub competitor raises $10M

    Uniform Teeth has raised another $10 million, bringing its total funding to $14 million, according to TechCrunch.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 10 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Walmart names head of dentistry & 9 other dental notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and SmileDirectClub.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Ohio bill would restrict mobile dentistry

    Ohio state Rep. Scott Lipps proposed a bill that would regulate mobile dental units in the state, according to local news station WVXU.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Florida dental group resends notice of data breach to 1,500 patients

    Pembroke Pines, Fla.-based Rosenbaum Dental Group is notifying for a second time 1,522 patients of malware attack that may have exposed their protected health information.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Aspen Dental expands to Oklahoma dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new practice in Tulsa Hills, Okla., a dental health professional shortage area, on Dec. 12.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Nashville dentists coordinate family appointments to make dental visits convenient

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Belle Meade Family Dentistry stacks appointments to help families coordinate busy schedules, according to a Dec. 4 news release.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Bookkeeper gets prison time for stealing $600k+ from Illinois dentist

    A bookkeeper and receptionist for an Arlington Heights, Ill.-based dentist pleaded guilty Dec. 3 to stealing more than $600,000 from the practice over six years, according to the Daily Herald.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Alaska dentist on trial for Medicaid fraud, performing procedures without permission

    Two former patients testified against an Anchorage, Alaska-based dentist Dec. 3, in a trial alleging the dentist unnecessarily sedated patients to maximize Medicaid payments and removed teeth without permission, among other claims, Anchorage Daily News reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. $15.5M Washington state clinic to treat dental patients even if they can't pay

    Yakima Valley (Wash.) Farm Workers Clinic is scheduled to begin construction Dec. 5 on a $15.5 million clinic in Kennewick, Wash., according to the Tri-City Herald.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 3 dental companies to watch

    Reports suggest the global orthodontics market will be valued at $9.72 billion by 2026, growing at a 11.6 percent compound annual growth rate, according to a Zacks report cited by Yahoo Finance.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Henry Schein CEO honored for promoting diversity in dentistry

    Stanley Bergman, Henry Schein's CEO and board chairman, was honored for his leadership advancing diversity and inclusion in dentistry during this week's 2019 Greater New York Dental Meeting, according to a Dec. 3 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Henry Schein makes new partnership to take practices into digital era

    Henry Schein announced Dec. 1 that it was partnering with Ivoclar Vivadent AG to distribute a new wireless milling system.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Smile Brands opens new office with promotion

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands announced Dec. 2 the opening of a new Bright Now Dental office in Tulare, Calif.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Florida dentist warns against $400 home braces Facebook offer

    A Florida dentist is cautioning patients against a Facebook post offering $400 braces from home, according to ABC and NBC affiliate First Coast News.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. 3 Aspen Dental practice owners named to American Academy of Clear Aligners' Board of Directors

    Three Aspen Dental practice owners have been named to the board of directors for the American Academy of Clear Aligners, according to a Dec. 2 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. How dental practices can use technology to acquire patients and drive expansion

    The dental industry is facing numerous challenges, such as a tight labor market, high levels of student loan debt for new dentists, increasing local competition and higher overhead costs due to necessary expensive technologies.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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