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  1. The National Dental Association taps new executive director
    The National Dental Association has tapped Keith Andrew Perry as its new executive director, reports The Seattle Medium.
  2. What differentiates Rock Dental Brand from other DSOs + advice from CEO Merritt Dake
    Merritt Dake, CEO of Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands, joined "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast" for a conversation about the DSO's specific brand, growth strategy and some advice for emerging leaders.
  3. 12 female dentists making headlines in 2021
    From leading new offices to legal settlements, here are 12 female dentists making headlines so far this year:
  1. Smile Brands' Dr. Robert Crim on what reignited his passion for dentistry
    Robert Crim, DDS, senior vice president and chief dental officer at Smile Brands, joined Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast for a conversation on what led him to the DSO and the company's current clinical priorities.
  2. Western Dental opens 234th California practice
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics opened a new office in Atwater, Calif.
  3. Pacific Dental Services by the numbers
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services is among the largest dental service organizations in the U.S. by number of offices in its network.
  4. Pennsylvania dentist surrenders license after state board deems behavior unprofessional
    Wade Newman, DDS, former owner of Bellefonte (Pa.) Family Dentistry, voluntarily surrendered his license to the state's dentistry board in March after it ruled he acted unprofessionally by engaging in sexual misconduct with two patients, the Centre Daily Times reported May 5.

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  1. Dental365 partners with Pearl to streamline clinical care
    New York City-based Dental365 is partnering with Los Angeles-based Pearl, a dental AI and computer vision solutions company, for efficiency, accuracy, transparency and patient care.
  2. High Point University to add $150M dental school, North Carolina's 3rd dental program
    High Point (N.C.) University intends to add a dental school in fall 2023, pending approval from two accrediting agencies.
  3. California dentists want insurance companies to pay for COVID-19 PPE
    COVID-19 increased prices of necessary gear such as personal protective equipment and disinfectant, and California dentists want insurance companies to pick up the costs, Kaiser Health News reported May 5.
  4. Boston dental professor sues school for alleged gender discrimination, retaliation
    Melissa Ing, DMD, an associate professor at Boston-based Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, filed a lawsuit accusing the school of gender discrimination and retaliation after she alleged sexual harassment in the workplace, reports The Tufts Daily.
  1. Western Dental's new strategy: A global partnership for dental implant expansion
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics has partnered with dental implant maker Straumann Group, the DSO announced May 4.
  2. Kansas practice closes indefinitely after dentist arrested
    A Topeka, Kan.-based dental practice has closed after the arrest of its dentist, Brian Newell, DDS, reports NBC affiliate KSNT.
  3. SmileDirectClub shares fall after cyberattack
    SmileDirectClub shares fell 6 percent in after-hours trading after the company said a cyberattack in April delayed and disrupted parts of business in a disclosure filing, The Wall Street Journal reported May 4.
  4. Invisalign patients file class-action suit, claim Align monopolized market
    Invisalign purchasers filed a class-action lawsuit May 3 against Invisalign maker Align Technology, accusing it of monopolizing the U.S. aligner market since at least 2017.
  5. 11 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 11 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  6. 6 dentists making headlines
    From a fatal plane crash to new leadership appointments, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  7. U.S. Oral Surgery Management enters Florida market with first partner practice in the state
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with WestShore OMS Specialists, an oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in southwest Florida, marking the special management services company's first partner in the state.
  8. Highest US dental patient volume seen since March 2020
     Private dental practices are seeing patient volumes at an average of 86 percent, the highest since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  9. $100K in medical equipment, J&J vaccine stolen from dental office
    A haul of medical equipment, Botox and COVID-19 vaccine doses valued at $100,000 were stolen last week from a Purdy, Wash.-based dental practice, according to a report in The News Tribune.

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