Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. New York authorizes dental hygienists to use nitrous oxide, local infiltration anesthesia
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul recently signed into law a bill that allows dental hygienists to use nitrous oxide and local infiltration anesthesia to assist dentists with dental procedures.
  2. Peak Dental Services' Amber Collins named top COO
    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Dental Services' Amber Collins was included on Onconference's "Top 50 COO" list for 2022. 
  3. 11 teledentistry, AI updates
    Here are 11 stories on Dentsply Sirona, SmileDirectClub, Candid and more that Becker's has reported on since May 3:

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  1. 4 dental leadership moves
    A Massachusetts DSO hired a senior vice president and CIO, and three other dental leadership moves have made news in the last two weeks: 
  2. 5 dentists making headlines
    Two dentists who were appointed to lead dental schools and three other dentists who have made headlines since May 9:
  3. Overjet gets FDA clearance for AI cavity detection software
    Dental technology company Overjet received FDA 510(k) clearance for its artificial intelligence-powered cavity detection and outlining software, Caries Assist.
  4. 7 dental group leaders to know
    An investor turned DSO co-founder and six other dental group leaders to know:

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  1. 6 industry updates for oral surgeons
    From oral surgery-focused DSO expansions to a botched dental surgery, here are six oral surgery stories Becker's has reported on since April 13:
  2. No Surprises Act, the cost of expanding telehealth and more: 5 federal updates for dentists
    Five federal updates for dentists to know:
  3. Dove Dental launches hybrid aerosol management device to combat virus spread
    Dove Dental Products recently launched a hybrid device to reduce the risk of aerosol movement caused by instrument use to combat the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. 
  4. Maine launches virtual dental program for children
    The state of Maine recently launched a virtual dental service program to increase access to dental care for children, ABC affiliate WMTW reported May 13. 

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  1. 5 dental payer updates
    Here are five dental payer stories Becker's has reported on since April 20:
  2. U of Michigan dental school names interim dean
    The University of Michigan School of Dentistry has named Dr. Jan Ching Chun Hu interim dean, effective May 16. 
  3. 5 dental donations totaling $60.2M
    Six dental schools have received donations totaling $60.2 million in the last two months. 
  4. Oakpoint adds endodontics with latest partnerships
    Raleigh, N.C.-based Oakpoint is adding endodontic services to its roster through partnerships with two practices.
  5. Private equity firms are keeping their eyes on dental
    Private equity firms have shown a growing interest in dental the past few years, and it looks like they are here to stay.
  6. Dental schools see high dean turnover rate: 22 moves in the last 2 years
    Several dental schools have experienced shifts in their leadership in the last two years, with 16 schools appointing or experiencing the departure of deans in the last two years. 
  7. Oral Surgery Partners adds 4-location practice
    Chesterfield, Mo.-based Oral Surgery Partners has added Hudson Oral Surgery to its network. 
  8. Dr. Anibal Diogenes 1st dentist to receive prestigious teaching award
    Anibal Diogenes, DDS, PhD, has been named a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.
  9. 42 North Dental appoints senior VP, CIO
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental has added Jon Morgan as senior vice president and chief information officer.

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