Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. How a Washington dentist is addressing industry racial inequities: 4 takeaways
    Oral implantologist LeRoy Horton, DDS, is working to change the lack of Black representation within the dental field, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV.
  2. Daniel Burke of PDS joins 1st national committee to develop medical-dental integration framework
    Daniel Burke, chief enterprise strategy officer at Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services, has joined a 10-person committee charged with guiding a national framework for expanding medical and dental integration programs.
  3. ADA endorses HIPAA compliance platform
    The American Dental Association and ADA Member Advantage selected Huntington, N.Y.-based Compliancy Group as the HIPAA compliance management platform recommended for all members.

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  1. 14 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 14 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  2. How the founders of Community Dental Partners created a multimillion-dollar business: 5 notes
    Emmet Scott and Chad Evans, DDS, believe successful businesses try to see the experience from the customer's viewpoint, according to an Entrepreneur interview with Jessica Abo.
  3. Delta Dental awards $440K to safety-net clinics
    Forty-three safety-net clinics in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were awarded $440,000 by the Delta Dental Foundation for the COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund, Inside Indiana Business reported March 4.
  4. Kentucky dentist accused of prescribing opioids after license was suspended
    A Louisville, Ky.-based dentist has been charged for allegedly prescribing hydrocodone and oxycodone after being suspended by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Bennett said March 3.

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  1. How Smile Brands has been affected by the pandemic: Kim Marcus, SVP of accounting and finance
    Kim Marcus, senior vice president of accounting and finance at Smile Brands, discussed her experiences, points of pride at Smile Brands and how the DSO has been affected by the pandemic on "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast."
  2. Patterson releases Q3 results: 6 things to know
    Patterson Companies reported adjusted earnings per share of 58 cents in third-quarter fiscal 2021, with its bottom line improving 23.4 percent from the prior-year quarter, reports Yahoo Finance.
  3. Insurer doesn't have to cover pandemic-related losses for Georgia dental practice, judge rules
    A Georgia dental practice's lawsuit was dismissed March 1 by a federal judge who said Cincinnati Insurance doesn't have to cover the practice's COVID-19 related losses, reports Law360.
  4. Western Dental, San Diego County Dental Society offering free dental care for kids
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics has partnered with the San Diego County Dental Society to support the American Dental Association's "Give Kids a Smile" program, which provides free dental screenings, dental sealants and fluoride varnishes to underserved children.
  1. 20 entrepreneurial DSOs to know | 2021
    Dental service organizations are growing across the U.S. as independent offices search for partners to help them thrive.
  2. Andrew Smith named executive director of Association of Dental Support Organizations
    The Association of Dental Support Organizations has selected Andrew Smith as its next executive director, according to a March 2 news release.
  3. National Dental Association Foundation, Colgate establish scholarship for Black dental students
    The National Dental Association Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive have partnered to create the "Audacity to Dream" scholarship program for Black students pursuing careers in dentistry.
  4. AAO to end ad campaign after deemed unfair to SmileDirectClub platform
    The National Advertising Division of BBB National Programs has recommended that the American Association of Orthodontists discontinue advertising that may imply that SmileDirectClub's platform is risky and its retail stores lack on-site medical professionals.
  5. High patient demand, low acquisition costs: 3 takeaways from Shawn Wherry, Dental Care Alliance's VP of marketing
    Shawn Wherry, vice president of marketing at Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance, discussed current trends related to marketing and acquisition in the dental industry on "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast."
  6. 70% of dentists note uptick in teeth grinding, clenching, ADA finds
    Stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to affect dental patients, with more than 70 percent of dentists surveyed by the American Dental Association reporting an increase in teeth grinding and clenching among patients.
  7. $80M raised by Beam Dental for coverage rewarding good hygiene: 6 details
    Columbus-based insurer Beam Dental has raised $80 million in series E funding, bringing its total funding to more than $160 million.
  8. Massachusetts orthodontist allegedly kept kids in braces longer than needed, defrauding MassHealth of millions
    An orthodontist is being accused of fraudulently submitting millions of dollars in false claims to Massachusetts' Medicaid program, MassHealth, according to a March 1 news release from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.
  9. 3 dentists making headlines
    From two leadership changes at dental institutions to a dental practice reaching a settlement to resolve allegations against it, here are the latest dentists making headlines:

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