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  1. Illinois will give temporary licenses to out-of-state dentists
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has approved legislation making dental care more affordable and accessible, reports CBS affiliate WIFR.
  2. Delta Dental Institute funds 3 schools to research oral health disparities
    The Delta Dental Institute is funding oral health research at three dental schools to examine solutions that will improve oral healthcare and overall well-being in the U.S.
  3. Minnesota launches 10-year plan to improve oral health in state
    The Minnesota Department of Health has partnered with more than 200 community stakeholders and dental providers to launch a 10-year plan to improve the oral health of residents in the state.

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  1. Orthodontic Partners appoints new CFO
    Practice support organization Orthodontic Partners has promoted Peter Kosenko as its next CFO.
  2. 75% of public health dentists think all dental staff should be vaccinated against COVID
    Three-fourths of dentists working for public health programs think all dental team members should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. New Jersey oral surgery practice mandates COVID-19 vaccine for employees
    River Edge, N.J.-based Riverside Oral Surgery is mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees, effective Oct. 1.
  4. California medtech company launches 3D dental division
    Santa Clara, Calif.-based medical technology company Anatomage has separated its medical and dental business units to create a new subsidiary focused on digital dental products.

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  1. Michigan pediatric dentist accused of falsely billing Medicaid, charged with 10 fraud counts
    A Michigan dentist is facing several felony charges for allegedly submitting fraudulent claims to Medicaid, according to an Aug. 25 news release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
  2. How dentists have used teledentistry during pandemic: 6 insights
    A new report from the CareQuest Institute of Oral Health provides insight into dental providers' use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Delta Dental of Arkansas taps new president, CEO
    Delta Dental of Arkansas has appointed Kristin Merlo as its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 29.
  4. 4 factors limiting dentists' ability to see more patients, per ADA
    Trouble filling vacant staff positions is the most common reason dentists currently aren't able to accept more patients, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  1. The greatest dental staffing challenges & how 2 DSOs are handling them
    As the dental industry grapples with a staffing shortage exacerbated by the pandemic, some DSOs are getting creative, developing innovative solutions to continue serving patients with high-quality care.
  2. 7 dentists share their best, worst decisions
    Dentistry often involves having to make many decisions to enhance a practice, learn skills and advance careers.
  3. Dental Care Alliance adds Maryland practice, its 5th affiliation this year
    Sarasota, Fla.-based DSO Dental Care Alliance gained its fifth practice affiliation of 2021 with the addition of Greater Maryland Oral Surgery and Dental Implants.
  4. Sonoma Pharmaceuticals launches 2nd US dental product
    Woodstock, Ga.-based Sonoma Pharmaceuticals recently launched a new oral hygiene rinse, its second dental product in the U.S.
  5. Georgia orthodontics school sees biggest resident class after enrollment boost OK'd
    The Atlanta-based Georgia School of Orthodontics began training its largest class of residents this week — 42 students enrolled in its three-year program.
  6. North Carolina dental school receives HRSA grant to increase faculty recruitment, retention
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry was awarded a five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for $975,000 to support the recruitment and retention of faculty.
  7. More than a third of dentists recruiting support staff: 4 stats to know
    More than a third of U.S. dentists are looking to hire dental hygienists and dental assistants, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  8. Eagle Dental Management seeks specialty practice partners in Southwest
    Dallas-based DSO Eagle Dental Management has launched a new initiative to partner with specialty dental practices in the Southwest region.
  9. How Affordable Care Act has affected kids going to ED for nontraumatic dental care
    A May study published in Pediatric Dentistry details an overall decline in emergency department visits for pediatric patients seeking nontraumatic dental care since the Affordable Care Act was enacted, although these visits from children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds increased.

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