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  1. New York Dental Association appoints new leaders
    The New York Dental Association recently made several leadership appointments, including a new president, president-elect, vice president and secretary-treasurer.
  2. Delta Dental of Colorado charity pledges $10M for oral health equity
    Delta Dental of Colorado's philanthropic foundation is committing $10 million over the next four years to organizations dedicated to advancing oral health equity.
  3. Denteractive, Swell partner on dental practice growth
    Newport Beach, Calif.-based teledentistry company Denteractive is partnering with customer engagement company Swell to launch an integrated growth platform for dental practices.

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  1. Candid sues rival SmileDirectClub over patent
    New York City-based Candid Care sued Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub Aug. 12 over patents related to SmileDirectClub's business model that sells teeth-straightening products directly to consumers, according to court documents viewed by Becker's.
  2. Smile Doctors' Q2 results: 9 new practices, including first in Maryland
    Georgetown, Texas-based orthodontic support network Smile Doctors affiliated with nine practices during its second quarter, including its first in Maryland.
  3. Louisiana health organizations collab to launch dental residency program
    Two health organizations have partnered to develop a one-year residency program for dentists to improve their skills and knowledge after graduating dental school, reports the Bossier Press-Tribune.
  4. Former Align manager joins Smile Brands as director of mergers, acquisitions
    Elizabeth Macready has joined Irvine, Calif.-based DSO Smile Brands as director of mergers and acquisitions.

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  1. Dental companies in top 200: Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies
    Two dental companies ranked in Inc. 5000's 2021 list of top 200 fastest growing private companies.
  2. eAssist launches dental membership, discount program
    Dental billing company eAssist Dental Solutions has launched a dental membership and discount program to offer practices increased productivity and profitability with fewer expenses.
  3. Affordable Care adds 7 practices, expands into North Dakota
    Affordable Care, a chain of dental practices based in Morrisville, N.C., recently added seven practices to its network, including its first in North Dakota.
  4. Dental staff at San Francisco, LA practices must be vaccinated; weekly testing not an option
    Some counties in California are requiring dental staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with workers no longer having the option to be tested weekly, reports the California Dental Association.
  1. North Carolina dentist permanently surrenders license after investigation into patient's death
    Leland, N.C.-based oral surgeon Mark Austin, DDS, surrendered his license to the State Board of Dental Examiners after the board's investigation into a patient's August 2020 death, NBC affiliate WECT reported Aug. 16.
  2. Sage Dental partners with Straumann Group to provide AI-powered care
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental is partnering with Straumann Group to offer its patients new digital intraoral scanners and AI-powered monitoring for orthodontics treatments.
  3. 12 dentists making headlines
    From a new leadership appointment to a letter sent to Congress, here are 12 dentists making headlines:
  4. Biolase adds 3 dental leaders to board
    Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based Biolase recently added three dental industry leaders to its board of directors.
  5. Maine Veterans' Dental Network granted $35K from Northeast Delta Dental
    The Maine Bureau of Veterans' Services is partnering with eight clinics to provide dental treatment to veterans thanks to a $35,000 grant from Delta Dental Northeast, Bangor Daily News reported Aug. 15.
  6. Study offers potential ADA solutions for dental eligibility, benefits verification challenges
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Change Healthcare recently provided four recommendations to the American Dental Association for improving dental eligibility and benefits verification for dental practices.
  7. Former ADA trustee dies at 78
    Former American Dental Association Trustee Frank Eggleston, DDS, died July 25 at the age of 78.
  8. Biolase sees increased revenue in Q2
    Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based Biolase released its second-quarter financial results, showing a large increase in net revenue and laser technology sales.
  9. ADA pens letter to Congress requesting dental coverage program for low-income seniors
    American Dental Association President Daniel Klemmedson, DDS, MD, sent a letter to Congress Aug. 12 advocating for a program dedicated to providing dental coverage to low-income Medicare seniors.

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