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  1. Heartland Dental adds new clinical supply procurement platform
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental will begin using Dentira to aid its practices in dental clinical supply procurement.
  2. Dental student debt rises $233K+ since 1980 & 10 other ways US dental education has changed
    From costs and demographics to advanced education programs and clock hours, dental education in the U.S. continues to rapidly change.
  3. Pearl gains patent for fraud detection AI system
    Dental artificial intelligence company Pearl recently obtained a patent for its new AI system used to detect dental insurance fraud, waste and abuse.

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  1. Association of DSOs appoints new VP of government relations
    The Association of Dental Support Organizations has appointed Gray McGinnis to be its new vice president of government relations, effective immediately.
  2. 5 states with lowest, highest pay for orthodontists in 2021
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides state data on compensation for dental industry jobs, including dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists and orthodontists.
  3. ADA on requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for dental staff: 5 things to know
    The American Dental Association recently posted answers to frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for dental staff workers.
  4. Penn Dental names director of oral health equity center
    Penn Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia named Michael Glick, DMD, as director of the school's new Center for Integrative Global Oral Health.

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  1. SmileDirectClub revenue jumps 62.7% in Q2
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub recently released its second-quarter financial report, showing $174 million in revenue.
  2. SmileDirectClub launches survivor fund after shooting at its Nashville plant
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub recently made a donation to a mental health organization and started a fund for survivors of a recent shooting at its Nashville manufacturing facility.
  3. Nationwide study shows effects of dental Medicaid expansions on accessibility
    A recent study published in the Journal of Public Economics examines the effect of past dental Medicaid expansions on accessibility nationwide.
  4. 4 US dental school trends to know, per ADA
    As the dental industry continues to expand, so do the places where it all begins — dental schools.
  1. 5 dentists making headlines
    From leadership appointments to the death of a former American Dental Association trustee, here are five dentists making headlines:
  2. Former Amazon exec appointed COO at orthodontics innovation company
    Kelly Cunning Riedel, former director of global operations at Amazon Robotics, has joined Boston-based LightForce Orthodontics as its first chief operating officer.
  3. USOSM partners with 2nd Louisiana practice
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently gained its second partner practice in Louisiana.
  4. Unvaccinated dental staff? 5 tips, per CDA
    As COVID-19 cases rise across the nation, the California Dental Association provides the answers to frequently asked questions about dentists' responsibilities as employers and employee rights related to vaccinations.
  5. Tend dental startup opens 1st practice in DC
    New York City-based Tend opened a Washington, D.C., location Aug. 9, the startup's first location outside of New York City.
  6. VA launches pilot dental program in New York City
    The United States Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched a new program that expands dental care access for VA-enrolled veterans through partnerships with dental practices.
  7. Sonendo appoints former Align exec as chief commercial officer
    Dental technology company Sonendo recently appointed Michael Smith as chief commercial officer.
  8. West Virginia survey finds widespread support for Medicare dental coverage
    A recent survey by market research company YouGov found the majority of West Virginia voters supported the addition of dental coverage to Medicare.
  9. Kentucky dental school takes over pediatric dental clinic to expand care
    The University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Dentistry will take over operations at a pediatric dental clinic as part of a partnership between the school and a local nonprofit, WDRB reported Aug. 5.

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