Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dental tech company files for initial public offering
    Dental technology company Sonendo has filed for an initial public offering of its common stock.
  2. Hispanic Dental Association launches bilingual, peer-reviewed journal
    The Hispanic Dental Association has launched a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal to advance access to information pertinent to the Hispanic community, the dental group said Oct. 11.
  3. Tennessee DSO forms dental advisory board
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners has formed a dental advisory board to strengthen its clinical focus.

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  1. Dental sees job growth while healthcare industry suffers significant job losses: 4 stats
    Despite an overall trend of healthcare workers exiting the field, the dental industry is reporting job gains, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. 6 dentists making headlines
    A dentist who urged dentists to resist the proposed Medicare expansions, and five other dentists made headlines last week:
  3. Arizona dentist working to diversify dentistry with nonprofit
    Laila Hishaw, DDS, is pushing to bring more Blacks into dentistry through her nonprofit, which will hold its first youth summit in November, the Jacksonville Free Press reported Oct. 10.
  4. Illinois dental group acquires 3-dentist practice
    Illinois-based Smile Obsession has acquired Naperville, Ill.-based practice Maplebrook Dental, the multispecialty dental group said Oct. 10.

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  1. Dentulu, Teledentists enter partnership, expected to merge next year
    Dentulu and the Teledentists are partnering to create the largest dental network in the U.S. and are expected to fully merge in 2022, the teledentistry company said Oct. 11.
  2. Iowa dental hygienist fined by state for working after positive COVID-19 test
    Rachel Crabb, an Iowa dental hygienist who continued working while she knowingly was infected with COVID-19, agreed to pay a $100 fine and had her license suspended for five days, according to a settlement with the Iowa Dental Board.
  3. 6 dental leadership moves
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental appointed its director of clinical affairs, and a South Carolina dentist was added to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board of Directors.
  4. 'Whoever pays is in charge of care': NY dentist urges leaders to resist Medicare expansion
    In a letter written "to the dentists advocating Medicare coverage of dentistry" and published by The Wall Street Journal Oct. 7, Richard Levy, DDS, urges dentists to resist the proposed Medicare expansion.
  1. Startup seeks to revolutionize oral health education
    A dental startup organization is working to provide digital educational tools while promoting oral health, the group said Oct. 8.
  2. ChildSmiles acquires first Pennsylvania practice
    Newark, N.J.-based the ChildSmiles Group has entered the Pennsylvania market with its acquisition of Smiles 4 Keeps, the dental group said Oct. 7.
  3. License renewal deadline extended for California dental professionals
    California dental professionals with licenses expiring in October now have until March 28, 2022, to renew their licenses under a Sept. 28 waiver from the state's Department of Consumer Affairs.
  4. Patient data at Indiana dental practice may have been compromised after phishing attack
    Patient data at Professional Dental Alliance of Indiana in Valparaiso may have been compromised after its administration and technology support services provider were hacked, The Times of Northwest Indiana reported Oct. 6.
  5. AI in dentistry: 10 updates in 2021
    Ten updates about the growth of artificial intelligence in dentistry this year:
  6. 8 recent supply chain updates
    From company acquisitions to new product launches, here are eight supply chain updates to know:
  7. Illinois dentist faces wrongful death lawsuit, patient's family claims he didn't have deep sedation license
    A patient's family members are suing an Illinois dentist after the patient died following a tooth surgery for which he was sedated, according to a lawsuit filed Oct. 6 and cited by WREX.
  8. AI dental startup launches management network
    Retrace Labs, a dental artificial intelligence company, has launched a management network that automates payment for dental services, SiliconAngle reported Oct. 4.
  9. Police raid Maryland dental practice, charge dentist with fraud
    A Maryland dentist faces fraud charges after an investigation into billing practices at his practice, according to a news release from Jamie Dykes, interim state attorney for Wicomico County.

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