Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 21 states where dentists are reporting zero-day supply of N95/KN95 masks, per ADA
    Some dentists in 21 states are reporting a zero-day supply of N95/KN95 masks as of Oct. 11, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  2. 3 dentists making headlines
    A dentist was installed as president of an Arkansas dental board, and two other dentists made headlines last week:
  3. Arkansas dental board installs new president
    The Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners has installed Matthew McDonough, DDS, as president for 2021-22, the Jonesboro Sun reported Oct. 22.
  1. Illinois dental society warns offices of phone scam
    The Illinois State Dental Society is warning local offices of a phone scam in which dental offices are called by people posing as officials working for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the dental group said Oct. 22.
  2. US Oral Surgery Management gains 1st Virginia practice
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently added its first Virginia practice to its network.
  3. 9 dental leadership moves
    The American Dental Association installed its new president, and Western Dental appointed its executive vice president and chief financial officer.
  4. Imagen Dental Partners expands into Georgia
    Imagen Dental Partners expanded into Georgia with the addition of Smile Moore Dentistry to its network, the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based dental partnership organization said Oct. 22.

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  1. Number of dental practices 'open as usual' still declining: ADA
    The number of dentists reporting that their practice was open and operating as usual continues to gradually decline, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. West Virginia dental school to expand pediatric clinic, launch residency program
    The West Virginia University School of Dentistry in Morgantown is using a $50,000 grant to expand its pediatric dental clinic and launch a residency program to expand care in the state, the Morgantown News reported Oct. 22.
  3. New algorithm detects peri-implantitis treatment outcomes
    A team of researchers at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor have created an algorithm to predict treatment outcomes for patients with peri-implantitis, according to an Oct. 22 university blog post.
  4. 43% of dentists prescribe opioids despite knowing effective alternatives, survey finds
    Survey results published in the Journal of the American Dental Association Oct. 21 show a large number of dentists continue to prescribe opioids despite knowing effective alternatives.
  1. $500K grant to open dental clinic for California Indigenous community
    The Sacramento (Calif.) Native American Health Center is using a $500,000 grant to open a new clinic to expand care for the Indigenous community, ABC10 reported Oct. 22.
  2. Dental supply platform completes $2.2M funding round
    CureMint recently completed a $2.2 million seed II funding round, the dental supply procurement platform said Oct. 20.
  3. DentalMonitoring reaches $1B valuation after financing round
    DentalMonitoring has reached a $1 billion valuation after announcing a $150 million growth financial round, the AI-powered dental software company said Oct. 21.
  4. Zest Dental Solutions, Smile Source launch tooth-whitening products
    Zest Dental Solutions and Smile Source have partnered to launch a line of tooth-whitening products, the dental supply company said Oct. 20.
  5. States ranked by most active dentists per 100,000 population
    Massachusetts has the highest number of active dentists per 100,000 population among the U.S. states, according to data from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
  6. Arizona dentists say wait for routine cleaning may be up to 4 months
    As dental practices nationwide report staffing shortages and an increase in patient demand, some Tucson, Ariz.-based offices say it could take months for a new patient to be seen for a routine cleaning, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV reported Oct. 20.
  7. New California law lets dentists apply to give rapid COVID-19 tests, vaccinations
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation to allow dentists to apply for licensure permitting them to administer rapid COVID-19 tests and vaccinations at their offices.
  8. Sen. Bernie Sanders introduces bill expanding dental care for veterans
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced a bill that would provide universal dental care under the Department of Veterans Affairs, Vermont Business Magazine reported Oct. 20.
  9. Mobile dental clinics to serve Detroit residents through $500K initiative
    A $500,000 initiative between Delta Dental of Michigan, the Ford Motor Company Fund and Kare Mobile will provide mobile dental clinics to low-income residents in Southwest Detroit, The Detroit News reported Oct. 19.

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