Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dental patient's mother files complaint over 'hand over mouth' technique used at Virginia practice
    A Virginia mother has filed a complaint after a dentist allegedly used a "hand over mouth" technique during her daughter's appointment, ABC 8News reported Oct. 19.
  2. Orthodontics company names new CEO
    StarAligners has selected Reid Greenberg as its CEO, the Burlington, Vt.-based orthodontics company said Oct. 18.
  3. Elite Dental Partners adds vice president of general counsel
    Elite Dental Partners has appointed Sarah Berman vice president of general counsel, the Chicago-based DSO said Oct. 18.
  1. Candid, Vivos Therapeutics partner on sleep apnea, orthodontics treatments
    New York City-based teledentistry company Candid is partnering with Vivos Therapeutics to provide patients with orthodontic and obstructive sleep apnea treatments under the same provider network, the medical technology company said Oct. 18.
  2. Spark Orthodontics acquires pediatric practice
    Spark Orthodontics has acquired Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Tennessee, the Pennsylvania-based practice said Oct. 19.
  3. Best dental insurers for braces, implants & more, per Money Magazine
    Delta Dental, Humana and DentaQuest are among the top dental insurance companies in the U.S., according to an Oct. 18 ranking by Money magazine.
  4. 11 things to know about the ADA's president-elect
    George Shepley, DDS, was named president-elect of the American Dental Association on Oct. 16.

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  1. How dental conditions have changed since pre-pandemic
    The majority of U.S. dentists are reporting four conditions on the rise compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute poll.
  2. Aspen Dental to use SprintRay technology at all locations
    Aspen Dental Management will begin to use SprintRay's 3D printing technology at its more than 900 locations nationwide, the Chicago-based DSO said Oct. 18.
  3. 8 dentists making headlines
    The American Dental Association's new president and seven other dentists made the news last week:
  4. Researchers to use virtual reality to study dental patient anxiety
    A team of researchers at the University of Toledo (Ohio) will launch a study to examine the psychological factors that prevent patients from seeking dental care, the school said Oct. 15.
  1. National Dental Association, SmileDirectClub launch diversity scholarship
    The National Dental Association and Nashville, Tenn.-based teledentistry company SmileDirectClub have established a scholarship to promote diversity in dentistry.
  2. How 1 Arizona dentist is working to diversify dentistry
    Laila Hishaw, DDS, dismayed by the small number of Black dentists in the U.S., started a social media campaign three years ago that snowballed into the nationwide nonprofit Diversity in Dentistry Mentorship Program, reported Zenger News Oct. 10.
  3. Texas Tech, New Mexico unite on dental program: 3 things to know
    The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso and the New Mexico Higher Education Department are partnering on educational opportunities for New Mexico residents, KTSM, an NBC affiliate, reported Oct. 17.
  4. Minnesota dental school launches nation's 4th dental therapy program
    Minnesota State University Mankato is filling the need for increased dental therapy training with the recent launch of its program, the fourth in the U.S.
  5. ADA installs new president: 7 things to know
    Cesar Sabates, DDS, is the newly installed 158th American Dental Association president, according to an Oct. 16 news release.
  6. How 4 leaders are overcoming dental staffing, supply chain and RCM issues
    Four leaders shared their thoughts on the biggest challenge their organization is currently facing during Becker's Dental + DSO Review Virtual Forum on Oct. 14.
  7. PDS opens 850th dental practice
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has opened its 850th supported dental practice, a significant milestone in the organization's 27-year history, according to an Oct. 15 news release obtained by Becker's.
  8. 6 unexpected additions to ADA's 2021 agenda
    COVID-19 and the pandemic were one of the main focuses this year for the American Dental Association, an addition that was unseen a few years ago.
  9. Dental industry reacts to proposed Medicare expansion: 5 notes
    As Congress considers a $3.5 billion reconciliation bill with expanded dental benefits under Medicare, several industry stakeholders have expressed support or opposition to the bill.

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