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  1. SmileDirectClub reports 18.3% revenue drop in Q3
    SmileDirectClub saw an 18.3 percent decrease in revenue in its third quarter over the prior year period, according to the company's third-quarter results released Nov. 8.
  2. New Hampshire lawmakers attempt to expand Medicaid dental benefits for 3rd straight year
    New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced two bills that would add preventive dental benefits under Medicaid, the state's third attempt at an expansion, Manchester Ink Link reported Nov. 8.
  3. New York dental school dean to retire after 39 years
    Joseph Zambon, DDS, PhD, dean of the University of Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine, will retire Jan. 5 after 39 years with the school, according to a Nov. 8. news release from the university.
  1. Oklahoma man arrested on 20 counts of practicing dentistry without license
    Police have arrested a man in Oklahoma on 20 counts of practicing dentistry without a license, Fox affiliate KOKI-TV reported Nov. 8.
  2. West Virginians struggle to afford dental care despite Medicaid expansion
    West Virginia Medicaid recipients are still having a hard time getting dental care despite gaining expanded coverage in January, WV News reports.
  3. 17 dentists making headlines
    Here are 17 dentists who made the news the week of Oct. 31:
  4. Rising dental costs build case for 'buy-now-pay-later' companies
    The pandemic is driving investor interest in healthcare, with some lenders anticipating rising out-of-pocket dental care costs will create a lucrative financing market, The Wall Street Journal reported Nov. 6.

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  1. 3 things to know about Western Dental's new marketing partnership
    Western Dental is partnering with Creative Advertising Agency Spread on two marketing campaigns, the Orange, Calif.-based DSO said Nov. 5.
  2. 7 dental leadership moves
    A Texas dental school appointed its first chief dental officer and the American Association of Dental Boards named its new board of directors.
  3. Fairfax Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery partners with Beacon Oral Specialists
    Fairfax (Va.) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has partnered with Dallas-based Beacon Oral Specialists.
  4. Dentsply Sirona revenue jumps 19.4% in Q3
    Dentsply Sirona reported a 19.4 percent jump in revenue in its third quarter, the Charlotte, N.C.-based supplier said Nov. 4.
  1. Dental assistant academy opens to meet demand surge in Pennsylvania
    The Cornerstone Dental Assistant Academy opened in Bethel Park, Pa., to meet growing demand for the position in the state, according to a Nov. 4 report from the Observer-Reporter.
  2. Align Technology to award $375K for dental research next year
    Tempe, Ariz.-based Align Technology plans to give $375,000 next year to support clinical and scientific research at universities worldwide, the Invisalign manufacturer said Nov. 2.
  3. LightForce Orthodontics raises $50M in series C funding
    LightForce Orthodontics recently raised $50M in series C funding, the 3D-printed bracket system manufacturer said Nov. 2.
  4. United Dental raises $5M to power growth in US
    United Dental Corp. has raised $5 million in series B funding to support acquisitions and growth in the U.S., the international organization said Nov. 2.
  5. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons names officers, trustees
    The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has named its 2021-22 trustees and officers, the organization said Nov. 3.
  6. Dental offices excluded from CMS vaccine mandate
    CMS on Nov. 4 issued an emergency regulation that requires full COVID-19 vaccination by Jan. 4 for all eligible staff at healthcare facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  7. Dentist Entrepreneur Organization acquires 2 businesses
    Austin, Texas-based Dentist Entrepreneur Organization, a group that supports dental leaders on the journey from a practice to a self-managing organization, has acquired both Traction for Dental and JoyFull People, according to a Nov. 3 news release.
  8. MB2 Dental named a best-led company by Inc.
    MB2 Dental has been named a best-led company by Inc., the Carrollton, Texas-based dental partnership organization said Nov. 3.
  9. Texas dental school names 1st chief dental officer
    The University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has appointed Micaela Gibbs, DDS, as its first chief dental officer.

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