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  1. 7 dentists making headlines
    From license status changes to new leadership appointments, here are the moves of seven dentists who made headlines last week:
  2. 8 recent teledentistry company updates
    From quarterly financial reports to industry collaborations, here are eight recent updates from teledentistry companies:
  3. Missouri dentists warned against scammers impersonating state dental board
    The Missouri Dental Board warned dentists in the state to be aware of scammers calling dental offices in an attempt to collect money.

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  1. Illinois State Dental Society seeks extension of license renewal deadline
    The Illinois State Dental Society requested the deadline for dentists and hygienists to renew their licenses be extended because of a delay in the opening of the online renewal portal.
  2. Aspen Dental to offer line of oral rinses
    Chicago-based DSO Aspen Dental is partnering with medical technology company Forward Science to provide a line of oral rinses at its dental practices nationwide.
  3. Missouri board puts dentist's license on probation amid allegations of unsanitary conditions
    Michael Sawyer, DDS, has agreed to have his license placed on probation for three years after an investigation into potentially unsanitary practices at his office, according to the Missouri Dental Board.
  4. 8 recent ADA updates
    From a new leadership appointment to providing guidance on COVID-19, here are eight recent updates from the American Dental Association:

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  1. Sage Dental acquires Florida practice
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental has acquired Vero Beach, Fla.-based Contemporary Care Dentistry.
  2. 14 female dental leadership moves this summer
    Below are 14 female dental leadership moves occurring this summer, as covered by Becker's:
  3. New AI patient engagement platform launches in US for DSO support
    An AI-driven patient engagement platform recently launched in the US to support DSO practice growth.
  4. Alabama community college launches dental hygienist program to meet high demand
    Tanner, Ala.-based Calhoun Community College has begun the first semester of its new dental hygienist program, The Decatur Daily reported Aug. 18.
  1. ADA appoints new chief of governance, strategy management
    The American Dental Association has appointed Elizabeth Shapiro, DDS, as chief of governance and strategy management.
  2. New York Dental Association appoints new leaders
    The New York Dental Association recently made several leadership appointments, including a new president, president-elect, vice president and secretary-treasurer.
  3. Delta Dental of Colorado charity pledges $10M for oral health equity
    Delta Dental of Colorado's philanthropic foundation is committing $10 million over the next four years to organizations dedicated to advancing oral health equity.
  4. Denteractive, Swell partner on dental practice growth
    Newport Beach, Calif.-based teledentistry company Denteractive is partnering with customer engagement company Swell to launch an integrated growth platform for dental practices.
  5. Candid sues rival SmileDirectClub over patent
    New York City-based Candid Care sued Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub Aug. 12 over patents related to SmileDirectClub's business model that sells teeth-straightening products directly to consumers, according to court documents viewed by Becker's.
  6. Smile Doctors' Q2 results: 9 new practices, including first in Maryland
    Georgetown, Texas-based orthodontic support network Smile Doctors affiliated with nine practices during its second quarter, including its first in Maryland.
  7. Louisiana health organizations collab to launch dental residency program
    Two health organizations have partnered to develop a one-year residency program for dentists to improve their skills and knowledge after graduating dental school, reports the Bossier Press-Tribune.
  8. Former Align manager joins Smile Brands as director of mergers, acquisitions
    Elizabeth Macready has joined Irvine, Calif.-based DSO Smile Brands as director of mergers and acquisitions.
  9. Dental companies in top 200: Inc. 5000's fastest growing private companies
    Two dental companies ranked in Inc. 5000's 2021 list of top 200 fastest growing private companies.

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