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  1. Delta Dental of Iowa adds emergency teledentistry coverage
    Individuals with Delta Dental of Iowa dental benefits now have dental emergency coverage through teledentistry.com, according to a Sept. 7 news release.
  2. Georgia dentist launches new clinical journal
    Todd Schoenbaum, DDS, professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences for the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, is launching a new peer-reviewed journal, Dentistry Review.
  3. DentalPost launches screening feature to reduce unconscious bias in hiring
    DentalPost introduced a feature to its dental jobs board Sept. 7 that allows employers to size up candidates without viewing their names and photos to reduce unconscious bias in the screening process.

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  1. Ohio medical school considers opening a dental school
    Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown could open a dental school using $2 million allocated to the school in the state's two-year budget, according to Sept. 6 Record-Courier article.
  2. 4 dentists making headlines
    From an Arizona dentist owner who closed his practice to CMS' first chief dental officer, here are four dentists who made headlines last week:
  3. How the pandemic has affected dentists' income: 4 things to know
    General practice dentists saw a 17.9 percent drop in net income in 2020 compared to 2019, according to an analysis from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  4. 6 recent Medicaid, Medicare updates
    Here are six updates on Medicaid and Medicare dental coverage to know:

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  1. 7 recent Delta Dental updates
    Subsidiaries of dental insurance company Delta Dental have made a number of moves last month, including new partnerships, leadership appointments and funding initiatives.
  2. Oklahoma dental school gets new dean
    Paul Mullasseril, DDS, was named dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry In Oklahoma City Sept. 2, pending approval of its board of regents.
  3. Dental Care Alliance adds 30th Texas practice
    Sarasota, Fla.-based DSO Dental Care Alliance recently gained its 30th practice affiliation in Texas with the addition of Grapevine Dental to its network.
  4. Lightwave selects new president
    Woodbridge, Va.-based dental leadership organization Lightwave announced the promotion of David Wurtzbacher to president Sept. 1.
  1. White House faces delays in Medicare dental expansion: 6 things to know
    Federal officials are trying to accelerate the adoption of dental benefits under Medicare after CMS officials projected that it could take three to five years to implement, The Washington Post reported Sept. 1.
  2. Non-DSO v. DSO hiring challenges: What's the difference? 4 notes
    Dentists affiliated with DSOs compared to those who are not are experiencing significantly different recruiting challenges, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. Delta Dental California adds dentist rating system to its directory
    Delta Dental of California has integrated P&R Dental Strategies' dentist rating system into its dentist network directory as part of its partnership with the dental solutions company.
  4. Keystone Dental raises $25M, acquires Australian technology company
    Burlington, Mass.-based dental implant company Keystone Dental has raised $25 million and acquired Australian healthcare technology company Osteon Medical.
  5. 42 North Dental Adds Two Healthcare Executives To Its Team of Experts
    42 North Dental welcomes Diane Vaccaro as Chief Marketing Officer and Thomas “TJ” Brouillard as Chief Financial Officer.
  6. Planet DDS adds director of conversions
    Dental software company Planet DDs has appointed Matthew Junk as director of conversions.
  7. Oral care company raises $100M to drive growth, innovation
    Oral healthcare company Quip has raised $100 million from Cowen Sustainable Investments to go toward its growth and expansion.
  8. 42 North Dental appoints chief marketing officer, CFO
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental has appointed Diane Vaccaro as chief marketing officer and Thomas Brouillard as CFO.
  9. Biolase partners with California endodontist to expand dental laser use
    Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based dental laser company Biolase is partnering with L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, to increase the use of dental lasers.

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