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  1. What measures would really boost access to dental care? 3 dentists weigh in
    Several state legislatures have recently introduced measures to increase access to dental care for residents as the need for accessible options increases for underserved populations.
  2. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in July
    A young boy's death linked to a dental procedure garnered the most attention this month.
  3. Esteemed Chicago dentist dies
    A dentist who previously served as a president for the Chicago Dental Society and was one of the first African American dentists to open a practice in downtown Chicago has died, The Chicago Crusader reported July 28.

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  1. 2 Missouri dental school students exempt from mandated COVID-19 vaccine after legal threat
    Two students at the A.T. Still University's Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Kirksville, Mo., will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine after a lawsuit was threatened against the school, KTVO reported July 28.
  2. Connecticut senator leaves appointment after finding out dentist is unvaccinated
    Connecticut State Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, left the dentist office July 28 after learning his dentist wasn't vaccinated.
  3. Align Technology's Q2 results: $1B in revenue
    Medical device company Align Technology's second-quarter results show the company earned $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time.
  4. ADA, ADEA urge dental staffs to get vaccinated amid COVID-19 surges
    The American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association have released statements supporting COVID-19 vaccinations for dental professionals.

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  1. Florida man allegedly performed unlicensed dentistry from garage, trailer
    Authorities said a Florida man has been accused of practicing dentistry without a license and arrested, reports Fox affiliate WOFL.
  2. ADA endorses Stynt as dental staffing solution
    Stynt, a dental staffing technology company, can help dentists with staff recruitment and was officially endorsed July 27 by ADA Member Advantage.
  3. 15 dental company acquisitions halfway through 2021
    Dental companies have been making big moves this year to expand their services and presence in the U.S.
  4. Zentist achieves new milestone: $100M in annual dental insurance collections
    Dental insurance claims platform Zentist has reached $100 million in annualized insurance collections.
  1. 14 dental leadership updates in July
    Several leadership appointments have been made at various dental companies and organizations this month.
  2. 4 recent COVID-19 updates in the dental industry
    Rising cases of the delta coronavirus variant have led to new health mandates and changes in how dental practitioners operate.
  3. North Carolina governor signs teledentistry bill into law
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper recently signed into law Senate Bill 146, establishing standards for teledentistry in the state, the Triangle Business Journal reported July 27.
  4. Kaiser Family Foundation report details Medicare dental coverage
    Health policy nonprofit the Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a report examining dental coverage of Medicare recipients in the U.S.
  5. Michigan homicide victim identified as retired dentist
    A Portage, Mich., homicide victim has been identified as 82-year-old retired dentist Thomas Aye, DDS, according to a July 27 article by WWMT, a CBS affiliate.
  6. Western Dental appoints chief credit officer
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental recently appointed Vivek Kumar as its chief credit officer.
  7. Dental insurance tied to peace of mind, improved overall health: 6 Delta report notes
    Most Americans said there are at least six benefits of having dental insurance, according to a Delta Dental Plans Association report released July 27.
  8. 8 recent dental industry collaborations
    Becker's has reported on several dental companies and organizations partnering up to provide new services and tackle important issues in the industry.
  9. CDC report examines medical, dental integration in state health programs
    A recent CDC report examines medical-dental integration at six state health departments to address the connection between oral health and overall well-being.

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