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  1. American Dental Hygienists' Association names new president-elect
    The American Dental Hygienists' Association recently named Dawn Ann Dean its next president-elect.
  2. Illinois university creates partnership between dental, nursing schools to benefit pediatric patients
    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and College of Dentistry are partnering to provide required health screenings for pediatric dental patients.
  3. 4 trends driving the dental practice management software market
    While the increasing burden of oral diseases is projected to boost dental industry growth, there are four specific trends driving growth in the dental practice management software market, according to a recent report from Global Market Insights.

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  1. 'Innovating the future of dentistry': 4 things to know about Capitol Dental Care's new initiative
    Becker's talked with Manu Chaudhry, MS, DDS, President and Dental Director at Salem, Oregon-based Capitol Dental Care, about its new integrated expanded practice dental hygienist practice model.
  2. Employee, husband who defrauded Indiana dental practice ordered to pay $2.9M
    A pair found guilty of wire fraud against a Fort Wayne, Ind., dental practice have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $2.9 million in restitution, according to the Department of Justice.
  3. Dental365 to be acquired by private equity firm
    Dental365 is being acquired by private equity firm The Jordan Company through its Resolute Fund, according to a July 26 press release.
  4. Endo1 Partners adds 34 practices across 7 states so far this year
    Houston-based Endo1 Partners has partnered with 34 new practices and added 42 new specialists across seven states since January, according to a July 23 news release shared with Becker's.

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  1. Why each state should provide full Medicaid dental coverage for all adults, per ADA
    Adult dental coverage via Medicaid improves access to and utilization of dental care and may reduce racial disparities, improve health equity and lower medical care costs, according to a research paper published by the American Dental Association.
  2. Howard dental school to use $500K gift for student scholarships
    The Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., has received a $500,000 gift from dental insurance company United Concordia's Dental Charitable Fund, according to a July 22 report from The Washington Informer.
  3. Montana tribal members declare state of emergency for dental care
    The Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes in Montana recently declared a state of emergency due to a lack of dental care, according to a July 22 Billings Gazette article.
  4. Georgia college adds dental assisting program to address workforce shortage
    Marietta, Ga.-based Chattahoochee Technical College's new degree program is working to train new dental assistants to reduce the current workforce shortage.
  1. SmileDirectClub partners with Women in DSO nonprofit to support industry diversity
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has joined a recently established nonprofit as a founding industry partner.
  2. Viper Equity Partners launches new program for dental practices seeking DSO partnerships
    Consultation and investment firm Viper Equity Partners will offer a new program for dental practices seeking to join a DSO.
  3. 3-year-old who died after dental procedure wasn't given enough oxygen, attorney says
    The attorney representing the family of a small child who died during a dental procedure said the boy wasn't given an adequate oxygen supply, reports KWCH-DT.
  4. ADA pens letter to CMS asking for Medicaid changes to increase dentist participation
    The American Dental Association recently wrote a letter to CMS asking for changes that would encourage more dentists to participate in the program, according to a July 22 news release.
  5. Pennsylvania dentist acquitted of tax fraud files federal lawsuit
    A Pennsylvania dentist acquitted of tax fraud has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated and that he was maliciously prosecuted when he was charged in 2016.
  6. Dental technician school receives accreditation
    San Diego-based Howard Healthcare Academy recently received accreditation from the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, according to a July 22 press release.
  7. Michigan prisoners struggle to receive dental care under state policy
    A Detroit-based lawyer is suing Michigan's prison system on behalf of prisoners who say they are unable to receive adequate dental care, according to a July 22 NBC News report.
  8. Vista Verde Dental Partners adds director of field operations
    Vista Verde Dental Partners recently welcomed Jill Cruz as its director of operations, the organization announced in a July 22 press release.
  9. North Carolina legislature moves forward with teledentistry bill
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to sign a bill that will establish regulatory standards for teledentistry in the state, the Carolina Journal reported July 21.

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