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  1. New York dentist arrested, accused of trading opioid prescriptions for sex
    Barry Arnold, DDS, a dentist in Valley Stream, N.Y., is facing criminal charges for allegedly writing illegal opioid prescriptions to women in exchange for sex acts, according to an Aug. 26 news release from the Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office.
  2. Solo practice dental business model a 'hot mess': Why Alabama dentist joined MB2
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental has expanded into Alabama, partnering with Meghan Darby, DDS, owner of Huntsville, Ala.-based Flint River Dental.
  3. ADA, partners receive $3.5M grant to study respiratory tissue cells in children
    The American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and a group of collaborators have received a $3.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map out cells in respiratory tissues from adolescence to adulthood.

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  1. Overjet raises $27M in series A financing
    Dental artificial intelligence company Overjet raised $27 million in series A financing to accelerate the company's growth in the industry.
  2. California's insurance marketplace to cut dental plan cost next year
    Covered California, the state's insurance marketplace, will decrease its rates for dental coverage by 1 percent in 2022.
  3. Delta Dental of Arizona selects new president, CEO
    Delta Dental of Arizona recently appointed Michael Jones president and CEO.
  4. Deca Dental gains strategic investment to fuel growth
    Dallas-based DSO Deca Dental Group obtained a strategic investment from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities to fuel the organization's continued growth.

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  1. Former ADA VP dies; pediatric dental practice closes temporarily
    Jonathan Shenkin, DDS, a former vice president of the American Dental Association and past president of the Maine Dental Association, died Aug. 23.
  2. Illinois will give temporary licenses to out-of-state dentists
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has approved legislation making dental care more affordable and accessible, reports CBS affiliate WIFR.
  3. Delta Dental Institute funds 3 schools to research oral health disparities
    The Delta Dental Institute is funding oral health research at three dental schools to examine solutions that will improve oral healthcare and overall well-being in the U.S.
  4. Minnesota launches 10-year plan to improve oral health in state
    The Minnesota Department of Health has partnered with more than 200 community stakeholders and dental providers to launch a 10-year plan to improve the oral health of residents in the state.
  1. Orthodontic Partners appoints new CFO
    Practice support organization Orthodontic Partners has promoted Peter Kosenko as its next CFO.
  2. 75% of public health dentists think all dental staff should be vaccinated against COVID
    Three-fourths of dentists working for public health programs think all dental team members should be required to get vaccinated against COVID-19, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. New Jersey oral surgery practice mandates COVID-19 vaccine for employees
    River Edge, N.J.-based Riverside Oral Surgery is mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for its employees, effective Oct. 1.
  4. California medtech company launches 3D dental division
    Santa Clara, Calif.-based medical technology company Anatomage has separated its medical and dental business units to create a new subsidiary focused on digital dental products.
  5. Michigan pediatric dentist accused of falsely billing Medicaid, charged with 10 fraud counts
    A Michigan dentist is facing several felony charges for allegedly submitting fraudulent claims to Medicaid, according to an Aug. 25 news release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.
  6. How dentists have used teledentistry during pandemic: 6 insights
    A new report from the CareQuest Institute of Oral Health provides insight into dental providers' use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  7. Delta Dental of Arkansas taps new president, CEO
    Delta Dental of Arkansas has appointed Kristin Merlo as its new president and CEO, effective Sept. 29.
  8. 4 factors limiting dentists' ability to see more patients, per ADA
    Trouble filling vacant staff positions is the most common reason dentists currently aren't able to accept more patients, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  9. The greatest dental staffing challenges & how 2 DSOs are handling them
    As the dental industry grapples with a staffing shortage exacerbated by the pandemic, some DSOs are getting creative, developing innovative solutions to continue serving patients with high-quality care.

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