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  1. Washington bill prohibits denial of dental licenses based on immigration status
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill allowing individuals to obtain a professional license, commercial license, certificate, permit or registration regardless of immigration or citizenship status on March 13.
  2. Number of people disenrolled from Medicaid hits 19.2M: 8 notes for dentists
    About 19.2 million people have been disenrolled from Medicaid as of March 26, according to data from KFF.
  3. Where oral health funding stands in Biden's $1.2 trillion spending bill
    President Joe Biden signed a $1.2 trillion spending package March 23 that provides funding for several federal agencies through the next six months.
  1. Patients of shut down Minnesota dental clinic still waiting for answers
    Patients of Woodbury (Minn.) Dental Arts, which abruptly closed earlier in March, are still waiting for answers and feeling left in the dark, according to a March 26 report by ABC affiliate KSTP.
  2. New York woman charged with stealing $400K from former practice
    The former director of operations at a dental practice in Cicero, N.Y., has been accused of stealing more than $400,000 from the practice, according to a March 26 report by
  3. Heartland Dental property in Alabama sold for $2M
    Real estate investment company Four Corners Property Trust recently purchased a Heartland Dental property for $2 million.
  4. How a former dental assistant uses their experience to lead a growing DSO
    PepperPointe Partnerships' new COO, Christy Englehart, uses her experience working in various dental office roles to help inform her leadership. 

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  1. The 'heartbeat' of a DSO: Q&A with PepperPointe Partnerships' new COO
    Building trust and credibility with dental practice partners is a critical part of leading a DSO, and will be a core focus for PepperPointe Partnerships' new COO, Christy Englehart. 
  2. Embattled Iowa dentist surrenders license
    An Iowa dentist accused of sexual misconduct has surrendered his license, the Iowa Capital Dispatch reported March 26. 
  3. 5 updates on the DSO industry in the Midwest
    Here are five DSOs and dental organizations in the Midwest that are adding practices, getting investments and more that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 20:
  4. Coalition calls for delay of Corporate Transparency Act reporting
    A coalition of more than 120 organizations has asked Congress to pause requirements for small businesses to file ownership reports under the Corporate Transparency Act.

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  1. Legislation introduced for paid vacation, 32-hour workweek: 7 notes for dentists
    Sen. Bernie Sanders recently introduced two pieces of legislation that would guarantee paid vacation and establish a 32-hour workweek for U.S. employees.
  2. Dental ASC chain appoints president
    Glen Rock, Pa.-based Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers recently appointed Troy Thibodeaux as its new president. 
  3. Affordable Care opens dental offices in 3 states
    Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care recently opened dental offices in Michigan, Texas and West Virginia. 
  4. Kansas dental practice may be forced to relocate due to building safety concerns
    Moreno Family Dentistry in Kansas City, Kan., could be forced to vacate because of ongoing issues with the business' office building, according to a March 25 report by ABC affiliate KMBC.
  5. Straine Dental Management enters Florida, adds 1st pediatric practice
    Sacramento, Calif.-based Straine Dental Management entered Florida, its 12th state, with the affiliation of a pediatric dental practice.
  6. Fire heavily damages Indiana dental practice, suspect arrested
    A dental practice in Columbus, Ind., sustained significant damage from an overnight fire, according to a Facebook post from the Columbus Fire Department.
  7. A timeline of the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact
    The Dentist and Dental Hygienist interstate compact has picked up steam and support in the past few months, fueled by dental professional shortages across the country. 
  8. Change Healthcare cyberattack: 9 updates for dental leaders
    Dental and medical organizations are still dealing with the aftermath of the Feb. 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare.
  9. 4 dental updates in Virginia in March
    Here are four headlines on the dental industry in Virginia that Becker's has reported on in March:

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