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  1. New Hampshire needs more dentists to meet demand with added Medicaid benefit: 5 notes
    New Hampshire lawmakers approved expanded access to Medicaid basic dental benefits for adults, but there is a lack of dentists in the state who accept Medicaid, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported Aug. 5. 
  2. What dental professionals should know about the monkeypox outbreak: 8 notes
    The Biden administration declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency Aug. 4, clearing the way for officials to access additional resources to control the outbreak. 
  3. SmileDirectClub hit with ad challenges from 2 competitors
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub will modify its advertising claims based on recommendations from the National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau National Programs after being hit with challenges by two competitors. 

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  1. Car crashes into Colorado dental office, injuring 2 employees
    A car crashed into Academy Kids Dental & Vision in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Aug. 4, injuring two employees, CBS affiliate KKTV reported.
  2. Aspen Dental, urgent care buy $5.1M shared property
    An Aspen Dental practice and MD Now Urgent Care clinic in Cape Coral, Fla., have purchased a shared property for $5.1 million, Gulfshore Business reported Aug. 4.
  3. Affordable Care opens 2 practices in 1 week
    Affordable Care has opened two Affordable Dentures & Implants practices in one week.
  4. Dentsply Sirona to miss 2nd consecutive quarterly earnings report deadline due to internal investigation
    Dentsply Sirona expects to miss the Aug. 9 deadline to file its second quarter financial report, the dental supplier said in an Aug. 4 news release. 

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  1. Affordable Care opens Ohio practice
    Affordable Dentures & Implants, a brand of Morrisville, N.C.-based DSO Affordable Care, has opened a new location in Cincinnati.
  2. What dentists are most focused on for the 2nd half of 2022: 4 insights
    Some of the top priorities for dentists during the second half of 2022 include maintaining consistent operations, recruiting staff and improving financial performance. 
  3. DirectDental, Kleer partner to help dental practices optimize operations
    DirectDental and Kleer partnered to provide their services to dental practices across the country. 
  4. Smile Doctors adds 20 locations in Q2: 3 notes
    Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors expanded with 20 dental practice additions in the second quarter of 2022.

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  1. 4 chief clinical officers in dentistry to know
    Chief clinical officers are crucial for the support of dental professionals at companies serving the industry, including DSOs, suppliers and technology organizations.
  2. 10 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Here are 10 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  3. Envista rakes in $645.8M in Q2 sales: 3 things to know
    Dental supply company Envista had a busy second quarter in which it brought in $645.8 million in sales, according to the company's financial report released Aug. 3.
  4. SmileDirectClub to discontinue tooth whitening ads after challenge from P&G: 6 things to know
    The National Advertising Division of the Better Business Bureau National Programs recommended SmileDirectClub discontinue advertising claims comparing its fast-dissolving whitening strips to Crest Classic White Whitestrips.
  5. 53% of dental practices don't offer employees health insurance
    Of the dentists surveyed, 53 percent do not offer employees at their practice health insurance, according to the American Dental Association.
  6. Inflation, DSO growth, burnout and more: The industry trends 1 dentist owner is following
    Supply chain disruptions, inflation and patients neglecting their dental health are three challenges facing one New Jersey dentist. 
  7. 3 dental workplace updates in July
    An award of more than $1 million was allocated to alleviate workforce shortages and two other updates on the dental workforce from July:
  8. Michigan dentist places own implant using Yomi robot
    Bruce Smoler, DDS, owner of Smoler Smiles in Westland, Mich., completed his own implant procedure using the Yomi Robotic Dental System. 
  9. Dental therapy in underserved communities requires more funding: report
    The Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine, a federal advisory committee, released a report that researched the benefits of dental therapy on the oral healthcare of underserved communities. 

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