Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Practices struggling to obtain PPE in preparation for fall, Rhode Island dentist says
    Procuring personal protective equipment is still a volatile and uncertain process for Rhode Island dental practices, according to The Providence Journal.
  2. Texas dental office allegedly leaves woman toothless, faces lawsuit over fraudulent practices
    Waco, Texas-based Stonehaven Dental and Orthodontics is being sued for $200,000 to $1 million by a local couple who claim the practice deceived them about insurance coverage for tooth extraction and replacement procedures, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald.
  3. Henry Schein sales sink 31% in Q2 of 2020
    Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein saw sales drop 31 percent in the second quarter as Americans stayed home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to Yahoo Finance.

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  1. Maine dentist claims dental board has vendetta to "publicly tarnish" his reputation
    Jan Kippax, DMD, claims the Maine Board of Dental Practice "has pursued a relentless course to publicly tarnish" his reputation for years, according to an Aug. 4 court filing cited by the Sun Journal.
  2. COVID-19 outbreaks reported at 2 Colorado dental practices
    Two Colorado dental practices have been tied to COVID-19 outbreaks, CBS affiliate KKTV reports.
  3. You can't manage what you can't measure: Jarvis Analytics COO on the importance of dental analytics
    The old adage "you cannot manage what you cannot measure" is true in every business, and the dental industry is no different, Melissa Marquez, chief operating officer of Dallas-based Jarvis Analytics, told Becker's.
  4. States with highest, lowest rates of adults visiting the dentist
    Connecticut has the lowest percentage of adults who did not go to the dentist within the past year, while Mississippi had the highest, according to a WalletHub analysis.

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  1. 28 new codes for CDT 2021, including new COVID-19 codes
    Twenty-eight new codes will be added to the CDT Code, effective Jan. 1, 2021, according to the American Dental Association.
  2. 10 states with most, least dentists per capita in 2020
    Washington, D.C., has the most dentists per capita, while Louisiana has the fewest, according to a WalletHub analysis.
  3. Utah dental clinics serving the underinsured will close after pandemic budget cut
    In Utah, three health and three dental clinics serving lower-income and marginalized patients will be shut down due to a budget cut, The Salt Lake Tribune reports.
  4. WellSpan Health uses $2.2M HHS grant to launch mobile dental clinics
    York, Pa.-based health system WellSpan Health is launching a mobile clinic program to improve dental care access among vulnerable communities.

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  1. ADA launches 2020 election center website
    The American Dental Association Political Action Committee rolled out its 2020 election center website to help prepare dental students and employees for voting.
  2. 7 dentists making headlines
    Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.
  3. DEA prescriber registration fees to increase Oct. 1
    Beginning Oct. 1, the Drug Enforcement Administration will increase its registration fee for prescribers from $731 to $888 for a three-year period.
  4. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in July
    Here are the 10 most-read stories from Becker's Dental + DSO Review for the month, beginning with the most popular.
  5. Utah dentist arrested on child abuse charges after forcing patient's mouth open
    A Utah dentist has been charged with child abuse after witnesses told police he forced a child to have dental X-rays without parental consent, KUTV reports.
  6. New Jersey dentist found dead in pool
    Richard Boguslaw, DMD, was found dead in his swimming pool July 29, The Daily Voice reports.
  7. Aug. 3 is extended deadline for HHS provider fund applications
    The deadline for dental providers to apply for funding from the HHS' Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal was extended to Aug. 3.
  8. Dental employee speaks out about Connecticut dentist charged with attempted murder
    Police have uncovered more details about Alika Crew, DDS, after she was accused of attempted murder, according to WCBS-TV.
  9. 3 things dentists should know about offering an in-house discount dental plan
    In-house discount dental plans can attract new patients to a practice and encourage existing ones to stay, but there are some key facts dentists should take into account before establishing such plans.

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