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  1. California dentist writes book, songs to ease patient fears amid pandemic
    A California dentist has written a book and songs to ease patient fears amid the pandemic, according to ABC's KGTV.
  2. Delta Dental of Illinois recommends children receive dental checkups before school begins
    Delta Dental of Illinois is asking parents and guardians to make sure their children visit a dentist for a checkup before school begins.
  3. PPE shipments still delayed and expensive, according to Washington dental practice
    Spokane, Wash.-based Arbour Family Dental has been faced with personal protective equipment cost surges and shipment delays since it reopened its doors amid the pandemic, according to local ABC affiliate KXLY-TV.

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  1. Connecticut dentist allegedly stabbed woman, pretended to be bystander when police arrived
    A Connecticut dentist was charged with attempted murder July 28, according to WCBS-TV.
  2. Significant oral health access disparities affect low-income Calfornians, study finds
    Low-income Californians are less likely to undergo routine dental care and more likely to visit dental offices for discomfort-related issues than higher-income residents, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
  3. MB2 Dental expands into 16th state
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental has partnered with a practice in Pennsylvania, marking the dental partnership organization's growth into 16 states.
  4. Georgia dentist performs free surgery on activist whose teeth were knocked out by police
    Georgia dentist Heavenly Kimes, DDS, recently performed free oral surgery for Miracle Boyd, an 18-year-old activist whose front teeth fell out after she was struck in the face by a Chicago police officer during a protest, according to Atlanta Fox affiliate WAGA-TV.

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  1. Former office manager suspected of stealing $800K from Minnesota dental practice
    A former office manager at a Minnesota dental practice is accused of stealing as much as $800,000 from her employer for trips, concerts, her children's school fees and other things, the Star Tribune reports.
  2. Orthodontics may not improve oral health, some researchers say
    Researchers analyzed the results of multiple studies on orthodontics and dental health together and didn't find evidence that orthodontic treatment decreases the chances of developing oral health issues, according to The Atlantic.
  3. 'All this is fake,' Washington dentist says of swarm of complaints, lawsuit
    Eleven new complaints and one lawsuit have been filed against Sam Wise, DDS, who has faced much criticism since taking over his Longview, Wash.-based practice in 2019, according to The Daily News.
  4. Dental rebound tapering off, ADA survey shows
    The economic recovery of dental offices has remained largely unchanged over the last few weeks, with 98 percent of practices open and patient volume at 71 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to data from the American Dental Association's poll for the week of July 13.

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  1. New York DSO hires 50 new employees from other closed practices
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based-based Dental365 reopened all its offices in June, recalling most of its staff and hiring about 50 new employees, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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  3. Oklahoma dental professionals say patient volume has returned to pre-pandemic level
    Many Oklahoma dentists and dental hygienists across the state say business is booming, according to The Enid News & Eagle.
  4. Maryland dentist charged in alleged 5-year scheme to defraud Medicaid
    A Maryland dentist, along with two others, allegedly paid kickbacks to recruit patients and obtained millions in Medicaid payments for services that weren't always delivered, according to a release from the United States Attorney's Office District of Maryland.
  5. Dental spending may drop $50B+ this year, ADA estimates
    U.S. dental care spending could decline by up to 66 percent in 2020 and 32 percent in 2021, according to a model by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  6. 1 hospitalized after car rams into California dental clinic
    A car plowed into a Hawthorne, Calif.-based dental office after hitting a fire hydrant July 22, resulting in one hospitalization, according to Daily Breeze.
  7. Former Invisalign execs raise $13M, unveil OrthoFX teeth aligners
    Clear aligner therapy company OrthoFX raised $13 million to roll out a new digital care platform, a dentist-centric financial model and emergency aligners.
  8. Minnesota dental therapists face employment challenges as practices scale back
    Only 12 percent of dental therapists in Minnesota said they were working either full time or on a reduced schedule, according to a recent survey cited by nonprofit Pew Trusts.
  9. 3 dentists from Alaska practice fired for record falsification
    Southcentral Foundation, an Anchorage, Alaska-based nonprofit healthcare provider, fired three dentists after conducting an investigation of their record falsifications, according to Alaska Public Media.

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