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  1. 'We want to give away some dentistry': Oklahoma dentist offers free care to unemployed residents
    An Oklahoma City-based dental practice will offer free dental care to unemployed residents during October, according to local ABC affiliate KOCO.
  2. Illinois dental clinic burglarized by suspect dressed as a medical professional
    Security footage revealed a person dressed as a medical professional burglarizing a Naperville, Ill.-based dental practice, according to Positively Naperville.
  3. 31 dental legal battles covered this summer
    Reopening their practices amid the pandemic isn't the only thing creating a tumultuous summer for dentists. Below are 31 of the most notable instances of illegal or allegedly illegal behavior regarding dentists, dental companies and patients Becker's covered this summer.

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  1. Informed consent and COVID-19: 5 things to know
    Informed consent, considered dentists' first line of defense against professional liability claims, has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic for patients worried about contracting the disease.
  2. Dental industry by the numbers: No. 1 school, state, city for dentistry
    Massachusetts reports the highest supply of dentists and is also among the states with the highest dental treatment cost. Here are some statistics about the U.S. dental industry for 2019 and 2020 compiled by Becker's.
  3. $3.8M awarded to expand dental clinic at Montana university
    A construction company has been awarded a $3.8 million contract to build a new public dental clinic for Great Falls College Montana State University, reports the Great Falls Tribune.
  4. UV light disinfection company targeting dental practices
    Eight dental practices across the country have implemented Purge Virus technology in their offices amid the pandemic, according to an Aug. 31 news release from the company.

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  1. MB2 Dental enters 17th state
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental has expanded into Michigan, the 17th state the dental partnership organization has reached.
  2. California waives licensing renewal requirements for dentists until February 2021
    California-licensed dentists, hygienists and dental assistants whose licenses expire between March 31 and Oct. 31, 2020, now have until Feb. 27, 2021, to complete the continuing education courses and pass the license renewal exams, according to the California Dental Association.
  3. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in August
    COVID-19 outbreaks at two Colorado dental practices captured the attention of readers most in August.
  4. Delta Dental offering aid for Iowa practices affected by wind storm
    Delta Dental of Iowa's Disaster Assistance Grant Program is providing network dentists reporting losses from Aug. 10 derecho storms in the state with immediate financial assistance, according to Business Record.

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  1. Utah dentist on opioid addiction and how he got sober
    Rod Gardner, DDS, discussed his opioid misuse and journey to sobriety on the "Project Recovery" podcast, as reported by local Utah radio station KSFI.
  2. 10 dentists making headlines
    Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.
  3. 10 dentists who gave back to their community this summer
    Most dentists didn't enter the field just because they liked working on people's teeth, but rather to create positive changes in their community's health and overall well-being.
  4. FDA grants $1.5M to ADA to develop acute pain management guidelines
    The FDA awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant to the American Dental Association's Science & Research Institute to improve the way dentists approach acute pain management.
  5. 4 things to know about dental school debt
    Below are four key points about paying for dental school and the dental industry, as reported by Fox Business.
  6. HHS extends Provider Relief Fund deadline for 3rd time
    The deadline for dental providers to apply for funding from the HHS' Provider Relief Fund Payment Portal was extended to Sept. 13.
  7. California governor appoints local dentist to state dental board
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the appointment of Alicia Montell, DDS, to the Dental Board of California.
  8. Kentucky dentist opens temporary learning space for employees' children
    Some children are starting school in the same place as their parents: Madisonville, Ky.-based Pebble Creek Family Dentistry, according to ABC affiliate WEHT.
  9. New oral health objectives added to 10-year plan by HHS
    Healthy People 2030, a 10-year national plan by HHS aiming to improve public health and prevent disease, launched Aug. 18.

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