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  1. Sacramento Kings, Delta Dental of California team up to promote oral health
    The Sacramento Kings have formed a multiyear partnership with Delta Dental of California to promote oral health throughout the region.
  2. Sonendo reaches 1M treatments with tooth decay cleaning system
    Dental technology company Sonendo has treated more than 1 million patients with its GentleWave system, an alternative to traditional root canal therapy.
  3. Flu hospitalizations hit 10-year high, RSV cases settle: 4 infection control updates for dentists
    Here are four infection control updates for dentists to know:

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  1. Straine Dental Management adds Pearl's AI technology
    Sacramento, Calif.-based Straine Dental Management will add Pearl's artificial technology across its network.
  2. Former ADA trustee dies at 94
    Richard Schoessler, DDS, a former ADA trustee and past president of the International College of Dentists, died Nov. 4 at 94. 
  3. Washington, DC, attorney general sues SmileDirectClub over customer NDA requirements
    Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit against teledentistry company SmileDirectClub for allegedly misleading customers and suppressing negative information about its products with restrictive nondisclosure agreements. 
  4. Dental insurance mix-up costs woman $11K: 5 things to know
    A filing mix-up between a Chicago woman's dental practice and her insurance company cost her $11,000, CBS Chicago reported Dec. 5. 

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  1. 32 dental tech innovations in 2022
    Here are 32 dental tech innovations Becker's has reported on since Aug. 2:
  2. UCSF Health merges oral, medical records through Epic
    San Francisco-based UCSF Health and UCSF Dentistry have integrated patients' oral health and medical records into Epic's electronic health record system.
  3. USOSM lands $125M credit expansion
    U.S. Oral Surgery Management has completed a funding round resulting in a $125 million credit expansion.
  4. Southern Orthodontic Partners' 3-year growth recap
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Southern Orthodontic Partners has reached 35 orthodontic practices and 60 doctors in its network since its launch in 2019.

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  1. 3 dental leadership moves
    A dental software company that named its chief technology officer and two other dental leadership moves that have taken place since Nov. 28: 
  2. Kleer Wins Third Consecutive Dental Townie Choice Award
    Kleer, the leader in subscription dentistry, wins Dentaltown’s 2022 Dental Townie Choice Award in the Dental Membership Plans category for the third consecutive year.
  3. 4 dentists making headlines
    A dentist appointed dean of a new dental school and three other dentists who have made headlines since Dec. 1:
  4. Dental365 acquires 2 New Jersey practices
    Dental365 has added two New Jersey practices to its network.
  5. Dentist salary in the worst states to find a job
    West Virginia is the worst state to find a job, according to personal finance website WalletHub, and the average dentist salary there is $139,200, below the national average of $167,760, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  6. 2 shifts to monitor in oral surgery: Q&A with Dr. Jason Auerbach
    Oral surgeons may see an increase in consolidation and a split between oral and maxillofacial surgery in the near future, according to one surgeon's predictions. 
  7. Florida dentist charged with tax evasion
    A Florida dentist was recently charged with one count of tax evasion and one count of failing to file a tax return. 
  8. 18 dental industry collabs in 2022
    Dozens of dental companies teamed up to expand services, launch programs and develop new technology. 
  9. Dentist salary in the best states to find a job
    Washington is the best state to find a job, according to personal finance website WalletHub, and the average dentist salary there is $182,500, above the national average of $167,760 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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