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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 7 dentists making headlines
    Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. New Jersey dentist found dead in pool
    Richard Boguslaw, DMD, was found dead in his swimming pool July 29, The Daily Voice reports.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

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