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  1. 3 Virginia dentists pay $30K in opioid prescription settlement
    Three Virginia Beach, Va.-based dentists agreed to pay $30,000 to settle allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act on June 17, according to local ABC affiliate WVEC.
  2. Nevada dentist charged with failing to pay taxes
    Timothy Wilson, DDS, was indicted on tax charges June 17 by a federal grand jury, according to the Department of Justice.
  3. Maryland dentist pleads guilty to accessing child pornography at practice
    A former family dentist in Maryland pleaded guilty June 15 to promoting and/or distributing child pornography, according to the Carroll County Times.

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  1. Chicago dentist accused of selling illegal home COVID-19 antibody tests
    A Chicago dentist is accused of selling at-home COVID-19 antibody testing kits that are not approved by the FDA, according to CBS' WBBM-TV.
  2. ADA moves yearly Florida Dental Conference online
    The American Dental Association decided June 12 to cancel the in-person gathering of the ADA Florida Dental Convention Annual Meeting set for October 2020.
  3. Tennessee promotes personal oral health habits with 'Smile Power Week'
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared June 15-19 the state's fifth annual Smile Power Week, according to a June 15 news release.
  4. California dentists must install amalgam separator by July 14
    California dental facilities without an amalgam separator must install one by July 14, according to a June 16 announcement from the California Dental Association.

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  1. DentaQuest provides dentists in 4 states with teledentistry platform
    Dental insurance provider DentaQuest teamed up with dental technology company MouthWatch to offer the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 practices across Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.
  2. Indiana dentist urges colleagues to examine disparities in the field
    Indiana dentist Elizabeth Simpson, DMD, encouraged dentists to ask themselves "the hard questions" about racial health and income disparities in a June 11 blog post she wrote for the American Dental Association.
  3. Delta Dental has committed $385M+ to relief efforts during pandemic
    Delta Dental has donated more than $385 million to community COVID-19 relief efforts since the pandemic began, the DSO announced June 16.
  4. ADA endorses dental benefits technology company Bento
    The American Dental Association endorsed Bento June 15, encouraging dentists to adopt its cloud-based dental benefits technology.

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  1. New dental devices stop saliva spray
    Milwaukee-based Dental Associates has invested in new infection control devices, including two devices that stop saliva spray and help lower virus exposure risk, according to NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV.
  2. Humana dentists to receive monthly stipend
    As of June 1, Louisville, Ky.-based Humana is paying an additional $7 per Humana member dental claim to help them afford the rising costs of care amid the pandemic.
  3. 3 dentists making headlines
    Here's the roundup of dentists making headlines this week.
  4. Periodontal dental services market to grow by $8.58B from 2020-24: 4 things to know
    The periodontal dental services market is expected to grow by $8.58 billion through 2024, according to research released June 11 by market trend analysis company Technavio.
  5. How dentists can assure anxious staff amid the pandemic: 5 tips
    The California Dental Association offered advice to dentists June 11 on how to ease feelings of tension among staff who are concerned about their safety amid the pandemic.
  6. ADA, DTA urge Congress to halt tariffs on infection control products
    The American Dental Association and the Dental Trade Alliance wrote a letter to Congress requesting they suspend tariffs on products necessary to fight the spread of COVID-19.
  7. United Health Foundation gives $430K for American Indian College Fund scholarships
    The United Health Foundation is giving the American Indian College Fund a $430,000 grant to improve access to dental and other health services in Native American communities, according to a June 11 news release.
  8. Dentists launch national #DentalSAFETY movement to boost public confidence
    Dentists nationwide have banded together to launch #DentalSAFETY, a grassroots campaign working to boost public confidence about the safety of dental practices amid the pandemic.
  9. American Dental Hygienists Association names new president
    The American Dental Hygienists Association will name Lisa Moravec its new president during its virtual annual conference being held June 26-28, according to the Scottsbluff Star-Herald.

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