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  1. FEMA plans to have dentists reuse masks, gowns through summer
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency intends to increase personal protective gear supply over the summer in part by reusing N95 masks and surgical gowns, according to an internal document cited by Roll Call.
  2. NYT: US economy not fully recovered until all dentists have returned
    Dentist offices tend to be stable businesses open for years, which some economists say makes them a good indicator of the total economy, according to The New York Times.
  3. 'We’ll rebuild better than before': Minneapolis dentists vows to restore destroyed practice
    Ali Barbarawi, DDS, owner of Minneapolis-based Chicago Lake Family Dental, is working to rebuild his dental practice that was burned down, according to an interview with ADA News.

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  1. HHS releases provider relief funds: What it means for dentists
    Starting June 10, dental providers participating in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program can apply to receive funding created under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, according to an announcement by HHS.
  2. ADA: What to do if a patient tests positive for COVID-19
    There are seven things dental practices should do to help manage the health of team members if a recent patient reports that they or a household member has COVID-19, according to the American Dental Association.
  3. Boston dentist treating '10 weeks worth of serious problems'
    Massachusetts dentists were allowed to reopen their offices June 8, and one dentist said he is glad to be able to treat patients again, especially those who couldn't receive care due to the pandemic, WCVB reports.
  4. DSO offers free coverage to front-line workers through 2020
    Texas DSO Ideal Dental launched an initiative to provide Texas healthcare workers and their immediate families with free dental care through 2020, according to a June 9 news release.

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  1. 'Buyers should definitely beware': ADA urges dentists to check product sourcing
    Dentists should investigate whether or not the dental labs from which they buy products are manufacturing offshore, according to ADANews.
  2. Pennsylvania dentist joins class-action suit seeking pandemic insurance coverage
    Pittsburgh-based Smile Savers Dentistry filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Chicago-based CNA insurance seeking coverage for pandemic-induced losses and expenses, according to Law360.
  3. BCBS of Rhode Island to give dental credits, extend teledentistry coverage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is providing a 25 percent dental premium credit through July 31 to support the reopening of dental practices amid the pandemic, according to a June 5 news release.
  4. ADA distributes KN95 masks from national stockpile to dentists
    The American Dental Association is distributing 350,000 KN95 masks it received from the national stockpile to dentists in states most in need of personal protective equipment, according to a June 5 new release.

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  1. CDA recommends dentists ask for stabilization grants
    The California Dental Association is urging dentists to contact their dental plans and ask for stabilization grants, according to a June 3 news release.
  2. Becker's Dental + DSO Virtual Event Speaker Series
    Becker's is thrilled to welcome the following speakers to Becker's Dental + DSO Virtual Event on June 15.
  3. Q&A with Kevin Mosher, Chief Executive Officer at ClearChoice Management Services
    Kevin Mosher serves as Chief Executive Officer at ClearChoice Management Services. 
  4. 5 dentists making headlines
    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.
  5. Minneapolis dental clinic ransacked amid unrest
    Minneapolis-based dental clinic Chicago Lake Family Dental was broken into May 29 as citywide unrest erupted alongside protests against racism and excessive police force.
  6. How COVID-19 has reshaped patient experience, per North Carolina dentist
    A North Carolina dentist discussed how COVID-19 is reshaping the dental patient experience, from care trends to scheduling difficulties to patient well-being.
  7. Dental reopenings account for 10% of all US jobs gained last month
    Reopened dental practices account for 78.2 percent of all healthcare jobs recovered between April and May, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  8. CDA: How to handle the rising cost of PPE
    There are several ways dentists can offset the rising cost of maintaining a safe environment, according to the California Dental Association.
  9. Dentists struggling to protect themselves against COVID-19 without PPE
    Dentists across the U.S. are spending thousands on new devices and air filters as they reopen, but are still struggling to obtain the basics to protect themselves and others, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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