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  1. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in June
    Stories about infection control practices amid the pandemic were the most read in June.
  2. Bookkeeper steals $120K+ from West Virginia dental practice
    A woman who worked as a bookkeeper for a West Virginia dentist has admitted to charges of bank fraud, according to a July 10 release from the Justice Department.
  3. Woman accuses New York dentist of sexual abuse in Child Victims Act suit
    A woman has filed a Child Victims Act lawsuit against Buffalo, N.Y.-based dentist Robert Herzog, DDS, claiming he abused her when she was a child, according to The Buffalo News.

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  1. Dentists now eligible for HHS pandemic relief funding
    Dentists who did not qualify for HHS pandemic relief funding are now eligible to apply for payments from the department's provider relief fund.
  2. Mississippi halts elective surgeries
    The Mississippi State Department of Health has ordered a temporary ban on nonemergency medical procedures in response to the state's personal protective equipment shortages and growing number of COVID-19 cases.
  3. 5 dentists making headlines
    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.
  4. California dental assistants accused of insurance fraud, identity theft
    Two California dental assistants are facing multiple charges of identity theft, insurance fraud and grand theft.

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  1. Dentists still facing patient backlash over infection control procedures
    A recent viral video of a disgruntled dental patient is serving as a reminder of the adverse reactions many dentists face when implementing new safety protocols during the pandemic.
  2. DSO leaders weigh in on best dental infection control practices
    Dentists and dental service organizations across the U.S. shared with Becker's the most effective safety measures they've implemented in light of the pandemic.
  3. Patient volume increases are slowing down, ADA survey finds
    Patient volume is increasing at dental offices nationwide, but at a slower rate than it was in previous weeks, according to recent survey results from the American Dental Association.
  4. California dentists can order PPE kits with nearly 500 masks
    California dentists can now order kits that include boxes of N95 respirators and surgical masks from The Dentists Supply Co., a subsidiary of the California Dental Association.

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  1. Dentist must pay $2.5M after drilling into patient's tongue
    A $2.5 million verdict against a dentist who drilled into a woman's tongue was upheld by a Missouri appeals court, according to Legal Newsline.
  2. Ohio dentist allegedly assaulted pediatric patients under his care
    An Ohio dentist allegedly assaulted children in his care, according to police records cited by CBS affiliate WBNS-TV.
  3. 3 potential scenarios for the future of dental benefits
    The amount of health insurers offering adult dental benefits has doubled in the past two years, according to recent survey results from business and technology consulting firm West Monroe.
  4. WHO says virus may be airborne indoors
    The World Health Organization has said the novel coronavirus can linger in the air indoors.
  5. South Carolina governor willing to suspend elective surgeries again
    South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said July 8 that he would suspend elective surgeries again if needed, according to WLTX.
  6. ADA bestows distinguished service award on former military dentist Dr. Leo Rouse
    The American Dental Association recently granted Leo Rouse, DDS, the organization's highest honor when naming him the 2020 recipient of its distinguished service award.
  7. Federal agencies back SmileDirectClub in suit against Alabama dental board
    An official from the Justice Department argued in favor of SmileDirectClub during a lawsuit against members of the Alabama Dental Board, according to Bloomberg Law.
  8. Southern Illinois University Carbondale offers children free dental care at pop-up clinics
    Southern Illinois University Carbondale is providing local children ages 3 to 17 free preventive dental care, according to local NBC affiliate WPSD.
  9. ADA provides dentists resource center to facilitate seamless patient return process
    The American Dental Association launched a customizable patient return resource center July 7, designed to help its member dentists communicate changes with their patients amid reopening.

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