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  1. Entries sought for 2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards; winners receive $1K each
    The American Dental Association is seeking dental facilities that combine aesthetic appeal, function and design for the 2020 ADA Design Innovation Awards.
  2. Community raises $30K to help Virginia dental practice damaged in protests
    A Virginia dentist office that services underserved communities is back in action after being damaged in riots, according to CBS' WTVR.
  3. Mississippi dentist sues state dental board for $10M, claims he is a target of 'collective animosity'
    A Mississippi dentist has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the state dental board, alleging he is being disciplined because he advertises his dental service on television, the Clarion-Ledger reports.

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    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.
  2. ADA encourages Medicaid, CHIP dental providers to apply for HHS relief payments
    The American Dental Association is urging Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program providers to apply for HHS relief funding before the July 20 deadline.
  3. North American Dental Group appoints new CFO
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group has tapped Jonathan Walker as its new chief financial officer, according to a July 7 news release.
  4. Infection control do's and don'ts: 5 COVID-19 products dentists should know about
    Below are five infection control products and updates dentists should be aware of in the era of COVID-19.

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  1. PPP loan application deadline extended
    Dentists now have until Aug. 8 to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, according to the American Dental Association.
  2. Dental case management can be essential for disadvantaged children's health, study finds
    Dental case management improves high-risk children's oral health, according to recent study results published July 1 in ADA News.
  3. UCLA dental school failed to implement COVID-19 safety practices, staff and residents say
    The University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry failed to implement several COVID-19 safety practices, several residents and faculty members told the Daily Bruin.
  4. Colgate distributes products to combat COVID-19 via dental vans
    Colgate is distributing $8 million worth of free hygiene essentials to promote the maintenance of everyday health practices as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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  1. 'So many people need us': Pandemic threatens Hawaii's only free dental clinic
    Hawaii's only free dental clinic faces an uncertain future in the wake of inadequate funding and drastic patient volume increases, according to local ABC affiliate KITV.
  2. Colorado dental practice temporarily shuts down after two employees contract COVID-19
    Dillon, Colo.-based dental practice Innovative Family Dental has temporarily closed its doors after two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. How the new immigration laws affect the dental industry
    International dental graduates may be facing additional stress obtaining legal eligibility to work in the U.S., according to the California Dental Association.
  4. Dental therapists now licensed to practice in Maine
    Dental therapists can now obtain licenses to practice in Maine, according to a news release from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  5. SmileDirectClub sues Delta Dental for denying teledentistry coverage
    SmileDirectClub filed lawsuits June 30 against three Delta Dental entities for denying their customers teledentistry benefits.
  6. Delta Dental of California, affiliates earn 'A' financial strength ratings
    Delta Dental of California Group has earned an "A" rating for both financial strength and long-term issuer credit from credit rating agency AM Best.
  7. Florida Dental Association enters exclusive partnership with Bento
    The Florida Dental Association on June 30 endorsed Bento, a Boston-based cloud-based dental benefits technology company.
  8. Oregon dentist installs custom air-flow system to protect patients, staff
    Bandon, Ore.-based dentist Sharen Strong, DMD, is using a custom high-volume directed air-flow system in her office to protect patients and staff from aerosols, pollen, bacteria and viruses, Bandon Western World reported.
  9. Aspen Dental debuts digital check-in at all offices
    Aspen Dental deployed its digital check-in system in all of its 820 nationwide offices June 30 to reduce its environmental impact and save time for dental staff and patients.

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