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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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  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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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

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