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  1. Dental radiographer surrenders license after officials say she practiced dentistry at her condo
    Miami-based dental radiographer Regina Cespedes has voluntarily surrendered her license after she was accused of practicing unlicensed dentistry out of her condo, the Miami Herald reports.
  2. Nevada proposal would let dentists vaccinate residents for HPV, flu
    A Nevada proposal would allow dentists statewide to administer vaccines for diseases such as the flu or human papillomavirus, reports Nevada Business.
  3. Dentists retiring sooner; strong market activity — 4 notes from Jennifer Mallon, M&A VP at Western Dental
    Jennifer Mallon, vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Western Dental‬, discussed M&A trends amid the pandemic on "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast."

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  1. Trial for Texas dentist facing pornography charges pushed back
    The trial start date for a Texas dentist has been pushed back from April 5 to Nov. 1, according to CBS affiliate KLBK-TV.
  2. Dentists, dental students cleared to administer COVID-19 vaccine nationwide
    HHS on March 11 amended an emergency declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act to permit dentists and dental students, among other providers, to administer COVID-19 vaccines.
  3. University at Buffalo gets $780K grant for 40-foot mobile dental clinic
    The University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine received a $780,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, according to a March 10 news release.
  4. 100+ organizations endorse dental therapists: NPDT
    More than 100 organizations have endorsed dental therapy, according to the National Partnership for Dental Therapy.

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  1. Dental Intelligence acquires Modento
    Analytics and workflow automation company Dental Intelligence has acquired Modento, developer of a patient communication and management system.
  2. Aspen Dental opens 1st Colorado practice, others in Texas, Wisconsin
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its first practice in the state of Colorado, according to a March 11 news release.
  3. 6 benefits of teledentistry, per ATDA
    Teledentistry can be highly beneficial for many reasons, as listed by the American TeleDentistry Association.
  4. California dentist offering COVID-19 vaccines at practice
    Fresno (Calif.) Dental Studio is offering COVID-19 vaccinations right at the practice, reports ABC affiliate KFSN-TV.
  1. Top dental priorities for spring 2021: 6 leaders weigh in
    Six dental leaders shared with Becker's what their No. 1 priority is for this spring.
  2. 3 promising dental supply stocks, per Zacks
    Zacks Investment Research identified three promising dental supply company stocks, citing signs of market recovery amid the pandemic.
  3. The Smilist affiliates with Encore Dental, eyes further expansion
    The Smilist Management in Great Neck, N.Y., has affiliated with Encore Dental, a DSO with five offices in New Jersey.
  4. 'Don't wish that experience I had on anyone': Mississippi dentist talks contracting COVID-19
    Roy Irons, DDS, discussed his December COVID-19 diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization, reports ABC/CBS affiliate WLOX.
  5. Utah dental hygienists trained to give COVID-19 vaccines turned away as volunteers
    Though dental hygienists are listed on Utah's state health department website as authorized after training to administer COVID-19 vaccines, the state is currently not accepting hygienists as volunteers, according to NBC affiliate KSL-TV.
  6. Why dental assistants are instrumental & 2 other notes from Rose Olague, Pacific Dental Services
    To celebrate national Dental Assistant Recognition Week, Becker's sat down with Rose Olague, senior manager of dental assistant national strategy at Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and vice president of the Dental Board of California.
  7. When 'just as good' wasn't good enough: Dr. Kathleen O'Loughlin, ADA executive director, talks women in dentistry
    Kathleen O'Loughlin, DMD, executive director for the American Dental Association, described her career journey and the future of women in the industry during a March 8 video.
  8. Georgia Dental Association elects first Black female president
    Louvenia Rainge, DMD, was recognized March 8 by the Georgia Senate as the 152nd president of the Georgia Dental Association.
  9. Dentsply Sirona ends $3.9M job-creation deal with North Carolina
    Dental product manufacturer Dentsply Sirona has scrapped a $3.9 million incentives agreement with the state of North Carolina, less than two years after it moved its headquarters from York, Pa., to Charlotte, the Charlotte Business Journal reports.

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