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  1. 2 unlicensed Arizona dentists accused of scheming to operate on 86-year-old patient

    Two unlicensed Arizona dentists are accused of running a scheme that targeted an elderly man who underwent a botched dental procedure, according to local news broadcaster ABC 15. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 42 North Dental partners with Southern Connecticut Dental

    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental has partnered with two-practice dental organization Southern Connecticut Dental Group. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Heartland Dental to bring 100 jobs to St. Louis

    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental opened a nonclinical support office in St. Louis. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Seattle dental clinics failed to sterilize equipment used at local schools, health officials say

    Seattle-based Neighborcare Health warned 1,250 people who were treated at several of its dental clinics to get tested for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after staff failed to properly sterilize dental equipment at dozens of local schools, according to NBC affiliate King5 News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. California dentist who taught at USC charged in college admissions scandal

    Ventura, Calif.-based dentist and periodontist Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, is accused of bribing University of Southern California officials to get his daughter admitted, according to the Ventura County Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Straumann to pay Align $35M in patent dispute settlement: 4 things to know

    Straumann Group subsidiary ClearCorrect and Align Technology have reached a settlement over patent disputes in the U.S., U.K. and Brazil. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 10 top-paying states for dental hygienists

    The average annual salary for dental hygienists topped $75,500 in 2017, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook and cited by Forbes. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Aspen Dental to bring 400 jobs to Arizona, to open 80 new offices in 2019

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental opened a new scheduling center in Chandler, Ariz. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Washington state dental assistant suspended for using nitrous oxide on the job, health department says

    After allegedly abusing nitrous oxide at a Snohomish County, Wash., dental practice, a dental assistant has been suspended by the Washington Department of Health, according to Patch. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Texas sets aside $20M for new dental school

    The Texas House of Representatives passed a funding bill March 27 to build a dental school in El Paso, according to NBC affiliate KTSM. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Dentists win $32.5M settlement from 3M over dental crowns

    Dental manufacturer 3M agreed this week to pay $32.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged its Lava Ultimate dental crowns were defective, according to Mass Device. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. It's time to bring value-based reimbursement to dental care, health professor says

    Other medical fields have seen improvements by implementing value-based reimbursement models. Now it's the dental industry's turn to use them, an Arizona State University professor says. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 7 dentists making headlines

    Seven dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dental students left in the lurch after Argosy University shutdown

    Dental hygienist students at the Eagan, Minn., campus of the abruptly shuttered Argosy University are scrambling to find programs that will accept their transfer credits, local news station Fox 9 reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 2 Washington state dentists to pay $1M Medicaid fraud settlement

    Two Vancouver, Wash.-based dentists agreed to pay a $1 million to settle allegations that they submitted fraudulent claims to the state's Medicaid program, according to The Columbian. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 5 dental companies making headlines

    Five dental companies making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Dentists overuse CT in emergency settings, study finds

    Dentists are overusing CT scans in emergency settings for odontogenic infection workups, according to a Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery study. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Superior Dental Care alerts members of data breach

    Dental insurance carrier Superior Dental Care began alerting members March 26 of a security breach that may have allowed unauthorized access to their personal information. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. After 3 Philadelphia dental practices shut down, patients warned to get tested for HIV

    After receiving a tip about sterilization issues at three Philadelphia dental practices, the city's health department shut down them down and instructed patients to get tested for infectious illnesses, according to CBS News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Man tries to rob dental office, needs extraction from air vent, police say

    A suspect was arrested after trying to rob a New York dental office March 19, according to local news station Pix 11. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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