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  1. 196 dentists who made headlines in 2020
    From dentists giving back to their communities to facing lawsuits to handling personal protective equipment shortages to being elected to new offices, here are the dentists that made headlines in 2020, as reported by Becker's Dental + DSO Review. 
  2. Kentucky dentist gets prison for Medicaid fraud
    A Kentucky dentist who pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud received a four-month prison sentence, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader.
  3. Oregon dentist gets certified to give COVID-19 vaccine
    Dana Yip, DDS, has received training and certification that allows him to administer vaccinations, reports Fox's KPTV.

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  1. Dental365 adds 1st New Jersey practice
    Dental365 officially added its first New Jersey office to its network of dental practices, the New Hyde Park, N.Y-based DSO announced Dec. 21.
  2. 20 key teledentistry moves dental companies made in 2020
    The teledentistry field has grown in 2020 more than it has in previous years, as many patients feel safer seeing a dentist via virtual visit to avoid the possibility of being exposed to the novel coronavirus.
  3. Top 5 dental supply stories of 2020
    Below are the top five most highly read dental supply stories of the year.
  4. Western Dental opens new California office
    Orange, Calif.-based DSO Western Dental & Orthodontics opened a new office in Granada Hills, Calif.

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  1. ADA executive director to retire next year
    The American Dental Association's executive director, Kathleen O’Loughlin, DMD, will retire from her role at the end of 2021 after 12 years of service, the organization said Dec. 16.
  2. Wisconsin dentist accused of intentionally chipping teeth so he could fix them
    A Wisconsin dentist has been charged with healthcare fraud after allegedly breaking teeth intentionally so he could cap them and charge the insurance company, according to a public indictment cited by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  3. ADA releases COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet
    The American Dental Association has released a COVID-19 vaccine fact sheet to serve as an educational resource for dentists.
  4. How COVID-19 has changed the dental industry: 5 state directors weigh in
    Five state dental directors shared how their jobs have changed this year and how they have supported their states' dentists amid the pandemic, as reported by the American Dental Association.
  1. Layoffs, furloughs and wage cuts: CDA offers advice for dental practice owners in 2021
    Dental practices across the U.S. are reporting about 20 percent lower patient volume for 2020 compared to 2019, and practice owners may need to consider reducing payroll overhead cost for 2021, according to the California Dental Association.
  2. 8 dentists who were convicted of billing fraud charges in 2020
    The dental industry sometimes witnesses its professionals committing insurance fraud — often through overtreatment, unnecessary sedation, upcoding tooth sealants to fillings or abusing so-called encounter fees.
  3. Updated ADA code of conduct provides dentists with pandemic guidance
    Dentists have ethical obligations to not only care for patients but also serve the public at large, especially during a public health crisis, according to a new advisory opinion included in the American Dental Association's Principles of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct.
  4. Simply Beautiful Smiles names new CEO
    Simply Beautiful Smiles, a DSO that serves the Mid-Atlantic region, appointed Tim North as its new CEO Dec. 15.
  5. Tips for leading amid the pandemic: 3 dentists weigh in
    Three dentists talked to the California Dental Association about their experiences leading amid the pandemic.
  6. Grand jury indicts Virginia man accused of practicing dentistry without a license
    A grand jury indicted a man who stands accused of operating a makeshift dental clinic out of his home in Sterling, Va., since 2016, on 15 charges, according to Loudoun Now.
  7. Delta Dental Institute to federal agencies: Prioritize oral health in leadership, funding
    The Delta Dental Institute on Dec. 14 launched a campaign urging federal health agencies to appoint oral health experts in leadership roles.
  8. 6 dentists making headlines
    From the Chicago Dental Society welcoming a new president to a lawsuit brought against a prison dentist alleging a botched procedure, here are the dentists making headlines in the past two weeks.
  9. 16 dental industry partnerships in 2020
    The dental world saw new partnerships pursued by DSOs, teledentistry companies and dental organizations throughout 2020, despite the pandemic's financial strain on the industry.

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