Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Tennessee dental practice employee embezzled $4K, investigators say

    A former employee at Keene (Tenn.) Dentistry and Implants said she will plead guilty to stealing thousands of dollars for the practice, according to the Union Leader. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Patterson, Benco Dental guilty of conspiring against dental buying groups, FTC finds

    A Federal Trade Commission judge ruled Oct. 16 that Patterson Companies and Benco Dental Supply Co. were guilty of conspiring against dental product buying groups, reports Newsday. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 7 dental company, DSO key notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Dental365 and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Henry Schein CEO awarded for expanding oral health access

    Stanley M. Bergman, CEO and Chairman of Mellville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein, was awarded the National Network for Oral Health Access President's Award, announced in an Oct. 15 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Boston University to use robotic devices for dental implant surgeries

    Boston University's dental school will install and use two surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries, becoming one of the few U.S. dental schools to do so, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Pacific Dental Services-supported dentist joins Virginia dentistry board

    Michael Nguyen, DDS, has been appointed to the Virginia State Board of Dentistry, according to an Oct. 7 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Viewpoint: 5 ways dentists can transform into dental entrepreneurs

    As dentistry becomes more robust, dentists continue to look for ways to stand out, including becoming their own entrepreneurs. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Texas dental nonprofit desperate for dentists, hygienists

    Corpus Christi, Texas-based Timon's Ministries, a nonprofit that helps low income and homeless people get dental care, is in need of volunteer dentists and hygienists, according to local CBS affiliate KZTV. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Biolase receives clearance for new dental laser

    Biolase announced Oct. 15 that its Waterlase dental lasers have received regulatory clearance in the U.S. and Canada for crown and veneer removal.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. North Carolina Dental Society chooses Square Clover's security program

    The North Carolina Dental Society will implement Desktop Defenders Cybersecurity, a program provided by Charlotte, N.C.-based Square Clover, announced in an Oct. 15 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Wisconsin dentists petition against board proposal, ADA guidelines

    Wisconsin dentists are asking the state’s Dentistry Examining Board to reject a proposal that would increase the cost of dental services that require oral sedation, announced in an Oct. 15 news release. By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. New York dental college preps students for the ‘world of 2030’

    Hawthorne-based Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College is one of the few programs training students with some of the newest dental innovations and techniques, according to The New York Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. USOSM expands into Minnesota market

    Irvine, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with Minneapolis-based Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Storage device missing from Denver dental practice, potentially exposing 15,000 patients

    Denver-based Perfect Teeth Yale has notified around 15,000 patients that their information may have been exposed after a storage device went missing. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub shares slump 13% following California bill

    SmileDirectClub's shares hit an all-time low Oct. 14 after new legislation was signed in California that may make it more difficult for consumers to purchase teeth-straightening aligners, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. SmileDirectClub speaks out against California law requiring dentists to review X-rays before treatment

    SmileDirectClub released a statement Oct. 14 against legislation introduced in California that would require dentists to review radiographic images before a patient undergoes treatment, according to the California Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. SmileDirectClub hit with another lawsuit from shareholder

    A SmileDirectClub investor has filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging that their deceptive practices caused him to experience significant economic loss, Legal Newsline reports. By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. HHS donates $300K for dental care bus in North Carolina

    Wilson, N.C.-based Carolina Family Health Centers was granted $300,000 from HHS to purchase a mobile unit and expand dental healthcare, according to local news source The Wilson Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Geography, poverty influences dental disease rates in South Dakota

    The lack of access to dental care in South Dakota has been caused by geography and low incomes, with 40 percent of South Dakota counties considered dental health professional shortage areas, according to South Dakota News Watch.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. U of Nebraska college of dentistry opens $2.6M dental clinic

    Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry held the grand opening of its remodeled dental clinic Oct. 14, according to local ABC affiliate KHGI. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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