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  1. Pennsylvania dentist joins class-action suit seeking pandemic insurance coverage
    Pittsburgh-based Smile Savers Dentistry filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Chicago-based CNA insurance seeking coverage for pandemic-induced losses and expenses, according to Law360.
  2. BCBS of Rhode Island to give dental credits, extend teledentistry coverage
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is providing a 25 percent dental premium credit through July 31 to support the reopening of dental practices amid the pandemic, according to a June 5 news release.
  3. ADA distributes KN95 masks from national stockpile to dentists
    The American Dental Association is distributing 350,000 KN95 masks it received from the national stockpile to dentists in states most in need of personal protective equipment, according to a June 5 new release.

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  1. CDA recommends dentists ask for stabilization grants
    The California Dental Association is urging dentists to contact their dental plans and ask for stabilization grants, according to a June 3 news release.
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  4. 5 dentists making headlines
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  1. Minneapolis dental clinic ransacked amid unrest
    Minneapolis-based dental clinic Chicago Lake Family Dental was broken into May 29 as citywide unrest erupted alongside protests against racism and excessive police force.
  2. How COVID-19 has reshaped patient experience, per North Carolina dentist
    A North Carolina dentist discussed how COVID-19 is reshaping the dental patient experience, from care trends to scheduling difficulties to patient well-being.
  3. Dental reopenings account for 10% of all US jobs gained last month
    Reopened dental practices account for 78.2 percent of all healthcare jobs recovered between April and May, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. CDA: How to handle the rising cost of PPE
    There are several ways dentists can offset the rising cost of maintaining a safe environment, according to the California Dental Association.

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  1. Dentists struggling to protect themselves against COVID-19 without PPE
    Dentists across the U.S. are spending thousands on new devices and air filters as they reopen, but are still struggling to obtain the basics to protect themselves and others, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  2. West Virginia University School of Dentistry names interim dean
    Morgantown-based West Virginia University School of Dentistry appointed Fotinos Panagakos, PhD, as its interim dean effective July 1, according to a news release from the American Dental Association.
  3. Dentist workforce faces racial disparities, study shows
    The dentist workforce does not reflect the racial makeup of the U.S., according to the most recent data from the American Dental Association.
  4. Colorado Dental Association reverses Medicaid program defunding
    The Colorado Dental Association persuaded legislators to reverse their decision to cut the state's adult Medicaid benefits the same day the program's defunding was announced, according to ADA News.
  5. How a Kentucky DSO is weathering the COVID-19 storm — 4 notes
    Mortenson Dental Partners, a dental service organization founded in Middletown, Ky., has shared strategies it used to adapt to the changing dental landscape during the pandemic.
  6. N95 masks, gowns still among top PPE dentists need
    N95 masks and gowns are the personal protective equipment items dentists are struggling the most to obtain, according to the latest report from the American Dental Association and Health Policy Institute.
  7. Pennsylvania dental practice hit by car for 2nd time
    No one was injured when an 88-year-old Pennsylvania woman crashed her Cadillac into Scott Family Dental June 2 after accidentally stepping on the gas pedal instead of the brake, according to TribLive.
  8. 5 things dentists should know about teledentistry billing
    As many dentists rush to adopt teledentistry during the pandemic, some feel unsure of how to go about billing and benefits, according to an article published June 2 by the California Dental Association.
  9. American Dental Education Association issues statement on recent unrest
    The American Dental Education Association issued a statement June 2 reiterating its commitment to inclusion and diversity and promised to work with its members to create communities free of discrimination.

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