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  1. Illinois dental clinic faces 11 lawsuits, 2 employees quit after cameras found in bathroom
    Crestwood, Ill.-based Aspen Dental Clinic is facing 11 lawsuits filed on behalf of people who say they have been recorded by two hidden cameras found in an employee bathroom, according to a Dec. 10 news release from Chicago-based Clifford Law Offices.
  2. Dental AI Council opens membership
    The Dental AI Council opened membership Dec. 10, encouraging anyone who wishes to join to become a member of the nonprofit seeking to boost artificial intelligence's role in the dental industry.
  3. ADA: VA dentists should get to practice in any state
    The ADA wrote to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs supporting its interim final rule that will continue allowing its healthcare professionals to deliver services through the VA in states other than the one in which they are licensed, registered or certified to practice.

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  1. Delta Dental COVID-19 relief efforts to reach $1.1B by early 2021
    Funding provided by Delta Dental as a part of its COVID-19 relief efforts is expected to reach $1.1 billion by early 2021, the company announced Dec. 10.
  2. Top 8 largest DSOs
    Below is a list of the eight largest dental service organizations in the U.S.
  3. Texas Dental Association perks program exclusively partners with Bento
    The Texas Dental Association has exclusively endorsed Bento, a modern alternative to traditional dental insurance, for its perks program.
  4. Smile Brands acquires Midwest Dental
    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands completed its acquisition of Mondovi, Wis.-based Midwest Dental Dec. 2.

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  1. Top 20 dental infection control stories of 2020
    Infection control has been a priority for dentists for a long time, but it gained even more importance in 2020, as preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus became top of mind across the globe.
  2. ADA to Biden team: Prioritize these 7 oral health measures in first 100 days
    The American Dental Association laid out the main COVID-19-related concerns the administration of President-elect Joe Biden needs to address within its first 100 days to ensure dental providers can effectively serve patients throughout the pandemic.
  3. Global dental endodontics market set to see notable growth: 5 things to know
    The global dental endodontics market is set to experience notable market growth from 2020 to 2025, according to a Fact.MR analysis.
  4. California dental staff set to receive COVID-19 vaccine by January
    Dental professionals are included in California's first phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
  1. UMaine at Augusta to double number of students in dental assistant program, create new lab
    The University of Maine at Augusta will use more than $200,000 it received from three grants to double the number of dental assistant students it enrolls and add a new location for the program, according to a Dec. 7 Morning Sentinel report.
  2. Lawsuit alleges California prison dentist botched procedure causing man to go without food for month
    U.S. District Judge Will Alsup has given the greenlight to a San Quentin, Calif., prisoner's lawsuit alleging he went without food for a month after a botched dental procedure, according to the Mercury News.
  3. 2 Maryland dentists perform $200K worth of pro bono services after dentist surrenders license
    Two Anne Arundel County, Md.-based dentists performed more than $200,000 worth of free dental procedures for five patients after their dentist had surrendered his license, according to the Capital Gazette.
  4. 10 ADA policy updates in 2020
    From changes made to address the issues facing the dental community during the COVID-19 pandemic to revisions implemented to support federal insurance patients and address patients' smoking, below is a list of 10 times the American Dental Association updated policy in 2020.
  5. Hackers call Virginia dental practice demanding ransom, post files on dark web
    Chester, Va.-based Galstan & Ward Family and Cosmetic Dentistry notified its patients that their information may have been exposed during a hacking incident earlier in the year.
  6. Aspen Dental expands in Ohio, Massachusetts
    Aspen Dental recently opened new offices in both Ohio and Massachusetts.
  7. Delta Dental of Illinois updates PPO fee schedule, increases some maximum plan allowances
    Delta Dental of Illinois on Dec. 1 updated its PPO fee schedule for general dentists and specialists, as well as increased Delta Dental Premier maximum plan allowances.
  8. Two-thirds of dentists experiencing lower patient volume, ADA poll shows
    Patient volume at dental practices has been steadily declining in the last couple months as COVID-19 cases surge nationwide, with 66 percent of dentists experiencing patient volume lower than pre-pandemic levels, according to the American Dental Association's latest iteration of its COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  9. Rising dental sales drive Patterson's Q2 fiscal results
    St. Paul, Minn.-based Patterson's dental sales increased 12.1 percent in the second quarter of its fiscal year, driven by strong sales growth across consumables, equipment and value-added services.

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