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  1. Former dental office manager sentenced to prison for stealing $249K from Las Vegas dental practice
    A former dental officer manager who stole $249,000 from a Las Vegas dental practice has been sentenced to prison, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported June 15. 
  2. Michigan dentists urge lawmakers to address 'crisis' Medicaid situation: 5 things to know
    Dentists in Michigan are asking lawmakers to improve conditions under the state's Medicaid program to fix what they are calling a "crisis" situation, NPR affiliate Michigan Radio reported June 15. 
  3. Affordable Care expands in Texas
    Affordable Care has expanded its Advanced Dental Implant Center brand to include a Texas dental practice. 

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  1. US Endo Partners adds Ohio dental practice
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Endo Partners recently affiliated another practice for their growing network.
  2. 5 dental payer updates
    From new bills to an acquisition, here are five dental payer stories Becker's has reported on since May 25:
  3. ADA warns against latest TikTok trend
    The American Dental Association is speaking out against the latest TikTok trend it says may be harmful to oral health.
  4. Former Align Tech leader joins SmileDirectClub as VP of professional relations, marketing
    SmileDirectClub has appointed David Rodriguez vice president of professional relations and marketing. 

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  1. Dental Care Alliance launches 2nd support division for specialty dental practices
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance has reorganized its structure with the addition of a second support division for specialty dental practices. 
  2. Formlabs launches educational platform to expand 3D printing in dentistry
    Formlabs, a 3D printing company, has launched an educational program to advance 3D printing in dentistry. 
  3. Beam Dental undergoes rebranding
    Beam Dental, an employee benefit company, has rebranded to Beam Benefits. The company has a new brand identity and website to go along with the change.
  4. $106M poured into communities last year, Delta Dental says
    Delta Dental companies across the country invested $106 million in communities in 2021, according to the Delta Dental Institute's 2021 "Community Impact Report."

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  1. Orthodontic partnership organization secures 1st practice
    Andrew Rosen, DDS, of Andrew Rosen Orthodontics in Arizona, is the first partner-physician to join the Bond Orthodontic Partners platform.
  2. Mercury excretion from dental fillings found to surpass safety limits for 86 million adults: Study
    A study found the amount of mercury excreted from dental fillings in 86 million Americans exceeded the safety limits of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Environmental Protection Agency. 
  3. Dental plan satisfaction drops 1.8% from 2021
    The industry average level of overall satisfaction regarding dental plans has dropped 1.8 percent from 2021, according to the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Dental Plan Satisfaction Study.
  4. 1st female dentist inducted into Pankey Institute Master Hall
    Lee Ann Brady, DMD, is the first woman to be inducted into the Pankey Institute's Master Hall, an organization honoring dentists who have mastered dentistry skills and contributed to the industry, institute and community, Islander Medical Group reported June 14.
  5. DSO vs. non-DSO: Which dental practices are more confident in economic recovery?
    Non-DSO affiliated dental practices are more skeptical of the economic recovery of the dental industry and of the U.S. economy, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  6. Dental appointment schedules were 86% full in May
    Dental practice appointments reached 86 percent capacity in May, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  7. California Dental Group provides free services
    The California Dental Group gave out free dental care to more than 70 adults at the Free Dental Care Day Event on May 25.
  8. Deans of the highest ranked U.S. dental schools
    The U.S. is home to some of the best dental schools in the world, and their leaders are helping pave the way for the next generation of dental professionals.
  9. 10 dental school updates in the last 30 days
    From leadership appointments to new innovation centers, here are 10 essential updates for dental educators:

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