Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NYU 3rd school in US to use 1st and only FDA-approved dental surgery robot
    New York University College of Dentistry is the nation's third dental school to acquire, install and use surgical robotic devices for dental implant surgeries, according to a March 8 news release.
  2. ADA seeks dental volunteers to provide pediatric oral care in Kentucky
    Global Dental Relief, a humanitarian organization that delivers free dental care to children worldwide, is recruiting volunteers for a dental clinic in Jenkins, Ky., according to a March 8 post by the American Dental Association.
  3. Deca Dental Group acquires Reign Dental, expands into 3rd state
    Dallas-based Deca Dental Group expanded into a third state through its acquisition of Reign Dental, a Seattle-based DSO.

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  1. 4 dentists making headlines
    From a dentist accused of prescribing opioids with a suspended license to another who allegedly submitted millions of dollars in false claims, here are the latest making the news:
  2. Dentists, physicians partner in Vivos Therapeutics' 1st med-dental clinic
    Littleton, Colo.-based Vivos Therapeutics, a medical technology company focused on developing treatments for sleep-disordered breathing, opened its first integrated medical-dental sleep center, according to a March 8 news release.
  3. New exec of Pennsylvania DSO tries to help patients caught in limbo after abrupt practice closure
    One patient is trying to access his dental records after a practice affiliated with Pittsburgh-based All About Smiles abruptly shut down, CBS affiliate KDKA-TV reports.
  4. Dr. Allan Padbury Jr. named president of Michigan Periodontal Association
    The Michigan Periodontal Association recently elected Allan Padbury Jr., DDS, president, reported March 6.

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  1. COVID-19 patients with gum disease 9 times more likely to die from the virus, study finds
    COVID-19 patients with periodontitis, a severe gum disease that can lead to tooth loss and other complications, are almost nine times more likely to die of complications from the virus, according to study published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology.
  2. North American Dental Group, Dentsply Sirona expand partnership
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group and Charlotte, N.C.-based Dentsply Sirona are expanding their partnership under a new agreement allowing NADG-supported dentists greater access to scanning and imaging solutions, according to a March 8 news release.
  3. How a Washington dentist is addressing industry racial inequities: 4 takeaways
    Oral implantologist LeRoy Horton, DDS, is working to change the lack of Black representation within the dental field, reports CBS affiliate KIRO-TV.
  4. Daniel Burke of PDS joins 1st national committee to develop medical-dental integration framework
    Daniel Burke, chief enterprise strategy officer at Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services, has joined a 10-person committee charged with guiding a national framework for expanding medical and dental integration programs.
  1. ADA endorses HIPAA compliance platform
    The American Dental Association and ADA Member Advantage selected Huntington, N.Y.-based Compliancy Group as the HIPAA compliance management platform recommended for all members.
  2. 14 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 14 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  3. How the founders of Community Dental Partners created a multimillion-dollar business: 5 notes
    Emmet Scott and Chad Evans, DDS, believe successful businesses try to see the experience from the customer's viewpoint, according to an Entrepreneur interview with Jessica Abo.
  4. Delta Dental awards $440K to safety-net clinics
    Forty-three safety-net clinics in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan were awarded $440,000 by the Delta Dental Foundation for the COVID-19 Dental Equipment Fund, Inside Indiana Business reported March 4.
  5. Kentucky dentist accused of prescribing opioids after license was suspended
    A Louisville, Ky.-based dentist has been charged for allegedly prescribing hydrocodone and oxycodone after being suspended by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Bennett said March 3.
  6. How Smile Brands has been affected by the pandemic: Kim Marcus, SVP of accounting and finance
    Kim Marcus, senior vice president of accounting and finance at Smile Brands, discussed her experiences, points of pride at Smile Brands and how the DSO has been affected by the pandemic on "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast."
  7. Patterson releases Q3 results: 6 things to know
    Patterson Companies reported adjusted earnings per share of 58 cents in third-quarter fiscal 2021, with its bottom line improving 23.4 percent from the prior-year quarter, reports Yahoo Finance.
  8. Insurer doesn't have to cover pandemic-related losses for Georgia dental practice, judge rules
    A Georgia dental practice's lawsuit was dismissed March 1 by a federal judge who said Cincinnati Insurance doesn't have to cover the practice's COVID-19 related losses, reports Law360.
  9. Western Dental, San Diego County Dental Society offering free dental care for kids
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics has partnered with the San Diego County Dental Society to support the American Dental Association's "Give Kids a Smile" program, which provides free dental screenings, dental sealants and fluoride varnishes to underserved children.

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