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  1. SS White selects new president

    Dental manufacturer SS White has named board member Steven Paskin its president. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Alaska proposes eliminating Medicaid's preventive dental coverage for adults

    In an effort to reduce Medicaid costs, Alaska's Health and Social Services Department proposed slashing adult preventive dental services, according to The Associated Press. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Aspen Dental opens practices in Texas, Virginia, Illinois

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental added three more practices to its network of more than 750 offices. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Adults forgoing dental care because of costs, CDC says

    Adults are skipping trips to the dentist because of the cost of care, according to the CDC in a report from NBC affiliate WNYT. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Missouri dentist pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

    A Mount Vernon, Mo., dentist pleaded guilty to submitting false Medicaid claims for two years, according to the Springfield Business Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Bookkeeper stole $625K from Illinois dentist, authorities claim

    A former receptionist and bookkeeper for an Arlington Heights, Ill., dentist has been charged with stealing $625,526 over six years from the private practitioner, according to the Daily Herald. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Washington state dentist pleads guilty to opioid prescription fraud

    Spokane, Wash., dentist James Stein-Sheridan Shelby, DDS, pleaded guilty March 19 to fraudulently prescribing opioids and distributing the narcotics to a former patient, according to The Spokesman-Review. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 5 dentists making headlines

    Five dentists making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Dentists are prescribing fewer opioids –– What's the solution?

    Dentists can be teenagers' first opioid providers. After wisdom teeth removal, young adults are often prescribed opioids, which studies suggest leads to addiction. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Man dies after allegedly robbing Iowa dental practice

    The suspect in an Iowa dental practice robbery died shortly after the owner of the practice discovered him, according to local NBC affiliate KWCQ. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Heartland Dental, Henry Schein & more: 6 dental companies making headlines

    Six dental companies making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Smile Brands partners with Seattle dental practice

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands added Seattle-based Gateway Dental to its network of practices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Arizona dental village sells for $5.6M

    Local commercial real estate firm Menlo Group negotiated the purchased Peoria, Ariz.-based Deer Valley Dental Village for $5.625 million. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Wisconsin dentists push back on licensing dental therapists

    Local Wisconsin dentists are challenging the state's effort to pass legislation to license dental therapists, according to NBC affiliate WJWF. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Private equity firm invests in Dr. Dental Management

    Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners made a strategic investment in Framingham, Mass.-based Dr. Dental Management. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Henry Schein acquires dental practice management company

    Henry Schein has acquired Lighthouse 360, a dental practice management and patient communication provider. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Dental school debt surged to $285K in 2018

    About 80 percent of dental students took on debt in 2018; and the average debt total exceeded that of medical students, according to a Nerd Wallet blog post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. DentaQuest to acquire dental insurer in $41.5M deal

    DentaQuest signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire DCP Holding Co., the parent company of Dental Care Plus Group, a dental insurer provider in the Midwest. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Delta Dental Foundation selects executive director

    The Delta Dental Foundation has appointed Holli Seabury, PhD, CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based McMillen Health, to serve as its executive director, effective March 25. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Free pop-up dental clinic comes to Louisiana

    Patients in the Raton Rouge, La., area will have access to free dental care thanks to a two-day popup dental clinic, according to local news station WAFB. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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