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  1. What Delta Dental report says about Americans' oral health during pandemic
    Delta Dental recently released its "2020 State of America's Oral Health Report" detailing oral health care trends in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  2. CareQuest, Swiss company seek to bring drill-free dental options to Medicaid patients
    Boston-based CareQuest Innovation Partners is partnering with Switzerland-based vVARDIS to bring drill-free dental technology to Medicaid patients, the company said Sept. 15.
  3. 76.5 million Americans are without dental insurance: CareQuest
    A September report from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health shows that about 76.5 million adults in the U.S. do not have dental insurance, while Medicare beneficiaries have the largest unmet need for dental coverage.

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  1. Dental income, costs: 10 things to know
    In 2020, average general dentist income dipped, though that decline varied widely by state and specialty.
  2. CDC updates interim COVID-19 guidance for dental practices: 6 notes
    The CDC updated its interim COVID-19 infection control guidance for dental healthcare personnel Sept. 10.
  3. Maryland task force begins work to expand dental care
    Policymakers and dentists have formed a task force aimed at creating more equitable access to oral healthcare for state residents, according to Maryland Matters.
  4. North Carolina dentist identified as victim in fatal car crash
    A North Carolina dentist has been identified as the sole victim in a Sept. 13 car wreck, The Gaston Gazette reported.

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  1. 8 recent dental industry collaborations
    From joint oral health studies to supply chain partnerships, here are eight collaborations happening in the dental industry:
  2. Henry Schein taps dental group CFO as VP of investor relations
    Dental and medical office supplier Henry Schein has appointed Graham Stanley as vice president of investor relations and strategic financial project officer, the company said Sept. 15.
  3. MB2 Dental adds 2 vice presidents of business development
    Carrollton, Texas-based dental partnership organization MB2 Dental has onboarded Joseph Fox and Michael Gans as vice presidents of business development, the company said Sept. 14.
  4. Imagen Dental Partners enters 8th state, plans to enter 6 more: 5 things to know
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners has expanded into California, its eighth state, with the addition of Scripps Rock Dental and Schaffer Dental Excellence, according to a Sept. 15 news release.
  1. 8 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are eight companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  2. Delta Dental increases coverage for people with disabilities in 3 states
    The Delta Dental divisions in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana will expand coverage for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities beginning January 2022, the company announced Sept. 7.
  3. Chicago dentist co-launches alternative to dental insurance
    Chicago-based dentist Kevin Patterson, DDS, and engineer Steve Valentor have teamed up to create PayDent, an alternative to dental insurance for patients and dental care providers launched Sept. 14.
  4. Cherry Tree Dental makes first out-of-state acquisition
    Madison, Wis.-based Cherry Tree Dental has acquired its first practice outside of Wisconsin, according to a Sept. 14 news release.
  5. Dentist pleads guilty to bribing Arkansas state senator
    A dentist pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud in a bribery scheme involving former Arkansas state senator Jeremy Hutchinson between 2014 and 2016.
  6. American Dental Education Association backs vaccine mandates for dental schools
    Dental schools and programs should require COVID-19 vaccines for students, staff, faculty and residents, the American Dental Education Association said Sept. 13.
  7. 6 dentists making headlines
    From an Oregon dentist who affiliated his practice with a DSO to a Georgia dentist who established a new dental journal, here are six dentists who made headlines between Sept. 7 and Sept. 13:
  8. Missouri medical school professor, oral surgeon dies
    Allen Sclaroff, DDS, a professor of clinical otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Aug. 18 of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 75.
  9. ADA, University of Pennsylvania get $2M grant to study oral mucosa
    The American Dental Association and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia received a $2,269,994 grant from the National Institutes of Health, the dental association said Aug. 24.

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