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  1. Maine dental hygienists may work separately from dentists

    Dental hygienists in Maine and Colorado can operate independently from dentists, according to local NBC affiliate News Center Maine. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Gum disease linked to Alzheimer's disease, study shows

    A potential like between P. gingivalis, the bacteria associated with gum disease, and Alzheimer's has periodontists on alert, according to a study published in Science Advances and cited by the American Academy of Periodontology. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 2 Michigan medical facilities partner to open private dental clinic

    Whaley Children's Center and Mott Children's Health Center, both in Flint, Mich., teamed up to open a private dental and medical center, according to local NBC affiliate WEYI. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Henry Schein dental sales fall flat at $1.5B for Q1: 5 notes

    Henry Schein reported a slight dip year over year — 0.1 percent — in dental sales, totaling $1.5 billion for the first quarter for 2019. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Aspen Dental, Western Dental & more: 5 dental companies, organizations making headlines

    Five dental companies and organizations making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. South Carolina pediatric dentist illegally prescribed opioids, lawsuit alleges

    A pediatric dentist in Greenville, S.C., has been accused of handing out opioids and other drugs without prescriptions, according to local NBC affiliate WYFF. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Tennessee dentist ordered to pay back nearly $1M in insurance fraud scheme

    A federal judge on May 2 ordered a Murfreesboro, Ten., dentist to forfeit nearly $1 million, which he collected by committing insurance fraud, according to the Daily News Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Former MetroHealth dentist sentenced 10 years in prison for role in fraud scheme

    A federal judge on May 2 sentenced former MetroHealth dentist Yazan Al-Madani, DDS, to 10 years and one month in prison for his role in a fraud scheme at the Cleveland-based hospital, according to By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Dentist who allegedly faked anesthesia credentials to avoid jail

    A Phoenix dentist who was accused of using false credentials to obtain an anesthesia permit has pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges, ABC15 reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Florida dentists may soon be eligible for student loan reimbursement

    The Florida House and Senate have passed a bill that would repay dental students' loans up to $250,000, according to WJCT. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Cordental Group acquires 2 private practices

    Cincinnati-based Cordental Group has affiliated with two practices in St. Louis. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Ex-Indiana dental practice employee hacked company website to spread false claims, dentist alleges

    A former employee at a New Haven, Ind., dental practice has been accused of hacking into the practice's phones and website to spread false information that the practice had closed and the lead dentist had an alleged drug problem, according to By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Oregon dentists to offer patients vaccines in 2020

    Oregon dentists will become first in the nation to administer vaccinations to patients, according to local news station KATU. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Drs. Rene Rosas, Jerry Brunsoman & more: 5 dentists making headlines

    Five dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Patient loses patience during dental appointment, points gun at Florida practice staff

    A patient is accused of driving away from a Florida dental practice pointing a gun at the staff inside the waiting room on April 30, according to NBC-2. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 2 U of Texas Health San Antonio dental students accuse professor of sexual harassment

    Two female students enrolled at the University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry filed a lawsuit April 30 against an oral and maxillofacial radiology professor they claim sexually harassed them, according to the San Antonio Express-News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 450+ Aspen Dental offices to offer free care to veterans

    More than 450 Aspen Dental practices across the nation will offer military veterans free dental care on June 8. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. A patient walks into a 'dental bar:' Here's what happens

    Dentists and other medical providers are beginning to compete for patients who are becoming more like consumers. For some providers, this means offering online payments, and for others it means letting patients sit in massage chairs, Business Insider reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 5 dental companies making headlines

    SmileDirectClub and Western Dental are among five dental companies making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Western Dental acquisitions put California office total at 225

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental has purchased two privately owned Coast Dental offices —one in Vallejo, Calif., and another in Tracy, Calif. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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