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  1. 36 states where dentists are reporting 0-day supply of gowns, per ADA
    Some dentists in 36 states are reporting a zero-day supply of surgical gowns as of Nov. 16, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  2. States ranked by dentists' participation in CHIP
    Iowa has the highest percent of dentists participating in HHS' Children's Health Insurance Program, and New Hampshire has the lowest, according to poll results from the American Dental Association.
  3. Younger dentists, female dentists more likely to participate in CHIP, ADA poll finds
    Forty-three percent of American dentists participate in HHS' Children's Health Insurance Program, according to poll results from the American Dental Association.

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  1. 12 DSOs making headlines in November
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring in November.
  2. ADA recruiting volunteers to establish teledentistry standards
    The American Dental Association is looking for volunteers to join its new standards working group on teledentistry, the organization said Dec. 1.
  3. SmileDirectClub aligners now offered at 1K+ practices after partnership with Texas DSO
    A new partnership between Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub and a Texas dental support organization means more than 1,000 affiliated practices across the U.S. now offer the company's aligners.
  4. Chicago Dental Society installs 2021 president
    Dean Nicholas, DDS, was sworn in Nov. 8 as 2021 president of the Chicago Dental Society, according to a Dec. 2 news release obtained by Becker's.

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  1. Milwaukee health clinic partners with Ascension for dental services
    Milwaukee-based Outreach Community Health Centers has contracted with Glendale-based Ascension Wisconsin to provide dental services, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  2. Retired Oregon dentist dies after being hit by a car
    Retired dentist Selma Pierce, DDS, died Dec. 1 after being struck by a car in Salem, Ore., The Oregonian reported.
  3. Tennessee dentist at heart of infection control investigations shuts down 1 practice
    Knoxville, Tenn.-based dentist Clarence "Buzz" Nabers, DDS, who has previously made headlines for improperly sterilizing dental equipment, has sold one of his buildings and closed his practice located there, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
  4. 4 tips for dental practices to de-escalate hostile interactions, per CDA
    As with any service-oriented business, dental practices sometimes treat patients who behave in a hostile or abusive manner.
  1. NADG adds 17 practices this fall
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group has added 17 new dental offices across six states since the start of fall 2020.
  2. 5 dentists making headlines
    From dentists warning patients about another dental TikTok trend to the Nevada Dental Association's president advocating for greater financial support for dental practices amid the pandemic, here are the dentists making headlines in the past week.
  3. Tooth loss may be long-term COVID-19 side effect
    Some COVID-19 survivors have reported losing teeth with neither blood nor pain, according to a Nov. 26 New York Times report.
  4. Income strongly linked to oral health, UCLA study finds
    A University of California, Los Angeles study examining socioeconomic and environmental factors found significant disparities in oral health status, with income being the most influential of these indicators.
  5. Aspen Dental continues expansion in Texas
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened a new practice in Fort Worth, Texas.
  6. ADA 2020 Survey of Dental Fees results available
    The American Dental Association has made results from its 2020 Survey of Dental Fees available.
  7. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in November
    Aspen Dental Management's acquisition of ClearChoice captured the attention of readers most this November.
  8. Dentists warn against 'shark teeth' TikTok trend, young people filing teeth to stumps
    Dentists are encouraging young people to do their research before acting on a new TikTok trend in which young influencers get their teeth shaved down to short pegs and fitted with crowns.
  9. Washington governor orders more COVID-19 safety regulations for dental practices
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee laid out new COVID-19 infection control requirements for dental and healthcare facilities in a proclamation that goes into effect Dec. 3.

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