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  1. SmileDirectClub says it was misrepresented by NBC, claims dentists are 'integral' to company

    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub says an NBC investigation into its employee practices misrepresents the teledentistry company, according to a Feb. 14 statement.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Florida dental assistant charged with sexually assaulting sedated patient

    A dental assistant at Tampa Bay (Fla.) Institute of Oral Surgery has been arrested and charged with sexual battery after a patient alleged the dental assistant assaulted her during a procedure, according to ABC Action News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Texas dental office abruptly closes, leaving patients, care records in limbo

    Houston-based Stella Dental Care abruptly shut down near the end of 2019, and some patients are seeking dental records and the completion of care, NBC affiliate KPRC reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. 'It's not mandatory': Hidden cameras at SmileDirectClub shops show employees misguiding patients

    Hidden cameras placed at SmileDirectclub shops in Ohio, New Jersey and Alabama recorded employees misguiding patients, telling them they don't have to see a dentist before starting treatment, according to NBC News, who placed the hidden cameras.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Viewpoint: Modernized care means lifting limits on dental therapists

    To modernize healthcare practices, laws and regulations limiting dental therapists should be revised, according to a perspective piece published Feb. 12 in The New England Journal of Medicine.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 5 things to know about DSO Smile Brands

    Below are five fast facts about Smile Brands, a growing dental support organization.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Delta Dental finds 3 ways to improve oral health outcomes

    Delta Dental examined existing literature to evaluate gaps in oral health literacy and determine methods to help individuals make more informed oral health decisions, according to a white paper published Feb. 13.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. West Virginia city debates new 7-room dental practice

    Residents of Glen Dale, W.Va., are debating whether to allow Heather Taylor, DDS, to remodel a vacant building for use as a dental office, according to local NBC and FOX affiliate WTOV.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dallas police say computers, cash stolen from dental practice

    The Dallas Police Department is investigating a burglary at a dental practice in the city's Pleasant Grove neighborhood on Feb. 4, according to The Dallas Morning News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Delta Dental gives $766K to 34 nonprofits in Arizona

    Delta Dental of Arizona's charitable foundation designated $766,506 to 34 nonprofit organizations for dental supplies and efforts aiming to improve oral healthcare for nearly 93,000 state residents, according to AZ Big Media.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Tennessee DSO acquires 15-year-old private practice

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners has acquired Gamble Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, which is located in Dothan, Ala., according to a Feb. 11 news release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. MB2 Dental opens 200th practice

    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental announced Feb. 12 three new partners and a move into Connecticut, bringing MB2's office count to 200 practices across 13 states.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Louisiana dental board claims woman is practicing dentistry without a license

    The Louisiana Board of Dentistry is asking the attorney general and local law enforcement to investigate a woman they claim is practicing dentistry without a license, according to local NBC affiliate WDSU.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub shares skyrocket 53% in 1 month

    Shares of Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub jumped 53.2 percent in January, driven by a retail partnership with Walmart and plans to sell its clear aligners to dentists, according to financial and investing advice company The Motley Fool.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Employees claim they missed paychecks after Texas dental practice abruptly closed

    Following the closure of Garden Oaks, Texas-based Signature Smiles Jan. 20, employees claim they have not received their paychecks, according to The Leader.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Viewpoint: The consequences of a two-tier dental system

    Oregon lawmakers have proposed Senate Bill 1549, which would license dental therapists to provide care throughout the state, specifically in rural areas. While the goal is to expand care to underserved areas, the former chief dental officer of Yakima Valley (Wash.) Farm Workers Clinic is worried it would create a two-tired dental system.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Ohio State University College of Dentistry says $95M expansion will up admissions by 10%

    Officials at Columbus-based Ohio State University College of Dentistry expect its $95 million expansion project to be complete this summer, according to The Lantern.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dr. Bettie McKaig, 1st female president of International College of Dentists, dies

    Bettie McKaig, DDS, who served as the first female president of the International College of Dentists in 2019, died Feb. 3 at age 70.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. How dentists can prepare for coronavirus

    Although there are few confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., dentists and dental practices can take precautions to screen patients and mitigate the spread of the virus.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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