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  1. How dental practices can use technology to acquire patients and drive expansion

    The dental industry is facing numerous challenges, such as a tight labor market, high levels of student loan debt for new dentists, increasing local competition and higher overhead costs due to necessary expensive technologies.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Former Smile Brands CEO joins healthcare management company as executive chairman

    Dermatology management provider NavaDerm Partners announced Dec. 2 that Dan Wechsler will serve as its executive chairman.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Aspen Dental opens new office in Texas dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new practice in Georgetown, Texas on Dec. 5.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. New bill would eliminate wait periods issued by private dental insurers

    Maine state Sen. Heather Sanborn introduced a bill that would eliminate wait periods for children in Maine who are covered by private insurers to receive dental care, according to the Press Herald.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. American Dental Association files lawsuit against Delta Dental

    The American Dental Association, along with two individual dentists, are claiming Delta Dental violated antitrust laws and engaged in anticompetitive conduct, according to a lawsuit filed Nov. 26.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Western Dental reportedly looking for financial investors

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics is reportedly up for auction, sources close to the matter told PEHub.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Align Technology appoints Frank Quinn as US vice president and general manager

    Align Technology announced Frank Quinn as vice president and general manager for the U.S., effective Dec. 9, according to a Nov. 26 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. UMissouri-Kansas City dental student delivers patient's baby

    A fourth-year University of Missouri-Kansas City dental student was prepping a patient's tooth Oct. 21 when the patient's water broke and the student helped deliver her baby, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Lawsuit claims SmileDirectClub knew of regulatory issues at IPO, inflated offering price

    A Delaware lawsuit filed Nov. 22 claims SmileDirectClub was aware of regulatory hurdles threatening the company, but still sold stock at above-market prices during its initial public offering, according to Bloomberg Law.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. New Jersey dentist loses license for performing 'hit and run dentistry,' attorney general says

    A New Jersey oral surgeon and dentist had his licensed revoked Nov. 26 and was ordered to pay more than $517,000 for "gross negligence and professional misconduct," according to nj.com.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Walter Reed failed to examine nearly 2K dental CT scans, investigation finds

    Radiologists at Bethesda, Md.-based Walter Reed National Military Medical Center failed to read and diagnose nearly 2,000 dental scans, according to an internal investigation cited by The Wall Street Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. California rolls out new initiative to improve Medicaid

    Dentists can expect Medi-Cal program changes over the next few years as a result of a new Department of Health Care Services initiative, according to the California Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Illinois DSO creates career portal to help recruit employees

    Tru Family Dental, a network of practices throughout Illinois and Michigan, launched a career portal Nov. 9 that is designed to help recruit and attract talent, according to a statement emailed to Becker's Dental + DSO Review.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 2 Washington state dentists get prison time for $460K tax scheme

    Two Kent, Wash.-based dentists were sentenced to seven days in prison and 400 hours of community service for filing false tax returns, according to Nov. 22 Department of Justice news release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 10 states where dentists make the most, least money

    The average salary for dentists varies widely state, with a national annual average salary of $175,840 in 2018, according to Forbes.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Rhode Island dentist no longer practicing after child molestation charges

    A Rhode Island dentist was ordered to home confinement after pleading not guilty Nov. 21 to four counts of first-degree child molestation, according to local NBC affiliate WJAR.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Fewer dentists in Iowa accepting Medicaid

    Plummeting Medicaid reimbursement rates are contributing to the shortage of dental providers accepting new Medicaid patients in Iowa counties, according to ABC affiliate We Are Iowa. By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. State investigates credentials of Washington dentist accused of fraudulently prescribing opioids

    The state is investigating a Spokane, Wash.-based dentist's credentials after he allegedly prescribed opioids to his sister 21 times and then took them for himself, according to The Spokesman-Review.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Walmart names head of dentistry

    Walmart Health has selected Roshan Parikh, DDS, to serve as the retail giant's head of dentistry, according to a Nov. 20 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 6 dental company key notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Smile Brands and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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