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  1. Swift Health Systems raises $45M for invisible braces

    Swift Health Systems, makers of INBRACE, announced Oct. 8 that the company has raised $45 million in a third round of funding for the commercialization of the new brand of invisible braces. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Hundreds of dental practice data unlikely compromised after ransomware attack

    There is a "very low probability" that the August ransomware attack on hundreds of dental practices compromised patient information, according to an Oct. 4 Wisconsin Dental Association Insurance and Services Corp. report and cited by the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Dentists have obligation to inform patients on vaccines, US assistant surgeon general says

    As opioid addiction, vaping and oral cancers rise, oral health is of the utmost importance, Timothy Ricks, DDS, chief dental officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and U.S. assistant surgeon general, told Tennessee dental students, according to The Daily Memphian.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Aspen Dental's mobile services stops in Texas

    Aspen Dental stopped in Austin, Texas, Oct. 8 on its nationwide mobile dental tour that’s offering free services for veterans, local NBC affiliate KXAN reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. How dental groups should approach expansion: CEO of USOSM Richard Hall answers 3 important questions

    With more than 35 years of executive experience, Richard Hall has been leading the U.S. Oral Surgery Management's expansion as president and CEO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. How this California dentist is improving patient experience

    The owner of West Hills, Calif.-based Smile Haus Mustapha Hotait, DDS, launched a new website to improve the patient experience, according to an Oct. 8 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Aspen Dental continues to expand in Florida

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new practice in Boca Raton, Fla., on Oct. 10. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Dentistry startup with $36M in funding opens 1st location

    With $36 million in funding, Tend, a dentistry startup, opened its first location Oct. 7 in New York City, according to Fast Company.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub viewed as ‘unicorn’ startup with uncertain future

    SmileDirectClub, a private startup valued at over $1 billion, has an uncertain future as investors critique it as a "unicorn" startup, which includes companies with little governance and big losses, according to Axios.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. SmileDirectClub shares increase, analysts expect continued rise

    Despite numerous recently filed lawsuits, SmileDirectClub shares are up 3.26 percent to $15.2, according to financial content service Seeking Alpha.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 1,500 North Carolina patients to receive free dental care

    Nonprofit Missions of Mercy will host North Carolina’s largest free dental clinic, with providers expecting to treat approximately 1,500 adults in the Charlotte area who don’t have access to dental care, according to The Charlotte Post. By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. California bill requires dentists to review X-rays before patients undergo treatment

    A new bill that has landed on California Governor Gavin Newsom's desk would require dentists to review patients' X-rays before they undergo treatment, according to Politico's Oct. 7 Morning eHealth newsletter. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Viewpoint: How new dentists should approach student debt

    Although dentists are among the top-paid professionals, they are still facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loans. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Texas healthcare provider names chief dental officer

    Uvalde County, Texas-based Community Health Development appointed Kristine Hynes, DDS, as new chief dental officer, according to Uvalde Leader-News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. ADA expands policy on oral cancer detection

    Dentists should conduct routine visual and tactile exams for oral and oropharyngeal cancer with all patients, according to an American Dental Association resolution passed Sept. 9.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. SmileDirectClub breaks silence, slams dentists

    After multiple recent legal complaints filed against SmileDirectClub, the company broke its silence Oct. 4, denying all allegations. By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Montana denturists fight proposal requiring dentists' presence

    Montana denturists oppose a proposed rule that would require a dentist be present when denturists provide certain services to patients, according to the Great Falls Tribune.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Dental office to open at New York Google campus: 3 notes

    My NYC Dental plans to open a new office in the same building as Google's new campus in Hudson Square, N.Y., building owners confirmed to Patch. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dental Care Alliance affiliates with New York practice

    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added PDA Dental — formerly known as Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan — to its portfolio of supported practices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 5 dentists making headlines

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

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