Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Maine passes state budget with increased dental coverage for low-income residents
    Maine Gov. Janet Mills approved the state's budget July 1 that includes increased dental coverage for more than 200,000 low-income residents.
  2. Texas man arrested for allegedly practicing dentistry from his house without a license
    Police in Mission, Texas, arrested a man July 1 on suspicion of illegally practicing dentistry from his house, KVEO reported.
  3. 4 dental leaders discuss staffing, recruitment challenges
    According to a May poll from the American Dental Association, 80 percent of hiring dentists are experiencing recruitment challenges for multiple positions, including dental hygienists and assistants, administrative staff, and associate dentists.

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  1. California dentist to plead guilty in college admissions scandal
    A Ventura, Calif., dentist agreed to plead guilty to filing a false tax return as part of a national college admissions scandal, federal officials said last week.
  2. Police: Louisiana woman accused of practicing unlicensed dentistry on the run
    Police are trying to locate a woman accused of performing unlicensed dental work in Louisiana, CBS affiliate WWL-TV reported.
  3. Aspen Dental opens 2nd Colorado practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its second Colorado practice.
  4. Ohio health system relocates dental services to increase accessibility
    Cleveland-based MetroHealth relocated its dental services to an off-campus clinic July 1 after more than 60 years to make their services more accessible to residents.

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  1. Orthodontics market to hit $8.2B by 2027: 2 trends driving growth
    The global market for orthodontic supplies — estimated at $5.4 billion in 2020 — is projected to reach $8.2 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of 7.4 percent over the analysis period, according to a report published by Research and Markets.
  2. Illinois dental foundations create $4M COVID-19 grant to improve oral health in children
    The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and the Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation have partnered up to establish a $4 million grant aimed at improving the oral health of children impacted by COVID-19.
  3. New Hampshire budget excludes adult Medicaid dental coverage: 4 things to know
    New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu recently signed a two-year budget that includes $13.5 billion in spending but does not provide additional funding for dental coverage for adults under Medicaid, leading some health professionals to worry about the state’s oral health.
  4. DIY braces: TikTok users closing gaps with rubber bands
    In a video viewed more than 9 million times, TikTok user @diana..nova said she was able to close a tooth gap in three days with hair ties.
  1. Nevada Dental Association taps new president
    The Nevada Dental Association has announced Ed De Andrade, DDS, as its new president, reports Nevada Business Magazine.
  2. ADA publishes new pediatric sedation teaching guidelines
    The American Dental Association's Council on Dental Education and Licensure published new sedation guidelines to provide direction for teaching of pediatric pain control to dentists and dental students.
  3. Loma Linda University researchers identify strategy to reduce aerosols during dental cleanings
    Researchers at Loma Linda (Calif.) University School of Dentistry have developed a method to reduce aerosols during dental cleanings, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
  4. 14 DSOs making headlines in June
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring this June.
  5. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in June
    Rising pay rates for dental hygienists and assistants garnered the most attention this month.
  6. Patient accuses Pennsylvania dentist of groping her, offering free dental services for life
    A Pennsylvania dentist was arrested June 29 after being accused of groping a patient and offering her free dental services for life.
  7. Alabama dentist dies in bike accident
    An Alabama dentist died June 29 after he was hit by a car while riding his bike, WAFF48 reports.
  8. Biggest COVID-19 news this week: 6 things to know
    Here's a compilation of some of the biggest COVID-19 news this week, gathered in one spot so dental leaders can quickly catch up on the news.
  9. 8 states reforming dental care access
    Becker's has reported on multiple stories this month about states who have approved or are considering measures to expand dental care to residents.

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