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  1. Phoenix dental practice alerts 7,500 patients of data breach

    Phoenix-based Desert Valley Dental was the target in a data breach that may have affected more than 7,500 patients, according to Arizona's Family. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Why Texas needs a new dental school

    In most U.S. communities, there is one dentist for about every 2,000 residents, but in El Paso, that ratio falls to one in 5,482, Rene Rosas, DDS, wrote in the El Paso Times. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Valsoft acquires XLDent

    Valsoft Corp., a company that specializes in the acquisition and development of vertical market software businesses, has acquired XLDent, a dental practice management software developer. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Former Minnesota dentist settles $75K opioid prescription lawsuit

    A former Maplewood, Minn.-based dentist and federal prosecutors have settled a lawsuit that claimed the dentist illegally prescribed opioids to his son and an employee, according to local ABC affiliate WDIO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Environmental factors determine dental risk more than genetic factors, study finds

    Environmental influences and social determinants of health have more of an effect on whether a patient will develop cavities than genetic factors, according to a study in Pediatrics. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists are the highest paid workers in these states

    Dentists, oral surgeons and orthodontists are some of the highest paying occupations in the U.S., according to data from GOBankingRates and cited by CNBC. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub partners with UnitedHealthcare, Aetna

    SmileDirectClub has partnered with UnitedHealthcare and Aetna Dental to offer members access to SmileDirectClub's clear aligners. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. CVS to open hundreds of SmileDirectClub shops in stores

    CVS Health in partnership with SmileDirectClub plans to open hundreds of clear aligner therapy clinics, known as SmileShops, at its pharmacy locations. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Kentucky college closes dental clinic, ends dental hygiene program

    Henderson (Ky.) Community College plans to end its dental hygiene program at the end of the school year, according to TriStateHomepage.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dentists not equipped to treat patients with special needs leave families with costly options

    Across the country, patients with special needs and their families struggle to find dental care, as many dentists do not have the training to treat patients with autism and other conditions, according to The Washington Post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 7 dentists making headlines

    Seven dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. UConn dental director wants to combine dental, medical students to connect oral, overall health

    The University of Connecticut's new dental school dean Sharon Gordon, DDS, PhD, wants to further the university's focus on brining dental and medical students together. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Missouri dentist gets probation for role in mouthpieces fraud scheme

    A Springfield, Mo., dentist was sentenced to five years of probation for his alleged role in a $165,000 Medicaid fraud scheme, according to the Springfield News-Leader. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 5 dental companies and organizations making headlines

    Five dental companies making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. NYU puts nursing, medical and dental students under 1 roof to improve care

    Nursing, medical and dental students benefit from working together, according to research from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing in New York City. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. New Mexico passes bill to license dental therapists

    New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed legislation that establishes the practice of dental therapists, according to the Defensor Chieftain. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. California dentist and husband donate $1M to UCLA dental school to help recruiting, retention

    Naomi Ellison, DDS, and her husband William "Jim" Ellison have gifted UC Los Angeles School of Dentistry $1 million. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Smile Brands relocates Oregon practice

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands has relocated one of its affiliated Bright Now Dental offices in Portland, Ore. This is the dental service organization's only Portland-based practice. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Iowa dentist agrees to pay $1K fine after allegedly harassing patients, improper sterilization

    A West Des Moines, Iowa-based dentist agreed to settle a case filed by the Iowa Dental Board that accused the dentist of sexually harassing patients and not following correct sterilization processes, according to the Des Moines Register. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Pennsylvania Dental Association elects new president

    The Pennsylvania Dental Association has selected Charles Incalcaterra, DMD, to serve as its 2019-20 president, according to Lehigh Valley Business. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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