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  1. Arch Family Dentistry VP, manager accused of filing $350,000+ in false claims
    Two office managers for Indiana-based Arch Complete Family Dentistry were indicted on single counts of healthcare fraud, according to Feb. 23 news release from acting U.S. Attorney Gary Bell.
  2. Pediatric dentists using teledentistry the most: 7 stats per ADA
    Pediatric dentists are currently using teledentistry the most, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for Feb. 15-18.
  3. Status of Medicaid enrollment, by dental specialty
    Some dental practices have disenrolled from Medicaid since the pandemic began, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for Feb. 15-18.

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  1. Texas dental clinic abruptly closes, leaving patients in the lurch
    Sherwood Dental Clinic in Amarillo, Texas, has permanently closed without alerting its patients, local news outlet KAMR reported Feb. 22.
  2. Sage Dental acquires new practices, taps new leadership
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental has acquired six new dental practices in Florida, expanding the total number of locations to over 65.
  3. ADA asks Congress for changes to PPP to help dental practices
    The American Dental Association is urging Congress to consider changes to the Paycheck Protection Program in the next COVID-19 relief package.
  4. Global dental hygiene devices market expected to grow by $1.23B by 2025: 3 major vendors
    The global dental hygiene devices market is projected to grow by $1.23 billion during 2021-25, according to a Technavio report.

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  1. Delta Dental of California offers 2 new teledentistry tools to members
    San Francisco-based Delta Dental of California has introduced two new teledentistry offerings that provide virtual oral care consultations to Delta Dental of California PPO and Delta Dental Premier members plan members.
  2. Maryland lawmakers oppose bill calling for faster addressing of dental complaints
    The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners has opposed a bill that advocates for complaints against dentists to be addressed quicker and make its process more transparent, the Capital Gazette reported Feb. 22.
  3. Michael Cole, VP of insurance plan management at Dental Care Alliance, talks dental insurers & COVID-19
    Michael Cole, vice president of insurance plan management at Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance, discussed his career, leadership advice and details about the current dental insurer industry on "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast."
  4. Aspen Dental opens 34th Michigan practice — 4 notes
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 34th Michigan office in Sterling Heights.
  1. Roundtable Healthcare Partners acquires DDS Lab
    Lake Forest, Ill.-based RoundTable Healthcare Partners has acquired Tampa, Fla.-based DDS Lab, according to a Feb. 18 news release.
  2. Henry Schein One taps new CEO
    Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein and Internet Brands, has appointed Mike Baird as CEO.
  3. Unlicensed 'fashion braces' trending in Atlanta, may be dangerous
    "Fashion braces" are a cheap and unlicensed dental treatment trending in Atlanta, reports CBS affiliate WGCL-TV.
  4. Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings urge ADA, dental groups not to back Gosar after Capitol insurrection
    Some of Rep. Paul Gosar's siblings are urging the public to contact dental associations that have donated to his campaign and register concerns about the representative, reports The Arizona Republic.
  5. strikes partnership with Nevada dental school
    A initiative will train residents at University of Nevada-Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine to use teledentistry services within hospital emergency rooms, the company announced Feb. 17.
  6. CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona to retire after 11 years
    Delta Dental of Arizona's President and CEO Allan Allford will retire Dec. 31 after more than 11 years at the helm of the insurance company, reports.
  7. Texas dentist pleads not guilty to child pornography charges; trial date set
    Lubbock, Texas-based dentist Jason White, DDS, pleaded not guilty in federal court Feb. 17 to the charges of receipt and distribution of child pornography, production of child pornography, and enticement of a minor, reports NBC affiliate KCBD.
  8. Meet the 5 winners of the 2020 Teledentistry Innovation Awards
    The third annual Teledentistry Innovation Awards honored five dental providers and organizations for bringing teledentistry to the industry in the past year.
  9. 'Tremendous overtreatment for a non-problem': Some experts say mouth guards won't solve teeth grinding
    Some experts believe mouth guards may not prevent teeth grinding, and in some cases, may even make it worse, reports The New York Times.

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