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  1. ADA dental program will provide free care to 340K children in 2020

    The Give Kids A Smile program will provide free dental services to nearly 340,000 children nationwide this year, beginning at Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Dentistry Feb. 7., according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. States with highest, lowest dental treatment costs

    The average price for a routine dental check-up ranges from $90 to $137, according to a report from WalletHub. However, the price for other treatment can skyrocket. Patients, on average, pay anywhere from $230 to $313 for a filing and up to $1,200 for a crown.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Understaffed dental clinic turns away patients

    Many patients were turned away from a free dental clinic in Kansas because it was so understaffed, according to the Dodge City Daily Globe.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. 5 states with most, fewest number of dentists per capita

    Many states are facing dental shortages and turning to different incentive programs and models to bring dentists to underserved areas.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 7 DSOs expanding in 2020

    Below are 7 DSO moves making headlines in the first month of 2020.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Wyoming dentist to pay $14K for illegally practicing law

    The Wyoming Supreme Court demanded a local dentist pay around $14,000 after the state bar association found that he wrongfully practiced law, according to Bloomberg Law.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Florida dental group fights for out-of-state dentists rather than dental therapists

    The Florida Dental Association is supporting a bill that would allow out-of-state dentists to practice in underserved public health areas rather than introduce dental therapists, according to local news station WUSF News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. State-by-state breakdown of best dental health: Wisconsin ranks No. 1

    Despite the connections between oral health and overall health, 36 percent of adults have gone more than a year without seeing a dentist, according to the CDC and cited by WalletHub, which released its list of states with the best dental health.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Missouri dentist gets 18-month prison sentence for Medicaid fraud, illegally prescribing opioids

    A Florissant, Mo.-based dentist was sentenced Feb. 5 to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine after pleading guilty to Medicare fraud and illegally prescribing narcotics, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. $10.1M+ dental money doled out in January — See who got what

    Becker's has reported on $10,152,500 distributed this month to different dental organizations.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Delta Dental gives nearly $400K to Virginia oral health organizations

    The Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation announced Feb. 4 that it awarded $399,865 to 50 organizations for research, educational outreach, and other programs designed to improve oral and overall health.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in January

    Lawsuits regarding SmileDirectClub and lapses in dental care quality captured readers' attention the most in January.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Tennessee DSO secures funding from investment firm

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners announced Feb. 4 that it had refinanced its existing credit facility.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Ex-Missouri dental clinic owner sentenced to federal prison for fraud

    The former co-owner of Springfield, Mo.-based All About Smiles was sentenced to two years and eight months in federal prison for failing to pay employment taxes and collecting unemployment benefits that he wasn't entitled to, according to local news station KY3.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Oregon nonprofit dental clinic to close

    Bend, Ore.-based Kemple Memorial Children's Dental Clinic announced Feb. 4 that it will shut down July 1.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Maryland dentist abruptly shuts down; angry patients say they prepaid thousands

    Patients gathered around a Maryland dental office Feb. 3 to confront the dentist, claiming he owes them money after abruptly closing the practice, the Capital Gazette reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Dental spending reaches historic high: $136B

    Dental spending in the U.S. totaled $136 billion in 2018, representing 3.7 percent of the total healthcare spending, according to a report released Feb. 4 from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 7 notable dental court cases in January

    Though several court cases against dentists and dental companies were settled in January, others are just getting started. Below are seven updates on court cases involving dentists and dental organizations.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Scammers pose as dental board members to demand money from dentists

    The Dental Board of California is warning dentists to be cautious of scammers posing as board members to obtain information or demand money from them, according to an announcement from the California Dental Association.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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