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  1. 'Just hope we don't lose too many dental offices' amid pandemic, says Nevada Dental Association president
    Dental practices should be considered hard-hit businesses amid the pandemic, according to a Nov. 25 editorial by Mark Funke, DDS, president of the Nevada Dental Association.
  2. Virginia dentist gets prison, must pay $597K+ for tax fraud scheme
    A Virginia dentist has received a nine-month prison sentence for failing to pay nearly $600,000 in taxes, according to NBC's WAVY-TV.
  3. 12 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 12 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:

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  1. 3 drugs dentists use recalled in 2020
    Two oral rinses and one sedative administered by dentists were recalled in 2020, according to the FDA.
  2. University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine taps new dean
    Steven Lepowsky, DDS, was appointed to a five-year term as the dean of the Farmington-based University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine.
  3. MouthWatch CEO: National teledentistry policy needed to eliminate 'Swiss cheese' coverage map
    The efficiency and convenience offered through teledentistry services is something patients will continue to seek long after the pandemic ends, according to Brant Herman, co-founder and CEO of Metuchen, N.J.-based teledentistry company MouthWatch.
  4. 18 dentists on practice operations as COVID-19 spikes again
    The number of coronavirus cases are surging across the U.S., and dentists are prepared to continue treating patients, but they're concerned about safety and how more missed appointments could affect patient health.

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  1. ADA won't recommend postponing dental care amid COVID-19 surges
    As the pandemic continues, the American Dental Association doesn't plan on recommending dental practices postpone non-urgent procedures, as it did this spring.
  2. Connecticut dental practice damaged in fire
    A Connecticut dental office was damaged by a Nov. 20 fire, according to the Stamford Advocate.
  3. SmileDirectClub partners with MetLife dental insurer
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has partnered with U.S. dental insurance provider MetLife, according to a Nov. 23 news release.
  4. 9 dentists making headlines
    From dentists struggling to obtain sufficient personal protective equipment for their practices to a Dallas dentist wounded in a shooting at his practice, here are the dentists making headlines in the past two weeks.
  1. Wisconsin Dental Association welcomes new president
    Bellevue, Wis.-based dentist Paula Crum, DDS, was sworn in as the Wisconsin Dental Association's new president during its virtual house of delegates meeting, which took place Nov. 13 and 14.
  2. 5 key stats about dental providers' use of teledentistry
    Seventy-five percent of dental providers predict an increased reliance on teledentistry in coming years, according to survey results released Nov. 19 by the DentaQuest Partnership.
  3. 7 most common services, 3 key modalities for teledentistry appointments
    Dentists have rapidly increased their use of teledentistry since the pandemic began, and 86 percent of patients reported being satisfied with the overall teledentistry experience, according to survey results released Nov. 19 by the DentaQuest Partnership.
  4. Massachusetts dental office manager sentenced to 41 months in prison for embezzlement
    A woman who worked as the office manager at a Boston area dental practice was sentenced Nov. 17 by U.S. District Court Judge Mark Wolfe to 41 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for embezzling nearly $350,000 from the office, according to justice department.
  5. SmileDirectClub partners with Michigan DSO
    SmileDirectClub added Bloomfield Hills, Mich.-based DSO Unified Smiles to its partner network Nov. 19.
  6. Growth amid the pandemic and beyond: 3 DSO leaders weigh in
    Three leaders from large U.S. dental support organizations shared recruiting and growth strategies with Becker's as the pandemic continues to alter the dental industry.
  7. CDA targets laid-off workers with new dental assistant recruiting campaign
    The California Dental Association has launched a new recruitment campaign, dubbed Smile Crew California, reportsThe North Bay Business Journal.
  8. COVID-19 infection control recommendations, per CDA president
    Richard Nagy, DDS, president of the California Dental Association, shared dental infection control recommendations with The North Bay Business Journal.
  9. 'Still getting gouged': California dentist struggles to remain profitable
    One of the biggest struggles right now is trying to afford enough personal protective equipment, Kevin Cabugao, DDS, a dentist with three practices in California's North Bay Area, told The North Bay Business Journal.

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