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  1. California Dental Association provides nearly $1.5M in free dental services

    The California Dental Association provided $1.46 million in dental care at its 16th volunteer dental clinic in San Bernardino, Calif., Sept. 27-28.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Smile Brands, SmileDirectClub rank on Comparably’s 50 happiest employees list

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands was 17th in Comparably’s ranking of happiest employees for large companies — over 500 employees — in the U.S., while SmileDirectClub was 36th.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. ADHA partners with Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson

    The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is partnering with Walgreens and Johnson & Johnson to support dental hygiene, announced in an Oct. 2 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Dallas dental practice agrees to pay $10K to settle HIPAA violation case

    Dallas-based Elite Dental agreed to pay $10,000 to HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and implement a corrective action plan to settle potential HIPAA violations, according to an Oct. 2 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub hit with class-action lawsuit from investors

    Investors who purchased SmileDirectClub common stock during the company's initial public offering in September have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming SmileDirectClub made false and misleading statements, according to an Oct. 2 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Alabama dental group alerts 400,000 patients of ransomware attack that closed practices for 2 weeks

    Anniston, Ala.-based Sarrell Dental is notifying 391,472 patients that their information may have been exposed in a ransomware attack. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 9 dental company key notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including DentalOne and Smile Brands. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Aspen Dental expands care in North Carolina

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental is expanding access with a new office opening Oct. 3 in Arden, N.C., a dental health professional shortage area, according to an Oct. 2 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Cloud-based dental platform CareStack raises $28M

    CareStack, a startup that develops software for dentists, announced Oct. 2 that it raised $28 million in a second round of funding, according to Livemint, a financial newsource based in India.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Virginia dentist gets prison time for opioid scheme

    Gary Hartman, DDS, of Virginia Beach, Va., received an eight and a half year prison sentence Oct. 2 for prescribing opioids for his personal use, local ABC affiliate WVEC reported.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Massachusetts oral surgeon purchases office building for $2.35M

    The owner of Wayland (Mass.) Oral Surgery purchased the medical office building the practice resides in for $2.35 million, according to the Worcester Business Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Western Dental acquires California specialty center

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics has acquired San Diego Dental Specialty Center, effective Sept. 30. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 10 highest-paying, low-stress jobs — Orthodontist lands No. 1 spot

    Keeping a healthy work-life balance can be a struggle for any profession. For those seeking high pay, it can be even more challenging. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. How DentalOne Partners attracts dental graduates & where the DSO is looking to grow

    Since joining Cleveland-based DentalOne in 2004, Melissa Marquez has climbed the ladder to become the dental service organization’s COO of the west market. By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Former ADA president Dr. Timothy Rose passes away

    S. Timothy Rose, DDS, American Dental Association president from 1998-99, died Sept. 24 at age 77.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. 4 steps to preventing cyberattacks at dental practices

    Dental practices with online presences or digital records are subject to cyber-related risks and the resulting consequences. Though cybercriminals are becoming more aggressive, human error and insufficient security are still leading causes of many data breaches.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Iowa dental clinic provides free care for nearly 1,000 patients

    During the month of September, almost 1,000 patients were treated at a free dental clinic in Davenport, Iowa, according to local news station WQAD.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Dental care added to Denver alternative high school to keep students from missing class

    Denver-based Florence Crittenton, a nonprofit alternative high school that provides healthcare, is now offering dental care to pregnant and parenting teens, according to the Denver Post.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. How a San Francisco oral surgeon is supporting price transparency

    Alex Rabinovich, DDS, of San Francisco Dental Implant Center, has launched a campaign that promotes price transparency. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Smile Brands affiliates with Florida practice

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands has partnered with Doerner Dental in Clearwater, Fla., according to an Oct. 1 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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