Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. More than 200,000 Maine residents may gain access to preventive dental care under new budget agreement
    State legislators in Maine have proposed a budget agreement that includes new funding to provide preventive dental care to more than 200,000 adults under MaineCare, the state's Medicaid program.
  2. Great Lakes Dental Partners enters Indiana market
    Chicago-based Great Lakes Dental Partners has landed its first partnership in Indiana with the addition of Valparaiso Family Dentistry.
  3. California dentist pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges
    A Los Angeles dentist accused of sexually abusing nine patients at his office has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges.

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  1. 4 dentists making headlines
    From providing warnings against a new TikTok trend to suing New York City, here are four ways dentists are making headlines this week:
  2. Psychological conditions may increase TMD pain risk, new study finds
    Psychological conditions, pain disorders, sleep disorders and orofacial symptoms can increase the risk of developing first-onset temporomandibular disorders, according to a study published by The Journal of the American Dental Association.
  3. Fire at Ohio dental office causes $50K in damage
    A dental office in Lima, Ohio, was recently damaged in a two-alarm fire.
  4. Macy Foundation honors nation's first Native American dentist with Lifetime Achievement Award
    The Macy Foundation recently honored the United States' first Native American dentist with its Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  1. UC San Francisco implements Teledentix software
    The University of California, San Francisco, has begun using Virtual Dental Care's Teledentix software to improve oral healthcare access in children, according to a June 28 press release.
  2. Many adult dental patients taking medications that can affect oral health: Study
    A new study conducted by the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis highlights the medication history of adult dental patients, emphasizing the importance of dentists reviewing medication histories for all patients.
  3. 75,000 Virginians enrolled in Medicaid to receive expanded dental coverage July 1
    Virginians under Medicaid will gain access to additional dental coverage after July 1 thanks to a new policy in the state's recently passed budget.
  4. UCLA report uncovers causes of dental care access disparities: 6 things to know
    A June 21 report by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research examines contributors to disparities in dental care access among Californians.
  1. Oregon dental surgeon killed in triple homicide
    A dental surgeon has been identified as one of three people killed June 18 in Oregon.
  2. 55 DSOs to know in 2021
    As the industry recovers from last year's shutdown, dental service organizations continue to grow, merge and proliferate.
  3. Oregon lawmakers authorize dental therapists, bill heads to governor
    Oregon lawmakers sent a bill to Gov. Kate Brown June 23 that would allow dental therapists to work in the state under the supervision of dentists.
  4. Ohio dental assistant wins $1M in COVID-19 vaccine lottery
    An Ohio dental assistant has won $1 million in the state's Vax-a-Million vaccine incentive lottery, NBC affiliate WLWT reports.
  5. New TikTok trend: Whitening teeth with magic erasers
    Dentists are warning against a new viral TikTok trend where users whiten their teeth using a magic eraser, reports BuzzFeed.
  6. University at Buffalo dental school welcomes first cohort to diversity pipeline program
    The University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine welcomed 24 students to its inaugural Destination Dental School pipeline program.
  7. The most recent clear aligner news: 6 notes
    Here are some of the most recent Becker's headlines featuring clear aligners:
  8. Kansas City University dental school receives $50K donation
    Kansas City (Mo.) University College of Dental Medicine was recently given $50,000 from the Philanthropic Society of the Joplin Regional Community Foundation.
  9. Virginia community dental clinic returns with full staff after yearlong shutdown
    A community dental clinic in Virginia has reopened after being shut down for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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