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  1. Congressman introduces bill to enhance Medicare dental coverage
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced legislation that would provide Medicare beneficiaries additional dental coverage for certain conditions and procedures.
  2. Bento, Royal Philips partner to offer oral care products in bundled insurance plans
    Dental insurance platform Bento is partnering with health technology company Royal Philips to offer bundled dental benefits plans that include Royal Philips' oral care products.
  3. ADA forms task force to enhance CDT Code
    The American Dental Association's Council on Dental Benefits Programs is creating a task force dedicated to enhancing its Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature.

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  1. Arizona dentist temporarily closes practice after nearby explosion affects clinic
    A Chandler, Ariz.-based dental practice has closed temporarily after an explosion at a nearby printing shop caused damage to the clinic, Fox10 Phoenix reported Aug. 30.
  2. 25-practice pediatric DSO rebrands, launches strategic growth plan
    Atlanta-based Children & Teen Dental Group has changed its name to Oak Dental Partners.
  3. CMS appoints chief dental officer
    CMS has appointed Natalia Chalmers, DDS, PhD, as its first chief dental officer, the agency announced Aug. 30.
  4. 25 DSO accomplishments this summer
    From practice expansions to strategic partnerships, here are 25 DSO accomplishments from this summer:

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  1. 12 dental leadership moves in August
    Here are 12 recent leadership appointments in the dental industry since June:
  2. Delta Dental gives PDS foundation $100K grant
    Delta Dental of Arizona is giving $100,000 to Pacific Dental Services Foundation Dentists for Special Needs, a sensory-integrated nonprofit dental practice in Phoenix, reports The Glendale Star.
  3. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in August
    Eight dentists' insight on what currently proves to be the biggest industry threat garnered the most attention this month.
  4. Top 10 dental stories this summer
    Some of the biggest dental stories covered by Becker's this summer included an investigation into a patient's death, annual compensation for dental jobs and the DSOs to know in 2021.
  1. 10 dentists making headlines
    From a group of dentists reflecting on their careers to a lead researcher mapping respiratory tissue cells, here are 10 dentists making headlines:
  2. New York dentist arrested, accused of trading opioid prescriptions for sex
    Barry Arnold, DDS, a dentist in Valley Stream, N.Y., is facing criminal charges for allegedly writing illegal opioid prescriptions to women in exchange for sex acts, according to an Aug. 26 news release from the Eastern District of New York U.S. Attorney's Office.
  3. Solo practice dental business model a 'hot mess': Why Alabama dentist joined MB2
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental has expanded into Alabama, partnering with Meghan Darby, DDS, owner of Huntsville, Ala.-based Flint River Dental.
  4. ADA, partners receive $3.5M grant to study respiratory tissue cells in children
    The American Dental Association Science & Research Institute and a group of collaborators have received a $3.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to map out cells in respiratory tissues from adolescence to adulthood.
  5. Overjet raises $27M in series A financing
    Dental artificial intelligence company Overjet raised $27 million in series A financing to accelerate the company's growth in the industry.
  6. California's insurance marketplace to cut dental plan cost next year
    Covered California, the state's insurance marketplace, will decrease its rates for dental coverage by 1 percent in 2022.
  7. Delta Dental of Arizona selects new president, CEO
    Delta Dental of Arizona recently appointed Michael Jones president and CEO.
  8. Deca Dental gains strategic investment to fuel growth
    Dallas-based DSO Deca Dental Group obtained a strategic investment from Blackstone Tactical Opportunities to fuel the organization's continued growth.
  9. Former ADA VP dies; pediatric dental practice closes temporarily
    Jonathan Shenkin, DDS, a former vice president of the American Dental Association and past president of the Maine Dental Association, died Aug. 23.

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