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  1. 3 key stats about dentists' financial recovery amid the pandemic
    More than 25 percent of dentists say their practice was only breaking even during the week of Nov. 2, according to the American Dental Association's latest iteration of its COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  2. The biggest threat to practices: 2 dentists weigh in
    Two dentists shared the current biggest threats to their dental practices with Becker's.
  3. Rate of dental practices paying staff declining in recent months, ADA poll finds
    The percent of dental practices paying staff in full has dropped slightly over the last few months, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.

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  1. Dental365 discloses 'big plans for growth in New Jersey'
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 plans to add several New Jersey dental practices to its network of affiliates by the end of 2020, the DSO said Nov. 17.
  2. California dentists must obtain non-interference prescription pads by 2021
    California dentists must start using tamper-resistant prescription pads by Jan. 1, 2021, according to the California Dental Association.
  3. SmileDirect releases Q3 financial results
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub released its financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30.
  4. Smile Brands adds multilocation Houston practice
    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands partnered with Houston-based Southern Dental Associates Nov. 17, marking the DSO's eighth addition to its affiliated practice network since the pandemic began.

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  1. 26 states where dentists are reporting 0-day supply of N95 masks, per ADA
    Some dentists in 25 states and Washington, D.C., are reporting a zero-day supply of N95 or KN95 masks as of Nov. 2, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  2. ADA asks dental professionals to submit personal experiences for COVID-19 archive
    The American Dental Association is calling upon dental professionals to contribute to its detailed study of the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on the industry by submitting reflective items that capture their experiences and emotions surrounding the pandemic.
  3. Washington man charged with using dental practice's account to buy laptops
    A Bellingham, Wash., man was arrested after a dental practice alleged someone used its account with a medical supplier and one of its dentists' credit cards to order three laptops, according to a Nov. 14 report from The Bellingham Herald.
  4. Aspen Dental Management to acquire ClearChoice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management will acquire ClearChoice Management Services, which provides practice support services to the national network of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers.
  1. Texas dentist shot outside of practice
    Jerret Rosenborough, DDS, a dentist based in Dallas, was shot in an attempted robbery Nov. 12, according to NBC's KXAS-TV.
  2. Most dental practices still experiencing patient volume lower than pre-pandemic, ADA poll finds
    Sixty-one percent of dentists reported patient volume lower than their pre-pandemic level during the week of Nov. 2, according to the American Dental Association's latest iteration of its COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  3. ECRI: 52% of isolation gowns from global suppliers don't meet US standards
    More than half of disposable isolation gowns tested by the ECRI Institute didn't meet standard protection levels, according to a Nov. 10 news release.
  4. Dentists won't close their doors again amid COVID-19 surge, New Hampshire dental society director says
    New Hampshire dental offices are unlikely to suspend nonessential care again even as COVID-19 cases continue to surge at alarming rates, New Hampshire Dental Society Director Michael Auerbach said in a Nov. 12 Concord Monitor report.
  5. Aspen Dental opens 41st Texas practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 41st Texas dental practice.
  6. Some PPE costs up 500%, Chicago dentist says
    Lauren Zalay, DDS, of Chicago-based University Associates in Dentistry discussed personal protective equipment supply issues with radio station WBBM.
  7. NYU dental school opens practice in downtown Brooklyn
    New York City-based NYU College of Dentistry on Nov. 12 opened a new practice in City Point, a commercial and residential complex in downtown Brooklyn.
  8. CDA: 3 ways to encourage COVID-safe holiday activities without violating employee privacy
    Below are three ways practice owners can help protect staff and patients from COVID-19 without violating off-duty statutes and anti-discrimination laws, per the California Dental Association.
  9. 5 Midwest dental organizations 1st in US to publicly report quality indicators
    Five Midwestern dental practices have started publicly reporting oral health quality measures, the first U.S. dental practices to do so.

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