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  1. 7 dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Patterson Companies and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. U Pittsburgh dental clinics adopt opioid-free prescribing guidelines

    The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine announced Nov. 6 that it has established opioid-free pain management guidelines for outpatient procedures at its dental clinics.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Former ADA speaker Dr. Bernard Snyder dies at 92

    Bernard Snyder, DDS, former speaker of the American Dental Association House of Delegates from 1981-85, died Sept. 16 at age 92.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. SmileDirectClub shares plummet 20% after 1st earnings report since IPO

    SmileDirectClub shares dropped 20 percent after the company announced its third quarter 2019 earnings on Nov. 12, according to CNBC.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Delta Dental demands repayment after a system error overpaid crown procedure claims, CDA says

    The California Dental Association is encouraging dentists to act after a Delta Dental of California system error accidently reimbursed dentists for replaced crowns, affecting about 350 self-funded dental groups.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Indiana University School of Dentistry creates informatics program

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Dentistry plans to establish a dental informatics program, according to a Nov. 12 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub reports $180M revenue for Q3 2019

    SmileDirectClub announced Nov. 12 total revenue for the 2019 third quarter was $180.3 million.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Formlabs creates dental division

    Formlabs is launching a new 3D-printer to make crowns and bridges, clear retainers, surgical guides for dental implant procedures, custom mouthguards and dentures, TechCrunch reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Patterson, FTC reach agreement to settle price-fixing allegations

    Patterson Companies entered a settlement agreement with the Federal Trade Commission after a judge ruled that the company illegally colluded with Benco Dental Supply Co. in a price-fixing arrangement, according to a Nov. 8 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Pacific Dental Services expands into 22nd state

    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services announced Nov. 12 the opening of its first supported practice in Illinois. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Smile Brands opens California location, offers new patients $29 checkup packages

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands announced Nov. 11 the opening of an affiliated Bright Now Dental office in Lodi, Calif. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. California Medicaid preps enrollment for $300K practice support grants

    California dentists can begin applyingg for $300,000 in student loan repayment or practice support as of Jan. 13, according to the California Dental Association. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Natural gas fire destroys Georgia dental office

    A Savannah, Ga.-based dental practice has been extremely damaged after a Nov. 9 natural gas fire, according to NBC and CW+ affiliate WSAV3.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Delta Dental of Arizona warns patients of data breach

    Delta Dental of Arizona has notified patients of a July phishing scheme that could have exposed their protected health information, according to a Nov. 8 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Benco, Patterson accept fault with conspiring against buying groups

    Benco Dental Supply Co. and Patterson Companies have decided not to appeal a judge's decision that they violated U.S. antitrust law, according to a Nov. 8 news release from the Federal Trade Commission. By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. FDA approves new UltraTooth

    The UltraTooth, also known as the Sargon Implant, recently gained FDA clearance, according to Fox 11.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Nevada dental board terminates 2 members for lack of oversight

    Two members of the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners were terminated Nov. 7 after allegations of various ethical concerns, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. 9 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Texas dental assistant claims device explosion caused third-degree burns

    A dental assistant at Kingwood, Texas-based Northeast Oral filed a complaint Oct. 24 alleging negligence and product liability against three dentists at the practice and surgical device manufacturer Surgiquip Solutions, according to the SE Texas Record. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 8 dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and Henry Schein. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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