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  1. The growing threat dentists may not be prepared for
    General dentists may not be prepared for a cybersecurity incident as the possibility of these attacks grows, according to Huzefa Kapadia, DDS.
  2. Tooth regrowth drug to undergo 1st human trial
    Researchers developing a tooth regeneration drug are set to conduct the first human trial for the drug, according to a June 23 report by Fox 5.
  3. Texas dental practice closes abruptly
    A dental practice in San Antonio closed suddenly, leaving patients unsure of its future, according to a June 21 report by Fox SA.

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  1. How dentist compensation compares to inflation
    The average annual salary for dentists increased by 11.3% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.
  2. Florida dental practice adds dental implant robot
    Miami-based Gables Sedation & Family Dentistry recently started using the Yomi dental implant robot.
  3. 4 state bills affecting dentistry
    Here are four state bills affecting clear aligners, dental insurance practices, staffing and more:
  4. Truck crashes into North Carolina dental office
    A truck recently crashed into the side of Hometown Family Dental in Vass, N.C., Sandhills Sentinel reported June 20.

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  1. Arizona woman charged with practicing unlicensed dentistry out of her home
    An Arizona woman was recently charged with practicing unlicensed dentistry, ABC 15 Arizona reported June 20.
  2. New oral health report highlights 'knowledge gap' among US adults: 6 insights
    Fifty percent of adults in the U.S. are not aware of the link between poor oral health and heart disease, according to Proclaim's new "Oral Health Insights Report."
  3. Minnesota specialty dental practice to open 5th location
    Camp Smile Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is set to open its fourth location in Minnesota.
  4. South Dakota college to launch new dental hygiene program
    Watertown, S.D.-based Lake Area Technical College is creating an associate of applied sciences program in dental hygiene.

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  1. Illinois passes bill requiring dentist visit prior to using DIY aligners
    The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate passed a bill that would require individuals to visit a dentist within a year of using direct-to-consumer clear aligners, according to a June 18 report by WGEM.
  2. Pearl launches AI-powered dental insurance verification tool
    Dental artificial intelligence company Pearl recently launched an insurance eligibility and benefits verification tool. 
  3. Biolase delisted from Nasdaq: 3 notes
    Dental laser company Biolase was recently delisted from Nasdaq for failure to meet certain requirements, effective June 20.
  4. Qualitas Dental Partners adds 3 Rhode Island practices
    Sharon, Mass.-based Qualitas Dental Partners recently added three dental practices to its network. 
  5. California Dental Association to appeal decision in lawsuit against Delta Dental of California: 4 notes
    The California Dental Association plans to appeal a recent decision in its lawsuit against Delta Dental of California.
  6. 9 states enacting dental benefit laws
    Nine states have implemented new dental benefit laws, tackling issues including assignment of benefits, claims review transparency and medical loss ratios.
  7. Oral Surgery Partners closes on $75M credit expansion
    St. Louis-based Oral Surgery Partners secured a credit expansion of $75 million to fuel its growth.
  8. Massachusetts dentist, practice charged with Medicaid fraud
    A Massachusetts dentist and her practice were indicted for allegedly defrauding the state's Medicaid program of approximately $2.06 million. 
  9. Shuttered Iowa dental clinic reopens under new owner
    A dental clinic in Montezuma, Iowa, will reopen under a new name after it was purchased by a dental hygienist and her husband, the Southeast Iowa Union reported June 18. 

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