Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 facts about the ADA's president-elect
    Arizona dentist Daniel Klemmedson, DDS, MD, will take over as the American Dental Association's new president Oct. 19, the next move in his long and impressive career in organized dentistry.
  2. Northern Arizona University's dental hygiene program granted $3.25M to promote diversity
    The dental hygiene program at Flagstaff-based Northern Arizona University received a $3.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health to help break down the barriers underrepresented students face when achieving their education.
  3. SmileDirectClub appoints Dr. Riddhi Gangolli to newly created leadership role
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has appointed Riddhi Gangolli, BDS, PhD, to the newly created role of senior director of professional education and key opinion leader strategy.

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  1. Scam mimics COVID-19 loan relief website
    Dentists should beware of phishing emails mimicking the Small Business Administration's COVID-19 relief webpage, according to the California Dental Association.
  2. Man allegedly forged $10K+ in checks from Virginia dentist
    A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly altering checks he received for construction work at the office and home of a Virginia dentist, according to Alexandria Now.
  3. Planet DDS acquires Apteryx Imaging
    Newport Beach, Calif.-based Planet DDS has acquired Apteryx Imaging, a Canada-based dental software and hardware services provider.
  4. Each state's dentist supply, ranked
    Access is one of the most pressing issues surrounding healthcare equity, and the U.S. has work to do to ensure residents across all 50 states can efficiently receive the dental care they need to maintain their oral and systemic health.

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  1. Virginia dentist enters plea on drug, driving, and gun charges
    Virginia dentist Matthew Mower, DDS, is facing multiple charges stemming from an alleged assault and an incident of driving while intoxicated, according to The Roanoke Times.
  2. Align Technology sales drop 41% in Q2
    Sales at Align Technology, maker of Invisalign teeth straighteners, dropped 41 percent in the second quarter of 2020.
  3. Pennsylvania dentist falsified records, diverted drugs for personal use
    A traveling oral surgeon living in Pennsylvania allegedly altered patient medical records of drug usage to conceal her own personal drug use, according to the Bucks County Courier Times.
  4. Virginia dentist fined $5K for unsanitary conditions
    A Virginia dentist who was the subject of a WTVR investigation after a whistleblower alleged unsanitary conditions has to pay $5,000 to the Virginia Board of Dentistry.
  1. Nashville dentist arrested for house party pleads guilty
    A Nashville, Tenn.-based dentist arrested for throwing a house party has entered a guilty plea, WKRN reports.
  2. SmileLove allegedly fails to deliver $1.5K teeth aligners to Arizona woman
    An Arizona woman claims she sent almost $1,500 to SmileLove for teeth aligners that she never received, according to 3TV CBS 5.
  3. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research names new director
    Rena D'Souza, DDS, PhD, will be the next director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, the National Institutes of Health announced Aug. 13.
  4. Illinois dentist sentenced to year in prison for Medicaid fraud
    Illinois dentist Yun Sup Kim, DDS, was ordered to serve 12 months and one day in federal prison for defrauding Illinois Medicaid via a yearslong false reimbursement scheme, according to the Department of Justice.
  5. 6 dentists making headlines
    Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.
  6. 27 fastest growing dental companies on Inc. 5000's list
    At least 27 dental companies made Inc. 5000's fastest growing company list for 2020.
  7. Benevis files for Chapter 11 relief, cites pandemic
    Marietta, Ga.-based LT Smile Corp., along with its subsidiaries Benevis Holding Corp., Benevis Corp., Benevis, Benevis Affiliates and Benevis Informatics voluntarily filed for relief in the Southern District of Texas under Chapter 11 of the U.S Bankruptcy Code.
  8. SmileDirectClub reports Q2 loss but beats revenue estimates
    SmileDirectClub released its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, reporting a 45 percent year-over-year revenue loss.
  9. Some dentists refute claim that wearing masks can cause dental issues
    Some dentists are refuting recent claims that wearing masks could lead to dental problems, according to The Los Angeles Times.

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