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  1. Dental Care Alliance releases new guidelines, aims to ease confusion among dentists
    Dental Care Alliance rolled out its Safe Smiles Playbook and Training program May 18, an extensive program designed to provide the DSO's dental staff with step-by-step processes and training on new safety measures.
  2. FDA rescinds emergency use authorization for several KN95 masks
    The FDA removed its emergency use authorization for some KN95 masks made in China after they failed to meet a filtration efficiency rate of 95 percent during testing by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
  3. 280K masks donated to Washington dentists
    The Washington Dental Association and Delta Dental of Washington gave out 280,000 free protective masks to dentists as they prepare to reopen their offices May 18, according to KOMO News.

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  1. Arkansas dentists say state reopening guidelines are 'ill-conceived,' have caused harm
    Orders allowing Arkansas dentists to resume elective procedures are "ill-conceived" and "sow confusion and disorder," according to a letter from the Arkansas State Dental Association, KATV News reports.
  2. $3 trillion pandemic relief bill: What's in it for dentists
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $3 trillion pandemic relief bill May 15 that addresses a number of the American Dental Associations' priorities.
  3. Delta Dental giving Arkansas dentists July premium credit
    Delta Dental of Arkansas is giving its network dentists a credit worth the amount of their monthly premium for July.
  4. Crest, Oral-B grant new ADA dentists $250,000
    Crest and Oral-B have granted the American Dental Association $250,000 to support new dentists and their teams amid the pandemic, according to a May 15 release by the ADA.

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  1. Large boxes of PPE from government barely filled, West Virginia dentists say
    Dentists in West Virginia said they were disappointed after each receiving a large box of personal protective equipment, only to find a handful of supplies inside, according to WCHS.
  2. Some Florida dentists adding COVID-19 surcharges
    Some dentists in Jacksonville, Fla., are including a COVID-19 surcharge on patient bills, according to Action News Jax.
  3. 6 dentists making headlines
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  4. 4 tips for dentists dealing with potential COVID-19 exposure
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidelines for dental professionals who may have been exposed to COVID-19 during emergency care.

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  1. Michigan dentists urge governor to resume routine care, cite potential public health crisis
    Hundreds of Michigan dentists are urging Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to reopen dental offices for routine care, arguing that putting off such care could result in a public health crisis, according to local NBC affiliate WOOD-TV.
  2. Dental visits may start to resemble hospital visits
    Routine dental care may never be the same, and visits to the dentist are more likely to resemble hospital visits due to screening and safety precautions, Alec Parker, DMD, executive director of the North Carolina Dental Society, told the Charlotte Observer.
  3. Dental oncologist leads National Guard coronavirus testing in Massachusetts
    Ryan S. Lee, DDS, a major in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, was called to active duty to lead the administering of more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests to the state's most vulnerable residents.
  4. 24/7 national hotline for dental emergencies aims to keep patients out of ER
    Michael Bonanno, CEO of dental appointment and insurance service Virtual Support Solutions, launched US Dental Triage, a 24-hour national hotline for dental patients.
  5. 'It's been nonstop': Wisconsin dental practice booked after reopening
    A Wisconsin dental practice has been busy since resuming elective procedures at the end of April, according to WSAW NewsChannel 7.
  6. SmileDirectClub picks up industry veteran to lead Office Direct program
    Dental industry veteran Chris Thompon was appointed to the newly created position of vice president of sales for SmileDirectClub, the teledentistry company said May 12.
  7. Dentist joins DSO amid pandemic
    Colorado dentist Ken Gasper, DDS, has joined Denver-based DSO Espire Dental, marking the first dental group acquisition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  8. 5 states with most, least vulnerable populations to COVID-19
    West Virginia is the state with the most vulnerable population to COVID-19, according to a new ranking from WalletHub.
  9. Florida dental group offers free care to first responders
    Delray-Beach, Fla.-based Spodak Dental Group is offering first responders dental care at no cost May 11 to June 8.

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