Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. New Jersey dentist suspended after 15 patient infections, 1 death tied to practice

    A New Jersey oral surgeon has agreed to a five-year suspension after being tied to 15 bacterial heart infections since 2013, including a case that resulted in a patient dying from surgery complications, according to NBC's flagship station WNBC.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Oregon senator pushes for licensed dental therapy to solve oral health epidemic

    Oregon legislators are attempting to rectify the state's lack of access to dental care for many children, rural residents and low-income families, the Mail Tribune reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Nearly half of dental practices experience theft from staff, ADA survey finds

    Nearly 49 percent of dental practices said they had experienced employee theft, and about 46 percent of those said it happened more than once, according to a survey conducted by the ADA Council on Dental Practice.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Mayo Clinic pilots dental program for children

    An affiliated Mayo Clinic hospital in Mankato, Minn., will offer patients dental services at its Eastridge Clinic, according to local news station KTOE.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. UCSF School of Dentistry receives $10M

    An anonymous University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry alumnus has donated to the school $10 million, the largest donation in the school's history.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Man allegedly threatens Florida dental office over denture disagreement

    A man allegedly threatened to "shoot up" a dental office over a disagreement about his dentures, the Tampa Bay Times reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Aspen Dental inks deal for larger Chicago office, expands workforce

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental has leased 200,000 square feet in a Chicago building, with plans to expand its workforce and quadruple its office space, Crain's Chicago Business reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Dental study clubs may improve care quality, help build practices

    Study clubs are a way dentists can continue education, network and share experiences with other dentists, according to the American Dental Association. They are often started by state and local dental societies.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. North Carolina dentist still licensed after leaving metal tool in patient's gum

    A North Carolina dentist is still practicing even after several patients filed complaints against him and a dental tool was found embedded in one patient's gum, ABC and Telemundo affiliate WSOC-TV reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Texas dental practice abruptly closes

    Former patients of now defunct Signature Smiles in Houston say they are scrambling after the practice closed with no notice, according to The Leader News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Henry Schein teams up with UPS for drone delivery

    Henry Schein announced Jan. 29 that it has partnered with UPS to explore drone deliveries.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 9 congressmen urge FDA, FTC to investigate SmileDirectClub & 4 other dental notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and Delta Dental.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Florida dentist may lose license after patient dies in her care

    A Florida dentist may lose her license after a patient receiving a dental cleaning died in her care, NBC affiliate WFLA reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 60% of medical tourism patients travel for dental care

    Many people who chose to travel outside of the U.S. for medical treatments do so for dental care, according to a survey released Jan. 29 from eHealth.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Terminated Nevada dental board members reportedly collect thousands in separation agreement

    Two former members of the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners will reportedly collect tens of thousands of dollars with their separation agreements, according to records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Delta Dental gives $563K to Tennessee dental clinics

    Delta Dental of Tennessee, the state's largest independent dental benefits carrier, donated $563,000 to East Tennessee dental clinics, according to the Cleveland Daily Banner.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. ADA revokes 'The Dentist's Prayer,' revises religious diversity policy

    The American Dental Association House of Delegates voted to rescind "The Dentist's Prayer," used by some dental societies during meetings, and change its policy regarding religious diversity.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. How AI is being used to stop dental insurance fraud

    West Hollywood, Calif.-based startup Pearl has developed artificial intelligence to help combat dental insurance fraud, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Arizona patient travels to Mexico for dental care, returns to $10K in overcharges

    When Mary Jell traveled to Mexico for her dental treatment, she claims the practice agreed the implant would cost $1,800. However, when she returned to Arizona, she was overbilled $10,000, according to AZ Central.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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