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  1. Dr. Marc Henschel tapped to lead new UPenn advanced dental education program
    Philadelphia-based Penn Dental Medicine has named Marc Henschel, DDS, to lead its new Advanced Education in General Dentistry program.
  2. Michigan dental staff credited with saving patient's life
    Staff at Padbury Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in Jackson, Mich., were credited with saving an 86-year-old patient's life after she failed to show up for an appointment, Mlive.com reports.
  3. Dr. Duane Douglas named associate dean at Illinois dental school
    Alton-based Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine Dean Bruce Rotter, DDS, named Duane Douglas, DMD, associate dean for faculty, Advantage News reported Feb. 16.

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  1. CDA urges practices to stick to dental-specific guidelines after new CDC 'double mask' recommendations
    Following a CDC publication on the benefits of double masking, the California Dental Association is urging dental practices to maintain personal protective equipment practices specific to dental settings.
  2. Americans' dental care habits worsening due to pandemic, survey finds
    More than half of Americans say the COVID-19 pandemic has caused them to put off routine dental check-ups, according to a survey commissioned by the American Association of Endodontists.
  3. Former Medtronic exec tapped to lead Zimmer Biomet spinoff
    Vafa Jamali has been appointed CEO of NewCo, a spinoff dental and spine company created by Zimmer Biomet.
  4. What does expanding Medicaid eligibility mean for dental practices? 5 notes
    As Medicaid eligibility expands in some states, dentists may be left wondering how it will affect them.

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  1. Private dental practice operating costs: 7 statistics
    Below are seven statistics on yearly expenses at dental private practices in 2019 based on data from the American Dental Association and the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Heartland Dental, Envista bolster supply partnership
    Effingham, Ill.-based DSO Heartland Dental inked a four-year contract extension with Envista Holdings, a global supplier of dental products including implants, consumables, infection prevention and imaging technology.
  3. 4 dentists making headlines
    From one dentist's leadership advice during the COVID-19 pandemic to another indicted in a Texas court, here are the latest dentists making headlines:
  4. 40% of parents haven't tried to take children to dentist amid pandemic: 5 survey findings
    Forty percent of U.S. parents haven't tried to take their child to the dentist for preventive care since the pandemic began, with most citing concerns related to COVID-19, according to an Ipsos poll by Ann Arbor, Mich.-based C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
  1. Delta Dental of Arizona to fund emergency care for uninsured patients
    A Delta Dental of Arizona initiative is funding emergency dental treatment for uninsured patients who visit Phoenix-based HonorHealth emergency departments, the Glendale Star reported Feb. 14.
  2. 13 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 13 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  3. California OKs RDHs to administer COVID-19 vaccine under dentist's supervision
    Registered dental hygienists in California are now allowed to administer the COVID-19 vaccine after the Department of Consumer Affairs approved a public health emergency waiver on Feb. 11.
  4. Are dentists confident in the recovery of their dental practice? 7 stats
    Prosthodontists had the highest percent of respondents who were "very confident" in the recovery of their practice, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for the week of Jan. 18.
  5. Dentists downsizing staff, by specialty: ADA
    More than 10 percent of dental professionals in most specialties have downsized their dental staff in the last month, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for the week of Jan. 18.
  6. Current status of US dental practices, by specialty: ADA
    The status of dental practices across the U.S. varies between dental specialties, according to an American Dental Association economic impact survey for the week of Jan. 18.
  7. 20+ states allow dentists to administer coronavirus vaccine
    Dentists in at least 20 states are approved to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, helping the U.S. healthcare system curb the spread of the pandemic, according to the American Dental Association.
  8. ADA asks HHS to give dentists temporary liability protection for giving vaccines
    The ADA is asking the U.S. government to grant temporary liability protection to dentists who administer COVID-19 vaccines.
  9. Aspen Dental opens 44th Texas practice — 4 things to know
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 44th Texas office in Richardson.

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