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  1. Benco, Patterson accept fault with conspiring against buying groups

    Benco Dental Supply Co. and Patterson Companies have decided not to appeal a judge's decision that they violated U.S. antitrust law, according to a Nov. 8 news release from the Federal Trade Commission. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. FDA approves new UltraTooth

    The UltraTooth, also known as the Sargon Implant, recently gained FDA clearance, according to Fox 11.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Nevada dental board terminates 2 members for lack of oversight

    Two members of the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners were terminated Nov. 7 after allegations of various ethical concerns, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 9 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Texas dental assistant claims device explosion caused third-degree burns

    A dental assistant at Kingwood, Texas-based Northeast Oral filed a complaint Oct. 24 alleging negligence and product liability against three dentists at the practice and surgical device manufacturer Surgiquip Solutions, according to the SE Texas Record. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 8 dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and Henry Schein. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. ADA Foundation donates $34K to veteran dental care

    The American Dental Association Foundation donated nearly $34,000 to Dental Lifeline Network — a nonprofit that will use the funds to provide dental services to veterans.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Aspen Dental expands in Arizona dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new office in Laveen, Ariz., a dental health professional shortage area, according to a Nov. 7 news release. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Henry Schein reports record Q3 2019 financial results with $2.5B in sales

    Mellville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein announced Nov. 5 that it had record third quarter financial results, with net sales at $2.5 billion, reflecting a 6.5 percent year-over-year increase.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Bento app has price check for dental services

    Boston-based Bento, a technology company in the dental insurance industry, launched a price check feature on its app so patients can compare prices for common dental procedures based on their zip code, according to a Nov. 5 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Delta Dental of Wisconsin taps new CEO

    Delta Dental of Wisconsin announced Nov. 5 that it has appointed Doug Ballweg to serve as president and CEO, effective Nov. 2. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Consumer satisfaction with dental plans spikes for 2019

    More consumers are satisfied with their dental plans when it comes to coverage and communication experience, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Dental Plan Satisfaction Report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Maryland health center receives $100K to develop dental project for recovering addicts

    Maryland Area Health Education Center West is launching a dental access project for recovering addicts, using a two-year $100,000 grant to expand existing oral healthcare services, according to the American Dental Association. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Weill Cornell Medicine, Akelos, get nearly $2M from NIH to develop nonopioid pain treatment

    Researchers from Akelos and Weill Cornell Medicine received a $1,757,406 grant from the National Institutes of Health for their work developing a nonopioid alternative to treat neuropathic pain, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Maryland dentist accessed child pornography at dental office, police say

    A dentist faces 10 charges related to possessing and distributing child pornography as well as viewing the images from his place of employment, Parkville (Md.) Family Dentistry, according to the Carroll County Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Western Dental expands in California

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics opened its fifth Santa Ana, Calif., location, according to a Nov. 5 news release. By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. What dentists should expect in 2020: Dr. Samuel Low talks innovation, culture & more

    Dentists and dental service organizations need to stay agile and flexible to be successful. Additionally, dentists must overcome a dramatic cultural change to spark innovation, Samuel Low, DDS, told Becker's Dental + DSO Review. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Delta Dental of Kansas receives A- credit rating

    AM Best assigned Delta Dental of Kansas an A- rating for financial strength and an "a-" for a long-term issuer credit rating. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dentists can help reduce hospital-acquired pneumonia, ADA says

    Multiple dental organizations are working with researchers and medical professionals to reduce cases of nonventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia, an effort initiated by the Dental Quality Alliance, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Minnesota dentist ordered to stop treating patients after tax fraud plea

    The Minnesota Board of Dentistry ordered Gary Hedin, DDS, "to cease and desist from practicing dentistry in any manner in the state," after he pleaded guilty to a $158,958 tax fraud scheme, according to the Duluth News Tribune.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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