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  1. Florida dentist replaces sedation with virtual reality to improve patient experience

    A Florida dentist is hoping to improve patient experience by using virtual reality tools instead of sedation, ABC affiliate WZVN-TV reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Delta encourages Tennessee patient to push for refund after "unacceptable" dental work

    A former patient is demanding a refund from Franklin, Tenn.-based Taylor Made Smiles after an independent dentist hired by Delta Dental deemed the dental work "unacceptable," local NBC affiliate WSMV reports.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Nevada dental board to debate whether to fire top executives, again

    Six newly appointed members of the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners are scheduled to meet Jan. 17 to discuss whether two of the board's executives should be terminated, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Walmart Health opens 2nd clinic with dental services & 7 other dental notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Walmart Health and SmileDirectClub.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Former Milwaukee dental assistant claims she was fired over Facebook post

    A former dental assistant at Milwaukee-based Precision Dental MKE alleges she was terminated after supporting for President Donald Trump in a comment on a Facebook post, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Smile Brands partners with multi-location affiliate in Southern California

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands announced Jan. 15 two new affiliate locations: Walnut (Calif.) Family Dental and Placentia (Calif.) Dental Studios.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. SUV crashes into Nebraska dental office

    The driver of a white SUV crashed into Lincoln, Neb.-based Dr. Zieg's Dental Office on the evening of Jan. 14, local news source 1011Now reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. 300+ Vermont children face nearly yearlong waits for dental care

    South Burlington, Vt.-based Timberlane Dental Group currently has 320 children who need urgent dental care but won't be treated for almost a year, the Burlington Free Press reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Walmart Health opens 2nd clinic with dental services

    Walmart Health continues to expand its presence in Georgia with the opening of its second clinic that offers dental services, according to the company's website.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Consulting firm labels Chicago DSO as 'strategic buy'

    Healthcare brokerage and advisory firm Aptus Exchange marked Webster Dental Care as a strategic buy for dental practices.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 10 best paying states for dental assistants

    Though dentists have one of the highest paying jobs in the country, dental assistants make around $39,000 on average annually, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and cited by Forbes.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Dental surgery center employee allegedly stole fentanyl, replaced it with saline

    A 30-year-old woman in Ohio allegedly stole fentanyl from the oral surgery center she worked at, local NBC affiliate WLWT reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub can now sell aligners to dentists after agreement with Align Technology ends

    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub plans to sell its clear aligners directly to dentists and orthodontists through a wholesale channel.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. How a school nurse can help provide dental care

    Through the Omaha-based University of Nebraska Medicine College of Dentistry's teledentistry program school nurses are treating students for dental conditions, according to local news station KOLN.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. ADA urges Congress to pass Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act

    In a Jan. 6 letter, the American Dental Association asked Congress to pass legislation that would require all private group and individual health plans to cover necessary procedures that repair or restore congenital anomalies.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Delta Dental grants $3.5M to 31 Colorado organizations

    Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation announced Jan. 9 that it will grant $3.5 million over three years to 31 Colorado nonprofit organizations for projects that improve access to oral healthcare.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Dentist says patient, employee allegations are "social media character assassination"

    A Washington dentist says he's the victim of a "social media character assassination campaign" by ex-employees, while former employees and patients claim the dentist violated privacy laws, disparaged patients and employees, and failed to follow regulations, The Daily News reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. New Jersey court rules in favor of SmileDirectClub

    The Superior Court of New Jersey ruled Jan. 10 that the allegations against SmileDirectClub that it illegally practiced dentistry brought on by the New Jersey Dental Association were without merit.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. USOSM makes 2 affiliations

    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with two oral and maxillofacial surgery practices.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Fire at Utah dental practice causes extensive damage

    Lehi, Utah-based Stonehaven Dental was badly damaged by a first on Jan. 12, according to the Gephardt Daily.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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