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  1. Delta Dental increases coverage for people with disabilities in 3 states
    The Delta Dental divisions in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana will expand coverage for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities beginning January 2022, the company announced Sept. 7.
  2. Chicago dentist co-launches alternative to dental insurance
    Chicago-based dentist Kevin Patterson, DDS, and engineer Steve Valentor have teamed up to create PayDent, an alternative to dental insurance for patients and dental care providers launched Sept. 14.
  3. Cherry Tree Dental makes first out-of-state acquisition
    Madison, Wis.-based Cherry Tree Dental has acquired its first practice outside of Wisconsin, according to a Sept. 14 news release.

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  1. Dentist pleads guilty to bribing Arkansas state senator
    A dentist pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud in a bribery scheme involving former Arkansas state senator Jeremy Hutchinson between 2014 and 2016.
  2. American Dental Education Association backs vaccine mandates for dental schools
    Dental schools and programs should require COVID-19 vaccines for students, staff, faculty and residents, the American Dental Education Association said Sept. 13.
  3. 6 dentists making headlines
    From an Oregon dentist who affiliated his practice with a DSO to a Georgia dentist who established a new dental journal, here are six dentists who made headlines between Sept. 7 and Sept. 13:
  4. Missouri medical school professor, oral surgeon dies
    Allen Sclaroff, DDS, a professor of clinical otolaryngology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, died Aug. 18 of complications from multiple myeloma. He was 75.

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  1. ADA, University of Pennsylvania get $2M grant to study oral mucosa
    The American Dental Association and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia received a $2,269,994 grant from the National Institutes of Health, the dental association said Aug. 24.
  2. Consolidation, rising costs, increased workforce: What 4 dentists predict for the industry
    As the dental industry evolves under growing DSO presence, new technology and CMS changes, many dentists are wondering what the field will look like in the next five years.
  3. Guardian Dentistry Partners gets $100M+ financing, set to announce 20+ new partnerships
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has secured more than $100 million in debt financing from Chicago-based Twin Brook Capital Partners, according to a Sept. 13 news release obtained by Becker's.
  4. President, CEO of Dental Lifeline Network to retire after 45 years
    Fred Leviton, president and CEO of Dental Lifeline Network, will retire at the end of 2021, reports the American Dental Association.
  1. Top 10 colleges for dental support roles
    Below are the 10 best universities for dental support services and allied professions, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings published Sept. 13.
  2. 9 dental leadership moves
    CMS appointed its first chief dental officer, and North American Dental Group named its next CEO.
  3. 3 top US colleges with dentistry programs, as ranked by US News
    Three universities with dentistry majors are considered some of the best undergraduate universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings published Sept. 13.
  4. 16 ADA updates so far in 2021
    From advocacy to new programs, here are 16 updates by the American Dental Association so far this year:
  5. Former American Academy of Dental Group Practice president dies
    Edwin Michael Thomas, DDS, the co-founder and former president of the American Academy of Dental Group Practice, died Aug. 29 at the age of 99.
  6. Park Dental Research to acquire 3D printing company
    Dental implant company Park Dental Research will acquire Orchestrate 3D, an orthodontic 3D printing and software company, The Daily Ardmoreite reported Sept. 10.
  7. Dental supply sales expected to surpass $4.6B after pandemic slump
    Dental supply sales have rebounded since 2020 and are expected to surpass $4.6 billion in 2021 as patient volumes return to pre-pandemic levels, Axios reported Aug. 24.
  8. Utah dental school gets OK to boost enrollment, shorten degree program
    The Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah, was approved by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation to shorten its doctor of dental medicine program and enroll more students, the school said Sept. 8.
  9. Orthodontics company raises $102M in Series D financing
    Irvine, Calif.-based orthodontics company InBrace raised $102 million in a Series D financing round, the company said Sept. 8.

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