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  1. PDS 2nd DSO to partner with American Diabetes Association this month
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and the American Diabetes Association have partnered, making PDS the second DSO to join efforts with the organization this month.
  2. Indiana dental school launches TMJ institute
    The Indiana University School of Dentistry has opened a clinic dedicated to treating patients with temporomandibular joint issues.
  3. Dental Care Alliance enters new state
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance has added Fond du Lac, Wis.-based Modern Dental Care to its growing organization of allied practices.
  1. Maryland board of dental examiners struggles with staff shortage
    The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners is experiencing delays in investigating reports of misconduct because of long-running staff shortages, Maryland Matters reported Nov. 17.
  2. Dental equipment maker opening educational center in Nashville
    Dental equipment manufacturer A-dec plans to open a showroom and educational center in Nashville, Tenn., the company said Nov. 17.
  3. New York dental school to build $1M clinic for people with disabilities
    The University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine will add a $1 million clinic to expand care for people with disabilities, Buffalo Business First reported Nov. 17.
  4. Base86 beta testing dental supply procurement platform
    Dental supply chain optimization company Base86 is conducting a free limited public beta test of its supply procurement platform for small- and medium-sized dental practices, the company said Nov. 16.

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  1. More dentists need to offer patients help with quitting smoking, ADA says
    A new report from the American Dental Association's clinical evaluators panel found that half of dentists surveyed are providing smoking cessation services to patients, but more training and resources are needed to increase that number, the organization said Nov. 16.
  2. Smile Doctors added 14 practices in Q3, including 1st in North Carolina
    Smile Doctors affiliated with 14 practices during its third quarter, including its first in North Carolina, the Georgetown, Texas-based orthodontic support network said Nov. 17.
  3. South Dakota dental board asks dentist to give up practice after domestic assault charges
    The South Dakota Board of Dentistry has asked a dentist to stop practicing after five domestic assault charges were filed against him, according to public information available by the board.
  4. National Dentex acquires Pennsylvania dental lab
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based National Dentex Labs has acquired Camp Hill, Penn.-based Fager Dental Lab, National Dentex said Nov. 16.
  1. Missouri dentists struggle to keep up with influx of Medicaid patients: 8 things to know
    Dental clinics throughout Missouri are struggling to provide care with the new influx of Medicaid patients since the program was expanded in October, Kaiser Health News reported Nov. 16.
  2. MB2 Dental enters Idaho market
    MB2 Dental entered its 33rd state with its first Idaho partnerships, the dental partnership organization said Nov. 16.
  3. VTail launches app to help US dentists communicate across industry
    United Kingdom-based vTail, a healthcare communications platform connecting healthcare professionals directly to medical product companies, is expanding into U.S. dentistry, according to a Nov. 15 news release.
  4. 3 dentists making headlines
    A dental school dean who announced his retirement, and two other dentists made headlines last week.
  5. New medical billing platform helps dentists who treat sleep-breathing disorders
    Nierman Practice Management has launched a cloud-based billing platform for dental practices treating sleep apnea, TMJ disorder and oral surgeries, the dental billing and education company said Nov. 15.
  6. SmileDirectClub launches AI-powered treatment planning software
    SmileDirectClub has launched a treatment planning software that uses artificial intelligence to help physicians better visualize patient treatment, the Nashville, Tenn.-based teledentistry company said Nov. 15.
  7. Tennessee's $94M plan to bring more dentists to rural areas
    The Tennessee Health Department is proposing a $94 million program to increase dental school class sizes and forgive tuition for dental students who work in rural communities, WPLN News reported Nov. 15.
  8. Digital dentistry in US set to see highest growth trajectory by 2027
    The U.S. digital dentistry market is set to grow significantly over the next few years, with its highest growth anticipated at $1.37 billion by 2027, according to an iData Research report released Nov. 12.
  9. Maine dentists excluded from state vaccination mandate: 4 things to know
    Maine's updated COVID-19 vaccination mandate for healthcare providers issued Nov. 11 no longer includes dental professionals, the Portland Press Herald reported.

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