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  1. What legacy will COVID-19 leave on dentistry? 8 dentists weigh in
    Economic stress, burnout and workforce shortages are among the top legacies dentists expect COVID-19 to have on dentistry.
  2. Dental software company imaging product gets FDA clearance
    Oryx Dental, a dental practice management software company, received 510(k) FDA clearance for its imaging product, Oryx Imaging.
  3. Stony Brook University names new dental school dean
    The Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Dental Medicine recently appointed Patrick Lloyd, DDS, its dean, effective July 1.

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  1. ADA launches program to advance diversity efforts at state, national levels
    The American Dental Association has launched a program to provide its members at the national, state and local levels with resources to advance diversity and inclusion.
  2. Imagen Dental Partners adds practices in 3 states
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners recently added practices in Arizona, California and Wisconsin.
  3. Western Dental opens 3 California practices
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics recently opened three dental offices in California. 
  4. Envista set to acquire dental bone grafting product supplier
    Envista Holdings Corp. entered a definitive agreement to acquire Osteogenics Biomedical, a dental bone grafting product supplier.

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  1. Dental Monitoring files patent infringement claim against teledental platform
    Dental Monitoring, a digital dentistry company, filed a lawsuit against teledental platform Get-Grin with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware alleging infringement of two of its patents.
  2. Former Moderna, Dentsply Sirona CFO agrees to clawback of $700K severance
    Moderna could claw back its $700,000 severance to former CFO Jorge Gomez, who recently joined the company after leaving Dentsply Sirona, according to a May 16 Charlotte Business Journal report.
  3. Arizona woman charged with fraudulently working as dental hygienist
    An Arizona woman is facing felony charges for allegedly lying about her credentials to illegally work as a dental hygienist at several California dental practices.
  4. Beacon Oral Specialists adds 5 practices
    Dallas-based Beacon Oral Specialists has entered a strategic agreement to add five practices to its network. 

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  1. U.S. Oral Surgery Management selects inventory platform
    U.S. Oral Surgery Management has chosen Sowingo as its clinical procurement and inventory management platform.
  2. Former Align Technology exec joins LightForce Orthodontics as chief revenue officer
    LightForce Orthodontics recently appointed Frank Quinn its chief revenue officer. 
  3. 1st-ever study examines longevity of root canals: 5 notes
    A first-of-its-kind study from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis provides new details about the longevity of teeth post root canal.
  4. Shuttering of dental resources in Wisconsin leads to 'crisis' situation for special needs patients
    The reduction of providers for special needs patients is making it hard for Wisconsin residents in need of dental care to find open appointments, Channel3000 reported May 16. 
  5. Vermont Medicaid patients struggle to access dental care
    A shortage of dentists in Vermont is making it hard for Medicaid patients to find care, CBS affiliate WCAX reported May 16. 
  6. Fire erupts at California dental office
    A fire broke out in the attic of Oroville (Calif.) Gentle Dentistry on May 16, CBS and NBC affiliate KHSL reported May 17.
  7. Texas nonprofit acquires dental practice to expand HIV/AIDS services
    Dallas-based Prism Health North Texas, a healthcare nonprofit, is acquiring Community Dental Care of Texas to increase access to each other's services and provide care to those with HIV/AIDS, according to a May 17 News Tribune report.
  8. New Hampshire poised to extend Medicaid dental benefits: 6 things to know
    The New Hampshire legislature has passed a bill to bring diagnostic and preventive dental coverage for adult Medicaid patients, nhpr, an NPR affiliate, reported May 16. Gov. Chris Sunu has indicated he will sign the bill into law, which would go into effect in April 2023, according to nhpr. 
  9. Dental365 lands 2-practice acquisition
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 recently acquired two Rhode Island dental practices, marking the 95th and 96th practices under its parent organization, Premiere Dental Care Management. 

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