Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. ADA endorses Stynt as dental staffing solution
    Stynt, a dental staffing technology company, can help dentists with staff recruitment and was officially endorsed July 27 by ADA Member Advantage.
  2. 15 dental company acquisitions halfway through 2021
    Dental companies have been making big moves this year to expand their services and presence in the U.S.
  3. Zentist achieves new milestone: $100M in annual dental insurance collections
    Dental insurance claims platform Zentist has reached $100 million in annualized insurance collections.

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  1. 14 dental leadership updates in July
    Several leadership appointments have been made at various dental companies and organizations this month.
  2. 4 recent COVID-19 updates in the dental industry
    Rising cases of the delta coronavirus variant have led to new health mandates and changes in how dental practitioners operate.
  3. North Carolina governor signs teledentistry bill into law
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper recently signed into law Senate Bill 146, establishing standards for teledentistry in the state, the Triangle Business Journal reported July 27.
  4. Kaiser Family Foundation report details Medicare dental coverage
    Health policy nonprofit the Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a report examining dental coverage of Medicare recipients in the U.S.

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  1. Michigan homicide victim identified as retired dentist
    A Portage, Mich., homicide victim has been identified as 82-year-old retired dentist Thomas Aye, DDS, according to a July 27 article by WWMT, a CBS affiliate.
  2. Western Dental appoints chief credit officer
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental recently appointed Vivek Kumar as its chief credit officer.
  3. Dental insurance tied to peace of mind, improved overall health: 6 Delta report notes
    Most Americans said there are at least six benefits of having dental insurance, according to a Delta Dental Plans Association report released July 27.
  4. 8 recent dental industry collaborations
    Becker's has reported on several dental companies and organizations partnering up to provide new services and tackle important issues in the industry.
  1. CDC report examines medical, dental integration in state health programs
    A recent CDC report examines medical-dental integration at six state health departments to address the connection between oral health and overall well-being.
  2. California dental staff must prove COVID-19 vaccination; unvaccinated workers must get tested weekly
    All California healthcare workers, including dental office employees, must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or get tested regularly if unvaccinated, according to a July 26 state public health order.
  3. 4 dentists making headlines
    From a federal lawsuit to a new dental technician school, here are four dentists making headlines:
  4. Select Dental Management enters Massachusetts market
    Select Dental Management recently expanded into Massachusetts with the addition of Framingham Dental Group.
  5. WVU Medicine, School of Dentistry partner on solution for oral cancer patients
    West Virginia University's School of Dentistry and WVU Medicine in Morgantown are partnering to provide oral cancer patients dental implants through a new innovative technique, according to a July 23 WVNews article.
  6. Virtual Dental Care, Holland Healthcare partner on teledentistry solution
    Teledentistry software company Virtual Dental Care is partnering with Holland Healthcare to integrate their digital solutions for dental practices.
  7. Veterans Affairs dentists have 8 weeks to get COVID-19 vaccine under new mandate
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for 115,000 of its front-line healthcare workers, including dentists, officials announced July 26, as reported by The New York Times.
  8. Michigan dentist opens dental assistant school
    Dentist owner Kalisha Morin, DDS, is opening a new dental assistant school in Holland, Mich., to expand avenues in which those interested in the position can receive training, The Holland Sentinel reported July 25.
  9. Missouri dental school taps new dean after yearlong search
    Following a yearlong search, the University of Missouri-Kansas City has named Steven Haas, DMD, the dean of its dental school, The American Dental Education Association reported July 20.

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