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  1. Dental visits may start to resemble hospital visits
    Routine dental care may never be the same, and visits to the dentist are more likely to resemble hospital visits due to screening and safety precautions, Alec Parker, DMD, executive director of the North Carolina Dental Society, told the Charlotte Observer.
  2. Dental oncologist leads National Guard coronavirus testing in Massachusetts
    Ryan S. Lee, DDS, a major in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, was called to active duty to lead the administering of more than 30,000 COVID-19 tests to the state's most vulnerable residents.
  3. 24/7 national hotline for dental emergencies aims to keep patients out of ER
    Michael Bonanno, CEO of dental appointment and insurance service Virtual Support Solutions, launched US Dental Triage, a 24-hour national hotline for dental patients.

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  1. 'It's been nonstop': Wisconsin dental practice booked after reopening
    A Wisconsin dental practice has been busy since resuming elective procedures at the end of April, according to WSAW NewsChannel 7.
  2. SmileDirectClub picks up industry veteran to lead Office Direct program
    Dental industry veteran Chris Thompon was appointed to the newly created position of vice president of sales for SmileDirectClub, the teledentistry company said May 12.
  3. Dentist joins DSO amid pandemic
    Colorado dentist Ken Gasper, DDS, has joined Denver-based DSO Espire Dental, marking the first dental group acquisition during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. 5 states with most, least vulnerable populations to COVID-19
    West Virginia is the state with the most vulnerable population to COVID-19, according to a new ranking from WalletHub.

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  1. Florida dental group offers free care to first responders
    Delray-Beach, Fla.-based Spodak Dental Group is offering first responders dental care at no cost May 11 to June 8.
  2. 'Dentistry can feel really lonely': How Aspen Dental supported a Florida dentist through the pandemic
    Receiving support from Aspen Dental has been invaluable to a Florida dentist, and she predicts more dentists may lean on DSOs during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. Dental industry bouncing back after record job losses, ADA reports
    Despite more than half a million dental job losses in April, the industry could bounce back, with 48 percent of practices in 28 states fully staffed for the first week of May, according to CNBC.
  4. Georgia dentist files class-action suit against insurer over lost business amid pandemic
    A Georgia dentist filed a class-action lawsuit May 8 against insurers that denied claims for lost income because of the pandemic, according to Atlanta radio station WSB.

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  1. Delta credits all Tennessee dentists with $1K
    Delta Dental of Tennessee is giving $1,000 to all in-network and out-of-network dentists statewide beginning May 11.
  2. 12 tips to avoid buying fake N95 masks
    The American Dental Association released guidelines to prevent the purchase of counterfeit N95 masks.
  3. 3 states with the highest unemployment rates
    Georgia, Florida and Alabama currently have the highest unemployment rates amid the pandemic, according to Yahoo! Finance.
  4. Dental assistant is 2nd hardest-hit job in Washington amid pandemic
    Ninety-four percent of dental assistants in Washington state filed unemployment claims amid the pandemic, according to The Seattle Times.
  5. 22 states resuming dental procedures
    These 22 states have allowed dental practices to reopen and resume elective surgeries.
  6. Dental offices see biggest healthcare job losses
    Healthcare employment declined by 1.4 million in April, led by losses in dental offices, with 503,000 related unemployment claims filed in the last month, according to a May 8 report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  7. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in April
    Stories about how dental offices were operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic were the most read in April.
  8. Dentists urge Congress to allow Paycheck Protection Program loans to cover PPE purchases
    The nation's leading dental associations are calling on Congress to expand the non-payroll costs allowable for the Paycheck Protection Program to include personal protective equipment costs as dental offices reopen nationwide amid the pandemic.
  9. 7 dentists making headlines
    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.

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