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  1. 39% of Americans cut back insurance coverage in 2020: What that means for dental
    Dental coverage was the third most common policy that Americans decided to scale back or drop in 2020, according to a survey from ValuePenguin.
  2. Colgate, Harvard dental school to provide scholarship for minority students
    Colgate-Palmolive and Boston-based Harvard School of Dental Medicine established a scholarship to support underrepresented dental students, according to a Jan. 13 news release.
  3. Dentist warns against 'total mouth rehab' TikTok trend
    Michael Tillery, DDS, warned against a TikTok trend showing off "total mouth rehab," CBS4 Indy reported Jan. 12.

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  1. 3 dental jobs among highest paying in nation: US News
    Jobs in the dental field are some of the highest paying, with oral and maxillofacial surgeons averaging $208,000 annually, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its "Best Paying Jobs" list Jan. 12.
  2. Dentists among top 10 jobs in 2021, per US News
    Dentist is among the top 10 best jobs for 2021, with 3,700 projected jobs and a median salary of $155,600, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 12.
  3. Delta Dental Foundation starts $400K fund for COVID-19 dental equipment
    The Delta Dental Foundation has created a COVID-19 dental equipment fund to help Midwest safety-net dental clinics buy equipment amid the pandemic, according to ABC affiliate WZZM.
  4. What to do when patients refuse to wear a mask, per CDA
    Some patients may refuse to comply with mask mandates for dental appointments. Dental professionals must be prepared for difficult conversations and using de-escalation tactics to reduce tension, reports the California Dental Association.

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  1. Biolase, Dental Care Alliance agree to expand laser adoption across US
    Biolase and Dental Care Alliance reached an agreement to expand laser technology and training programs across dental offices in the nation, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  2. Nobel Biocare launches 2 new dental implant surfaces in US
    Nobel Biocare launched two new dental implant surfaces, Xeal and TiUltra, in the U.S., according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  3. Illinois dental school names chief diversity officer
    Edwardsville-based Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine named Cornell Thomas, DDS, as chief diversity officer and director of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, according to a Jan. 12 press release.
  4. Dentists should perform COVID-19 saliva tests on patients, California dentist says
    A California dentist is recommending saliva tests for patients to combat COVID-19, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  1. 4 dentists making headlines
    From arrest warrants to DIY TikTok trends, here are the dentists making headlines in the past week:
  2. Dentist warns against DIY dentures after TikToker's viral video
     A dentist is warning the public after a TikToker made DIY dentures out of InstaMorph beads in a viral video, according to a Jan. 11 report from Insider.
  3. Virginia dental office sells for nearly $2.43M
     A dental office in Suffolk, Va., sold for almost $2.43 million, according to a Jan. 8 report from Virginia Business.
  4. Police searching for Arizona dentist charged in fatal hit-and-run
    An arrest warrant has been issued for an Arizona dentist who police say hit and killed a man while driving, reports Deseret News.
  5. Tennessee dentist dies of COVID-19
    J. Randall Pearce, DDS, died Dec. 25 from COVID-19 complications, reports NBC affiliate WBIR-TV.
  6. California expands COVID-19 vaccine efforts to immediately include dental workers
    The California Health Department has expanded its definition of healthcare workers to now include people who work at dental clinics in the state's first wave of COVID-19 vaccination.
  7. Aspen Dental adds 22nd office in North Carolina
    Aspen Dental opened a new office in Shallotte, N.C., according to a Jan. 7 news release.
  8. 10 DSOs making headlines in December
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring in December.
  9. SmilePartners-USA acquires practices in Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta
    Madison Heights, Mich.-based SmilePartners-USA completed acquisitions in three cities, bringing its total locations to 46, according to a Jan. 7 news release.

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