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  1. New ADA tool to help members develop financial policies

    The American Dental Association has partnered with CareCredit to launch the ADA Financial Policy Builder Tool, which develops customized financial policy documents for dentists to share with patients.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Nevada dental board cancels meeting following newspaper investigation

    Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued a notice for the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners to cancel their monthly meeting Nov. 1 after the Las Vegas Review-Journal published an expose into various issues with the agency. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Kansas City University to dedicate dental school after $10M donation

    Kansas City University will name its new college of dental medicine In Joplin, Mo., after one of its philanthropic donors Harry Cornell, according to The Joplin Globe. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. ADA urges Senate panel to help speed drug application process

    The American Dental Association urged the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to pass legislation that would change the FDA's regulation of over-the-counter drugs in an Oct. 30 letter.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Colorado dentist, crown company both offer help to patients of disappeared dentist

    A Boulder, Colo.-based dentist is offering free consults and affordable care to former patients of Douglas Sewell, DDS, who abruptly closed his dental practice in October and left patients without records and payments, Denver7 reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 7 tips to ensuring patient privacy at dental offices

    As surveillance cameras in dental offices become more common, practice owners should be aware of the laws and regulations surrounding their use, according to a California Dental Association blog post.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. DentaQuest invests $9.6M in oral health, promotes integration of NPs in dental settings

    The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement invested $640,000 in U.S. organizations in the third quarter of 2019, according to an Oct. 31 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Aspen Dental expands in Tennessee

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new practice in Ooltewah, Tenn., on Nov. 7, according to an Oct. 31 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Kansas City University secures $30M for dental school

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has received $30 million in fundraising to develop a new dental school in Joplin, Mo., according to the Joplin Globe. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 3 groups petition FTC to investigate Maine dental board

    Three national nonprofits have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the Maine Board of Dental Practice for antitrust violations. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Dental practice management software market to reach $3.4B by 2026

    The global dental practice management software market is expected to be valued at $3.4 billion by 2026, with growth being attributed to an increasing geriatric population and increases in oral healthcare expenditures, according to analysis from that was released Oct. 30.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Pennsylvania dental office secretary gets prison time for forging 164 opioid prescriptions

    A former dental office receptionist in Harrisburg, Penn., received a year and one-day prison sentence Oct. 28 for forging 164 opioid prescriptions, according to local news sourceThe Patriot-News.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. CDC: States with the most, least number of dentists

    Nationally, southern states have the fewest dentists per population, while Mid-Atlantic and Pacific states have the most, according to new data from the 2018 U.S. Health report published by the CDC and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Illinois dentist slapped with $183K phone bill for international calls

    A South Holland, Ill.-based dental practice received a $183,000 phone bill from AT&T for hundreds of international calls the practice claims it didn't make, according to local CBS affiliate WBBM. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 5 best, worst states for dentists

    Many areas across the country are designated dental professional shortage areas by HHS. However, other areas are flourishing with dentists. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Georgia dentist donates $35K+ worth of mouthguards

    A dentist in Savannah, Ga., has donated 419 custom mouthguards –– a total value of $35,615 –– to local youth sports teams, according to a post from the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Delta Dental donated $79M to community programs in 2018

    In 2018, Delta Dental member companies contributed $79 million to community programs across the U.S. to improve access to oral healthcare, according to an Oct. 29 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. San Antonio dental school embraces 2020 training requirements for patients with disabilities

    Beginning in 2020, all dental schools will be required to teach students how to care for patients with disabilities, an initiative University of Texas Health San Antonio School of Dentistry has already started integrating into training, according to ABC affiliate KSAT.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Illinois dentist sues patient in $4M lawsuit over online reviews, patient cites first amendment

    After a dentist sued a former patient for millions of dollars in damages for defamation, the defendant said the lawsuit is an attempt to silence her constitutionally protected speech, according to legal journal Cook County Record.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Smile Brands makes new Texas affiliation

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands has added Odessa, Texas-based Permian Basin Smiles to its portfolio of supported offices, according to an Oct. 29 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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