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  1. 4 dentists making headlines
    From a federal lawsuit to a new dental technician school, here are four dentists making headlines:
  2. Select Dental Management enters Massachusetts market
    Select Dental Management recently expanded into Massachusetts with the addition of Framingham Dental Group.
  3. 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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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  1. American Dental Hygienists' Association elects new president
    The American Dental Hygienists' Association recently elected Dawn Ann Dean to be its next president.
  2. Illinois university creates partnership between dental, nursing schools to benefit pediatric patients
    The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing and College of Dentistry are partnering to provide required health screenings for pediatric dental patients.
  3. 4 trends driving the dental practice management software market
    While the increasing burden of oral diseases is projected to boost dental industry growth, there are four specific trends driving growth in the dental practice management software market, according to a recent report from Global Market Insights.
  4. 'Innovating the future of dentistry': 4 things to know about Capitol Dental Care's new initiative
    Becker's talked with Manu Chaudhry, MS, DDS, President and Dental Director at Salem, Oregon-based Capitol Dental Care, about its new integrated expanded practice dental hygienist practice model.
  1. Employee, husband who defrauded Indiana dental practice ordered to pay $2.9M
    A pair found guilty of wire fraud against a Fort Wayne, Ind., dental practice have been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay $2.9 million in restitution, according to the Department of Justice.
  2. Dental365 to be acquired by private equity firm
    Dental365 is being acquired by private equity firm The Jordan Company through its Resolute Fund, according to a July 26 press release.
  3. Endo1 Partners adds 34 practices across 7 states so far this year
    Houston-based Endo1 Partners has partnered with 34 new practices and added 42 new specialists across seven states since January, according to a July 23 news release shared with Becker's.
  4. Why each state should provide full Medicaid dental coverage for all adults, per ADA
    Adult dental coverage via Medicaid improves access to and utilization of dental care and may reduce racial disparities, improve health equity and lower medical care costs, according to a research paper published by the American Dental Association.
  5. Howard dental school to use $500K gift for student scholarships
    The Howard University School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., has received a $500,000 gift from dental insurance company United Concordia's Dental Charitable Fund, according to a July 22 report from The Washington Informer.
  6. Montana tribal members declare state of emergency for dental care
    The Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes in Montana recently declared a state of emergency due to a lack of dental care, according to a July 22 Billings Gazette article.
  7. Georgia college adds dental assisting program to address workforce shortage
    Marietta, Ga.-based Chattahoochee Technical College's new degree program is working to train new dental assistants to reduce the current workforce shortage.
  8. SmileDirectClub partners with Women in DSO nonprofit to support industry diversity
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has joined a recently established nonprofit as a founding industry partner.
  9. Viper Equity Partners launches new program for dental practices seeking DSO partnerships
    Consultation and investment firm Viper Equity Partners will offer a new program for dental practices seeking to join a DSO.

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