Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Texas dental practice joins Smile Brands network
    Ovilla (Texas) Family Dentistry has joined Irvine, Calf.-based Smile Brands, the DSO announced April 1.
  2. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in March
    SmileDirectClub having to pay Align more than $45 million captured the attention of readers most this March.
  3. National Dentex acquires Dental Services Group: 5 things to know
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based National Dentex Labs has acquired St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Dental Services Group.

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  1. 21 DSOs making headlines in February, March
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring in February and March.
  2. The utility of teledentistry: 2 dentist perspectives
    Teledentistry presents new opportunities for dentists to connect with patients, but its usefulness is limited with current technology.
  3. New York oral surgeon performs free surgery for cancer patient
    A surgeon from Watertown, N.Y.-based Oral Surgery & Periodontics NNY performed a free procedure for a woman with head and neck cancer who needed all of her teeth removed in order to continue radiation treatment, local FOX affiliate WWNY reported March 31.
  4. How the pandemic has forced leadership style to change — 2 notes from David Pegg
    David Pegg, chief development officer at Dental Care Alliance, joined Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the team's leadership style.

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  1. Avēsis gives Dental Lifeline Network $250K to expand care access
    Avēsis, a subsidiary of Guardian Life Insurance Co., is giving a $250,000 grant to Dental Lifeline Network, according to a March 31 news release.
  2. 3 things the industry should know about dental assistants: Rose Olague, Pacific Dental Services
    Rose Olague, senior manager of dental assistant national strategy at Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and vice president of the Dental Board of California, joined "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast" to discuss some things she wants everyone to know about dental assistants.
  3. Pearl gets patent for AI system used in dental restoration
    Los Angeles-based Pearl received a U.S. patent that covers the artificial intelligence company's core technology applied for more efficient restoration fabrication, according to a March 30 news release.
  4. UBuffalo dental school gets $1.5M grant from US Department of Defense
    The U.S. Department of Defense has granted $1.5 million to the University of Buffalo in New York for its dental school to develop therapies to treat oral cancers, the university announced March 25.
  1. Women make up more than 35.5% of the dental workforce; but how long until parity?
    The dental workforce could reach gender parity by 2040 — an estimate based on 2021 data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. Arizona dentist offering at-home COVID-19 vaccine delivery
    A Phoenix-based dentist is offering to deliver and administer COVID-19 vaccines at local households, CBS affiliate KPHO-TV reports.
  3. Medicaid dental coverage boosts enrollees' job performance, small study finds
     People who received dental coverage through the Healthy Michigan Plan, a Medicaid health program, reported improvements in their oral health and job performance, according to a study published March 22 in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.
  4. Do dentists have to disclose to patients which employees have had COVID-19?
    Dentists don't have to identify specific staff members who have had COVID-19 to patients, reports The New York Times.
  5. North American Dental Group adds NYC pediatric practice
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group is expanding its presence in New York City with the addition of Smiles4Kids Manhattan Pediatric Dental Group, the DSO announced March 29.
  6. 10 similarities, differences between 3 large clear aligner companies
    The popularity of custom-fit clear aligners as a teeth-straightening method continues to grow as a more discrete alternative to braces, but there are significant differences between the largest players in the clear aligner space.
  7. New email scam targets dental association members across US, CDA warns
    The California Dental Association has been notified by other state dental associations of an email scam targeting their members that is soliciting GoFundMe donations.
  8. 9 dentists making headlines
    From saving a woman in a burning car to fraud investigations, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  9. More patients with discolored, infected 'COVID teeth': Pittsburgh dentist
    Many people are experiencing tooth discoloration, which may indicate more serious issues, such as decay or infection, as patients neglect their oral health amid the pandemic, John Pawlowicz, DMD, a Pittsburgh-based dentist, told CBS affiliate KDKA-TV.

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