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  1. Dental case management can be essential for disadvantaged children's health, study finds
    Dental case management improves high-risk children's oral health, according to recent study results published July 1 in ADA News.
  2. UCLA dental school failed to implement COVID-19 safety practices, staff and residents say
    The University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry failed to implement several COVID-19 safety practices, several residents and faculty members told the Daily Bruin.
  3. Colgate distributes products to combat COVID-19 via dental vans
    Colgate is distributing $8 million worth of free hygiene essentials to promote the maintenance of everyday health practices as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

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  1. 'So many people need us': Pandemic threatens Hawaii's only free dental clinic
    Hawaii's only free dental clinic faces an uncertain future in the wake of inadequate funding and drastic patient volume increases, according to local ABC affiliate KITV.
  2. Colorado dental practice temporarily shuts down after two employees contract COVID-19
    Dillon, Colo.-based dental practice Innovative Family Dental has temporarily closed its doors after two of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. How the new immigration laws affect the dental industry
    International dental graduates may be facing additional stress obtaining legal eligibility to work in the U.S., according to the California Dental Association.
  4. Dental therapists now licensed to practice in Maine
    Dental therapists can now obtain licenses to practice in Maine, according to a news release from The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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  1. SmileDirectClub sues Delta Dental for denying teledentistry coverage
    SmileDirectClub filed lawsuits June 30 against three Delta Dental entities for denying their customers teledentistry benefits.
  2. Delta Dental of California, affiliates earn 'A' financial strength ratings
    Delta Dental of California Group has earned an "A" rating for both financial strength and long-term issuer credit from credit rating agency AM Best.
  3. Florida Dental Association enters exclusive partnership with Bento
    The Florida Dental Association on June 30 endorsed Bento, a Boston-based cloud-based dental benefits technology company.
  4. Oregon dentist installs custom air-flow system to protect patients, staff
    Bandon, Ore.-based dentist Sharen Strong, DMD, is using a custom high-volume directed air-flow system in her office to protect patients and staff from aerosols, pollen, bacteria and viruses, Bandon Western World reported.

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  1. Aspen Dental debuts digital check-in at all offices
    Aspen Dental deployed its digital check-in system in all of its 820 nationwide offices June 30 to reduce its environmental impact and save time for dental staff and patients.
  2. ADA gets behind bill granting PPE tax credits
    The American Dental Association voiced support for a new bill that would allot a tax credit of up to $25,000 to dental practices for infection control expenses in a June 24 letter it wrote to the representatives who introduced the legislation.
  3. Virginia signs law expanding fluoride varnishing for children
    A Virginia law allowing medical assistants to apply fluoride varnish to young children will go into effect July 1, according to the Augusta Free Press.
  4. Several California dental practices face legal claims due to inaccessible website design
    A handful of dental practices in Southern California have received legal claims for not employing an accessible website design, according to recent reports from the California Dental Association.
  5. Fire rages at South Carolina dental practice
    Litchfield, S.C-based Total Care Dentistry caught fire June 29 in the late afternoon, according to South Strand News.
  6. Teledentistry beyond the pandemic: 4 applications
    Many dentists have taken to teledentistry during the pandemic, but there may be effective ways to use the technology in the years to come.
  7. 'We were not first in line at all': Vermont dentists call congressman about lack of PPE
    Several Vermont dentists recently held a conference call with Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., to discuss the state's efforts to address their financial losses and personal protective equipment shortages, according to the Burlington Free Press.
  8. 'Throw it in the garbage': Valve mask doesn't protect patients, dentist warns
    Albany, N.Y.-based dentist Larry Kotlow, DDS, is warning other dentists reopening their practices about the perils of using masks with valves, according to local NBC affiliate WNYT.
  9. University at Buffalo dental students provide 3D-printed face shields for local dentists
    A team from the University at Buffalo's School of Dental Medicine is using 3D printers to supply local dentists with face shields during the pandemic.

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