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  1. After booming 2019, MB2 Dental to add 21 new practices in Q1 2020

    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental announced Jan. 10 its most successful fiscal year, adding 79 affiliated dental practices in 2019.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Congress designates $477M to NIDCR, $211M to IHS Dental

    Congress passed two legislative spending bills Dec. 19. The bills total $1.4 trillion in spending, including funds affecting oral health, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Alaska dental practice warns 2,000 patients of ransomware attack

    Anchorage, Alaska-based btyDENTAL is notifying 2,008 patients that their personal health information may have been exposed in a ransomware attack.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. California dental employee arrested, allegedly prescribed herself muscle relaxants

    An employee at a California dental office was arrested Dec. 31 after allegedly prescribing herself a muscle relaxant 11 separate times, CW affiliate KTLA 5 reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. US News suggests medical tourism to cut dental care costs

    Individuals seeking lower dental prices should consider medical tourism, according to a U.S. News & World Report article.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. 5 best paying cities, states for dentists

    Being a dentist is one of the leading jobs in the U.S., with a median salary of $151,850, according to a U.S. News & Worldreport on the best jobs in the country.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. SmileDirectClub partners with Walmart & 9 other dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including SmileDirectClub and Aspen Dental.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Kentucky dentist gives practice earnings to Australian fire relief

    A Kentucky dentist is donating all of his dental practice's earnings from a two-week period to Australian bushfire relief, ABC affiliate WTVQ-DT reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Michigan dentist to teach new dental methods, seeks 16 patients

    Bingham Farms, Mich.-based Timothy Kosinski, DDS, is seeking 16 patients for his program that teaches others his dental implant techniques, according to a Jan. 7 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Delta Dental gives $2.5K to New Hampshire pediatric dental program

    The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation recently gave Plymouth, N.H.-based Speare Memorial Hospital's Dental Health — a dental program that provides free or low-cost dental services to children — $2,500 for dental supplies, according to The Laconia Daily Sun.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Lawsuit claims Illinois dentist fired assistant for denying sexual advances

    A former dental assistant is suing the dentist and owner of Swansea, Ill.-based Emerald Terrace Dental after he allegedly made racist remarks and propositioned her for sex, the Belleville News-Democrat reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. New dental school in Louisiana unlikely

    A study conducted by the Louisiana Board of Regents found that building a new dental college in the northern part of the state is not necessary, according to Daily World.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dental jobs among highest paying in healthcare field: U.S. News

    Jobs in the dental field are some of the highest paying, with oral and maxillofacial surgeons averaging $242,370 annually, according to U.S. News & World Report which released its Best Paying Jobs list Jan. 7.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Texas A&M University College of Dentistry plans to open new $127M center

    Dallas-based Texas A&M University College of Dentistry is scheduled to open its Clinic and Education Building later this year.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. SmileDirectClub expands to Hong Kong

    SmileDirectClub announced Jan. 7 its move into Asia, opening two new locations in Hong Kong.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Competitive Health, TeleDentists partner to expand virtual dental care

    The TeleDentists, a virtual dental care provider, has partnered with digital health solution supplier Competitive Health, according to a Jan. 7 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Lawsuit against Florida dental practice alleges unsolicited texts drained phone battery

    A class-action suit was filed Jan. 6 against a Florida dental practice, claiming the practice sent text messages such as "We are open today!" without consent, violating a federal robocall statute, Bloomberg Law reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Dental careers top 100 Best Jobs list: U.S. News

    Three out of the top 10 jobs in the country are related to the dental field, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its 100 Best Jobs list.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Private equity firm invests in Ohio DSO

    Mentor, Ohio-based Empire Dental Arts announced Jan. 6 that it had received an investment from private equity firm Evolution Capital Partners.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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