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  1. Data from FDA finds many device complaints stem from dental implants

    The FDA released nearly 6 million reports of problems with various medical and dental devices, according to CBS 5 Investigates. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub ups IPO

    Teeth-straightening startup SmileDirectClub increased the number of shares it will offer in its initial public offering, with the company looking to raise $1.29 billion, according to an S-1/A the company filed Sept. 3. By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Tennessee dentist improperly sterilized equipment, state board says

    Knoxville, Tenn., dentist Clarence “Buzz” Nabers, DDS, has been accused of submitting forged certifications, improperly sterilizing tools, and asking dental hygienists and assistants to perform duties beyond their scope for four months in 2018, according to Knox News. By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. 4 key aspects of Intermountain’s push into dental

    Intermountain Healthcare is integrating dental care into its preventive primary care model based on recent research that indicates that poor oral health may be connected with some chronic illnesses and diseases, according to KSL.com. By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. 230-office Midwest Dental transfers to cloud-based system

    Mondovi, Wis.-based Midwest Dental has partnered with CareStack to serve as a pilot for a practice management system. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Smile Brands makes new affiliation

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands has partnered with Dental Faculty Associates in Loma Linda, Calif., according to a Sept. 3 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. New Hampshire attorney general closes Medicaid fraud case against dentist

    The New Hampshire attorney general's office ended its investigation of pediatric dentist Blake Wullbrandt, DDS, finding no evidence to support criminal charges, a spokesperson for the office confirmed with The Sentinel.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. New dentistry investment firm acquires Archway Dental Practice

    Riverdale Healthcare, a newly developed investment group focused on dentistry, has acquired Archway Dental Practice in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, England, according to a Sept. 3 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Perfect Teeth partners with University of Colorado

    Denver-based Perfect Teeth and Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental have partnered with the University of Colorado for the upcoming school year. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Patient charged with threatening Utah dental office over rescheduled appointment

    A patient at a Saratoga Springs, Utah, dental practice allegedly threatened to "kill everybody in the building," after being forced to reschedule an appointment, according to local news station WFLA. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Walmart to offer dental services in new clinic

    Walmart's next move into healthcare includes dentistry, according to CNBC. By Laura Dyrda -
  1. Oregon woman says dental practice escorted her out for breastfeeding

    A woman whose daughter was scheduled to undergo a procedure at a Willamette Dental Group practice says she was removed from the office for breastfeeding her son, according to The Oregonian. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Dental practice management company alerts 400 clients of ransomware attack

    Dental practice management company Digital Dental Record is notifying around 400 customers of an Aug. 26 ransomware attack, according to local ABC affiliate WISN. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 5 dental companies making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Smile Brands continues California expansion with affiliated dental group

    Irvine Calif.-based Johnson Family Dental has opened a new practice in Santa Maria, Calif., according to an Aug. 28 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 1.5K-practice Elite partners with Carestream Dental

    Purchasing company Elite Dental Alliance has teamed up with Carestream Dental, according to an Aug. 20 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 43% of patients choose dentist based on online reviews

    Many patients — 43.3 percent — select their dentist based on online reviews, according to a survey by digital marketing agency IronMonk. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Aspen Dental expands in South Carolina

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental has opened a new practice in Camden, S.C. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. How a Connecticut dentist is improving the patient experience

    Howard Levitt, DDS, of Brookfield, Conn.-based Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, launched a website to improve existing patients' experience and attract new patients. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Ex-bookkeeper for South Dakota dentist ordered to pay $100K for embezzlement

    A former Sioux Falls, S.D., dental office bookkeeper was ordered to pay $100,000 Aug. 26 for embezzling money from her employer, according to the Argus Leader. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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