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  1. Wisconsin dentists petition new sedation proposal

    Dentists throughout Wisconsin have formed a coalition to protest a proposed rule that would require them to obtain a permit to provide moderate oral sedation. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Medicare bills that would cover dental costs head to Congress

    Several bills currently sitting before the House of Representatives would allow Medicare beneficiaries to receive dental, vision and hearing coverage, according to CNBC. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. California dental office damaged after break-in, being set on fire

    A Lompoc, Calif.-based dentist’s office was broken into and set on fire in the early morning of Oct. 28, according to the Santa Maria Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Antibiotics shouldn't be used for most toothaches, ADA says

    Antibiotics are not recommended for treating most toothaches, according to a new American Dental Association guideline announced Oct. 25.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. The next step for Elite Dental Partners: Measuring quality

    Dental service organizations continue to dominate the industry, making it difficult to stand out. With new players entering the market routinely, it's important for executives to remain adaptable and forward thinking. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 2 dental practices alert 2,600 patients of data breaches

    Two dental organizations in Illinois and Georgia have reported data breaches to HHS' Office for Civil Rights. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. HHS donates $300K to South Dakota dental group

    Howard, S.D.-based Horizon Health Care received $300,000 from HHS to expand its oral health offerings, according to the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Colorado dentist abruptly closes office, patients unable to get refunds, records

    A Colorado dentist has abruptly closed his dental practice as patients seek the return of money and dental records, according to local ABC affiliate Denver7.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. How the Georgia Dental Association is fighting the opioid crisis

    The Georgia Dental Association is promoting safe disposal of unused prescription medications and raising awareness to fight the national opioid crisis as 'national prescription drug take back day' nears, according to an Oct. 23 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Texas dentist office to pay $20K to settle pregnancy discrimination suit

    Dallas based-Smiley Dental Walnut agreed to pay $20,000 and provide other relief to settle allegations that the practice fired a receptionist for being pregnant, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Aspen Dental opens new office in dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental plans to open a new office in Greensboro, N.C., a dental health professional shortage area, according to an Oct. 24 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. SmileDirectClub files lawsuit against California dental board & 7 other dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Minnesota dentist pleads guilty to $158K tax fraud scheme

    The owner of Duluth, Minn.-based Downtown Dental Care pleaded guilty Oct. 23 to not paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, according to local NBC affiliate KBJR. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. California updates dental anesthesia consent requirements

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Oct. 8 that changed the language in the consent form dentists must provide patients with before administering anesthesia as well as moderate or deep sedation, the California Dental Association reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Minnesota dental clinic gets nearly $1.3M to build larger space

    Park Rapids, Minn.-based CHI St. Joseph's Health Community Dental Clinic received more than $1.28 million in grants to build a larger location that will provide care for over 3,000 people annually, according to an Oct. 21 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Phony Houston dental providers practiced dentistry without licenses, police say

    Two Houston residents were arrested Oct. 21 for allegedly treating patients without licenses to practice dentistry, according to ABC13 Houston.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. California dentist faces new charges in college admission scandal

    Former associate professor at Los Angeles-based University of Southern California Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, was hit with new federal charges Oct. 22 in regard to a college admission bribery scheme, according to the VC Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Jury sides with patient in $1.3M dental surgery case

    A seven-person jury found that Bernardsville, N.J.-based dentist Frank Ricker, DMD, was negligent and improperly drilled through the bone underneath a patient's molar, according to the New Jersey Hill. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. California dental organization desperate for volunteer dentists

    Nonprofit organization California CareForce issued a statement Oct. 22 that is in dire need of dentists, dental hygienists and optical professionals to volunteer at a free clinic Oct. 25-26, according to The Sacramento Bee. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. First female American Indian dentist to visit New York dental school

    Jessica Ann Rickert, DDS, is scheduled to visit the University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Oct. 23 to discuss her journey as the first female American Indian dentist in the world, along with the shortage of American Indians in the dental profession, according to an Oct. 22 news release from the university.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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