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  1. Henry Schein acquires majority interest in Prism Medical
    Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein has acquired a majority ownership position in Elkin, N.C.-based Prism Medical Products, a nationwide provider of specialty home medical supplies, according to a Jan. 6 news release.
  2. Dental patient volume at 78 % of pre-pandemic levels, ADA poll says
    Patient volume is back at nearly 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels, according to Jan. 5 data from the ADA.
  3. Florida woman accused of providing unlicensed dental care at home
    A Florida woman is accused of performing root canals and fillings at her home without a license, according to the North Port Sun.

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  1. Dental365 CEO among first to get COVID-19 vaccine in New York county
    Scott Asnis, DDS, founder and CEO of Dental365, was among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New York's Nassau County, according to a Jan. 5 news release from his office.
  2. CDC includes dentists, dental staff in 1st phase of COVID-19 vaccinations
    The CDC has included dental professionals in its recommendation regarding which healthcare personnel should be prioritized for the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
  3. Vyne: The state of the dental industry going into 2021
    Vyne released its State of the Dental Industry Report 2021, surveying 400 clients across the U.S., according to a Jan. 5 news release.
  4. 5 dentists making headlines
    From COVID-19 vaccinations to licenses put on probation, here are the dentists making headlines in the past week:

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  1. New York pediatric dentist gets prison for inappropriate conduct
    A former New York pediatric dentist who pleaded guilty to a sex offense against a child has received a five-year prison sentence, according to CBS affiliate WIVB.
  2. California emergency waiver allows dentists to give COVID-19 vaccine
    California officials have approved a public health emergency waiver that allows dentists to administer COVID-19 vaccines to patients 16 and older, reports NBC's KNSD.
  3. 42 North Dental adds 1st pediatric affiliation
    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental has added Brookline, Mass.-based Center for Pediatric Dental Care and Orthodontics as an affiliate practice, according to a Jan. 5 news release.
  4. 19 states where dentists are reporting zero-day supply of face shields, per ADA
    Some dentists in 19 states are reporting a zero-day supply of face shields as of Dec. 14, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.
  1. Dental professionals included in Idaho's 1st round of COVID-19 vaccines
    Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants in Idaho are being prioritized for COVID-19 vaccinations, reports CBS affiliate KBOI-TV.
  2. CDA: 5 factors affecting how quickly dentists get COVID-19 vaccine
    Below is an overview of the factors that affect how quickly California dentists will receive their COVID-19 vaccine, per the California Dental Association.
  3. Dentsply Sirona acquires Byte clear aligner company for $1.4B
    Charlotte, N.C.-based Dentsply Sirona has acquired Los Angeles-based Byte, a growing clear aligner company.
  4. Dental workers seek answers on COVID-19 vaccination
    Dentists are calling for transparency and clarity on when they can expect to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
  5. OrthoFi, OrthoBanc merge to lead patient acquisition, financial management space
    OrthoBanc, an orthodontic patient financial management company, was purchased by Accel-KKR and will merge with OrthoFi, an orthodontic software company, according to a Dec. 31 news release.
  6. Aspen Dental Management now supports 1,000+ healthcare offices, closes ClearChoice acquisition
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management closed its acquisition of ClearChoice Management Services Dec. 30.
  7. Virginia dental hygienist killed in home invasion
    Carla Trost, a dental hygienist who worked at Hanover Family Dentistry in Mechanicsville, Va., for 18 years, was fatally shot after she and her husband interrupted a burglary at their home, police told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
  8. Texas dentist sees uptick in dental visits, cites pandemic delay
    Lufkin, Texas-based Family Dentistry and Orthodontics has reported an increase in dental visits and blames pandemic delays, KLTV reports.
  9. Iowa dental board puts dentist on probation for incomplete charting
    William George, DDS, was put on probation by the Iowa Dental Board for failing to include periodontal charting in patients' dental records.

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