Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Washington dentist fears closing practice due to mask shortage

    A Spokane, Wash.-based dentist is concerned he might have to temporarily close his practice due to shortages in medical masks, according to local CBS affiliate KREM.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub updates operating model: 6 things to know

    SmileDirectClub announced March 12 that it has made several updates to its consumer experience model to bring greater transparency to club members and provide effective training to staff.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Texas DSO names permanent CEO

    Dallas-based Jefferson Dental & Orthodontic announced March 11 that it has named Mick McCormick permanent CEO.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 20,000-person dental conference in Atlanta canceled over coronavirus

    The Hinman Dental Society's annual conference in Atlanta has been canceled due to growing concerns over the coronavirus, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Chicago DSO poaches Pacific Dental Services clinical director

    Chicago-based Elite Dental Partners announced March 11 that it has hired Adam Burr, DDS, to serve as its chief dental officer.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Virginia DSO acquires dental group

    Woodbridge, Va.-based Light Wave Dental Management announced March 11 that it has acquired Raleigh, N.C.-based Triangle Family Dentistry.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. California dentist to plead no contest to child pornography, illegal firearm charges

    A Salinas, Calif.-based dentist is expected to plead no contest to charges of possessing child pornography and an illegal assault weapon, according to the Monterey County District Attorney and cited by The Californian.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Father fights surprise 'behavior management' dental fee for son with autism

    A Chicago father is fighting a surprise dental charge — labeled a "behavior management" fee — for his 10-year-old son who has special needs, CBS 2 reported.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Good staff, patient trust are keys to success without DSOs, Wisconsin dentist says

    R.J. Carpenter, DDS, the sole practitioner at his Sun Prairie, Wis.-based dental office, discussed current dental competition and weighed the pros and cons of joining a dental service organization in an interview with Becker's Dental + DSO Review.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. North Carolina dentist offers coronavirus screening to help ease fear

    A North Carolina dentist is offering COVID-19 screenings in an attempt to raise awareness and ease concerns about the virus, according to MyNetworkTV affiliate WMYA-TV.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Tennessee DSO acquires 58-year-old private practice

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners announced March 10 that it had acquired the practices of Byrl Criswell, DDS.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Patient says dental bill spiked $10K when transferred from outpatient center to hospital

    A North Carolina patient claims she received a surprise bill of $13,000 for six tooth extractions after she received an estimate that the procedure would cost $3,000, according to Kaiser Health News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Connecticut dental clinic closed due to coronavirus concerns

    The 2020 Connecticut Mission of Mercy dental clinic has been canceled until further notice due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus, according to local news station WFSB.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Kansas dental lab employee sentenced to 32 months in prison for abuse

    A former lab instructor at the Topeka (Kan.) Correctional Facility was sentenced to 32 months in prison after being found guilty of unlawful sexual relations with an inmate, according to The Salina Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. ADA seeks clarification about CMS chief dental officer position

    The American Dental Association, while in support of the HHS decision to appoint a chief dental officer at CMS, sent a letter questioning if the position is exclusive to CMS.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Oral medicine becomes 11th dental specialty

    Oral medicine has been recognized as the 11th dental specialty, according to the American Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. 6 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Hard drive stolen from Colorado dental practice exposes 2,800 patients

    Estes Park, Colo.-based Elk Ridge Dentistry began notifying 2,793 patients March 2 that their information may have been exposed after a hard drive was stolen.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. New York dentist exposed himself to teen interns, lawsuit claims

    A new lawsuit claims a New York City-based dentist "had a habit of exposing himself to the young female interns in his dental office," over a decade ago, according to SI Live.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Align Technology acquires dental software company for $420M

    Align Technology announced March 4 that it as entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Exocad for approximately $420 million in cash.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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