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  1. What dentists should know about COVID-19 booster shots, per ADA
    Dental providers can find the latest information on COVID-19 booster shots from the American Dental Association's updated COVID-19 vaccination fact sheet.
  2. Top 20 best dental insurance companies, ranked by Forbes
    Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare is the U.S.'s best dental insurance company, according to Forbes' 2022 "America's Best Insurance Companies" list.
  3. Medicare dental expansion: What worries 2 dentists
    As Senate Democrats seek to expand dental coverage under Medicare, some dentists are worried about how the plan will be managed and how it will affect the dental industry.

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  1. Number of US orthodontists, by state
    There are 8,370 orthodontists practicing in the U.S., according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy nonprofit.
  2. Minnesota Dental Association elects new leaders
    The Minnesota Dental Association elected new officers and trustees Sept. 24.
  3. Rhode Island dentist publicly defies COVID-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers
    A Cranston, R.I.-based dentist has publicly said he will defy the state's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all healthcare providers, according to The Providence Journal.
  4. 42 North Dental adds 2nd specialty practice, appoints director of clinical affairs
    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental has partnered with Quincy, Mass.-based South Shore Oral Surgery Associates, while tapping one of the practice dentist-owners to be the DSO's director of clinical affairs.

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  1. Healthcare manufacturer acquires Chase Dental Supply
    Lakeville, Minn.based healthcare product manufacturer Caresfield has acquired Chase Dental Supply, Caresfield said Sept. 30.
  2. 12 recent 'firsts' in dentistry
    From dental practice expansions to new leadership appointments, here are 12 recent 'firsts' in dentistry covered by Becker's:
  3. 13 DSOs making headlines in September
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring this September.
  4. Teledentistry saga concludes: Alabama dental board can't limit clear aligner competition
    The Alabama Board of Dental Examiners has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it unreasonably excluded online and teledentistry providers from competition, according to a Sept. 28 news release.
  1. All dentists soon must comply with new federal health record regulation: 5 things to know
    All dentists will soon be required to comply with an information-blocking rule that prohibits providers from inhibiting patients' access to certain health records, the California Dental Association said Sept. 29.
  2. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in September
    Updated CDC interim COVID-19 infection control guidance for dental healthcare personnel garnered the most attention this month.
  3. Ronald Redden, renowned dental anesthesiology leader, dies
    Ronald Redden, DDS, a professor at the Houston-based University of Texas Health School of Dentistry and former president of the Texas Dental Society of Anesthesiology, died Sept. 23 of cancer.
  4. Virtual Dental Care to provide teledentistry services to Humana members
    Teledentistry software company Virtual Dental Care will begin servicing Humana members next year, the company said Sept. 29.
  5. Texas dental practices face staffing challenges: 4 things to know
    One Houston-based dental practice has been operating with a quarter of its staff out, and other practices in East Texas are experiencing similar staff shortages during the pandemic, KLTV, an ABC affiliate, reported Sept. 28.
  6. Number of US endodontists, by state
    There are 4,429 endodontists practicing in the U.S., according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health policy nonprofit.
  7. Iowa dentist accused of improper sanitation fights license revocation
    Thomas Cooney, DDS, has filed to challenge the revocation of his dental license, according to the Iowa Capital Dispatch.
  8. Delta Dental California sells equity stake in insurance company
    Delta Dental of California has sold a $152.4 million equity stake investment back to healthcare insurer Moda Holdings Group, the company said Sept. 27.
  9. Dental subscription service raises $66M to grow DSO services
    Membersy, a dental subscription service, gained a $66 million investment from growth equity firm Spectrum Equity, which will enable the company to expand its services for DSOs, the company said Sept. 27.

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