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  1. 3-year-old who died after dental procedure wasn't given enough oxygen, attorney says
    The attorney representing the family of a small child who died during a dental procedure said the boy wasn't given an adequate oxygen supply, reports KWCH-DT.
  2. ADA pens letter to CMS asking for Medicaid changes to increase dentist participation
    The American Dental Association recently wrote a letter to CMS asking for changes that would encourage more dentists to participate in the program, according to a July 22 news release.
  3. Pennsylvania dentist acquitted of tax fraud files federal lawsuit
    A Pennsylvania dentist acquitted of tax fraud has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated and that he was maliciously prosecuted when he was charged in 2016.

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  1. Dental technician school receives accreditation
    San Diego-based Howard Healthcare Academy recently received accreditation from the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, according to a July 22 press release.
  2. Michigan prisoners struggle to receive dental care under state policy
    A Detroit-based lawyer is suing Michigan's prison system on behalf of prisoners who say they are unable to receive adequate dental care, according to a July 22 NBC News report.
  3. Vista Verde Dental Partners adds director of field operations
    Vista Verde Dental Partners recently welcomed Jill Cruz as its director of operations, the organization announced in a July 22 press release.
  4. North Carolina legislature moves forward with teledentistry bill
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to sign a bill that will establish regulatory standards for teledentistry in the state, the Carolina Journal reported July 21.

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  1. Court rejects dentists' appeal against SmileDirectClub
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has sided with Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub, rejecting the Georgia Board of Dentistry's effort to shield itself from antitrust liability with an interlocutory appeal, reports Bloomberg Law.
  2. ADA pulls financial backing of Rep. Paul Gosar
    The American Dental Association is no longer financially backing Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS, R-Ariz., reports The Arizona Republic.
  3. Rock Dental Brands acquires 9 clinics
    Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands has acquired nine dental practices across three states, the company stated in a July 21 press release.
  4. Specialty Dental Brands partners with Tab32 to drive digital advancements
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Specialty Dental Brands is partnering with dental software company Tab32 to upgrade its operations and advance patient communication and revenue growth, according to a July 21 press release.
  1. Patient death after dental surgery prompts investigation
    The Lake County (Ill.) State’s Attorney’s Office and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation are investigating a patient's death after being treated at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of Lake County in Gurnee, Ill.
  2. Some dental practices affected by ransomware attack
    Up to 1,500 small to midsize businesses have been affected by a ransomware attack targeting Kaseya VSA, a software management company, according to a July 4 news release from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI.
  3. Texas judge rules against patients who claimed they contracted hepatitis at dental clinics
    A district judge in Texas on July 19 ruled against three dental patients who claimed to be infected with hepatitis C during dental procedures at a federally funded practice.
  4. Number of dental school applicants by race, ethnicity over the past 5 years
    The American Dental Education Association provides data on the demographics of applicants and first-time, first-year dental students.
  5. Top 10 biggest dental stories halfway through 2021
    Some of the biggest dental news in 2021 so far has examined industry trends, covered major events and highlighted the biggest players in the industry.
  6. Onsite Dental acquires mobile dentistry company
    Onsite Dental recently acquired mobile dental firm Henry The Dentist, the company announced July 20.
  7. Top dental priorities for fall: 2 dentists weigh in
    As the dental industry continues to evolve, dentists are focusing on the logistics of running their practices, with staffing and efficiency top of mind.
  8. 10 ways dentists are maintaining financial sustainability this summer
    Amid the changes of the pandemic, many dentists are working hard to maintain financial viability, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  9. 10% of dentists are referring more patients to specialists than pre-pandemic
    Ten percent of general dentists said they are referring more patients to specialists than before the pandemic began, according to the American Dental Association's latest COVID-19 economic impact survey.

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