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  1. CDC releases infection control training resource for dental practices
    The CDC recently released a free online training resource on infection prevention and control for dental practices.
  2. Endo1 Partners secures $250M debt facility this year, set to surpass growth goal
    Houston-based Endo1 Partners has secured an additional debt facility to expand its platform, according to a Sept. 28 news release obtained by Becker's.
  3. Pittsburgh DSO shakes up executive team with new CFO, IT leaders
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group has promoted Stephen Castles to CFO and made two additional appointments to boost information technology security, the DSO said Sept. 27.

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  1. Schools address dental workforce challenges: 7 updates
    Several schools have added or are considering new dental programs to address workforce challenges, such as provider shortages and diversity.
  2. 8 dentists making headlines
    From a Maryland dentist selected to lead the state's dental association to a Kentucky dentist charged with federal tax crimes, here are eight dentists who made headlines last week:
  3. Dentsply Sirona revives dental implant business
    Charlotte, N.C.-based supplier Dentsply Sirona has launched a new version of its implant business, DS Implants, the company said Sept. 24.
  4. Nevada Dental Foundation plans clinic to expand rural care access
    The Nevada Dental Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Nevada Dental Association,is considering a dental clinic in Tonopah as part of its plan to expand dental care access in rural communities, the Pahrump Valley Times reported Sept. 24.

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  1. Dentsply Sirona partners with Smile Train on cleft care, donates $5M
    Charlotte, N.C.-based dental product supplier Dentsply Sirona has entered a five-year partnership with cleft-focused nonprofit Smile Train to advance cleft care worldwide, the company said Sept. 24.
  2. 9 dental leadership moves
    Dental Lifeline Network's CEO will retire at the end of this year, and MB2 Dental named two vice presidents of business development.
  3. Number of US oral surgeons, ranked by state
    Nationwide, 5,807 oral surgeons are actively practicing, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  4. Kentucky dentist, office manager indicted on tax fraud charges
    A Kentucky dentist and office manager were charged with federal tax crimes after allegedly spending thousands of dollars on personal expenses and defrauding Internal Revenue Services, according to a Sept. 20 IRS news release cited by Fox affiliate WCHS-TV.
  1. What 5 dentists do when hit with unexpected costs
    Dental practice budgets can suffer when sudden expenses hit if offices are not prepared.
  2. Oral pathology claim denials prompt letter to CMS
    The American Dental Association and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons requested to meet with CMS regarding recent denials of oral pathology claims in a Sept. 17 letter.
  3. Colorado dental school sees 350% boom in Medicaid patients: 4 things to know
    The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora has seen a 350 percent increase in Medicaid patients since the state expanded dental coverage, according to a September report from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
  4. ADA backs Illinois company for marketing, phone service
    The American Dental Association has endorsed Bannockburn, Ill.-based RevenueWell for dental practice marketing and phone system services, the dental lobby said Sept. 22.
  5. Patients dispute collections notices from closed Wisconsin dental practice
    Several patients of shuttered Dr. Molar Family Dentistry in Milwaukee are disputing bills sent to them for visits that they claim were paid, Fox6 Milwaukee reported Sept. 22.
  6. California dental school gets $1M to increase faculty diversity
    The Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine received a $1 million federal grant to increase faculty diversity, the school said Sept. 23.
  7. Number of US dentists per specialty: KFF
    Nationwide, a total of 192,723 dentists are actively practicing, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  8. Number of active dentists per state: KFF
    Nationwide, 192,723 dentists are actively practicing, according to data from Kaiser Family Foundation.
  9. The Innovation Race Between Medicine and Dentistry
    For years it’s been no question: dentistry has lagged far behind the rest of medicine in terms of innovation and technological advancement.

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