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  1. 10 notable dental lawsuits of 2019

    Dentists have made headlines this year for better or for worse, including a few lawsuits. Below are 10 of the most notable lawsuits regarding dentists, dental companies and patients that were filed in 2019.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 8 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. MCNA Dental extends Texas Medicaid contract

    The Texas Health and Human Services department approved MCNA Dental to provide coverage for state Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Patients sue Tennessee dentist accused of improperly sterilizing tools

    Three patients filed a lawsuit Dec. 19 against Knoxville, Tenn.-based Clarence "Buzz" Nabers, DDS, after he potentially exposed them to infectious diseases, Knox News reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Florida dentist shot outside of office dies

    A Hialeah, Fla.-based dentist who was shot outside her office Nov. 19 last month has died, NBC 6 reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. CDA op ed fights back, says it works to protect telehealth patients

    California Dental Association President Del Brunner, DDS, suggested an opinion piece on teledentistry contained false information, according to a piece in the Times of San Diego.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Iowa dentist gets license suspended, fined $10K for opioid scheme

    An Iowa oral surgeon has been fined $10,000 and had his license temporarily suspended after allegedly diverting opioids for personal use, local news source The Gazette reports.   By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. North Carolina proposal would let dental hygienists practice without supervision

    On Dec. 13, the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners approved a proposal that would allow dental hygienists to provide care for patients who haven't met the prior exam requirement, NBC affiliate WECT reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Aspen Dental opens 800th office

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental announced Dec. 19 that its 800th office had opened in Southern Pines, N.C.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Southern Illinois University dental school to demolish lab to build $11.5M clinic

    Carbondale-based Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine was granted approval Dec. 5 to build a new clinic.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub expands internationally & 5 other dental notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including SmileDirectClub and Delta Dental.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. 21 plaintiffs drop class-action claims against SmileDirectClub

    Twenty-one consumer plaintiffs under a class-action complaint against SmileDirectClub have withdrawn their claims, leaving one plaintiff in court and one in arbitration, according to a Dec. 18 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. SmileDirectClub expands internationally

    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub announced Dec. 17 that it would be expanding into Germany in 2020.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 42 North Dental makes 1st New York affiliation

    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental added Browne, Goetz & Miraglia in Westchester County, N.Y., to its portfolio of supported practices.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Tennessee dentist forced out dental hygienist who reported misconduct, lawsuit claims

    A former employee of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Clarence "Buzz" Nabers, DDS, claims she was forced out of her job after refusing to perform procedures she was not licensed to do, Knox News reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Toothbar wins 2019 'New Build' award from the ADA Design Innovation Awards

    Texas-based Toothbar is the 2019 winner of the "New Build" Design Innovation Award by the American Dental Association, according to a Dec. 17 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. ADA blog seeks contributors to share experiences, insights

    The American Dental Association is seeking contributors interested in writing for its blog about their experiences as a new dentist.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Why patients visit the ER for dental care

    Thousands of patients continue to visit the emergency room for dental care due to the inconvenience and price of services at nearby practices, according to local news station KJZZ.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Tennessee dentist urges patients to get tested for hep B, C

    Knoxville, Tenn.-based Clarence "Buzz" Nabers, DDS, mailed letters to patients informing them that they should get tested for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, according to Knox News.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. ADA announces interim policy on vaping

    The American Dental Association announced a new interim policy on vaping, calling for a complete ban of vaping products that aren't approved by the FDA, according to a Dec. 16 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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