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  1. Delta Dental of Michigan adopts tech to automate reviewing claims

    Delta Dental of Michigan will integrate NovoDynamics’ NovoHealth Dental platform into its claims processing system, according to an Oct. 22 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Therapy dog comforts pediatric patients at Florida dental practice

    A pediatric dentist in southwest Florida has her therapy dog at all dental appointments to comfort patients, according to NBC2.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. California Medicaid program expands coverage to preventive dental services

    California's Medicaid program has added new options to its dental program, including fluoride benefits for children and reimbursing dentists for tobacco cessation counseling, according to the California Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Patterson responds to FTC ruling that company conspired against dental buying groups

    Patterson Companies released a statement Oct. 16 regarding a Federal Trade Commission judge's decision that the company had neglected to negotiate with dental buying groups. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. USOSM expands to Alabama

    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has formed a partnership with Clark Holmes Oral Facial Surgery of Alabama, according to an Oct. 22 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Colorado government considers dental therapists

    Colorado legislators are debating whether to draft a bill to license dental therapists, according to Colorado Politics. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Mid-Atlantic Dental acquires DentalOne

    Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners has acquired DentalOne Partners, according to an Oct. 21 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. ADA opens comment period for new standards on sterilization, dental lasers and more

    The American Dental Association is accepting comments from dentists and other dental professionals on proposed revisions to existing standards.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. ADA purchases ads in 'NYT', 'USA Today' regarding petition against SmileDirectClub

    The American Dental Association scheduled two ads forThe New York Times and USA Today websites to clarify that the citizen petition submitted to the FDA against SmileDirectClub is still active, "contrary to SmileDirectClub's misstatements."  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Biolase preps for $5.4M Q3 loss

    Biolase released its preliminary financial results Oct. 21 for the third quarter ended Sept. 30. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Dental tourism on the rise with new features

    As dental tourism becomes more popular, companies are standing out by offering patients new features, such as airfare and tourist activities. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. SmileDirectClub files lawsuit against California dental board

    After a series of raids at its retail locations, SmileDirectClub filed a lawsuit Oct. 16 against the Dental Board of California, according to Bloomberg. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Fire destroys Chicago dental care mobile

    Mobile Care Chicago’s dental van, which provides thousands of students free dental treatment on school campuses, was destroyed in an Oct. 2 fire, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. TDSC reassures dentists after judge finds Benco, Patterson conspired against buying groups

    The Dentists Supply Company released a statement Oct. 18 following the initial ruling in favor of the Federal Trade Commission's complaint against dental products distributors.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Washington state dental operator fined $5K in connection with patient death

    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission slapped the owner of Vancouver-based Must Love Kids Pediatric Dentistry with a $5,000 fine following the death of a 4-year-old patient, according to The Columbian. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 11 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 9 DSO-supported offices to open in last 30 days

    Dental service organizations continue to grow rapidly. Some DSOs open de novo practices while others are expanding through partnerships and acquisitions. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Elite Dental Partners appoints new CEO

    Chicago-based Elite Dental Partners has named Gaurav Bhattacharyya CEO, according to an Oct. 17 news release. By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Aspen Dental expands in North Carolina

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental is opening a new location in Jacksonville, N.C., a dental health professional shortage area, according to an Oct. 17 news release. By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. Illinois representative proposes Medicare Dental Act

    On Oct. 11, Illinois Democratic House of Representatives member Robin Kelly proposed the Medicare Dental Act, a bill that would cover some dental services through Medicare Part B, a position 80 percent of Americans support, according to a news release. By Gabrielle Masson -

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