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  1. How much these dental jobs pay in each state
    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provides compensation information for several healthcare occupations in each state.
  2. 8 dentists making headlines
    From new leadership appointments to a federal lawsuit, here are eight dentists who made headlines this week:
  3. Washington county residents delay dental visits: 4 things to know
    Residents in Cowlitz County, Wash., have delayed making dental appointments because of COVID-19, confusion surrounding coverage and difficulties finding a Medicaid-covered provider, The Daily News reported July 18.

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  1. Oklahoma dental school to bring additional services to Tulsa with new clinic
    The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry will construct a new dental clinic on the school's Tulsa campus, according to a July 19 news release.
  2. Simply Beautiful Smiles expands with acquisition of Olin Dental Group
    Trevose, Pa.-based Simply Beautiful Smiles recently acquired Olin Dental Group, according to a July 19 press release.
  3. Beacon Dental Health doubles in size for 3rd year in a row
    Boston-based ​​Beacon Dental Health has doubled in size for the third consecutive year, according to a July 19 news release.
  4. US Department of Labor sues Texas practice, owners
    The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against two Texas dental practice owners on behalf of two employees who say they were retaliated against for inquiring about COVID-19 safety precautions.

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  1. CDC updates COVID-19 guidelines for dental procedures
    The CDC recently updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Dental Settings to state that dental care providers should only avoid aerosol-generating procedures for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.
  2. 95 dentists who made headlines so far in 2021
    Dozens of dentists have made headlines so far this year, whether it was for an accomplishment or their involvement in a major event.
  3. Envista launches oral health accessibility nonprofit
    Dental brand organization Envista Holdings Corporation launched a nonprofit oral health foundation, the Envista Smile Project, to support increased access to oral healthcare and oral health education, the company said July 14.
  4. Maine Dental Association elects new board president
    The Maine Dental Association Board of Directors recently elected Norma Desjardins, DDS, as its next president, marking the first time women have held the board's three executive positions.
  1. Nevada dental office employee accused of stealing $22K, pulling 13 teeth without license
    A Nevada woman has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a Sun Valley, Nev.-based dental practice, stealing more than $22,000 and performing tooth extractions without a license, KOLO-TV reported.
  2. Tennessee dentist named president of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently named K. Jean Beauchamp, DDS, as its new president.
  3. New Arizona dental institute first of its kind for the state
    A unique multispecialty institute has come to the A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in Mesa to address additional dental and oral health needs.
  4. New Supply Clinic exec to drive growth of dental procurement platform
    Medical supply company Supply Clinic has added Patrick Strohkirch as its new vice president of special markets to lead ProSuite, the company's dental procurement platform for multi-office dental practices and DSOs.
  5. What teledentistry companies have achieved so far this year
    Teledentistry being more widely used in the dental industry has set these companies up for continued growth.
  6. Florida dentist purchases $6.6M building for cosmetic dental clinic
    Miami-based Dental Design Smile purchased a nearly vacant property for $6.6 million, real estate media outlet The Real Deal reported July 14.
  7. Medicare would cover dental under $3.5 trillion spending proposal: 4 things to know
    Senate Democrats are eyeing both Medicare and Medicaid expansion in their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, reports The Washington Post and CNBC.
  8. Florida man gets yearlong sentence for hate crime against Florida dentist and her family
    A Florida man found guilty on two counts of criminal mischief with hate crime enhancements has been sentenced to nearly a year in the county jail.
  9. ADA releases new COVID-19 dental office procedures
    The American Dental Association's updated pandemic procedures for dental offices emphasize hazard assessments to mitigate risks of COVID-19.

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