Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Washington dentist illegally prescribed opioids to family member, police allege

    A Spokane, Wash.-based dentist has been accused of prescribing opioids to his sister and taking them for himself, according to The Spokesman-Review. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. New Hampshire dentist improperly used restraints, performed unnecessary care, dental board claims

    A Keene, N.H.-based dentist is facing a slew of new allegations by the state’s dental board after previously being sanctioned for practicing while impaired, according to the SentinelSource.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Ex-Illinois dentist practiced dentistry with revoked license, police allege

    A former Oak Brook, Ill.-based dentist was arrested Aug. 16 for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license, according to the Daily Herald. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Maryland expands dental care coverage to some Medicaid patients

    A limited number of adult Medicaid patients in Maryland can now receive coverage for basic dental care services, according to The Baltimore Sun. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub faces mounting pushback from dental industry

    Over the past two years, SmileDirectClub has gained momentum and criticism, according to Bloomberg. Although the teeth-straightening company has a partnership with CVS, it is facing backlash from various dental associations. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 11 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Wisconsin Dental Association slams bill to license dental therapists

    Officials from the Wisconsin Dental Association headed to the state capital on Aug. 21 to oppose a bill that would license dental therapists, according to Wisconsin Radio Network. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 6 employees file lawsuits against Missouri dentist

    Six women who worked at a Marshfield, Mo., dental practice filed lawsuits Aug. 13 claiming the dentist created a hostile work environment and that management failed to step in, according to the Springfield News-Leader. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 9 dental companies making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Aspen Dental and SmileDirectClub. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. South Dakota dental practice files bankruptcy, leaves patients stranded

    A Huron, S.D.-based dentist abruptly closed his practice leaving many patients with canceled appointments and unanswered questions, according to ABC affiliate KSFY. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Ex-Utah dentist sentenced to jail for $62K fraud scheme

    A former Utah dentist was sentenced Aug. 19 to 60 days in jail after investigators discovered he had fraudulently received $62,500 in a business scheme, according to ABC4 News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Minnesota dental practice alerts 2,000 patients of data breach

    North Branch, Minn.-based Bayview Dental has begun notifying 1,938 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach, according to the HIPAA Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. To be successful, dentists must focus on themselves: DEO's Darin Acopan shares insights for growth

    Professionals in the dental industry know the pressure to expand and keep up with the transitioning market. However, as expansion is on everyone's mind, reimbursement is getting tougher and dentists are competing for patients. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Investment firm acquires North American Dental Group

    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group co-founders Ken Cooper and Andrew Matta, DDS, entered an acquisition agreement with private investment firm Jacobs Holding. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Ohio dental practice abruptly closes

    Patients were left with questions after a Toledo, Ohio-based dental practice abruptly shuttered, according to local ABC affiliate WTVG. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. California dentist stole patient identities to take out life insurance policies, dept. of insurance says

    A Marina del Rey, Calif.-based dentist and licensed insurance agent allegedly used the personal information of her patients to take out life insurance policies on them, according to the California Department of Insurance and cited by KTLA. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. SmileDirectClub files $100M IPO

    SmileDirectClub filed its initial public offering Aug. 19, after weeks of rumors that the company would be going public, according to CNBC. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Arizona dental clinic doubles in size, increases patient volume from 6,000 to 10,000

    Nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul completed the renovation of a Glendale, Ariz., dental clinic that treats underserved patients. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dr. Kristin Wade completes Academy of General Dentistry fellowship — 3 insights

    The Academy of General Dentistry recognized more than 240 dentists who completed their fellowship, the Payson Roundup reports.  By Eric Oliver -
  9. Connecticut dentist crashes two cars in same day — 5 insights

    Scott David Cohen, DDS, owner of Trumbull (Conn.) Smiles Family Dental, was involved in two separate accidents on the same road Aug. 13, the newstimes reports.  By Eric Oliver -

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