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  1. 'Oral health is essential for good overall health': Nevada Dental Association encourages patients to return
    Mark Funke, DDS, president of the Nevada Dental Association, is assuring Nevadans it is safe to visit the dentist during the pandemic, according to an opinion column he wrote for the Reno Gazette Journal.
  2. 10 states with the most, fewest COVID-19 restrictions
    New Mexico is the state with the most COVID-19 restrictions, according to an analysis by WalletHub, a personal finance website.
  3. Delta Dental donated $76.3M to oral health last year
    Delta Dental donated more than $76.3 million in 2019, affecting more than 12.8 million people and funding over 1,700 programs, according to the Delta Dental Institute's first community impact report.

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  1. Pennsylvania dental clinic launches pre-appointment COVID-19 testing program
    New Castle, Pa.-based Refresh Dental is requiring all patients scheduled for an appointment to undergo a COVID-19 diagnostic and antibody test before receiving care.
  2. ADA encourages waiting period before disinfecting treatment rooms
    Dentists should exercise caution in determining the waiting period before disinfecting treatment rooms, according to the American Dental Association's response to the CDC's recent relaxation of dental safety protocols.
  3. 'Dentists have to be proactive': Texas dentist uses laser as infection control tool
    Texas dentist Dunia Korous, DDS, has found her Solea laser to be an important infection control tool for her Frisco-based practice, according to local ABC affiliate WFAA.
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  1. Houston dentist shares tips on how to be an LGBTQ ally in the field
    Alex Barrera, DDS, discussed ways dentists can take steps to address the health disparities facing the LGBTQ community in a recent blog post for the American Dental Association.
  2. Rhode Island dental employee allegedly assaulted teen patient under anesthesia
    A Rhode Island dental employee allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage patient who was under anesthesia, NBC's WJAR reports.
  3. Ohio dental practice vandalized, stolen from
    A man allegedly stole a U.S. Army flag while vandalizing an Ohio dental office, according to The Daily Jeffersonian.
  4. Elite Dental Partners: 3 COVID-19 reopening tips
    Chicago-based Elite Dental Partners released some of their recommendations designed to guide dental practices amid reopening.

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  1. BCBS of North Carolina extends telehealth coverage throughout 2020
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will keep its expanded reimbursement plan for virtual visits throughout 2020, according to a June 18 news release.
  2. 3 Virginia dentists pay $30K in opioid prescription settlement
    Three Virginia Beach, Va.-based dentists agreed to pay $30,000 to settle allegations that they violated the Controlled Substances Act on June 17, according to local ABC affiliate WVEC.
  3. Nevada dentist charged with failing to pay taxes
    Timothy Wilson, DDS, was indicted on tax charges June 17 by a federal grand jury, according to the Department of Justice.
  4. Maryland dentist pleads guilty to accessing child pornography at practice
    A former family dentist in Maryland pleaded guilty June 15 to promoting and/or distributing child pornography, according to the Carroll County Times.
  5. Chicago dentist accused of selling illegal home COVID-19 antibody tests
    A Chicago dentist is accused of selling at-home COVID-19 antibody testing kits that are not approved by the FDA, according to CBS' WBBM-TV.
  6. ADA moves yearly Florida Dental Conference online
    The American Dental Association decided June 12 to cancel the in-person gathering of the ADA Florida Dental Convention Annual Meeting set for October 2020.
  7. Tennessee promotes personal oral health habits with 'Smile Power Week'
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee declared June 15-19 the state's fifth annual Smile Power Week, according to a June 15 news release.
  8. California dentists must install amalgam separator by July 14
    California dental facilities without an amalgam separator must install one by July 14, according to a June 16 announcement from the California Dental Association.
  9. DentaQuest provides dentists in 4 states with teledentistry platform
    Dental insurance provider DentaQuest teamed up with dental technology company MouthWatch to offer the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 practices across Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.

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