Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 dentists making headlines
    From new developments in ongoing lawsuits to one dentist's thoughts on teledentistry, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  2. 4 children arrested for stealing dental supplies from Michigan practice
    Four minors were arrested for allegedly breaking into a Michigan dental practice, reports ABC's WPBN.
  3. Dr. Raul Escalante: How teledentistry will evolve
    Raul Escalante, DDS, a San Marcos, Calif.-based dentist, sees a place for teledentistry in the future focused primarily on providing diagnostic support.

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  1. The supply chain challenges 2 dentists face today
    Dentists continue to face challenges with the traditional supply chain for personal protective equipment during the pandemic.
  2. 'Never let a good crisis go to waste' + more from Smile Brand's Kevin Rogus
    Kevin Rogus, vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Smile Brands, joined "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast" to share what sets the company's culture apart, and where M&A activity in the dental sector is headed.
  3. Aspen Dental opens 100th Florida practice, 42nd Illinois practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has recently opened new practices in both Florida and Illinois.
  4. NADG condemns racist violence after attack in Georgia
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group released a March 18 statement urging for the end of racism, bigotry and hate directed at Asians and Asian Americans.

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  1. Retired California dentist victim of fatal hit-and-run
    A former dentist died March 15 after suffering injuries from a hit-and-run in Fremont, Calif., reports Fox affiliate KTVU.
  2. US dental practice revenue dropped 6% in 2020: Dental Intelligence
    Compared to 2019, dental practice revenue declined 6 percent in 2020, according to Dental Intelligence data from 3,677 U.S. dental practices.
  3. New charges emerge in $10M civil suit against Texas dentist
    A new affidavit has been filed in a $10 million lawsuit that accuses Jason White, DDS, of sexually abusing a Texas family's two children and using photos of them for a child pornography business, reports radio station KFYO.
  4. 93% of Americans plan to visit the dentist in 2021: Delta Dental
    A nationally representative survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults showed 93% of Americans plan to visit their dentist this year, according to results published March 18 by Delta Dental Plans Association.
  1. 7-practice Smile Center Dental joins Western Dental, Brident
     Austin, Texas-based Smile Center Dental has joined Brident Dental & Orthodontics, an affiliate of Western Dental.
  2. Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners taps new CEO
    Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners named Leigh Feenburg as CEO March 16. Mr. Feenburg is the DSO's former chief operating officer.
  3. Percentage of dentists 'open, business as usual' dips in February: ADA
    Dentists reporting their practice is open and conducting business as usual declined nearly 3 percentage points from January to February, according to the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute polls.
  4. MB2 Dental sees 117% 2-year revenue growth, makes Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in Texas
    Carrollton-based MB2 Dental ranks No. 114 out of 250 on Inc. 5000's fastest-growing Texas-based private companies.
  5. The dental industry & COVID-19 vaccinations: 4 recent stories
    Below are four recent stories regarding dental professionals' roles administering COVID-19 vaccines.
  6. Wisconsin DSO Cherry Tree Dental gets private equity investment
    New York City-based ICV Partners has made a majority investment in Madison, Wis.-based Cherry Tree Dental, according to a March 16 news release.
  7. 4 dentists making headlines
    From the first Black female president of a professional society to another dentist's day in federal court being delayed, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  8. Iowa medical community questions allowance of dentists giving COVID-19 shot
    The Iowa House has voted to let dentists administer COVID-19 vaccines and give the shots at their practices if they want to, though some are questioning the move, reports Radio Iowa.
  9. FDI World Dental Congress will be 100% virtual in September
    The FDI World Dental Federation and Australian Dental Association will hold an entirely virtual World Dental Congress in September after canceling the 2020 edition due to the pandemic, the FDI said March 3.

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