Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. California man gets 37-month sentence for impersonating dentists, defrauding banks

    A Glendale, Calif., resident was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison for impersonating dentists and swindling banks out of $2.1 million, according to a news release from the Department of Justice.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub approves of American Association of Dental Boards' proposed teledentistry regulations

    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub announced its approval March 4 of the American Association of Dental Boards' state-level examples of teledentistry regulations.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Aspen Dental expands to Florida dental shortage area

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental is opening a new practice in St. Johns, Fla., a dental health professional shortage area, on March 5.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Florida resident arrested, charged with practicing dentistry in his home without a license

    A man in Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested March 4 and charged with practicing dentistry without a license, according to local news station Action News Jax.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 5 scams targeting dentists

    Since the beginning of 2020, private practice dentists and dental service organizations have had to be cautious of an influx in hacking schemes. While some practices have been targeted over the phone, some organizations have been the victims of phishing attacks.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Ohio DSO completes 1st acquisition since private equity backing

    Mentor, Ohio-based Empire Dental Arts announced March 3 that it has acquired Papich-Forsyth DDS Associates.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Align Technology hit with class-action lawsuit for allegedly misleading investors

    A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Align Technology claiming the company made misleading statements that violated the Securities Exchange Act, according to a March 2 press release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. 8 dentists facing fraud charges in 2020

    Below are eight dentists involved in fraud cases in 2020.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Walmart Health in talks to create 5G network at clinics

    Walmart is reportedly in negotiations with Verizon to install antennas and other equipment at Walmart Health clinics to create a 5G wireless service, according to The Wall Street Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dentists claim supply costs surged up to 50% due to coronavirus threat

    Dentists in Albuquerque, N.M., are claiming the cost of certain products used at their practices have increased between 25 percent to 50 percent since the coronavirus outbreak went global, according to local news station KOAT.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Phishing email impersonates ADA president

    A member of the American Dental Association received a phishing email from an address containing the ADA president's name and a link to view "membership details," the organization said March 2.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Dental patients at Texas clinic contracted HIV, hep C due to poor sterilization, lawsuit claims

    Patients of the Galveston County (Texas) Health District who visited the public health clinic for dental procedures claim they contracted HIV and hepatitis C after their visits, according to the Star-Telegram.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Kaiser integrates dental, medical records

    Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente developed an integrated system that allows dental providers to view patients' medical records if they visit a Kaiser location, according to The Register-Guard.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. New Jersey dental group sells 50% to private equity company

    Private equity company Clairvest Equity Partners acquired 50 percent of Newark, N.J.-based The Childsmiles Group, according to a March 2 news release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Greatest challenges in expanding DSOs: Key takeaways from Becker's dental conference

    At Becker's Dental and DSO Conference Feb. 19, industry leaders discussed DSO growth strategies and challenges.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  5. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in February

    A New Jersey oral surgeon tied to 15 bacterial heart infections, including a case that resulted in a patient dying, captured readers' attention the most in February.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Align Technology chief is 2nd most 'overpaid' CEO, report finds

    Align Technology President and CEO Joseph Hogan is the second most "overpaid" CEO, according to a report from the nonprofit shareholder advocacy group As You Sow.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Pennsylvania oral surgeon to pay $46K to avoid healthcare fraud case

    A former oral surgeon at Lehrian & Palo Oral Surgery in Erie, Pa., has agreed to enter a pretrial diversion program and pay nearly $47,000 to avoid ongoing prosecution in federal court, according to  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 5 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. California oral surgeon charged with human trafficking

    An Oakland, Calif.-based oral surgeon is facing charges of child pornography and human trafficking, according to documents obtain by the San Francisco Chronicle.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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