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  1. AI could be used to develop patient treatment plans to ease dentists' workload

    A new artificial intelligence system that uses natural language processing could be deployed at dental offices to craft patient treatment plans for dentists, according to VentureBeast. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Dentists in Western US, urban areas more likely to prescribe unnecessary drugs, study finds

    Dentists who practice in the Western U.S. and urban areas are more likely to write unnecessary prescriptions to patients prior to dental procedures, according to a study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 8 dental companies, practices making headlines

    Here is the latest roundup of dental companies and practices that have been in the headlines, including SmileDirectClub and UnitedHealthcare Dental. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. How price transparency will change the dental industry for dentists, DSOs and patients

    The introduction of price transparency in the healthcare space comes with mixed emotions. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Cordental acquires 35-practice Iowa DSO

    Cincinnati-based Cordental Group Management has acquired Dubuque, Iowa-based AppleWhite Dental. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. SmileDirectClub ups spending with social media platform Pinterest

    SmileDirectClub has increased its spending with Pinterest over the past year, according to DTC Daily. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Missouri university plans to build $80M dental school

    Joplin, Mo.-based Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has plans to develop a dental college on its Joplin campus, according to The Joplin Globe. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Washington state suspends dentist's license for infection control issues

    A dentist in Kent, Wash., had his license suspended after an investigation by the Washington Department of Health unveiled infection control violations, according to local news state KIRO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. UnitedHealthcare Dental names new CEO: 3 notes

    UnitedHealthcare Dental selected Colleen Van Ham to serve as CEO, according to the Chicago Tribune. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Feds sue Pennsylvania dental practice for age bias after firing group of dental hygienists

    Harrisburg, Pa.-based Capital City Dental Care was hit with an age discrimination lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the dental practice allegedly unlawfully fired a group of dental hygienists, according to publisher Plansponsor. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Sterilization processing issue halts dental procedures at Washington VA hospital

    The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center had to suspend dental procedures and other surgeries due to a problem with sterilize processing, the center's public affairs officer Bret Bowers told local CBS affiliate KREM. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Colorado dental clinic exposed patients to unsterile equipment: 3 things to know

    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Vista Dental is alerting 27 patients that they may have been exposed to disease after equipment was improperly sterilized, according to local CBS affiliate KKTV. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Texas Tech gets another $20M in funding for El Paso dental school

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso was granted another $20 million in state funding to develop its Woody L. Hunt dental school, according to the El Paso Times. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. North Carolina dentist agrees to $730K Medicaid fraud settlement

    A Mebane, N.C., dentist has agreed to pay $728,450 to settle Medicaid fraud allegations, according to the local newspaper News & Record.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Forbes: 3 AI-focused devices to make waves in dental industry

    Along with the rest of the healthcare industry, dental manufacturers, practice owners and dental service organizations are turning to artificial intelligence to improve patient care. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Las Vegas dentist office fire deemed arson by fire department

    The Las Vegas fire department ruled a fire started at a local dental office on May 30 was caused by arson, according to CBS affiliate KLAS. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Pacific Dental Services opens 1st practice in Ohio

    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has expanded into Cincinnati, according to a May 29 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. CDC: Dental care 'overlooked' for older adults

    There is an alarming gap in dental care for older Americans, as only 29 percent of adults age 65 and older had dental insurance in 2017, a CDC report found, according to U.S. News & World Report. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 7 dentists making headlines

    Here is the latest roundup of dentists making the news this week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 21-practice Texas DSO gets investment from private equity firm

    Private investment firm Bain Capital Double Impact has signed a deal with Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics to support the dental service organization's future growth, according to a May 19 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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