10 dentists making headlines

Here's this week's roundup of dentists making headlines.

  1. Minnesota dentist Kyle Edlund, DDS, was identified as the sole victim in an Aug. 20 plane crash.

  2. Colorado dentist Sheila Soroushian, DMD, shared tips for new dentists to combat feelings of burnout.

  3. New Orleans dentist Bristol Williams, DDS, used her own money to hold a voter registration drive for her community.

  4. Arizona dentist Nashid Ahmed, DDS, who received her dental degree a year ago, shared six things she wishes she learned in dental school.

  5. Paul Marshall, DMD, a Hyannis, Mass.-based cosmetic dentist, filed a federal class-action lawsuit against Safety Insurance Co., claiming it should have covered the income losses he incurred during his practice's mandated period of closure.

  6. After spending nearly 10 months in prison, Tennessee dentist Richard "Nate" Schott, DDS, was released amid the pandemic to finish his sentence at home.

  7. Kentucky dentist Denver Tackett, DMD, pleaded guilty to healthcare fraud, admitting he performed and submitted claims for dental procedures that were not necessary.

  8. Florida dentist April Patterson, DDS, reflected on the lack of representation she has witnessed as a Black woman in the dental industry and shared how she is using her position as a successful practice owner to empower other Black women in the field.

  9. Kentucky dentist Suzanne Spencer, DMD, opened a temporary learning space for her employees' children as they begin a new remote learning school year.

  10. California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently announced the appointment of Bay Area dentist Alicia Montell, DDS, to the Dental Board of California.

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