6 dentists making headlines

From a fatal plane crash to new leadership appointments, here are the latest dentists making the news:

1. Raul Escalante, DDS, a San Marcos, Calif.-based dentist, discussed how the dental field is changing and the potential boon for teledentistry and tooth growth.

2. Oklahoma dentist Mark Andregg, DDS, his wife Shannon Andregg and his son Nathan Andregg all died in a plane crash.

3. Steve Johnson, DDS, a dentist in Santa Barbara, Calif., is "slammed" as a backlog of patients return for dental care.

4. Miami-based Guardian Dentistry has welcomed its third Florida partner practice, Dental Designs in Plantation, Fla., founded in 2016 by John Sarris, DMD.

5. Louisville, Ky.-based Mortenson Dental Partners named Britt Bostick, DDS, its chief dental officer.

6. Chicago-based Aspen Dental's 13th Virginia practice opened and is led by Robert Banks, DMD.

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