18 dentists making headlines

Two dentists who were killed in a shooting at a Texas dental office and 16 other dentists who made headlines last week:

1. Huzefa Kapadia, DDS, spoke with Becker's about how he uses TikTok to connect with viewers on oral healthcare.

2. Kelly Blodgett, DMD, and Tony Barriere, DDS, were the first to use a dental implant robot at their practices in Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles, respectively.

3. Blake Sinclair, DDS, 59, and Jack Burroughs, DDS, 75, were killed in a March 16 shooting that took place at Affordable Dentures in Tyler, Texas.

4. The American Dental Association recognized 10 dentists for their contributions to the dental industry within the first 10 years of their careers.

5. Kim Martin, DMD, president of the New Mexico Dental Association, has donated $25,000 to the Texas Tech University Hunt School of Dental Medicine in El Paso.

6. Aleksey Kozlov, DMD, of Cedar Crest, N.M., is organizing relief efforts to benefit people affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict after a family member was killed during a recent attack.

7. Scott Charmoli, DDS, was found guilty of intentionally damaging patients' teeth before placing a crown to get insurance coverage.

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