5 dental updates in Illinois

Here are five updates that have taken place in the dental industry since Feb. 7:

1. The University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry created a new training program to help alleviate the national dental assistant shortage. 

2. Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners expanded its presence in Illinois with the addition of Winning Smile Dental Group in Evanston, Ill., and Generations Dental in Poplar Grove, Ill.

3. Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added Evanston (Ill.) Dental Associates and East Village Dental Centre of Chicago.

4. The Illinois state legislature introduced a three-bill package that aims to increase accountability for dental payers.

5. An Illinois woman was charged with practicing dentistry without a license.

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