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Water fluoridation on the ballot

On November 14, 2018

Voters favored water fluoridation in one U.S. city on Nov. 6, but chose to stop fluoridation in two others.Read more

Help build healthy smiles during National Children's Dental Health Month

On November 13, 2018

The Smile Builders are ready to get to work as National Children's Dental Health Month approaches in February.Read more

California health care system awarded for reducing pneumonia by focusing on oral health

On November 13, 2018

A California health care system received an award for reducing non-ventilator-associated hospital-acquired pneumonia by increasing the quality and frequency of oral care during their hospitalization.Read more

Army dental chief loves learning

On November 13, 2018

Falls Church, Va. — U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Shan K. Bagby is the 28th chief of the Army Dental Corps and the deputy chief of staff for support, G-1/4/6, at Army Medical Command. He currently oversees personnel, logistics, information technology systems, civilian human resources and talent management foRead more

Arizona attorney general files suit against Benco for alleged anticompetitive behavior

On November 13, 2018

Phoenix — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed an antitrust and consumer fraud lawsuit in October against dental supply company Benco for alleged anticompetitive and deceptive acts that the attorney general said stifled competition in the Arizona dental industry and harmed Arizona consumers.Read more

Two dental companies agree to $5.1 million settlement for alleged fraud

On November 13, 2018

Indianapolis — A whistleblower dentist aided the federal and Indiana state government in securing a $5.1 million settlement from two dental firms after the companies allegedly engaged in various types of Medicaid fraud, as well as other transgressions, from 2009-13.Read more

ADA clarifies social media post by SmileDirectClub

On November 13, 2018

The ADA will continue to monitor social media while moving ahead with efforts to educate professionals and the public about direct-to-consumer dentistry after a social media post by clear aligner company SmileDirectClub incorrectly stated that its product was approved by the ADA, according to the AsRead more

House of Delegates approves more succinct dental licensure-related policies

On November 12, 2018

The ADA House of Delegates Oct. 22 approved a resolution that outlines a more succinct policy on licensure-related matters in an effort to make its position on the subject clearer.Read more

NJ dentists donate care to veterans

On November 12, 2018

Reaching out to dentally underserved and uninsured veterans, a group of New Jersey dental practices opened their doors Nov. 3 to donate their time and skills to treating this population.Read more

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