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Judge skeptical of dental clinic's COVID-19 coverage bid
April 16, 2021 -- A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals appeared skeptical of an Iowa dental clinic's bid to force Cincinnati Insurance to pay its losses due to COVID-19 closure orders, according to Law360. Read More
How the Corporate Transparency Act affects DSOs
April 7, 2021 -- The U.S. Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act on January 1. While the act was meant to highlight organizations that use shell companies for unlawful actions, it has ramifications for dental service organizations (DSOs) and affiliated dental practices, writes Dr. Michael W. Davis. Read More
ADA: Delta Dental is minimizing dentist anesthesiologists
April 6, 2021 -- Delta Dental's apparent ongoing refusal to credential dentist anesthesiologists has minimized the specialists' standing and unfairly kept their reimbursement levels below those of other anesthesiology-providing colleagues, according to a news story published on April 2 by ADA News. Read More
Calif. further extends license renewal requirements
April 5, 2021 -- The California Department of Consumer Affairs on March 30 again extended the deadline for California dentists to complete license renewal requirements. Read More
Fla. dental hygienist arrested for posing as dentist
March 26, 2021 -- The Florida attorney general's office arrested a dental hygienist on March 5 for reportedly illegally practicing as an unlicensed dentist. Read More
Biden signs $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill
March 15, 2021 -- On March 11, President Joe Biden signed a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill into law that extends unemployment benefits, provides $1,400 stimulus checks to middle- and lower-income individuals, and pays for billions in COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution. Read More
Colgate-Palmolive to appeal decision on stain removal claim
March 12, 2021 -- Colgate-Palmolive plans to appeal a decision by the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division recommending that it discontinue the claim that Optic White Renewal toothpaste "removes 10 years of yellow stains." Read More
Survey: Majority of dentists have received COVID-19 vaccine
March 10, 2021 -- Nearly 80% of dental professionals have received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to results from an internal survey of members. More than two-thirds said they've received a complete course of the vaccine. Read More
How to recognize the ideal team player
March 10, 2021 -- All leaders want team players, but they may be hard to come by. In this column, Dr. James Anderson shares the three virtues of a team player and one example of how a real-life team player helped get a claim paid. Read More
What you need to know about cannabis
March 9, 2021 -- When it comes to cannabis in the dental office, there are more questions than answers. Pharmacologist Tom Viola, RPh, sat down with to discuss what we know -- and don't know -- about the controversial green plant. Read More