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DentalPost launches new feature
September 10, 2021 -- Online and mobile dental job board DentalPost has launched a new screening feature called SmartView to help dental employers expand their candidate pool and reduce personal bias in the initial screening process. Read More
Delta Dental of Tennessee names chief diversity officer
September 8, 2021 -- Delta Dental of Tennessee has promoted Shanda Brown to the newly created position of chief diversity officer. Read More
COVID-19 crushed the income of female dentists
September 3, 2021 -- The COVID-19 pandemic affected the income of all dentists in 2020, but female clinicians took a much bigger financial hit than their male colleagues, according to a webinar hosted by the ADA's Health Policy Institute on September 2. Read More
Dental therapists net median income of $81K-$90K
August 19, 2021 -- Dental therapists in Minnesota netted a median annual income of $81,000 to $90,000, while advanced dental therapists in the state earned up to a median of $100,000 per year, according to a recent survey published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Dental students in England offered 10K pounds to switch schools
August 17, 2021 -- Students at oversubscribed dental schools in England are being offered 10,000 pounds ($13,737 U.S.) to switch to a university with available space, according to an August 15 report in the Guardian. Read More
Want to implement flexible work schedules? Here's how
August 11, 2021 -- Flexible work arrangements may be the answer to meeting dental practices challenges, including increased patient demand and employee absences due to COVID-19 infections or quarantines, according to advice published on August 9 in BDJ In Practice. Read More
The question that determines dentistry's future
August 5, 2021 -- Who will dentists need to be in the future that they are not now? Dr. Marc Cooper explores why this question is a reflection of the dental industry's paradigm shift from dental practice to healthcare practice and why the answer will determine industry's future winners and losers. Read More
Second Opinion: Dental therapists needed for oral health equity
July 30, 2021 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Steven Krauss offers his response to a commentary by dental thought leaders who proposed five strategies for using the Medicaid program to increase oral health equity. Krauss argues that employing dental therapists should also be a solution. Read More
Can Medicaid provide oral healthcare equity?
July 30, 2021 -- Can Medicaid provide oral healthcare equity to poor Americans? Three thought leaders from the American Association of Pediatric Dentistry explored that question in a commentary published in the July edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Vt. tops list of states with best pay for dental assistants
July 20, 2021 -- Vermont tops the list of states with the best hourly pay rates for dental assistants, according to a new survey conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board. Delaware, Washington, Arkansas, and Massachusetts rounded out the top five spots. Read More
Hot Topic
Study focuses on dental therapists' impact in Native Alaskan communities

In the first study to look at the long-term outcomes of communities served by dental therapists, researchers from the University of Washington have found that children in Alaska Native communities had lower rates of tooth extractions and more preventive care than those in communities not receiving services from these practitioners. Read more.

Conferences
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Greater New York Dental Meeting
November 26 - December 1
New York City, New York United States