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New Calif. law requires lactation accommodations at work
December 19, 2019 -- A new California law takes effect on January 1 that requires workplaces to provide certain lactation accommodations for employees. The law also expands protections for nursing mothers and increases penalties for those businesses that fail to comply with the requirements.  Discuss
Mich. raises bonuses to lure dentists to state facilities
December 12, 2019 -- The Michigan Civil Service Commission has doubled hiring bonuses to $10,000 to attract dentists to positions at state facilities, including prisons.
Orthodontist named a top low-stress, high-paying job
October 4, 2019 -- Being an orthodontist is one of the best low-stress, high-paying jobs in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.  Discuss
Magazine explores 'dental deserts' in Wis.
September 19, 2019 -- Half of the counties in Wisconsin -- mostly rural areas -- are considered to be "dental deserts," where not enough dentists are available to serve the population, according to an article in the September edition of Milwaukee Magazine.
Brexit contributing to U.K.'s dentist shortage
August 14, 2019 -- The U.K. has a shortage of dentists, and Brexit may be partly to blame. New data show the number of international dentists applying to practice in the U.K. has fallen sharply in the three years since the country voted to leave the European Union.  Discuss
Utah tops lists of states with most dentists per capita
August 6, 2019 -- Utah is the U.S. state with the most dentists per capita, according to new data from personal finance website WalletHub. Utah had three times more dentists per capita than the last-ranked state, Louisiana.  Discuss
Second Opinion: AAPD offers clarity on pediatric workforce study
July 23, 2019 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Paul Casamassimo, policy chief for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, explains the reasoning behind the academy's recent survey on the predicted growth of pediatric dentists in the U.S.  Discuss
More than 70% of U.S. adults support dental therapists
July 2, 2019 -- More than 70% of U.S. adults support the idea of dental therapists, according to new survey data from Pew Charitable Trusts and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. The findings demonstrate adults with private and public insurance appear open to new healthcare models.  Discuss
Study examines sexual harassment rates at dental meeting
June 21, 2019 -- One in five attendees at a major dental research conference experienced some form of sexual harassment at recent meetings, according to survey results presented at the 2019 International Association for Dental Research meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Discuss
5 trends that will affect the future of your practice
June 20, 2019 -- No one can predict the future with 100% certainty, but certain trends can help provide a road map. Dr. Roger P. Levin examines five of these trends for dentistry, including the growth of dental support organizations, declining reimbursement, and staffing issues.  Discuss
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
2020 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention
January 23-25
Denver, Colorado United States
Yankee Dental Congress 2020
January 30 - February 1
Boston, Massachusetts United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
February 21
San Diego, California United States
ACLS Training for Dentists & Staff
April 17
San Antonio, Texas United States