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ADEA supports adding dental benefit to Medicare
October 15, 2021 -- The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has come out in support of adding a dental benefit to Medicare. A month ago, the ADEA told lawmakers that adding coverage under Medicare Part B, which is part of a U.S. congressional budget proposal, would be problematic. Read More
Pearl readies Second Opinion for Australia, New Zealand
October 14, 2021 -- Pearl's Second Opinion dental radiology artificial intelligence software will soon be available in Australia and New Zealand. Read More
OraPharma launches periodontal disease app
October 14, 2021 -- OraPharma has launched MyPerioHealth, an educational app designed to allow patients and dental professionals to quickly review stages and grades of periodontal disease on a cellphone or tablet together at the point of care. Read More
New England Family Dentistry to implement Overjet's AI
October 14, 2021 -- New England Family Dentistry plans to begin implementing Overjet's artificial intelligence (AI) platform at more than 50 dental clinics in New England. Read More
Delta Dental taps new chief collaboration officer
October 13, 2021 -- Delta Dental Plans Association has named Michael Schwartz as its chief strategic collaboration officer. Read More
How dentists can have it all -- money, freedom, and more
October 12, 2021 -- Practicing with purpose, escaping dental school debt, maximizing profits, and living the best possible personal life can happen if dentists embrace technology and build strong dental teams, according to a session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
More people floss daily after Medicaid expansion
October 12, 2021 -- Expanding Medicaid programs to include dental benefits resulted in a double-digit increase in the percentage of low-income adults who flossed on a daily basis in a study published in JAMA Network Open. Medicaid dental benefits were also tied to fewer untreated decayed teeth. Read More
Carestream unveils new offerings at ADA SmileCon 2021
October 12, 2021 -- Carestream Dental is showcasing a range of new products at this week's ADA SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
18 ex-NBA players, spouse charged for $4M in dental, medical fraud
October 11, 2021 -- An alleged scheme to defraud the National Basketball Association's (NBA) benefits plan by submitting $4 million in false dental and medical claims has led to charges against 18 former players and a spouse, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. Read More
Some dentists enrolled in Medicaid not treating beneficiaries
October 11, 2021 -- A state may have a significant share of dentists enrolled in Medicaid, but that doesn't mean they are treating these low-income patients, according to a research brief presented on October 4 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute. Read More
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