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Hygienists brace to battle dentists over practice laws
October 20, 2021 -- This year, the Illinois Legislature considered measures to allow hygienists to clean the teeth of certain patients without a dentist. But when the Illinois State Dental Society met with key lawmakers, the proposals seemed doomed. The situation is indicative of legislative dynamics around the U.S. Read More
4th dental therapy program in U.S. launches in Minn.
October 20, 2021 -- The fourth dental therapy program in the U.S. has launched at Minnesota State University, Mankato, indicating a growing demand for these professionals, according to a story published on October 15 by Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Women in Dentistry Leadership Series to be held at SmileCon
October 1, 2021 -- The ADA will feature the Women in Dentistry Leadership Series as part of its lineup at the upcoming SmileCon annual meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
Second Opinion: Dental therapists key to making Medicare benefit work
September 30, 2021 -- For the first time since Medicare's inception in 1965, Congress may approve legislation that adds dental benefits to Medicare Part B. In his next Second Opinion piece, Dr. Frank Catalanotto shares why dental therapists may be the key to making Medicare benefits work. Read More
WesternU dental college wins grant to support faculty diversity
September 27, 2021 -- Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) College of Dental Medicine has been awarded a federal grant worth almost $1 million to support faculty diversity and equitable oral healthcare. Read More
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
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