Top 5 news stories from summer 2015

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DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from the summer of 2015 (starting June 22), as measured by page views. A recently released ADA report on the growth of large dental practices tops the list, followed by an innovative company that might change one aspect of your practice.

  1. ADA: Big dental chains are doing big business
    August 13, 2015 -- The number of large dental practices is growing, along with their profits and the number of people they employ, according to a new research brief by the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read more.

  2. Meet the company that wants to kill drill-and-fill
    July 30, 2015 -- Dentistry may be one step closer to ending the drill-and-fill model. The U.K.-based company Reminova wants to naturally rebuild caries-damaged teeth and has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring its device to practices worldwide. Read more.

  3. CODA begins midlevel provider program accreditation process
    August 11, 2015 -- Education programs for midlevel dental providers could be accredited as soon as August 2016, after a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) meeting on August 8 determined that the accreditation process can begin, according to an ADA statement. Read more.

  4. U.S. senator wants action on Medicaid fraud
    July 14, 2015 -- U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley has sent letters to key government agencies, asking how many criminal and civil cases have been brought against dentists suspected of fraudulent treatment and billing practices involving Medicaid patients. Read more.

  5. Court rules for dentists in Conn. teeth-whitening case
    July 24, 2015 -- A federal appeals court has upheld a Connecticut law restricting nondentists from shining light-emitting diode (LED) teeth-whitening lights on customers' teeth. The judges ruled that economic protectionism for favored interest groups is a legitimate use of government power. Read more.

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