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Smiles for Everyone launches free implant program
August 22, 2019 -- The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is launching a program to provide a free implant for selected low-income, uninsured patients.  Discuss
Toothbrushes, dental floss on updated U.S. tariff list
August 21, 2019 -- Dental floss and toothbrushes are on the latest list of products and materials that will have tariffs slapped on them in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.
ADA responds to water fluoridation study
August 21, 2019 -- The ADA has reinforced its support for community water fluoridation in a statement on August 19 following a controversial fluoride study.
Orthodontist indicted on fraud, bribery charges
August 20, 2019 -- A well-known orthodontist in Arkansas has been charged with 15 counts of fraud and wire fraud on charges that he allegedly paid bribes to and performed free dental work for a former state senator in exchange for legislation that benefited his dental clinics.  Discuss
Acquisition creates 1st transatlantic dental group
August 20, 2019 -- Investment firm Jacobs Holding announced plans on August 19 to acquire North American Dental Group and create the first transatlantic dental group.
SmileDirectClub hopes to raise $100M in IPO
August 19, 2019 -- Direct-to-consumer teeth-straightening service company SmileDirectClub filed an initial public offering (IPO) on August 16. The company hopes to raise $100 million, according to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Discuss
SD practice closure under investigation
August 16, 2019 -- The closure of a dental practice in Huron, SD, that offered membership plans is being investigated by the state's Division of Consumer Protection.
U.S. Oral Surgery Management partners with Atlanta practices
August 15, 2019 -- Management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has partnered with Oral & Facial Surgery Associates, a practice with three locations in the Atlanta area.
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
New product: At-home whitening kit with blue light introduced
August 14, 2019 -- ARC has introduced a new at-home teeth-whitening system with a blue light device.