Dentists urge aid for dental practices in next round of federal stimulus
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Dentists urge aid for dental practices in next round of federal stimulus

Dental practices across the nation are just one category of small businesses that have suffered, both economically and logistically, due to the near-national shutdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. And as lawmakers are working on the next relief package, the American Dental Association, on behalf of its 163,000 members, is urging Congress to include…

To dental groups’ chagrin, federal sealant measure might be removed
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To dental groups’ chagrin, federal sealant measure might be removed

Sealants prevent cavities in kids. Science says so. So why is the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposing a watered-down measure, titled “Primary Caries Prevention Intervention as Offered by Primary Care Providers, Including Dentists,” that would take the place of current recommendations on sealants for kids? That’s what the American Dental Association (ADA) and…

SmileDirectClub under fire for flouting federal regulations
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SmileDirectClub under fire for flouting federal regulations

You may have seen ads for SmileDirectClub, a direct-to-consumer business model that sells plastic aligners to members for straightening teeth. At first pass, it may seem like a good idea. Straighten your teeth without so much as one visit to the orthodontist? But not everyone is a fan. The American Dental Association recently sent a…

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