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Dental tourism strikes nerve

New Zealanders having cheap dental work done overseas are creating a headache for dentists here who are left with the job of fixing badly-botched treatments, a University of Otago survey says. The 2016 survey of 337 New Zealand dentists showed 96% had encountered dental tourists at least once or twice a year, usually because they […]

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DOJ: Kool Smiles dental clinics ordered to pay $23.9 million, knowingly submitted false claims

A national dental chain linked to two child deaths in Arizona will have to pay nearly $24 million to the United States government and 17 states for submitting false claims to state Medicaid programs. DOJ officials announced Wednesday that the agency has settled False Claims Act allegations against dental company Benevis LLC and more than […]

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Dental student research featured in CDA Journal

The December Journal of the California Dental Associationspotlights research conducted by California dental students and their mentors, including articles on the GDNF family of neurotrophic factors in dental pulp stem cells, the barriers patients with special health care needs face in accessing dental care and the relationship of periodontitis with insulin resistance and pancreatic β-cell […]

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Talking teeth

In her eight years as a journalist with the Washington Post, Mary Otto wrote frequently about social issues of heartbreaking poverty and lack of access to health care. But no story – or heartbreak – affected her quite like that of Deamonte Driver of Maryland. Deamonte was the normally energetic 12-year-old boy who, in January […]

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Dental Antibiotics Could Be Adding to C difficile Cases

SAN DIEGO — Antibiotics prescribed by dentists could be contributing to cases of potentially deadly Clostridium difficile, according to findings presented in a press conference at IDWeek 2017. C difficile infections are the primary cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea, and antibiotic use is one of the top risk factors. The latest numbers from the Centers for […]

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When Dentists Criticize This Online Braces Company, It Takes Them To Court

SmileDirectClub is trying to silence its critics with legal threats after the American Association of Orthodontists lodged complaints against the Nashville startup in 36 states. For years, a startup called SmileDirectClub has drawn fire from dentists for trying to upend the traditional braces industry. Now the tiff has blown up into all-out legal war, with […]

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