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Federal Judge Dismisses Florida Dentist’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Claim

A federal judge in Florida has dismissed a suit for business interruption insurance payments by a Florida dentist who claimed the damages were caused by COVID-19 virus and related civil authority shutdowns of dental services.

U.S. District Court Judge John Badalamenti for the Middle District of Florida dismissed the claim, finding that the dental practice’s loss or damage asserted was “not due to a covered cause of loss” and, more importantly, the policy expressly excludes coverage from damages caused by a virus.

This Florida dismissal is another in a string of cases where insurers have prevailed in coronavirus business loss cases. The rulings in insurers’ favor have come from federal courts in California, Texas and New York, a District of Columbia court and a Michigan state court.

Meanwhile, federal judges in California and Missouri have thus far declined to dismiss their separate cases against Travelers Insurance and Cincinnati Insurance.


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Hate crime charged in vandalism of dentist’s vehicle in New Smyrna Beach

a car parked on the side of a road: Police are looking for the person who scrawled Asian slurs on two vehicles parked outside a family's home in New Smyrna Beach, a report said.

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Police are looking for the person who scrawled Asian slurs on two vehicles parked outside a family’s home in New Smyrna Beach, a report said.

A 33-year-old man is charged with a hate crime after police say he scrawled slurs against Asians on two vehicles belonging to his dentist’s family in New Smyrna Beach, according to a charging affidavit.

Kyle K. Christiansen of Daytona Beach, was charged with felony vandalism (over $1,000 in damages), which is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison. The hate crime enhancement typically increases the charge by one level, so a third-degree felony would be bumped up to a second-degree felony, which is punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Agony at dentist’s as 10million visits hit by delays due to coronavirus lockdown

Agony at dentist’s as 10million visits are hit by delays due to coronavirus lockdown as experts warn of an oral health timebomb for children

  • Patients face waits as 10million dentist appointments were delayed due to Covid
  • British Dental Association warned waiting list backlog could take months to clear
  • Patients who can get appointments face additional charges up to £40 for PPE 
  • Campaigners have claimed the crisis is disastrous for children’s oral health

Patients face agonising waits for dental treatment after ten million appointments were delayed because of Covid.

The British Dental Association (BDA) warned that the waiting list backlog could take months to clear as campaigners said the crisis is disastrous for children’s oral health.

While most surgeries reopened last month, strict infection control

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Fla. Dentist’s Bid For COVID-19 Loss Coverage Axed

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Law360 (September 3, 2020, 4:10 PM EDT) —
A Florida federal judge handed a win to Allied Insurance Co. of America, freeing the insurer from having to pay for a dental clinic’s claimed COVID-19 related losses, holding that the policy’s virus exclusion clearly bars coverage.

U.S. District Judge John L. Badalamenti tossed Mauricio Martinez, DMD, P.A.’s suit seeking coverage for losses stemming from state-mandated closures because of COVID-19 Tuesday, holding that the dental practice’s alleged losses are not covered by the policy, which expressly

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Coronavirus: Dentists disagree with postponing routine visits

A few dental associations around the country disagree with the WHO’s guidance to delay trips to the dentist if numbers of COVID-19 cases are high in the area.

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA — Several dental groups around the U.S. have said that they disagree with the World Health Organization’s recommendation to postpone routine visits to the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The California Dental Association and American Dental Association say they “strongly disagree” with the WHO’s guidance this month that routine, non-essential dentist visits, including check-ups, cleanings and preventive care, should be delayed. 

The WHO urged on Aug. 3 that trips to the dentist be held off until there has been sufficient reduction in transmission rates of the coronavirus, from community spread to cluster cases or according to recommendations by federal, state and local officials. The organization did say that urgent or emergency dental care should not be postponed because it

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25 Habits That Cause Dental Problems, According to Dentists


If you’ve ever found yourself phoning it in when it comes to your dental care, you’re not alone. According to the World Dental Federation, 3.9 billion people worldwide suffer from untreated tooth decay. In fact, according to a 2014 study from Delta Dental, 31 percent of adults polled admitted that they didn’t even brush their teeth twice a day. However, it’s not just skipping visits to the dentist and forgetting to floss that could be causing serious damage to your oral health. With the help of experts, we’ve rounded up the seemingly minor mistakes you’re making with your teeth that could lead to major dental problems in the long run. And if you’ve got an appointment coming up, discover 7 Precautions You Must Take Before Going to the Dentist Amid Coronavirus.

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That nervous habit of biting your nails is doing more than leaving your hands looking ragged.


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Pittsburgh Dentistry – Dentist Pittsburgh & Dentists in Pittsburgh

Visiting our office and allowing our best Pittsburgh dentist to care and examine your oral health is the ultimate goal for your search. All our Pittsburgh dentists share the priority of being dedicated to your wellness. Oral health remains our introduction, but we want to ensure you understand the relation of oral and overall health. The best dentist in Pittsburgh always continues this education in effort to develop your personal treatment plan.

We are a gentle dental care team that is pleased to provide and perform most procedures in our office. All of our dentists in Pittsburgh are eager and open to making your experience as comfortable and seamless for your day to day. We look forward to taking the time to get to know each patients and hear your medical needs and wants. 

Our Pittsburgh Dentist is available to listen to what you want from your dentist and provide

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Lancaster, PA Dentists (2020 List) Dentist Offices in Lancaster County, PA


Dentists and Dental Services in Lancaster County, PA

Looking for a dentist near you? Check out this list of dental practices in Lancaster County, PA.

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Whether you need a basic tooth exam, a cavity filled, or even emergency dentistry work done on your teeth, it’s important that you find an expert dentist office that provides expert (yet gentle) care.

There’s different types of dental specialists, such as family dentists, pediatric dentists (who specialize in dentistry for kids), cosmetic dentists (ex. teeth

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23-year-old man charged in retired Toronto dentist’s murder – Toronto

Toronto police say a 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with the homicide of a 79-year-old man in Toronto.

Investigators say that on April 14 at about 8:15 a.m., police responded to a sudden death call on Howard Drive, near Leslie Street and Sheppard Avenue East, in North York.

Officers found the victim, identified by police as 79-year-old Dr. Paul Morgan, with obvious signs of trauma.

Sources told Global News that Morgan was a retired dentist and that a friend went to check on him because he hadn’t heard from him in a while. The friend found Morgan deceased and called police, sources said.

Toronto police investigating after 79-year-old retired dentist’s body found in North York home

Police said Makoons Meawasige-Moore, 23, of Toronto was arrested on Monday. He is charged with second-degree murder.

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This is Toronto’s 22nd homicide of 2020.

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Dentists in St. John’s NL


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