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  1. Pregnant, postpartum Medicaid enrollees to receive dental coverage at least 60 days after pregnancy
    All 50 states and Washington, D.C., will offer dental coverage for Medicaid enrollees who are pregnant and postpartum through at least 60 days after pregnancy starting Oct. 1, CMS reported in a Sept. 22 news release.
  2. 4 DSO newcomers in 2022
    Here are four DSOs that were formed in 2022 that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 2:
  3. Dentsply Sirona shakes up leadership amid internal audit: 4 moves
    Dental supply company Dentsply Sirona has made several leadership changes since launching an internal audit to look into possible securities fraud in March.

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  1. 5 recent ADA advocacy moves
    The American Dental Association pledged $5 million to a campaign and four more updates from the organization that Becker's has reported on since Sept. 2:
  2. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.
  3. Dental school enrollment increased by 22% since 2010
    First-year dental school enrollment has increased 22 percent since the 2010-11 school year, according to data from the American Dental Association. 
  4. Dental megadeals shaping the industry in 2022
    Here are six of the biggest deals of 2022 that occurred in the dental industry's DSO, supply chain and revenue cycle management space:

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  1. Sonendo lands $63M private placement of common stock
    Dental technology Sonendo recently landed a private placement of its common stock and pre-funded warrants, bringing in $63 million in gross proceeds.
  2. Pacific Dental Services Foundation awards $70K to dental assisting students
    The Pacific Dental Services Foundation has given a total of $70,000 to 17 dental assisting students from eight states.
  3. Georgia School of Orthodontics set to increase class size
    The Georgia School of Orthodontics received approval to expand enrollment to train more resident dentists at its two Atlanta campuses. 
  4. Zufall Health graduates 1st class of dental health coordinators
    Dover, N.J.-based Zufall Health became the first federally qualified health center to have graduates from its community dental health coordinator program.

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  1. Biolase to partner with film group on dental docuseries
    Dental laser company Biolase is partnering with Providence Film Group to produce a docuseries covering the history of dentistry and the evolution of dental technology. 
  2. Dentsply Sirona appoints Glenn Coleman CFO
    Dentsply Sirona named Glenn Coleman CFO and executive vice president effective Sept. 26.
  3. DentaQuest partnership boosts dental care access for those with disabilities
    DentaQuest, a dental benefits provider, partnered with Partners Health Plan, a nonprofit managed care organization, to increase access to oral health care and improve outcomes for those with disabilities.
  4. 3 dental grants totaling $3.7M
    Here are three dental grants totaling $3,759,000 that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 26:
  5. Dental groups urge CMS to increase dental surgery access at ASCs
    A dental coalition is urging CMS to increase access to dental surgeries at ASCs.
  6. Private equity firm acquires oral surgery group
    BlackRock Long Term Private Capital acquired a majority interest in Lincoln, Neb.-based Paradigm Oral Health.
  7. Return on investment for oral health interventions: 4 CDC stats
    The U.S. healthcare system could save up to $100 million each year if dental practices screened for certain chronic conditions, according to CDC data. 
  8. Where private equity stands in dentistry
    Here are seven private equity stories Becker's has reported on since Sept. 1 that provide a pulse check on where private equity stands in the dental industry:
  9. 2 recent oral health inventions to know
    Researchers from two dental schools recently created two oral health items to fight gum disease and COVID-19. 

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