Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. When are oral healthcare spending rates lowest? 4 lifespan analysis findings
    Oral healthcare use and spending rates are lower during the first four years of life and in young adulthood than any other periods of life, according to findings published in The Journal of The American Dental Association.
  2. Delta Dental of Arizona partners with, launches virtual visits
    Delta Dental of Arizona will now offer virtual visits, giving members access to emergency dental care 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  3. 5 'golden rules' dentists should consider before joining a DSO: Dr. Ray Khouri
    Ray Khouri, DDS, founder and CEO of United Dental Corp., told Forbes Jan. 21 what he thinks dentists should consider before choosing a DSO.
  1. Heartland Dental sets sights on continued growth in 2022: Q&A with CEO Pat Bauer
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental added 424 practices in 38 states last year, expanding its network to support more than 2,300 doctors in more than 1,550 offices. 
  2. The smartest thing 4 dentists did last year
    Solutions can be found even in times of uncertainty.
  3. Synergy Dental Partners selects Method as e-procurement platform
    Group purchasing organization Synergy Dental Partners has selected Method Procurement Technologies to be the e-procurement platform for its members.
  4. 10 DSO founders to know in 2022
    The growing popularity of DSOs has shown no signs of slowing down in recent months.

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  1. Zimmer Biomet zooms in on growth for dental and spine spin-offs
    The spinoff company of Zimmer Biomet's spine and dental business, dubbed "NewCo," is expected to accelerate growth and financial opportunities for the two companies and its stockholders.
  2. Technology, sliding fee scale help Kentucky dental clinic close gaps in care
    The Red Bird Clinic in Beverly, Ky., has several strategies to provide dental care to rural communities in need of care, CBS affiliate WKYT reported Jan. 20. 
  3. University of Oklahoma to expand care with new Tulsa clinic
    The University of Oklahoma Tulsa plans to open a 5,000-square-foot dental clinic this summer to expand care locally for those in need, Public Radio Tulsa reported Jan. 19. 
  4. Where MB2 Dental stands in 2022: 5 things to know
    Carrollton, Texas-based dental partnership organization MB2 Dental made major strides in 2021.
  1. New Phoenix dental residency targets care for racially diverse patients
    Valleywise Health has established an advanced education program in general dentistry that will teach residents how to provide care to racially and ethnically diverse patients, the Phoenix-based public health system said Jan. 20.
  2. Marquee Dental Partners reaches 20 Florida offices with 4-office acquisition
    Brentwood, Tenn.-based DSO Marquee Dental Partners recently expanded its Florida footprint to 20 offices with the acquisition of Advanced Dental Arts, the DSO said Jan. 20.
  3. Dental education debt by race, ethnicity
    Black dental students graduate with more debt than any other racial or ethnic group.
  4. California dental office targeted in burglary
    Authorities are investigating the burglary of a Merced, Calif., dental office, according to the Merced Sun-Star.
  5. 2 Iowa dentists lose office in fire
    Pella, Iowa-based Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry was partially destroyed by a fire Jan. 15, according to We Are Iowa.
  6. Arizona lawmakers consider allowing dentists to use fillers, Botox cosmetically
    The Arizona Senate will consider a bill that would allow dentists to provide cosmetic fillers and Botox, allowing them to expand their scope amid lost revenue during COVID-19, reported Jan. 19. 
  7. Michigan dental office abruptly closes
    Patients were left confused and in need of a new dentist after Always Gentle Dentistry in Dearborn, Mich., closed without notice, Click On Detroit reported Jan. 19.
  8. FDA clears AI-powered aligners treatment planning software
    Orthodontics technology company SoftSmile received FDA 510(k) clearance for its AI-powered Vision software, allowing orthodontists to create aligners treatment plans in-house, the company said Jan. 18.
  9. Great Lakes Dental Technologies CEO to retire in October
    James Kunkemoeller, president and CEO of Great Lakes Dental Technologies, will retire Oct. 31, according to a Jan. 19 news release shared with Becker's. 

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