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  1. 85-practice DentaQuest names new CFO

    Boston-based DentaQuest has selected Akhil Sharma to serve as its executive vice president and CFO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Pennsylvania oral surgery center acquires Ohio practice

    Washington, Pa.-based Western Pennsylvania Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery purchased Ohio Valley Oral Surgery, according to the Herald-Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Maryland dental assistant found guilty of abusing patient during surgery

    A Montgomery County, Md.-based dental surgical assistant was found guilty of sexually assaulting a minor patient who was undergoing wisdom teeth removal, according to local news station WTOP. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Tufts University dental school selects new dean: 5 notes

    Nadeem Karimbux, DDS, has been named the new dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, effective July 1. He is the dental school's 17th dean. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 42 North Dental makes 21st acquisition since being backed by private equity firm

    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental purchased Northborough (Mass.) Dental Associates, bringing the dental service organization's acquisition total to 21 since being backed by a private equity firm. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Nevada university allegedly overpaid dentist $460K

    A University of Nevada Las Vegas dentist was overpaid around $460,000 between 2009 and 2017, according to a memo written by an attorney at the university and cited by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Western Dental now supports 227 California practices

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics has opened its first practice in Jurupa Valley, Calif. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Common hiring, borrowing habits among dentists

    Close to half — 44 percent — of dentists who are practice owners have had to take out a commercial loan, according to a Bankers Healthcare Group survey. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Drs. Rick Workman, Gary Hartman & more: 5 dentists making headlines

    Here is the latest roundup of dentists that made headlines for everything from discussing the future of dentistry to being awarded for patient care. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 76% of dentists are involved in financial decisions: See how much providers spend annually

    Three out of four dentists — 76 percent — play an active role in making financial decision for their practice, according to a Bankers Healthcare Group survey. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. SmileDirectClub's digital scans constitute practicing dentistry, court rules

    A federal judge ruled SmileDirectClub's digital scanning of patients' teeth does constitute the practice of dentistry or dental hygiene. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Henry Schein, Delta Dental & more: 6 dental companies, practices making headlines

    Between closing million-dollar funding rounds and proposing plans to influence the opioid epidemic, dental companies and practices made headlines this week. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. The biggest challenges DSOs face and future opportunities from Heartland Dental CEO

    Differentiating dental service organizations while streamlining care coordination is among the greatest challenges DSOs face today, according to Heartland Dental CEO Rick Workman, DMD. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. New York Dental clinic cuts opioid prescriptions by 80%

    Touro Dental Health, an 81-chair clinic, plans to slash opioid prescriptions by 80 percent, according to The Journal News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Maryland governor signs $1M dental expansion bill

    Maryland dental clinics will be able to apply for grants later this year after Gov. Larry Hogan signed a bill on May 13 aimed to expand patients' access to care, according to the Herald-Mail Media. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. How dental practices can improve patient payment rates with a Netflix-inspired approach

    Between rent, car payments, daycare expenses and phone bills, dental and medical expenses can get lost in the pile of envelopes filled with monthly and weekly statement balances. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. AI-focused dental company raises $11M in funding

    Pearl, a dental spinoff company devoted to artificial intelligence, closed an $11 million Series A funding round and is set to launch three new products. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. How dental apps are changing the industry

    Virtual dentistry is disrupting the dental industry, and dentists have mixed emotions about how it will affect patient care. However, dentists can leverage various applications to improve their practices and relationships with dentists, according to Forbes. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Delta Dental of Illinois alerts members of phishing attack

    Delta Dental of Illinois notified an unknown number of members about a phishing attack that may have exposed members' protected health information, according to DataBreaches.net. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Virginia dentist pleads guilty to oxycodone conspiracy

    A Virginia Beach, Va., dentist pleaded guilty in federal court May 9 to conspiracy to distribute medically unnecessary oxycodone pills, according to the South Side Daily. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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