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  1. Pacific Dental Services opens dental-medical practice to support whole body health
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has launched an integrated dental-medical practice to support patients' overall health needs.
  2. North American Dental Group unveils scholarship, mentoring program
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group's inaugural scholarship program is affording students the opportunity to gain financial assistance, mentorship and research participation.
  3. Heartland Dental by the numbers in 2021
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental has broadened its network during the first half of 2021, and the DSO plans to continue its growth through the end of the year.

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  1. 17 DSO expansions so far in 2021
    Several DSOs have achieved large milestones this year in the form of affiliated practices.
  2. Light Wave Dental rebrands, shifts business model
    Woodbridge, Va.-based Light Wave Dental Management has rebranded itself under a new name and business structure.
  3. SmileDirectClub employee allegedly shoots 3 others at Tennessee facility
    A SmileDirectClub employee allegedly shot three other workers Aug. 3 at a manufacturing facility in Nashville, Tenn., ABC News reported.
  4. 20 DSOs making headlines in July
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring this July.

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  1. USOSM enters 15th state with California partnership
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has entered the California market with its most recent partnership.
  2. 7 dentists making headlines
    From a lawsuit settlement to increasing oral healthcare access, here are seven dentists who made headlines this past week:
  3. Align enters $75 million accelerated stock repurchase program
    Medical device company Align Technology has entered an accelerated stock repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. to repurchase $75 million of Align's common stock.
  4. Son charged for murder in death of retired Michigan dentist
    Portage, Mich., police officers arrested a man July 31 in connection with the death of a retired dentist, CW7 reported July 31.
  1. 8 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are eight companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  2. Private equity firm partners with dental group to form 'new generation of DSO'
    Chicago-based Thurston Group, a private equity firm, has formed a new dental service organization called Gen4 Dental Partners.
  3. Pepperpointe names COO
    Lexington, Ky-based DSO Pepperpointe Partnerships recently named David North its new chief operating officer.
  4. Former South Carolina dental leader dies
    A South Carolina dentist who served as the president of the state's dental association and the board of dentistry has died, The Gaffney Ledger reported July 30.
  5. Penn Dental's big plans for oral health innovation
    The University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia is planning major projects to drive innovation in the oral health industry at its Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry.
  6. Planet DDS appoints new CFO
    Dental software company Planet DDS recently appointed Shawn Edwards as its new CFO, the company announced July 30.
  7. Minnesota dentist must pay $54K for age discrimination against fired employee
    The Minnesota Human Rights Department ordered a dentist to pay $54,000 in restitution after it ruled that the dentist participated in age discrimination when he fired an employee, the Star Tribune reported July 29.
  8. 'Flipping the script' on traditional DSO models: New organization enters Texas market
    Dallas-based Mesh Dental Network, a dental partnership organization, is investing in dental practices across Texas, according to a July 29 news release.
  9. What measures would really boost access to dental care? 3 dentists weigh in
    Several state legislatures have recently introduced measures to increase access to dental care for residents as the need for accessible options increases for underserved populations.

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