Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Private equity firm invests in Dr. Dental Management

    Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners made a strategic investment in Framingham, Mass.-based Dr. Dental Management. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Henry Schein acquires dental practice management company

    Henry Schein has acquired Lighthouse 360, a dental practice management and patient communication provider. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dental school debt surged to $285K in 2018

    About 80 percent of dental students took on debt in 2018; and the average debt total exceeded that of medical students, according to a Nerd Wallet blog post. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Patient out-of-pocket spend reached $365B in 2017. What is your practice doing to improve collections?

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  1. DentaQuest to acquire dental insurer in $41.5M deal

    DentaQuest signed a definitive merger agreement to acquire DCP Holding Co., the parent company of Dental Care Plus Group, a dental insurer provider in the Midwest. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Delta Dental Foundation selects executive director

    The Delta Dental Foundation has appointed Holli Seabury, PhD, CEO of Fort Wayne, Ind.-based McMillen Health, to serve as its executive director, effective March 25. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Free pop-up dental clinic comes to Louisiana

    Patients in the Raton Rouge, La., area will have access to free dental care thanks to a two-day popup dental clinic, according to local news station WAFB. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 6 Wisconsin dental group practice join Heartland Dental's network

    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental is now affiliated with six Menasha, Wis. -based RLJ Dental practices. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Increase revenue with alternative patient payment models.

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  1. Detroit dental practice abruptly closes, leaves employees without paychecks

    Employees at Detroit-based Deliver Dental Solutions were notified March 5 that the practice would be closing by March 23, according to local ABC affiliate WXYZ. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 11 dentists making headlines

    Eleven dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Aspen Dental, Benco Dental & more: 4 dental companies making headlines

    Four dental companies making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Texas dental practice vandalized 6 times in 4 months

    A Lago Vista, Texas-based dental practice was vandalized again March 16, marking the sixth time the practice has been hit, according to local ABC affiliate KVUE. By Mackenzie Garrity -

5 surprisingly simple strategies to increase your case acceptance.

If your dental practice's case acceptance rates are below 85%, you need to offer more financing options.
  1. 65% of Medicare enrollees have no dental coverage

    As the relationship between oral health and overall health is becoming more widely known, many Medicare beneficiaries in the U.S. lack dental coverage, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Top 10 dental schools worldwide

    Three U.S.-based schools made QS World University Rankings' list of the top dental schools in 2019. The rankings organization assessed academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and other factors to determine its list. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Judge undecided on class-action status of case against VA dentist

    While a federal class-action lawsuit has been filed by six veterans against the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wis., the judge has not ruled whether the case qualifies for class action status, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Top 10 dental schools, from QS World University Rankings 2018

    Few U.S.-based schools made QS World University Rankings' list of the top dental schools in 2018, and the University of Michigan's School of Dentistry was the one to crack the top 10. The rankings organization assessed academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations and other factors to determine its list. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 9 Aspen Dental openings

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental is one of the largest U.S. dental service organizations, with more than 700 supported practices. This year, the DSO has opened nine practices: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Benco Dental to distribute Align Technology scanners: 5 notes

    Invisalign developer Align Technology has signed a distribution agreement with Benco Dental for its intraoral scanners. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Car bumper material makes dental fillings last longer

    Researchers from Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry have developed a filling material that is twice as resistant to breakage as typical fillings. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. New Mexico to become 8th state to license dental therapists

    New Mexico is poised to become the latest state to license dental therapists, according to local news station KRQE. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 6 dentists making headlines

    Six dentists making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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