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  1. What tech will shape the future of dentistry? 3 DSO leaders weigh in
    Three dental leaders participated in the panel discussion, "New Ideas to Tackle Old Problems: How Dental Practices Are Evolving" for Becker's Dental + DSO Practices — Best Ideas for Business Growth and Management virtual event Jan. 13.
  2. 3 dentists on the risks worth taking in 2021
    Three dentists told Becker's Dental Review the risks they feel are worth taking in 2021.
  3. Spark clear aligners get new sustainable upgrade
    Ormco Corp. unveiled Spark Clear Aligner Release 10 with its most sustainable upgrade to date, according to a Jan. 14 news release.

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  1. Remembering former CDA President Dr. Charles WiIson
    Former California Dental Association President Charles Wilson, DDS, died Dec. 23 at 96, according to a Jan. 14 announcement from the organization.
  2. Oklahoma 'vaccination pod' helps bring COVID-19 shots to dentists
    Oklahoma City-based Delta Dental of Oklahoma and Variety Care hosted a vaccine pod to vaccinate hundreds of dentists and dental workers, according to a Jan. 14 KOCO 5 News report.
  3. 11 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 11 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  4. FBI raids Texas dental practice
    The FBI and the Lubbock Police Department conducted a raid of Lubbock, Texas-based Jason White Dentistry, according to NBC's KCBD.

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  1. 4 leaders on advice for dental workers over the next 5 years
    Four dental leaders participated in the panel discussion, "What to expect in the dental industry over the next 5 years" for Becker's Dental + DSO Practices — Best Ideas for Business Growth and Management virtual event Jan. 13.
  2. 'Dental industry is consolidating:' Private equity group invests in Colorado DSO
    Los Angeles-based Varsity Healthcare Partners has invested in Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Dental Services, reports The Gazette.
  3. New York university program to address growing shortage of dental providers
    The Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) has started a new program to address the growing shortage of dentists and dental assistants, something the pandemic is exacerbating, reports ABC affiliate WROC.
  4. Dental industry workforce predictions for 2030: 3 notes
    The U.S. is projected to face a shortage of more than 4,000 general dentists in 2030, according to the National Health Resources and Services Administration.
  1. Tennessee DSO gets $107M in upsize financing
    Nashville-based Specialty Dental Brands received a $107 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance, according to a Jan. 13 news release.
  2. Despite pandemic, Mouthwatch sees success in 2020
    Teledentistry company MouthWatch received multiple awards for its TeleDent platform and intraoral camera, according to a Jan. 12 news release.
  3. SmileDirectClub debuts new aligners
    Nashville-based SmileDirectClub introduced new aligners with "Comfort Sense" technology, according to a Jan. 13 news release.
  4. 39% of Americans cut back insurance coverage in 2020: What that means for dental
    Dental coverage was the third most common policy that Americans decided to scale back or drop in 2020, according to a survey from ValuePenguin.
  5. Colgate, Harvard dental school to provide scholarship for minority students
    Colgate-Palmolive and Boston-based Harvard School of Dental Medicine established a scholarship to support underrepresented dental students, according to a Jan. 13 news release.
  6. Dentist warns against 'total mouth rehab' TikTok trend
    Michael Tillery, DDS, warned against a TikTok trend showing off "total mouth rehab," CBS4 Indy reported Jan. 12.
  7. 3 dental jobs among highest paying in nation: US News
    Jobs in the dental field are some of the highest paying, with oral and maxillofacial surgeons averaging $208,000 annually, according to U.S. News & World Report, which released its "Best Paying Jobs" list Jan. 12.
  8. Dentists among top 10 jobs in 2021, per US News
    Dentist is among the top 10 best jobs for 2021, with 3,700 projected jobs and a median salary of $155,600, according to a U.S. News & World Report list released Jan. 12.
  9. Delta Dental Foundation starts $400K fund for COVID-19 dental equipment
    The Delta Dental Foundation has created a COVID-19 dental equipment fund to help Midwest safety-net dental clinics buy equipment amid the pandemic, according to ABC affiliate WZZM.

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