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  1. The most successful technology implementations start with mentorship
    New technology is a significant driver of innovation in the dental field, and it’s a benefit for providers and patients alike. By taking advantage of cutting-edge technology, doctors can offer convenient, customized, quicker and easier treatments to their patients.
  2. 4 dental leaders who have left in 2023
    Here are four executives and leaders of dental companies who have left or plan to leave their positions in 2023 as reported by Becker's. 
  3. How discrimination, socioeconomic factors contribute to oral health disparities: Report
    Thirty-seven percent of adults who have experienced discrimination have not undergone a routine dental visit in the last 12 months, according to new data from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. 4 dental roles with the highest student loan debt
    Dental professionals in four specialties have the highest amount of student loan debt, according to a 2023 report from personal banking and finance company SoFi.
  2. 90% of patients satisfied with their dental insurance: Survey
    Ninety percent of Americans who have visited a dental professional in the last year reported being satisfied with their insurance, according to a recent AHIP survey.
  3. The biggest cost increase for 1 dental practice
    Ralph Oppermann, DDS, has seen increases in the cost for supplies and staff wages at his Michigan dental practice. 
  4. Where 1 specialty DSO stands 1 year after formation
    Southlake, Texas-based Phase 1 Equity was launched in September 2022 through a collaboration between investment firm DuneGlass Capital and two Colorado-based practices. 

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. Dental Assisting National Board to offer exam in Spanish
    The Dental Assisting National Board will begin offering the Radiation Health and Safety exam in Spanish in January 2024. 
  2. SGA Dental Partners affiliates with Alabama practice
    Richmond Hill, Ga.-based SGA Dental Partners acquired Lane Perio, which has two clinic locations in Alabama. 
  3. Lawsuit filed against shuttered Vermont dental practice
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a dental practice in South Burlington, Vt., that closed earlier this year, according to a Sept. 22 report by
  4. Dental hygienist pay vs. average household income by state
    There are several states where dental hygienists earn less than the average household income, according to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.

DSOs are leveraging data analytics and seeing increased engagement + growth

Data is key to accelerating DSO growth. Learn how DSO leaders are using it to navigate crises and how technology can help.
  1. Vermont college dental therapy program stuck in limbo after 7 years
    Seven years after initially creating plans to establish a dental therapy program, Vermont State University has been unable to fulfill the plans, according to a Sept. 25 report by vtdigger.
  2. Missouri dentist retires after nearly 50 years of practice
    Dennis McCaffrey, DDS, recently retired from his practice after 48 years of service in the dental industry, Leader Publications reported Sept. 25.
  3. High Point University breaks ground on new dental school
    High Point (N.C.) University recently broke ground on its upcoming dental school.
  4. AI-powered dental app launched
    Presto Smile recently launched an artificial intelligence-powered app to provide dental mockups to patients. 
  5. Mint Dentistry named to 'most loved workplaces' list
    Newsweek ranked Dallas-based Mint Dentistry No. 100 on its "America's 100 Most Loved Workplaces" list. 
  6. 'Still in the early innings': Q&A with MB2 Dental COO Justin Carroll 
    Dallas-based dental partnership organization MB2 Dental recently reached 600 total practices and made its first expansion into Wisconsin. 
  7. Unity Health Care providers step toward unionization
    Front-line providers at Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C., have taken the first step in the unionization process, guided by the Union of American Physicians and Dentists. 
  8. 3 dental leadership moves
    An oral surgery MSO that appointed a new CFO and two other dental exec moves that have taken place since Sept. 13: 
  9. Thurston Group launches dental implant-focused DSO
    Thurston Group, a private equity investment firm, has launched Modis Dental Partners. 

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