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  1. Aspen Dental hit with class-action data privacy lawsuit
    A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Chicago-based Aspen Dental shared private data with third parties, according to court documents.
  2. Inside 1 DSO's 'special sauce' for success
    Prime Dentistry is focusing on educational training to attract and retain dental staff.
  3. New York's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in New York in 2024:

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

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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. Dr. Robin Gay named interim president, CEO of Howard Brown Health
    Chicago-based Howard Brown Health appointed Robin Gay, DMD, as interim president and CEO.
  2. What dentistry needs more of, according to 3 dentists
    The dental industry needs more support in several key areas, according to three dentists.
  3. 49 dental schools that received the most NIH funding in 2023
    Forty-nine dental schools received a total of more than $276 million, according to data from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. 
  4. Aspen Dental suffers data breach
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management suffered a ransomware attack that may have resulted in patient information being accessed.

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

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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. Biolase launches all-tissue laser system
    Dental laser company Biolase launched its Waterlase iPlus Premier edition, a new all-tissue laser system.
  2. Hygienist shortage causing 14-month waits for patients in Virginia
    The nationwide lack of dental hygienists is forcing patients in Virginia to have to wait as long as 14 months for a routine cleaning, according to a Feb. 22 report by WWBT.
  3. 3 dental lawsuit settlements to know
    Here are three lawsuit settlements involving dental companies that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 29:
  4. 4 dentistry updates in Tennessee
    From a dental clinic reopening to updates about SmileDirectClub, here are four dental industry updates that have taken place in Tennessee so far in 2024:  

DSOs are leveraging data analytics and seeing increased engagement + growth

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  1. The healthcare tech specialty with projected negative growth
    Dental laboratory technician positions are expected to see -4.5% growth through 2023, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is the only medical technician position projected to experience negative growth in that span.
  2. To join, or not to join, a DSO
    Whether or not to affiliate their practice with a DSO is one of the biggest decisions a dentist can make in their career, especially as industry pressures like rising costs and staff shortages mount. 
  3. Florida dental practice adds Yomi robot for dental implants
    Ferber Dental Group in Greenacres, Fla., recently started using the Yomi robot for dental implant procedures.
  4. 6 dental loss ratio moves to know
    Dental loss ratios are picking up steam across the U.S. as states introduce legislation and dental organizations press federal agencies to create ratios for dental plans. 
  5. 3 dentistry updates in Rhode Island
    From staffing shortages to new legislation, here are three dental industry updates that have taken place in Rhode Island since Dec. 18: 
  6. Florida specialty DPO receives expanded debt facility
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Vitana Pediatric & Orthodontic Partners secured an expansion and upsizing of its existing debt facility.
  7. Endodontics startup names president of US operations
    Odne, a endodontics technology startup company, appointed Jeff Durrbeck as president of U.S. operations.
  8. DSOs weigh growth strategies while economy sputters
    While some DSOs are confident in their ability to continue expanding their footprint during a time of high costs across the board, others are shifting strategies and focusing on other areas of growth to wait out the storm. 
  9. Court rules in favor of Align in 2 antitrust suits
    A federal court granted summary judgment in favor of Align Technology in two separate lawsuits.

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