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  1. Aspen Dental to use SprintRay technology at all locations
    Aspen Dental Management will begin to use SprintRay's 3D printing technology at its more than 900 locations nationwide, the Chicago-based DSO said Oct. 18.
  2. 8 dentists making headlines
    The American Dental Association's new president and seven other dentists made the news last week:
  3. Researchers to use virtual reality to study dental patient anxiety
    A team of researchers at the University of Toledo (Ohio) will launch a study to examine the psychological factors that prevent patients from seeking dental care, the school said Oct. 15.

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  1. National Dental Association, SmileDirectClub launch diversity scholarship
    The National Dental Association and Nashville, Tenn.-based teledentistry company SmileDirectClub have established a scholarship to promote diversity in dentistry.
  2. How 1 Arizona dentist is working to diversify dentistry
    Laila Hishaw, DDS, dismayed by the small number of Black dentists in the U.S., started a social media campaign three years ago that snowballed into the nationwide nonprofit Diversity in Dentistry Mentorship Program, reported Zenger News Oct. 10.
  3. Texas Tech, New Mexico unite on dental program: 3 things to know
    The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso and the New Mexico Higher Education Department are partnering on educational opportunities for New Mexico residents, KTSM, an NBC affiliate, reported Oct. 17.
  4. Minnesota dental school launches nation's 4th dental therapy program
    Minnesota State University Mankato is filling the need for increased dental therapy training with the recent launch of its program, the fourth in the U.S.

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  1. ADA installs new president: 7 things to know
    Cesar Sabates, DDS, is the newly installed 158th American Dental Association president, according to an Oct. 16 news release.
  2. How 4 leaders are overcoming dental staffing, supply chain and RCM issues
    Four leaders shared their thoughts on the biggest challenge their organization is currently facing during Becker's Dental + DSO Review Virtual Forum on Oct. 14.
  3. PDS opens 850th dental practice
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has opened its 850th supported dental practice, a significant milestone in the organization's 27-year history, according to an Oct. 15 news release obtained by Becker's.
  4. 6 unexpected additions to ADA's 2021 agenda
    COVID-19 and the pandemic were one of the main focuses this year for the American Dental Association, an addition that was unseen a few years ago.
  1. Dental industry reacts to proposed Medicare expansion: 5 notes
    As Congress considers a $3.5 billion reconciliation bill with expanded dental benefits under Medicare, several industry stakeholders have expressed support or opposition to the bill.
  2. 5 updates on small DSOs
    From practice acquisitions to leadership appointments, here are five updates on DSOs with fewer than 300 locations.
  3. 2 dental companies named to Forbes' best employers in the world
    Two dental companies were named to Forbes' 2021 list of the 750 best employers in the world.
  4. American Dental Education Association backs Medicare dental expansion
    The American Dental Education Association supports expanding dental benefits under Medicare, it said Oct. 12.
  5. Overjet, New England Family Dentistry partner to bring AI to 50+ practices
    Marlborough, Mass.-based New England Family Dentistry and Cambridge, Mass.-based Overjet are partnering to bring Overjet's dental artificial intelligence software to the DSO's network of more than 50 dental clinics.
  6. Elite Dental Partners taps director of dental implants and surgery
    Elite Dental Partners has appointed Amy Stadtherr director of dental implants and surgery, the Chicago-based DSO said Oct. 12.
  7. Texas DSOs partner on growth opportunities
    Community Dental Partners is partnering with Houston-based 3C Dental Group on growth opportunities to support both organizations, the Denton, Texas-based DSO said Oct. 12.
  8. Western Dental names executive VP, chief financial officer
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental has appointed Paul Holt executive vice president and chief financial officer, the DSO said Oct. 12.
  9. COVID-19 vaccination mandates for healthcare providers: 7 dentists weigh in
    As healthcare companies nationwide mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees, dentists are split on whether mandates are needed, whether COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandated and how the mandates could affect morale and staffing.

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