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  1. Washington oral surgeon surrenders license
    A Washington oral surgeon recently surrendered his license.
  2. 3 new dental school deans so far in 2024
    Here are three dental schools that have appointed new deans that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  3. Dental assistant hourly pay vs. minimum wage in each state
    Dental assistants earn about $30.17 per hour in Minnesota, the state with the highest average hourly wage for dental assistants, compared to the state's minimum wage of $8.85.
  1. Dr. Chris Bogue installed as president of Iowa Dental Association
    Chris Bogue, DDS, was recently installed as the 161st president of the Iowa Dental Association. 
  2. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry honors dentists for contributions to field
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently honored more than a dozen dentists for their contributions to the field. 
  3. DentalMonitoring gets FDA-approval for remote monitoring device
    DentalMonitoring, an orthodontic software and AI company, earned De Novo approval from the FDA for a medical device software.
  4. Wisconsin dental clinic CEO retires after 17 years
    Community Smiles Dental CEO Renee Ramirez will retire after 17 years in her role, Greater Milwaukee Today reported May 21.

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  1. Florida governor signs bill updating the dental claims process
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed 10 bills, including one to make changes to the dental insurance claims process in the state.
  2. Boston dental office, manager charged with Medicaid fraud, unlicensed dentistry
    A Massachusetts dental practice and its office manager were recently charged with Medicaid fraud, performing unlicensed dentistry, assault and battery. 
  3. Gen4 Dental Partners closes on $315M credit facility
    Tempe, Ariz.-based Gen4 Dental Partners secured a $315 million credit facility to continue its growth and invest in technology.
  4. Minnesota to become 9th state to join interstate compact
    Minnesota is expected to become the 9th state to join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist compact.

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  1. Dental organizations send letter addressing Medicaid access issues in Massachusetts
    The American Alliance for Dental Insurance Quality and the Massachusetts Dental Society released a letter concerning access to care problems in the Massachusetts Medicaid system.
  2. 8 DSOs expanding in the South in 45 days
    Here are eight DSOs and dental groups that have added practices in the South that Becker's has reported on since April 3:
  3. The states where 7 dental professions earn the most
    The average annual salary for dental professions, including dentists, dental hygienists and orthodontists, vary widely from state to state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Dr. Nicolaas Geurs named dean of UAB School of Dentistry
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry appointed Nicolass Geurs, DDS, as its next dean.
  5. P3 Oral Surgery appoints new CEO
    Charleston, W.Va.-based P3 Oral Surgery named Tim North as the company's next CEO.
  6. What dental patients want next
    Dental practices can adapt to the evolving needs of patients by adding new technology, providing convenient office hours and prioritizing customer service, according to one DSO exec.
  7. Colorado governor signs interstate dental compact into law
    Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law that approves the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact.
  8. 4 dentists making headlines
    Two dentists who joined DSOs and two other dentists who have made headlines since May 14: 
  9. ADA speaks out against 'veneer techs': 3 notes
    The American Dental Association recently warned the public against visiting "veneer techs" after the unlicensed individuals became popular on social media.

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