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  1. ZimVie sees $118.2 million in net sales for dental business
    ZimVie, a dental and spinal surgery supplier, reported $233.4 million in third party net sales for the second quarter of 2022.
  2. Florida college gets $1.6M to help boost dental workforce
    Tallahassee (Fla.) Community College has been awarded $1.6 million to help the school increase the number of dental hygienists and surgical technicians in the region, Tallahassee Democrat reported Aug. 12.
  3. Private equity activity in dental continues to heat up
    The dental industry has seen a wave of private equity activity over the past few weeks. Here are six dental private equity updates Becker's has reported on since July 5.

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  1. How macroeconomic challenges will affect DSOs: 5 notes
    A new report from Moody's Investors Service, a financial research firm, predicts DSOs will be heavily affected by slowing economic growth and rising interest rates. 
  2. Private equity-backed DSO acquires Indiana dental practice
    Kokomo, Ind.-based DSO Signet Leadership recently acquired Logansport, Ind.-based Dill Family Dentistry. 
  3. The most challenging part of running a DSO
    DSOs have become a driving force in the dental industry over the last few years, but their success doesn't always come easy.
  4. Henry Schein dentist board member Dr. E. Dianne Rekow dies
    E. Dianne Rekow, DDS, PhD, a leader in the development of digital dentistry and board member at Henry Schein, has died. 

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  1. 'There is life after dentistry': 1 executive's advice to future dentists
    Matt Carlston, DMD, a practicing dentist and vice president of marketing and partner recruitment for Lakewood, Colo.-based Comfort Dental, connected with Becker's on Aug. 11 to discuss advice he would give to new dentists and more.
  2. Planet DDS acquires dental software from NextGen Healthcare
    Dental software company Planet DDS recently acquired a cloud-based dental practice management software from NextGen Healthcare, a healthcare software developer.
  3. Inflation means bad news for practice owners, 1 dentist says
    Rising inflation could make it hard for dental practice owners to keep up as costs increase and revenue drops, according to Rajdeep Randhawa, DDS. 
  4. Missouri dental school awarded $1.5M HRSA grant
    Kansas City (Mo.) University's upcoming dental school was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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  1. Dr. Michael Webb named inaugural distinguished professor at ECU School of Dental Medicine
    The East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine recently awarded Michael Webb, DDS,  its Jasper L. Lewis Jr. Distinguished Professorship in Pediatric Dentistry.
  2. Sonendo reports 32% revenue growth in Q2
    Dental technology company Sonendo reported a 32 percent year-over-year increase in revenue during the second quarter of 2022. 
  3. 7 ways a potential recession could affect the dental industry
    The threat of another recession looms over the U.S. economy. One dentist offered his perspective on how another recession, on the heels of one in 2020, could affect the dental industry.
  4. The new technology that could revolutionize endodontics: microbots
    Researchers at Penn Dental Medicine and its Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry have found that microrobots can be used for detailed endodontic treatments and diagnostics. 
  5. 6 insights into America's oral health: Report
    Ninety-two percent of adults consider oral health to be important to overall health, according to the Delta Dental Plans Association's "2022 State of America's Oral Health and Wellness Report."
  6. ADA to Congress: Increase support for veteran affairs dental workforce
    The American Dental Association is asking Congress to make changes to the VA Workforce Improvement, Support and Expansion Act of 2022, or WISE Act, to increase support for the Department of Veterans Affairs' dental workforce.
  7. Dental X-ray cost by state
    Alaska is the most expensive state to get a dental X-ray, according to Sidecar Health's care calculator.
  8. 90+ offices and counting: 4 fast facts on Dental365
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 is one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S.
  9. 5 fast facts on 42 North Dental
    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental is one the largest DSOs serving the New England region.

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