Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 'A legend in organized dentistry': Former Maryland State Dental Association president dies
    J. Thomas Soliday, DDS, former American Dental Association speaker of the House of Delegates and former president of the Maryland State Dental Association, died April 12, reports the ADA.
  2. Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints VP of finance
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has selected Robert Papenbrock as its vice president of finance, the company said April 15 in an announcement shared with Becker's.
  3. Aspen Dental opens 24th North Carolina practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 24th practice in the state of North Carolina.

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  1. Arfona, Dentulu, Impress3D partner on affordable tooth replacements
    Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based Arfona, a dental 3D printing and digital technology company, partnered with Los Angeles-based Dentulu and Impress3D to provide patients with greater access to more affordable tooth replacement options.
  2. Heartland Dental taps new CMO
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental has hired Stacy DeWalt to serve as chief marketing officer and executive vice president, the DSO announced April 14.
  3. Dentist salary in 2020, per state ― Rhode Island is No. 1
    General dentists in Rhode Island made the highest annual salary in 2020, according to estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics cited by the American Dental Association.
  4. Simply Mobile Dentistry, Dentulu partner to offer virtual visits
    Newport Beach, Calif.- based Simply Mobile Dentistry has partnered with Los Angeles-based Dentulu, a teledentistry company, to allow dentists to see patients virtually.

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  1. GPS Dental acquires 3 practices in Q1
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental has partnered with three dental practices across three states during the first quarter of 2021.
  2. West Virginia University dental school names 32-year Navy veteran as new dean
     Stephen Pachuta, DDS, will serve as the new dean of West Virginia University's dental school in Morgantown, effective June 1.
  3. Clear aligner company SmylUSA partners with The TeleDentists
    Tampa, Fla.-based SmylUSA, a clean aligner company, has partnered with The TeleDentists to provide its customers with access to virtual dentists, according to an April 14 announcement.
  4. Teledentistry: A passing fad or way of the future?
    Teledentistry has garnered attention over the past few years as potentially playing a key role in improving the access to dental care. Can it stand up to the hype?
  1. Absolute Dental doubles size of 2 practices
    Las Vegas-based Absolute Dental Group has completed the expansion of two practices.
  2. Top 5 dental infection control articles of Q1
    Below are the most highly read Becker's Dental + DSO Review clinical leadership and infection control articles from January, February and March 2021.
  3. US Oral Surgery Management partners with 1st South Carolina practice
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management, a specialty management services company serving oral and maxillofacial surgeons, has partnered with Atlantic Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to an April 13 announcement shared with Becker's.
  4. Dentist warns against TikToks claiming prosthetic teeth can be made with InstaMorph beads
    Pradeep Adatrow, DDS, is warning against do-it-yourself dental hack videos that have recently gone viral on TikTok.
  5. Dentulu expands services, acquires Robohealer AI
    Los Angeles-based Dentulu, a teledentistry platform, is expanding its partnerships and services, according to an April 12 news release.
  6. Dentistry startup Tend gets $125M in funding
    New York City-based Tend, a dentistry startup launched in October 2019, raised an additional $125 million in series C funding, according to an April 12 news release.
  7. 5 dentists making headlines
    From a large sinkhole forcing multiple practices to close to new practices opening, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  8. 'Compete with corporate dentistry': 2 Kansas practices create sedation dentistry center
    Two separate Lawrence, Kan.-based dental practices have merged and are constructing a new practice called the Kansas Center for Sedation Dentistry, reports the Lawrence Journal-World.
  9. Sinkhole renders 2 Tennessee dental practices unsafe to occupy
    The discovery of a large sinkhole prompted the temporary closure of two dental offices in Bristol, Tenn., local NBC affiliate WCYB reported April 9. The sinkhole was discovered in connection with water line problems.

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