Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 3 dental fraud cases totaling $2.9M+
    Here are three dental fraud cases Becker's has reported so far in 2023, totaling more than $2.9 million in restitution:
  2. Pennsylvania dental office closes temporarily after fire
    A Pennsylvania dental practice temporarily closed after a fire caused about $20,000 worth of damages, the Williamsport Sun-Gazette reported June 9. 
  3. Imagen Dental Partners appoints new CFO
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners named David Diekmann its new CFO.

The Future of Dentristy Roundtable

Investor interest in dentistry soared in 2022 — this year is no exception. Stay ahead in this competitive market + learn from exec peers at Becker's Future of Dentistry Roundtable, June 15-16. 
  1. How Hudson Dental plans to become a 'household name among dentists'
    Haim Haviv, founder and CEO of Hudson Dental, connected with Becker's to discuss how he and his team plan to make their DSO a household name among dentists.
  2. How 42 North Dental is setting the standard for quality dental care
    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental announced it will launch a dental implant fellowship academy this summer. 
  3. 5 dental updates in California
    Here are five updates that have taken place in the dental industry since May 17:
  4. Dental researchers discover bacteria involved in tooth decay
    Researchers from the Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and the Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry and Gillings School of Global Public Health recently discovered a bacterial species involved in tooth decay.

Integration through the patient journey: How P1 Dental Partners scaled while focusing on patient care

Integrating dental software is a win for dentists and patients alike. Get expert tips on the best ways to roll out new software here.
  1. Overjet in the headlines: 4 updates
    Here are four updates on dental AI company Overjet that Becker's has reported on since April 18:
  2. Orthodontist hourly wage vs. minimum wage in 12 states
    The mean hourly wage for orthodontists across the U.S. is $104, according to the Bureau of Labor Statics, which is significantly higher than the minimum wage in each state.
  3. American Dental Hygienists' Association CEO Ann Battrell dies
    Ann Battrell, CEO of the American Dental Hygienists' Association since 2016, passed away June 7. 
  4. Vivos Therapeutics reports $3.9M in Q1 revenue: 5 notes
    Medical technology company Vivos Therapeutics brought in $3.9 million in first quarter revenue. 

How to pick the right DSO for your

Joining a DSO is a big decision — don't take it lightly. Get tips on how to pick the right DSO for your dental practice here.
  1. Where medical loss ratios stand in the dental industry today
    Nevada recently signed into law a medical loss ratio for dental payers, continuing a movement ignited last year when Massachusetts approved its own.
  2. Why 1 dentist won't affiliate with a DSO
    A Michigan dentist said he doesn't plan on affiliating with a DSO despite increased presence because he wants to retain his clinical autonomy and ability to decide how his practice operates. 
  3. 4 universities creating, expanding their dental programs
    Here are four schools that are planning to establish or add to their dental programs that Becker's has reported on since April 12:
  4. ADA among coalition to support Resident Education Deferred Interest Act
    The American Dental Association is part of a 40-member coalition that is providing support for the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act. 
  5. Pursue every opportunity to grow into the best version of yourself
    I started my career as a lab technician with the skills to know what to do, but not why. In my nine years at Aspen Dental, I've been able to learn the ins and outs of my profession from fantastic mentors who took the time to make sure I was the most knowledgeable technician I could be. I learned not just what to do, but how to do it and why it matters.
  6. Newer dentists more confident in economic recovery than established dentists
    Recent dental school graduates have more confidence in the economic recovery of their practices and the dental industry compared to more established dentists, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute.
  7. RevBio awarded $2M grant to advance development of bone adhesive product
    RevBio recently received a $2 million research grant to support the development of Tetranite, its dental adhesive bone scaffold product.
  8. 3 states expanding Medicaid dental benefits
    Here are three states that have recently expanded and improved their dental benefits through Medicaid that Becker's has reported on since April 10:
  9. North Carolina college to launch dental assisting program 
    Bolivia, N.C.-based Brunswick Community College is set to launch a dental assisting program Aug. 9. 

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