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  1. Tennessee dental school opens 2 clinic sites
    The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry opened two student clinical rotation sites.
  2. How many dentists do the top 5 largest DSOs support?
    The top five largest DSOs in the U.S. support more than 10,000 dentists combined. 
  3. Appointment wait times have nearly doubled since pandemic
    A new patient waited 8.1 days for an initial dentist appointment in 2019, while new patients in 2022 waited 16 days, according to data collected by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. How SGA Dental Partners has grown nearly 2 years after its launch
    Private equity firm Thurston Group launched SGA Dental Partners in March 2022 by merging three dental groups in the Southeast region. 
  2. 2 DSO launches in 5 days
    A dental implant-focused DSO and an oral surgery-focused MSO recently launched their platforms. 
  3. 10 highest-paying states for general dentists
    General dentists earn $220,418 per year in Minnesota, the highest-paying state for the profession, according to career website ZipRecruiter.
  4. Georgia oral surgeon uses Yomi robot for more than 100 procedures
    Chuck Pitts, DMD, a dental surgeon at Refresh Me Dental Center in LaGrange, Ga., has used the Yomi Robotic Dental System for more than 100 implant procedures, according to a Sept. 26 report by Fox 5 Atlanta.

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. New York DSO adds patient acquisition and revenue cycle management platform
    New York City-based Beam St. Dental is integrating OrthoFi's patient acquisition and revenue cycle management platform. 
  2. Why 1 dentist dropped PPO plans
    Michael Davis, DMD, a dentist at Smiles of Santa Fe (N.M.), was recently faced with a decision amid rising costs in the dental industry.
  3. 'Things are really out of control': How rising costs are affecting dental practices
    Many dental practices are seeing costs increase for supplies, materials and staff wages.
  4. Arizona retail property with Heartland Dental sells for $4.4M
    A retail property in Goodyear, Ariz., including Heartland Dental and Apex Physical Therapy sold for $4.46 million. 

DSOs are leveraging data analytics and seeing increased engagement + growth

Data is key to accelerating DSO growth. Learn how DSO leaders are using it to navigate crises and how technology can help.
  1. The most successful technology implementations start with mentorship
    New technology is a significant driver of innovation in the dental field, and it’s a benefit for providers and patients alike. By taking advantage of cutting-edge technology, doctors can offer convenient, customized, quicker and easier treatments to their patients.
  2. 4 dental leaders who have left in 2023
    Here are four executives and leaders of dental companies who have left or plan to leave their positions in 2023 as reported by Becker's. 
  3. How discrimination, socioeconomic factors contribute to oral health disparities: Report
    Thirty-seven percent of adults who have experienced discrimination have not undergone a routine dental visit in the last 12 months, according to new data from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. 
  4. 4 dental roles with the highest student loan debt
    Dental professionals in four specialties have the highest amount of student loan debt, according to a 2023 report from personal banking and finance company SoFi.
  5. 90% of patients satisfied with their dental insurance: Survey
    Ninety percent of Americans who have visited a dental professional in the last year reported being satisfied with their insurance, according to a recent AHIP survey.
  6. The biggest cost increase for 1 dental practice
    Ralph Oppermann, DDS, has seen increases in the cost for supplies and staff wages at his Michigan dental practice. 
  7. Where 1 specialty DSO stands 1 year after formation
    Southlake, Texas-based Phase 1 Equity was launched in September 2022 through a collaboration between investment firm DuneGlass Capital and two Colorado-based practices. 
  8. Dental Assisting National Board to offer exam in Spanish
    The Dental Assisting National Board will begin offering the Radiation Health and Safety exam in Spanish in January 2024. 
  9. SGA Dental Partners affiliates with Alabama practice
    Richmond Hill, Ga.-based SGA Dental Partners acquired Lane Perio, which has two clinic locations in Alabama. 

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