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  1. Professional Transition Strategies launches services for doctor-owners
    Professional Transitions Strategies, a company focused on dental practice purchases and mergers and acquisitions, launched Headwaters Practice Transitions.
  2. What dental leaders told us in May
    This month, several dental industry leaders spoke with Becker's about the most pressing issues and trends in the field, including saliva testing, DSO consolidation and employee burnout. 
  3. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry installs new board officers, trustees
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry installed 10 new board officers and trustees at its annual meeting.
  1. Tennessee to award Medicaid dental benefit manager contract to Renaissance
    The state of Tennessee is intending to award Renaissance Life and Health Insurance Company of American the contract to become the dental benefits manager of TennCare, the state's Medicaid program.
  2. States disciplining dentists: 5 updates
    Five states have recently disciplined dentists for violations related to patient care, infection control and more.
  3. Arizona dental practice updates safety measures after former employee's arrest
    A pediatric dental practice in Arizona is improving its safety practices after a former employee was arrested on multiple charges of child sex crimes, according to a May 29 report by FOX 10 Phoenix.
  4. Key ways to build a successful dental practice: Exec
    Maintaining a successful dental practice relies on several critical factors, including patient retention, production and staffing.

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  1. Oklahoma woman charged with embezzling $39K from dental office
    An Oklahoma woman was recently charged with embezzling $39,000 from a local dental office, KSWO reported May 29.
  2. The biggest growth goals for 4 DSO execs for the rest of 2024
    Four executives of DSOs and dental groups are placing growth and expansion towards the top of their priorities through the remainder of the year.
  3. Where dental practices stand on scheduling, patient retention
    The top 10% of dental practices schedule an average of 107 appointments per day, according to Henry Schein One's 2024 Industry Report.
  4. Why 11 dental leaders are focusing on culture, staffing and leadership
    Creating a strong culture, filling staffing holes and continuing to improve leadership skills are top of mind for 11 dental leaders in the second part of 2024.

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  1. 43-office DSO acquires Ohio practice
    Cincinnati-based Cordental Group acquired The Healthy Smile Center in Ashtabula, Ohio.
  2. Wisconsin dentist to retire after 25 years of service
    Kevin Masters, DDS, will retire May 31 after 25 years of service, the Barron News-Shield reported May 29. 
  3. The Smilist's roadmap for 50% growth in 2024
    Great Neck, N.Y.-based The Smilist is focused on improving its provider and patient experience while continuing to grow its footprint throughout the rest of 2024.
  4. Virginia dental patient awarded $1M for botched surgery
    A Virginia woman was awarded $1 million in damages after an oral surgeon extracted teeth without her consent, The Winchester Star reported May 28. 
  5. How dental practices fare in case acceptance, collection rates and more
    The top 10% of dental practices saw an 83% case acceptance rate and a 123% collection rate in 2023, according to Henry Schein One's 2024 Industry Report.
  6. Florida building with Heartland Dental office sold for $3M
    A building housing a Heartland Dental-supported practice in Bradenton, Fla., was recently sold for $3 million, the Business Observer reported May 26.
  7. Alaska Supreme Court upholds revocation of dentist's license
    The Alaska Supreme Court recently upheld the state's decision to revoke the license of a dentist who extracted a tooth while riding a hoverboard, the Alaska Beacon reported May 24. 
  8. Specialized Dental Partners adds Arizona periodontics practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners affiliated with a dental implants and periodontics practice in Chandler, Ariz.
  9. 5 dental companies launching, adding AI programs
    Here are five DSOs, dental companies and dental practices that are introducing and implementing dental AI programs that Becker's has reported on since March 14:

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