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  1. 2 recent oral health inventions to know
    Researchers from two dental schools recently created two oral health items to fight gum disease and COVID-19. 
  2. 3 DSOs making AI additions
    Here are three recent artificial intelligence updates from DSOs that Becker’s has reported on since Aug. 24:
  3. 2 DSOs hit major network milestones
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and Chicago-based Aspen Dental reached major milestones this week with the expansion of their networks. 

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  1. How appointment wait times increased in 2022
    The average wait time for an initial dental appointment is 24 days, according to a recent poll from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. North Carolina periodontist uses dental implant robot
    Samuel DeAngelo, DDS, a periodontist in Cary, N.C., is using the Yomi Robotic Dental System to perform dental implant surgery, Spectrum News 1 reported Sept. 21.
  3. Private equity-backed DSO acquires California practice
    Gen4 Dental Partners has acquired Bay Area Dental, a multilocation practice in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  4. The state of dentistry in the best, worst states for dental health: 7 things to know
    Here are seven things to know about the dental industries in Connecticut and Arkansas:

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  1. How 1 CEO sees consolidation in dentistry evolving
    One dental leader connected with Becker's via email Sept. 20 to discuss how he sees consolidation trends in the dental industry changing.
  2. Smile Brands adds 2 Texas practices to network
    Smile Brands has added Aria Dental and Mike Majors DDS — two San Antonio practices — to its network.
  3. Orthodontics self-care company launches
    OrthoNu, a new orthodontics care company, is making a line of professional-grade self-care tools that aid the oral care needs of orthodontic patients.
  4. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.

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  1. NYU researchers develop gel to treat gum disease
    Researchers at New York City-based NYU College of Dentistry designed a topical gel that treats gum disease by suppressing inflammation and altering bacteria makeup in the mouth.
  2. 4 recent dental practice openings
    Here are four dental practices that have recently opened or have plans to open that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 22:
  3. Tennessee DSO brings AI services to 60+ practices
    Brentwood, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners partnered with healthcare data platform company HealthEM.AI to bring artificial intelligence services to its practices.
  4. 1,000th Aspen Dental location opens
    The Aspen Group recently opened its 1,000th Aspen Dental location.
  5. Dental Care Alliance adds 4-office group in Michigan
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance recently added a four-location dental group in Michigan.
  6. How integrating dental, medical care breaks down health barriers
    Increased communication between dental and medical providers can result in reduced barriers to care, according to a report from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine in Aurora.
  7. ADA gives $5M toward Massachusetts ballot initiative
    The American Dental Association recently committed $5 million to a campaign supporting a ballot measure that would establish a medical loss ratio for dental payers in the state.
  8. 3 best dental workplaces: 11 fast facts
    Three dental companies were recently ranked among the best workplaces in healthcare in 2022 by Fortune. 
  9. Pacific Dental Services reaches 700th owner dentist milestone
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services recently partnered with its 700th owner dentist. 

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