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  1. Pacific Dental Services reaches 700th owner dentist milestone
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services recently partnered with its 700th owner dentist. 
  2. Dental appointments see 10% increase since 2021: 11 report findings
    More Americans are hopping back into the dental exam chair in 2022 compared to 2021, according to a report from Zocdoc, a digital healthcare marketplace.
  3. 10 dentists to know
    From a White House fellowship to robot-assisted surgery cases, here are 10 dentists who are making headlines:

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  1. Average tuition for 66 US dental schools
    The University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., has the most expensive dental school in the U.S., with tuition at $119,360 per year, according to data from the American Dental Association.
  2. Top 10 dental, DSOs stories this summer
    Some of the top stories by Becker's Dental + DSO Review this summer covered dental compensation, supply chain shortages and dental schools. 
  3. 5 dentists making headlines
    A dentist named a fellow at the White House and four other dentists who made headlines last week:
  4. 3Shape lands digital dentistry, training deal with group purchasing organization
    Dental supplier 3Shape will provide digital dentistry solutions and training and support services to DSOs under Sevāredent Sourcing Solutions as part of a partnership between the two companies.

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  1. How Allied OMS is flipping private equity in dentistry
    Private equity deals have experienced major growth in the dentistry industry in recent years, with several companies operating with different models. One oral surgery group has worked to turn private equity on its head for its partners. 
  2. Oral surgery in the news: 5 updates
    Here are five oral surgery stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24:
  3. 5 stats on oral health for older adults
    Access to care, negative emotions associated with dental visits, and a lack of understanding about the connection between oral and overall health are the three main barriers hindering older Americans' oral health, according to a recent survey.
  4. Specialty Dental Brands finalizes private equity deal
    Specialty Dental Brands, which was founded by private equity firm Leon Capital, finalized its growth partnership deal with private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners.

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  1. 6 recent dental milestones
    Several DSOs have entered new states and a Minnesota dentist debuted the Yomi dental implant robot.
  2. 5 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    The American Dental Association voiced its support for two educational initiatives affecting dentists and three other recent federal updates for dentists to know:
  3. 4 DSOs expanding their leadership teams
    Here are four DSOs adding to their leadership teams that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24:
  4. 5 dental education updates to know
    From dental schools receiving grants to the first dental therapy education program in Washington, here are five dental education updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 31:
  5. How dental school tuition has evolved in the last 5 years
    Dental school tuition for residents has increased by 11.7 percent in the last five years and 9.4 percent for nonresidents, according to data from the American Dental Association.
  6. 4 DSOs entering new states
    Here are four DSOs entering new markets that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24:
  7. Where 3 entrepreneurial DSOs stand in 2022
    Several small-scale DSOs have worked this year to expand their networks, add to their leadership teams and forge industry partnerships to enhance patient care.
  8. 5 clinical leadership updates for dental leaders
    Here are five clinical leadership stories Becker's has reported on since Aug. 18:
  9. Dentist researcher named White House fellow
    A pediatric dentist and researcher has been named a White House fellow in the Office of the National Cyber Director.

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