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  1. UAB School of Dentistry receives $3.2M grant renewal
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry received a $3.2 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to train more dental academicians.
  2. Quip adds 5 members to dental advisory board
    Five members joined the dental advisory board at Quip, an oral health company. The board was developed by Dr. Maha Yakob, senior director of clinical and scientific affairs of Quip. 
  3. Affordable Care in Q3: 3 moves
    Here are three moves from Affordable Care that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 5:

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  1. Sonrava Health — Dental's next DSO giant
    Multispecialty health and wellness company Sonrava Health made a name for itself in 2022 by acquiring some of the biggest DSOs in dentistry.
  2. American Association of Endodontists endorses medical loss ratio ballot initiative in Massachusetts
    The American Association of Endodontists has joined other organizations supporting a November ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would ask voters if the state should establish a medical loss ratio for dental payers. 
  3. Align Technology launches AI-guided virtual care feature for Invisalign
    Invisalign manufacturer Align Technology introduced an artificial intelligence-guided virtual care feature to streamline practice workflow. 
  4. Smile Brands in Q3: 5 moves
    Here are five moves from Smile Brands that Becker's has reported on since July 25:

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  1. Best-, worst-paying states for dental assistants in 2022
    Minnesota is the highest-paying state for dental assistants, while Louisiana is the lowest, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. Best, worst-paying states for dental hygienists in 2022
    Alaska is the highest-paying state for dental hygienists, while Alabama is the lowest-paying state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. DentaQuest launches project to provide children with long-term dental care
    DentaQuest, a dental benefits provider, and oral health advocacy group TeamSmile have launched a project to connect underserved children with long-term dental care resources and dental teams.
  4. Flexibility in dentistry post-COVID: Q&A with Sage Dental's Jim Mizouni
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced DSOs to become more flexible and strategic in order to stand out in a competitive market, according to Sage Dental Chief Development Officer Jim Mizouni. 

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  1. Dental Care Alliance in Q3: 8 updates
    Here are eight moves from Dental Care Alliance that Becker's has reported on since July 6:
  2. Illinois nonprofit to open $1.3M dental clinic to reduce health disparities
    Chestnut Health Systems plans to open a dental clinic in Bloomington, Ill., to serve people who are uninsured or under Medicaid, WGLT reported Sept. 27.
  3. The Aspen Group in Q3: 5 moves
    Here are five moves from The Aspen Group, parent company of Aspen Dental, that Becker's has reported on since July 15:
  4. University of Pikeville names 1st dental school dean
    The University of Pikeville (Ky.) recently appointed Pamela Sparks-Stein, DMD, dean of its upcoming College of Dental Health. 
  5. Benevis hires new vice president of talent acquisition
    Atlanta-based DSO Benevis added Marina Miller as its new vice president of talent acquisition. 
  6. 5 best, worst-paying states for dentists in 2022
    Delaware is the highest-paying state in the U.S. for dentists, while Idaho is the lowest-paying state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  7. Dentsply Sirona in 2022: 11 moves
    From a leadership makeover to an expansion of its digital dentistry portfolio, here are 11 moves from dental supply company Dentsply Sirona that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 25:
  8. Why 1 dentist expects a rise in boutique dentistry
    As DSO consolidation increases in the industry, solo practitioners may opt for boutique dentistry to remain economically stable, one dentist predicts. 
  9. Tend opens 1st Tennessee dental office
    Tend, a tech-focused dental company, opened a new office in Nashville — its first location in Tennessee.

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