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  1. How orthodontist pay compares to inflation
    The average annual salary for orthodontists increased by 12.6% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.
  2. 2 USOSM practices named centers of excellence by AAAHC
    Two practices affiliated with U.S. Oral Surgery Management were recently named centers of excellence by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  3. Illinois dental group opens 10th practice
    Sonrisa Family Dental opened a location in Chicago, its 10th practice.

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  1. The biggest challenges facing dental practices
    The majority of dentists see workforce challenges, insurance reimbursements and increasing expenses as the biggest challenges facing their practices, according to a report from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. Nearly 27% of dentists may drop insurance networks in 2024: Report
    About 27% of dentists may drop insurance networks this year, according to a new report from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. 13 DSO investments totaling $3.5B+ in 2024
    Here are 13 DSO and dental group deals, including credit facility expansions and growth capital investments, totaling more than $3.5 billion, as reported by Becker's in the first six months of 2024:
  4. Dental365 adds 4 practices in 1 day
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 closed on multiple practices across three states on the same day.

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  1. Total enrollment across 18 dental education programs
    The total enrollment of students in predoctoral programs at U.S. dental schools is 27,082 in 2023-24, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. Dental Innovation Alliance invests in hidden orthodontics company
    Fort Washington, Pa.-based Alta Smiles received an investment from Dental Innovation Alliance.
  3. Planet DDS launches investment program for emerging dental groups
    Practice management software developer Planet DDS released its Launchpad Program to support emerging dental and orthodontics groups.
  4. Minnesota dental clinic uses canoe to stay open during flooding
    A dental clinic in Minnesota is set to fully reopen after previously using a canoe for emergency visits, according to a July 8 report by FOX 9.

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  1. GPS Dental enters 24th state
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently added its first New Jersey office. 
  2. California DSO adds NBA champion as partner
    Cal Dental USA recently added NBA Champion and ESPN Sports Analyst Kendrick Perkins as a partner at their Cal Dental of Atlantic office in Bell, Calif. 
  3. Orthodontic tech company makes US debut
    Vienna, Austria-based Biolux Technology launched OrthoPulse, a device used to facilitate tooth movement, launched in the U.S.
  4. The Smilist enters Maryland with addition of 23-practice dental group
    Great Neck, N.Y.-based The Smilist made its first affiliation in Maryland by adding 23 practices.
  5. The lingering threat facing dentistry
    Workforce shortages and hiring challenges continue to be one of the biggest threats to the dental industry, according to Barry Lyon, DDS. 
  6. How oral surgeon pay compares to inflation
    The average annual salary for oral and maxillofacial surgeons increased by 8.04% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.
  7. 5 numbers making the dental industry nervous
    Here are five statistics Becker's has reported on recently that could lead to future roadblocks in the dental industry:
  8. Hurricane Beryl shutters dental offices
    Several dental offices are closed and without power after Hurricane Beryl made landfall along the Texas coast July 8. 
  9. Aetna launches virtual dental care offerings
    Aetna, a subsidiary of CVS Health, has begun offering virtual dental care options through 

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