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  1. USOSM enters 15th state with California partnership
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has entered the California market with its most recent partnership.
  2. 7 dentists making headlines
    From a lawsuit settlement to increasing oral healthcare access, here are seven dentists who made headlines this past week:
  3. Align enters $75 million accelerated stock repurchase program
    Medical device company Align Technology has entered an accelerated stock repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co. to repurchase $75 million of Align's common stock.

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  1. Son charged for murder in death of retired Michigan dentist
    Portage, Mich., police officers arrested a man July 31 in connection with the death of a retired dentist, CW7 reported July 31.
  2. 8 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are eight companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  3. Private equity firm partners with dental group to form 'new generation of DSO'
    Chicago-based Thurston Group, a private equity firm, has formed a new dental service organization called Gen4 Dental Partners.
  4. Pepperpointe names COO
    Lexington, Ky-based DSO Pepperpointe Partnerships recently named David North its new chief operating officer.

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  1. Former South Carolina dental leader dies
    A South Carolina dentist who served as the president of the state's dental association and the board of dentistry has died, The Gaffney Ledger reported July 30.
  2. Penn Dental's big plans for oral health innovation
    The University of Pennsylvania's School of Dental Medicine in Philadelphia is planning major projects to drive innovation in the oral health industry at its Center for Innovation and Precision Dentistry.
  3. Planet DDS appoints new CFO
    Dental software company Planet DDS recently appointed Shawn Edwards as its new CFO, the company announced July 30.
  4. Minnesota dentist must pay $54K for age discrimination against fired employee
    The Minnesota Human Rights Department ordered a dentist to pay $54,000 in restitution after it ruled that the dentist participated in age discrimination when he fired an employee, the Star Tribune reported July 29.
  1. 'Flipping the script' on traditional DSO models: New organization enters Texas market
    Dallas-based Mesh Dental Network, a dental partnership organization, is investing in dental practices across Texas, according to a July 29 news release.
  2. What measures would really boost access to dental care? 3 dentists weigh in
    Several state legislatures have recently introduced measures to increase access to dental care for residents as the need for accessible options increases for underserved populations.
  3. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in July
    A young boy's death linked to a dental procedure garnered the most attention this month.
  4. Esteemed Chicago dentist dies
    A dentist who previously served as a president for the Chicago Dental Society and was one of the first African American dentists to open a practice in downtown Chicago has died, The Chicago Crusader reported July 28.
  5. 2 Missouri dental school students exempt from mandated COVID-19 vaccine after legal threat
    Two students at the A.T. Still University's Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health in Kirksville, Mo., will not be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine after a lawsuit was threatened against the school, KTVO reported July 28.
  6. Connecticut senator leaves appointment after finding out dentist is unvaccinated
    Connecticut State Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, left the dentist office July 28 after learning his dentist wasn't vaccinated.
  7. Align Technology's Q2 results: $1B in revenue
    Medical device company Align Technology's second-quarter results show the company earned $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time.
  8. ADA, ADEA urge dental staffs to get vaccinated amid COVID-19 surges
    The American Dental Association and the American Dental Education Association have released statements supporting COVID-19 vaccinations for dental professionals.
  9. Florida man allegedly performed unlicensed dentistry from garage, trailer
    Authorities said a Florida man has been accused of practicing dentistry without a license and arrested, reports Fox affiliate WOFL.

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