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  1. Non-DSO v. DSO hiring challenges: What's the difference? 4 notes
    Dentists affiliated with DSOs compared to those who are not are experiencing significantly different recruiting challenges, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. Delta Dental California adds dentist rating system to its directory
    Delta Dental of California has integrated P&R Dental Strategies' dentist rating system into its dentist network directory as part of its partnership with the dental solutions company.
  3. Keystone Dental raises $25M, acquires Australian technology company
    Burlington, Mass.-based dental implant company Keystone Dental has raised $25 million and acquired Australian healthcare technology company Osteon Medical.

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  1. 42 North Dental Adds Two Healthcare Executives To Its Team of Experts
    42 North Dental welcomes Diane Vaccaro as Chief Marketing Officer and Thomas “TJ” Brouillard as Chief Financial Officer.
  2. Planet DDS adds director of conversions
    Dental software company Planet DDs has appointed Matthew Junk as director of conversions.
  3. Oral care company raises $100M to drive growth, innovation
    Oral healthcare company Quip has raised $100 million from Cowen Sustainable Investments to go toward its growth and expansion.
  4. 42 North Dental appoints chief marketing officer, CFO
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental has appointed Diane Vaccaro as chief marketing officer and Thomas Brouillard as CFO.

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  1. Biolase partners with California endodontist to expand dental laser use
    Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based dental laser company Biolase is partnering with L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, to increase the use of dental lasers.
  2. Congressman introduces bill to enhance Medicare dental coverage
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced legislation that would provide Medicare beneficiaries additional dental coverage for certain conditions and procedures.
  3. Bento, Royal Philips partner to offer oral care products in bundled insurance plans
    Dental insurance platform Bento is partnering with health technology company Royal Philips to offer bundled dental benefits plans that include Royal Philips' oral care products.
  4. ADA forms task force to enhance CDT Code
    The American Dental Association's Council on Dental Benefits Programs is creating a task force dedicated to enhancing its Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature.
  1. Arizona dentist temporarily closes practice after nearby explosion affects clinic
    A Chandler, Ariz.-based dental practice has closed temporarily after an explosion at a nearby printing shop caused damage to the clinic, Fox10 Phoenix reported Aug. 30.
  2. 25-practice pediatric DSO rebrands, launches strategic growth plan
    Atlanta-based Children & Teen Dental Group has changed its name to Oak Dental Partners.
  3. CMS appoints chief dental officer
    CMS has appointed Natalia Chalmers, DDS, PhD, as its first chief dental officer, the agency announced Aug. 30.
  4. 25 DSO accomplishments this summer
    From practice expansions to strategic partnerships, here are 25 DSO accomplishments from this summer:
  5. 12 dental leadership moves in August
    Here are 12 recent leadership appointments in the dental industry since June:
  6. Delta Dental gives PDS foundation $100K grant
    Delta Dental of Arizona is giving $100,000 to Pacific Dental Services Foundation Dentists for Special Needs, a sensory-integrated nonprofit dental practice in Phoenix, reports The Glendale Star.
  7. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in August
    Eight dentists' insight on what currently proves to be the biggest industry threat garnered the most attention this month.
  8. Top 10 dental stories this summer
    Some of the biggest dental stories covered by Becker's this summer included an investigation into a patient's death, annual compensation for dental jobs and the DSOs to know in 2021.
  9. 10 dentists making headlines
    From a group of dentists reflecting on their careers to a lead researcher mapping respiratory tissue cells, here are 10 dentists making headlines:

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