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  1. The state of dentistry in New York: 10 things to know
    Here are 10 things to know about the dental industry in New York:
  2. California dentists concerned with Delta Dental contract changes: 5 things to know
    California dentists and the California Dental Association are concerned with contract changes announced by Delta Dental of California. 
  3. How the richest people in dentistry compare to 3 healthcare billionaires
    Dozens of dental and healthcare executives made Forbes' 2022 "World's Billionaires List."

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  1. 5 dental payer updates
    From insurance reimbursement rates to a new private equity firm focused on orthodontists and pediatric dentists, here are five dental payer updates to know that Becker's has covered since Aug. 17:
  2. Dental school debt vs. medical school debt: 4 stats to know
    The average debt for a dental student was $292,169 in 2019 while medical students owed about $215,900 in 2018, the last year data was available. 
  3. Dentsply Sirona expands digital dentistry portfolio
    Dentsply Sirona is adding Primescan Connect, a laptop-based version of its intraoral scanner Primescan, to its digital dentistry portfolio.
  4. Affordable Care opens Georgia practice
    Affordable Care opened an Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Kennesaw, Ga.

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  1. Dntl bar adds Pearl's AI technology to offices
    New York City-based Dntl Bar will add Pearl's artificial intelligence technology at its locations. 
  2. Dental Care Alliance's 4-year recap: 15 big moves
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance has grown its network to include more than 390 practices and more than 775 dentists in 22 states. 
  3. DSO vs. non-DSO dentists: Who is more confident in economic recovery?
    Confidence in the economic recovery of the dental industry and the U.S. economy within the next six months varies based on DSO affiliation, according to an August poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.  
  4. Former Washington dentist charged with prescription misuse, pleads not guilty
    A former Washington dentist pleaded not guilty to four counts of distributing a controlled substance.

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  1. Former Oregon dentist pleads guilty to stealing $11.5M in COVID relief funds
    A former Oregon dentist pleaded guilty Sept. 13 to stealing nearly $11.5 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for personal use. 
  2. Penn Dental researcher designs gum to trap COVID-19
    Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine began a clinical trial Sept. 7 to test the ability of a chewing gum to trap COVID-19 in saliva.  
  3. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.
  4. How Sage Dental has expanded in 2022
    Sage Dental, based in Boca Raton, Fla., has added 14 practice locations and more than 140 clinicians across Florida and Georgia since the start of 2022.
  5. Rock Dental Brands adds 1st Alabama practice
    Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands entered the Alabama market by acquiring Birmingham Orthodontics. 
  6. Dental365 adds 2 to leadership team
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 has appointed Thomas Eicke, RN, as the company’s new president and David Jordan as CFO. 
  7. ADA shows support for 2 education initiatives: 7 things to know
    The American Dental Association recently backed two educational initiatives involving student loans and grants for two dental roles. 
  8. MB2 Dental's 3-year recap: 19 big moves
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental is one of the largest DSOs in the U.S., supporting practices in 38 states. 
  9. Dentists mixed on economic recovery of dental industry, US economy
    Dentist confidence is mixed on the economic recovery of the dental industry, their dental practices and the U.S. economy, according to an August poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.  

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