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  1. California DSO makes 40th practice affiliation
    Sacramento, Calif.-based Straine Dental Management made its 40th practice addition.
  2. US Oral Surgery Management's growth in 2024: 3 updates
    From network expansions to executive updates, here is what Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has accomplished so far this year: 
  3. Smile Source undergoes rebranding
    Houston-based Smile Source, a private practice dental network supporting more than 1,100 independent dentists, launched a rebranded identity.
  1. Wisconsin clinic to add dental therapists to reduce 3-month backlog
    N.E.W. Community Clinic, a dental practice in Green Bay, Wis., is adding dental therapists to its staff to help alleviate its scheduling challenges, according to a March 18 report by NBC26.
  2. Wellfit expands financial services to 1,000th US dental practice
    Healthcare technology platform Wellfit has expanded its network and services to 1,000 dental practices across the U.S.
  3. Florida Atlantic University fails to secure additional state funding for new dental school
    Boca Raton-based Florida Atlantic University was not approved to receive more than $100 million in state funding for its upcoming dental school, Boca Magazine reported March 19.  
  4. 4 dental updates in Pennsylvania
    From dental clinic closings to DSO affiliations, here are four dentistry-related updates that have taken place in Pennsylvania since Jan. 31: 

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  1. Change Healthcare cyberattack a 'wake-up call' for dentistry, 1 dentist says
    The recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare underscores the need for more secure financial transactions in the dental industry, according to Brion Long, DMD. 
  2. How dental care costs compare in 7 countries
    The average cost of a dental cleaning in the U.S. is $163, compared to $89 in Germany. 
  3. US ranked as most expensive country for dental care
    The United States has the most expensive dental care compared to other G7 countries, according to a March 19 ranking from
  4. MB2 Dental's network reaches 700 supported practices
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental added its 700th practice to its network with the addition of a new dental practice in Anna, Texas.

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  1. Vermont dentist charged with prescription fraud
    A Vermont dentist was recently arrested and charged with one felony count of prescription fraud.
  2. UPMC clarifies future of dental staff, patients ahead of clinic closure
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has provided more details about the upcoming closure of its Montefiore dental center, reported March 18. 
  3. U of Washington dental school to double rural training program
    The University of Washington School of Dentistry is doubling the size of its regional initiatives in dental education program.
  4. 7 moves by DSOs in the South in 30 days
    Here are seven dental groups and organizations adding, acquiring and opening practices in the South that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 15:
  5. US Oral Surgery Management expands in 5 states, enters Maryland
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently added partner practices in five states, including its first in Maryland.
  6. 4 dental AI updates in 2 weeks
    Here are four updates in the dental AI space that Becker's has reported on since March 5:
  7. Percentage of adults using their dental insurance in each state
    Michigan has the highest private insurance adult dental care utilization percentage of any state, with 68% utilization, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute. 
  8. Best dental school loans in 2024: Forbes
    The federal direct unsubsidized loan was recently ranked as the best loan for dental schools students in 2024 by Forbes.
  9. DSOs expanding their reach in New England
    Here are three dental groups and organizations that have added practices and affiliates in New England that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 5:

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