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  1. 2 recent data breaches in dentistry
    Here are two data breaches affecting dental companies that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 23: 
  2. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to close dental center: 6 notes
    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is closing its Montefiore dental center, reported March 11. 
  3. Change Healthcare cyberattack rattles dental, medical fields: 8 updates
    Dental organizations and other healthcare companies are still dealing with the aftermath of a cyberattack on Change Healthcare that began Feb. 21.
  1. Meet 6 dentists leading the best dental schools in the US
    Several dental schools in the U.S. were recently ranked among the best dental schools in the world by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
  2. Federal court shoots down Corporate Transparency Act: 6 notes for dentists
    A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act, which affects dental practices, is unconstitutional.
  3. 5 states making changes to dental coverage in 2024
    Here are five states that have passed or are considering legislation to expand dental coverage that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  4. Florida's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 12 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in Florida in 2024:

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  1. 4 DSOs heading into new states
    Here are four dental groups and organizations that have entered new states that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 2:
  2. 21 updates on 6 DSO giants
    Here are 21 updates on six of the largest DSOs in the U.S., including Heartland Dental, Pacific Dental Services and Dental Care Alliance:
  3. Sonendo's CFO to step down
    Michael Watts, CFO of dental technology company Sonendo, is stepping down from his role.
  4. Minnesota considers joining interstate dental compact to alleviate workforce shortages
    Minnesota legislators are considering a bill that would allow the state to join an interstate compact to alleviate workforce shortages. 

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  1. How UCSF is improving patient care with medical-dental integration
    The University of California San Francisco has worked to enhance patient care with integrated medical and dental records through Epic.
  2. California dental group hit with data breach
    Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics recently experienced a data breach potentially affecting the information of its employees and patients.
  3. Pacific Dental Services zeroes in on 2 core focuses
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has stayed dedicated to boosting support for dental assistants and advancing medical-dental integration. 
  4. How 'working for the doctors' fuels Aspen Dental's success
    Being able to provide the best service and support to dentists and patients is one of the most important goals for one DSO executive.
  5. Dentists, DSOs eye new tool to improve oral health
    More dental practices and DSOs believe salivary diagnostics will become a new standard of care and improve patient outcomes and advance oral systemic healthcare.
  6. Massachusetts dentist buys medical office building for $2M
    A dentist recently purchased a medical office building in Shrewsbury, Mass., for $2 million, Worcester Business Journal reported March 8. 
  7. Delta Dental of California to lay off 137 employees
    Delta Dental Plans of California is laying off more than 130 employees in Rancho Cordova, Calif., according to a WARN report filed with the state.
  8. Minnesota practice closed because it 'ran out of money,' owner says
    Woodbury (Minn.) Dental Arts, which abruptly closed, was forced to do so after the owner had his dental license suspended and ran out of money, according to a March 7 report by ABC affiliate KSTP.
  9. Former California oral surgeon gains license in Idaho
    An oral surgeon who surrendered his license in California received a license to practice dentistry in Idaho, according to a March 7 report by NBC affiliate KCRA.

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