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  1. The challenges dental payers need to confront in 2024, per 1 dentist
    Dental insurance companies can help reduce inefficiencies and enhance patient care in several ways, according to Jordan Cooper, DDS.
  2. Action for Dental Health Act passed in House
    The U.S. House of Representatives approved the Action for Dental Health Act by a vote of 391 to 32.
  3. 7 dentistry updates in Minnesota
    From company closures to new legislation, here are seven updates affecting the dental industry in Minnesota so far in 2024:
  1. 4 dentists opening new dental practices
    Here are four dentists who are opening offices in Michigan, Nevada and Texas:
  2. Michigan dentist gets city approval to turn former labor union hall into dental office
    A Michigan dentist was recently greenlighted to turn a building formerly housing the United Auto Workers union into a dental practice, The Sun Times New reported March 7.
  3. 9 new dental schools to know
    Georgia, Arkansas and Florida are among several states that will gain a dental school in the near future.
  4. Affordable Dentures & Implants opens Ohio practice
    Affordable Dentures & Implants, a dental brand supported by Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care, expanded its network.

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  1. The Aspen Group launches initiative to help women establish dental careers
    The Aspen Group partnered with Women Employed and Midwestern Career College to launch an initiative to help low-income women join the dental workforce.
  2. Coast Dental appoints CFO
    Tampa, Fla.-based Coast Dental recently appointed Margaret Russell as its CFO.
  3. Florida bill to update the Dental Practice Act unanimously passed
    The Florida legislature unanimously passed a bill to update the language in the Dental Practice Act, making it easier to receive a dental license, according to a March 6 report by The Center Square.
  4. Connecticut dentist sentenced after not paying taxes for 7 years
    Paul Hanna, DMD, the owner of a dental practice in New London, Conn., was sentenced to 10 months in prison for tax evasion.

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  1. Specialized Dental Partners adds Mississippi practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners recently added Northeast Endodontics to its network.
  2. What dentists want from payers next
    Many dentists want to see changes to reimbursements, benefits verification and claims processing to increase efficiency and improve patient care in 2024.
  3. Missouri dentist sentenced to 1 year in prison for tax evasion
    A Missouri dentist was recently sentenced to one year in federal prison for concealing more than $617,000 in earnings from the IRS.
  4. How dental companies are addressing the Change Healthcare cyberattack
    The recent cyberattack on Optum's Change Healthcare has impacted many sectors of the healthcare industry, including dentistry. 
  5. 50 things to know about the dental industry in 2024
    Here are 50 facts about the dental industry, including statistics on salary, workforce and DSO consolidation:
  6. Minnesota lawmakers propose $20M for dental hygiene, assisting programs
    Lawmakers in Minnesota have introduced legislation to create a $20 million grant appropriation designated for dental hygiene and dental assisting programs.
  7. Las Vegas dentist opens 2nd practice
    True Dentistry, led by Joseph Willardsen, DDS, opened a second practice location in Las Vegas.
  8. Patients who paid $30K for implants left stranded when practice closes
    A dental practice in Woodbury, Minn., suddenly shut down, leaving patients stranded, according to a March 5 report by CBS affiliate WCCO.
  9. Dental Care Alliance enters its 24th state
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added its first practice in New Hampshire, marking the 24th state in which the company supports locations.

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