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  1. 10 states where dentists, DSOs may have trouble hiring in 2024
    Dentist owners and DSOs may experience challenges recruiting staff in some states more than others as a new ranking shows which states employers are having the most trouble with hiring.
  2. 8 key dental retirement stats to know
    About 33% of dentist owners plan to retire within six years, according to Dentalpost's 2024 Dental Salary Survey.
  3. DSOs secure investments to fuel growth: 6 updates
    Several DSOs and dental groups have recently landed investments to support growth initiatives. 
  1. Leading Edge Oral Surgery acquires New York practice
    Leading Edge Oral Surgery, an oral surgery group under Dental365's network, recently acquired Eastern Long Island Oral Surgery in Center Moriches, N.Y.
  2. Alabama dental school opens '1st-of-its-kind' satellite clinic
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry opened a satellite dental clinic to improve dental health in rural Alabama.
  3. Alaska prison failed to provide adequate dental care, investigation finds
    Inmates at Goose Creek Correctional Center in Point MacKenzie, Alaska, have not been given timely or accurate dental care, according to a Feb. 26 report from the Alaska Beacon.
  4. 3 dental roles ranked by job outlook
    Dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants were included on a list of 46 healthcare jobs ranked by job outlook and opportunity.

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  1. AtlantiCare prepares for newest venture: Dentistry
    Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare recently hired Srikar Vulugundam, DDS, to be its dental director as the health system prepares for the launch of its first-ever dental clinic.
  2. 4 updates on Florida's DSO industry
    Here are four moves made by DSOs and other dental groups in Florida that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 9:
  3. 10 private equity trends for DSO leaders to know
    Healthcare services investing by private equity sponsors trended downward quarter over quarter in 2023, according to PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report."
  4. 5 ways dental practices can boost their online presence
    Here are five methods dentists and dental practices can implement to improve their SEO strategies and online presence, according to a Feb. 25 news release from Dental Profit Strategy. 

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  1. Number of dentists in states with the most shortage areas
    California, one of the states with the most dental shortage areas, has more than 30,000 active dentists.
  2. Number of dentists in states with the fewest shortage areas
    Wyoming, one of the states with the fewest dental shortage areas, has 306 active dentists.
  3. Pennsylvania dentist hit with $11M verdict for delayed cancer diagnosis, withholding records
    A jury in Luzerne County, Pa., awarded the patient of a Pennsylvania dentist $11 million in its verdict, according to a Feb. 23 report by
  4. Max Surgical Specialty Management acquires 4 practices in 3 states
    Hackensack, N.J.-based Max Surgical Specialty Management added practices in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.
  5. Delta Dental of Arizona, University of Arizona partner to educate medical students on oral health
    Delta Dental of Arizona and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix are collaborating to provide medical students with oral health education. 
  6. 4 DSOs among the biggest PE-backed buyers in healthcare
    Smile Doctors has completed 59 add-on acquisitions since 2020, according to PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" for the fourth quarter of 2023.
  7. Aspen Dental hit with class-action data privacy lawsuit
    A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Chicago-based Aspen Dental shared private data with third parties, according to court documents.
  8. Inside 1 DSO's 'special sauce' for success
    Prime Dentistry is focusing on educational training to attract and retain dental staff.
  9. New York's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in New York in 2024:

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