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  1. 3 dentistry updates in Rhode Island
    From staffing shortages to new legislation, here are three dental industry updates that have taken place in Rhode Island since Dec. 18: 
  2. Florida specialty DPO receives expanded debt facility
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Vitana Pediatric & Orthodontic Partners secured an expansion and upsizing of its existing debt facility.
  3. Endodontics startup names president of US operations
    Odne, a endodontics technology startup company, appointed Jeff Durrbeck as president of U.S. operations.
  1. DSOs weigh growth strategies while economy sputters
    While some DSOs are confident in their ability to continue expanding their footprint during a time of high costs across the board, others are shifting strategies and focusing on other areas of growth to wait out the storm. 
  2. Court rules in favor of Align in 2 antitrust suits
    A federal court granted summary judgment in favor of Align Technology in two separate lawsuits.
  3. Rhode Island lawmakers reintroduce dental loss ratio bill
    Lawmakers in Rhode Island reintroduced the Fair Share for Dental Care Act to improve dental insurance transparency.
  4. Tennessee dental clinic reopens after 3-month closure
    A dental clinic in Tennessee run by the Hamilton County Health Department reopened following a three-month hiatus.

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  1. Heartland Dental ranked among greatest workplaces for women
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental was recently included in Newsweek's Great Workplaces for Women list for 2024.
  2. Dentist compensation vs. 6 other healthcare jobs
    General dentists in the U.S. earn an average of $172,290 each year, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. US Oral Surgery Management celebrates 'world-class' net promoter score
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management is celebrating receiving an overall net promoter score of 86 for 2023. 
  4. U of Minnesota special needs dental clinic awarded grant
    The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry's special needs healthcare clinic received a $100,000 grant to improve patient care and accessibility.

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  1. SPP Dental Partners' growth spurt: 4 moves in 3 weeks
    Here are four updates on the recent growth of Salt Lake City-based SPP Dental Partners that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 2:
  2. What dental assistants, hygienists want next
    Dental assistants and hygienists are looking for new ways to grow beyond clinical care, according to Caitlin Reen, clinical director of hygiene and assisting at Tend.
  3. 3 dentists stepping into new leadership roles
    Here are three dentists who have started new leadership roles at two DSOs and a university:
  4. Biolase closes $7M public offering
    Dental laser company Biolase recently closed a $7 million public offering. 
  5. Dental practice transition company facilitated 100+ deals in 2023
    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Professional Transition Strategies, a company focused on dental practice purchases and mergers and acquisitions, facilitated 103 dental practice transitions in 2023.
  6. 50+ organizations support bill to boost mental health resources for healthcare workers
    More than 50 organizations have expressed their support for the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Reauthorization Act.
  7. Number of dental professional shortage areas in each state
    There are currently 6,820 dental professional shortage areas in the U.S., according to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration. 
  8. Rhode Island dentists facing workforce 'superstorm': 5 notes
    Rhode Island dentists are predicting a staffing "superstorm" in the state driven by several factors, The Providence Journal reported Feb. 20. 
  9. The million dollar question facing dentists today
    The best way for dentists to decide if and when to join a DSO or MSO could be as simple as talking about it with other people in the industry, according to Andrew Horowitz, DMD, MD. 

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