Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 39 of this DSO's dentists won local 'top dentist' awards in 2021
    Thirty-nine dentists with Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental won local "Top Dentist" awards in 2021, according to a Nov. 4 news release.
  2. HireQuest acquires dental staffing division that generated $3.5M in 12 months
    Goose Creek, S.C.-based HireQuest — a franchisor of on-demand, temporary and commercial staffing services — is acquiring the Dental Power Staffing division of Carrboro, N.C.-based Dental Power, a 46-year-old dental staffing company.
  3. New partnership brings diabetes care to the dentist's office
    In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental has partnered with the American Diabetes Association to raise awareness among patient communities, according to a Nov. 2 news release.
  1. Henry Schein sees record Q3 sales
    Melville, N.Y.-based Henry Schein reported record third-quarter 2021 financial results from continuing operations, with total net sales at $3.2 billion, up 11.9 percent from the third quarter in 2020, according to a Nov. 2 news release.
  2. National Dentex acquires West Virginia company
    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.-based National Dentex Labs has acquired South Charleston, W.Va.-based Dental Arts.
  3. Keystone Dental names senior VP of international sales
    Keystone Dental Holdings has appointed Mark Neri senior vice president of international sales, the dental technology company said Nov 1.
  4. US orthodontics market expected to reach $6.17B by 2028
    The U.S. orthodontics market is expected to reach a valuation of $6.17 billion by 2028, Fortune Business Insights predicted Nov. 2.

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  1. Rural Wisconsin counties struggle with dental care access: 4 things to know
    Two rural counties in South Central Wisconsin are grappling with a shortage of dental professionals, WMTV, an NBC affiliate reported Nov. 1.
  2. Align Technology to buy back $100M in stock
    Align Technology has agreed to buy back $100 million of its common stock under an accelerated stock repurchase deal with Citibank, the medical device company said Nov. 1.
  3. Dental Care Alliance adds floating holiday to honor staff diversity
    Sarasota, Fla.-based DSO Dental Care Alliance has added an Ally Day floating holiday for its employees as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, the company said Oct. 27.
  4. American Association of Dental Boards names new directors
    The American Association of Dental Boards has named its new board of directors, the organization said Nov. 1.
  1. 7 dentists making headlines
    A Pennsylvania dentist deemed unfit to stand trial and two other dental stories Becker's reported on last week:
  2. American Academy of Clear Aligners retracts prior statement, adds SmileDirect to organization
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub is now a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners, according to AACA's latest journal publication.
  3. 8 organizations seeking dental educators
    The below organizations are seeking to fill both clinical and administrative dental education positions, per the American Dental Education Association.
  4. Colorado nonprofit subsidizes dental care for 5,000 patients
    Dental Aid, a three-location nonprofit organization in Colorado, served about 5,000 patients in 2020 — including 1,500 children — Lisa Reusser, outgoing executive director, told The Denver Post.
  5. 3 fast facts about the US dental hygienist workforce
    Dental hygienists are a key part of the industry's workforce, examining patients for signs of oral diseases and providing preventive care.
  6. International dental students in the US: 5 stats to know
    Of 6,308 first-year U.S. dental students in 2020-21, 5.7 percent were citizens of countries other than the U.S. or Canada, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  7. Dentists can ethically refuse care for unvaccinated patients, ADA says
    It's not unethical for dentists to refuse care for unvaccinated patients in some situations, according to an updated version of the American Dental Association Principles of Ethics & Code of Professional Conduct.
  8. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in October
    A Rhode Island dentist who defied the state's COVID-19 vaccination mandate and was ordered to stop seeing patients garnered the most attention this month.
  9. 'Huge disappointment': Dental benefit expansion cut from federal spending bill
    The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is disappointed that the most recent version of Congress' proposed reconciliation package does not include expanded dental benefits under Medicare, the oral health nonprofit said Oct. 28.

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