Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Aspen Dental opens 5th New Jersey practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental recently opened its fifth practice in New Jersey as the DSO continues to expand its footprint nationwide.
  2. Leading health organizations pen letter to Congress urging Medicare dental coverage
    A group of healthcare organizations and experts sent a letter to Congress Aug. 3 asking for strengthened dental coverage under Medicare.
  3. IU School of Dentistry sees record female enrollment
    The Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis is seeing 61 percent female enrollment in its incoming class of dental students, WRTV reported Aug. 2.

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  1. Association of DSOs, Abyde partner on HIPAA compliance solutions
    Tampa, Fla.-based HIPAA compliance company Abyde is partnering with the Association of Dental Support Organizations to provide DSOs and group practices with HIPAA compliance solutions.
  2. Northwell hospital appoints chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery
    Northwell Health's Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City recently named David Hirsch, MD, DDS, chair of its newly established department of oral and maxillofacial surgery.
  3. Dental organizations ask Congress to consider tax break for loan forgiveness
    The Organized Dentistry Coalition sent a letter July 30 to two congressional committees asking them to consider the Dental Loan Repayment Assistance Act in future tax legislation.
  4. Connecticut dentist accused of submitting $200K in false Medicaid claims
    A Connecticut dentist was arrested Aug. 4 and is being accused of billing Medicaid for more than $200,000 in services he didn't perform, The New Haven Register reported Aug. 5.

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  1. Former ADA trustee, dental leader dies at 85
    Walter Lamacki, DDS, a former ADA trustee who served as president of the Chicago Dental Society, died July 27 at the age of 85.
  2. 19 DSO leadership appointments this year
    Several DSOs have shifted leadership with new additions to continue steering their organizations toward growth and guiding their partner practices.
  3. USOSM's growth in 2021
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management added several partner practices to its network this year, entering multiple new states to increase its national footprint.
  4. Delta Dental of Iowa, ARAG partner on legal insurance for small, midsize businesses
    Delta Dental of Iowa is partnering with insurance group ARAG to provide small and midsize businesses with legal insurance and identity theft protection.
  1. Progressive Dental Concepts taps former United Concordia exec as chief dental officer
    Camp Hill, Pa.-based Progressive Dental Concepts recently appointed Stephen Canis, DMD, as its chief dental officer.
  2. Envista releases Q2 results: $740.1M in sales
    Carmel, Ind.-based dental supply company Envista released its second-quarter financial report, showing an increase in sales for the company.
  3. Pacific Dental Services opens dental-medical practice to support whole body health
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has launched an integrated dental-medical practice to support patients' overall health needs.
  4. North American Dental Group unveils scholarship, mentoring program
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group's inaugural scholarship program is affording students the opportunity to gain financial assistance, mentorship and research participation.
  5. Heartland Dental by the numbers in 2021
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental has broadened its network during the first half of 2021, and the DSO plans to continue its growth through the end of the year.
  6. 17 dental group expansions so far in 2021
    Several dental organizations have achieved large milestones this year in the form of affiliated practices.
  7. Light Wave Dental rebrands, shifts business model
    Woodbridge, Va.-based Light Wave Dental Management has rebranded itself under a new name and business structure.
  8. SmileDirectClub employee allegedly shoots 3 others at Tennessee facility
    A SmileDirectClub employee allegedly shot three other workers Aug. 3 at a manufacturing facility in Nashville, Tenn., ABC News reported.
  9. 20 DSOs making headlines in July
    Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring this July.

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