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  1. Massachusetts dental partnership adds 4 practices in Rhode Island
    Sharon, Mass.-based Qualitas Dental Partners expanded into Central Rhode Island with the addition of four practices. 
  2. 6 dental practice closures in Q1
    Several dental practices shut down during the first quarter of 2024 due to financial challenges, restructuring opportunities and other reasons.
  3. Lyon College gets $15 million in federal funds for dental school
    Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College received $15 million in federal funding to help open its planned dental school.
  1. 4 states with the most DSO activity in Q1
    California, Florida, New York and Illinois are the states that saw the most DSO activity during the first quarter of 2024.
  2. DSOs dive into pediatric dentistry to continue growth
    Two DSOs have recently made notable moves in the pediatric dental field to enhance care for patients and expand their networks.
  3. 5 dental Medicare, Medicaid updates in 2 weeks
    Here are five headlines impacting Medicare and Medicaid in the dental space that Becker's has reported on since March 21:
  4. 9 DSOs that expanded in Texas, Florida and Georgia in March
    DSOs and dental organizations were most actively adding, opening and acquiring practices in Texas, Florida and Georgia during March.

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  1. 4 dental technology updates from March
    Here are four dental technology headlines and industry updates that Becker's reported on in March:
  2. 'We need to be vigilant': What dental leaders told us in March
    Last month, dental professionals spoke with Becker's about DSO activity, medical-dental integration, value-based dentistry and more.
  3. 6 dental leadership moves
    Two DSOs that added C-suite executives and four other dental leadership moves that have taken place since March 20: 
  4. Have DSOs been good or bad for dentistry? 4 dentists weigh the pros and cons
    DSOs have had a significant impact on the dental space, both positive and negative. While organizations have helped dentists in ways such as expanding access to capital, they can also sometimes limit dentists' autonomy.

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  1. 60+ DSO affiliations in Q1: State-by-state breakdown
    Several DSOs acquired, opened or affiliated with more than 60 dental practices across the U.S. during the first quarter of 2024. 
  2. ADA pushes for data transparency of Medicare Advantage plans
    The American Dental Association responded to CMS' request for information, aiming to improve data transparency and reporting for insurers.
  3. Minnesota dentist who closed his practice denied license reinstatement
    Marko Kamel, DDS, owner of a dental clinic in Minnesota that abruptly closed, was denied reinstatement of his dental license by the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.
  4. Change Healthcare cyberattack leaves behind big lessons for dentistry
    The Feb. 21 cyberattack on Change Healthcare has highlighted areas in healthcare and dentistry that need more attention and innovation.
  5. Foundation Dental Partners adds Atlanta practice
    Alpharetta, Ga.-based Foundation Dental Partners recently partnered with a dental practice in Atlanta.
  6. Tennessee court denies dental providers class certification in SmileDirectClub lawsuit
    A group of dental providers recently was denied class certification in their lawsuit against SmileDirectClub, law firm Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton wrote in an article published by JD Supra on March 28.
  7. Wisconsin college launching program to alleviate dental hygienist, assistant shortage
    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay is creating a new program to train a new position in dental practices, according to a March 28 report by NBC26.
  8. How dental care spending compares by insurance type
    Dental care spending increased across all insurance types between 2013 and 2021, according to data from Statista.
  9. How DSOs have empowered dentists
    Increasing dentists' work-life balance, allowing them to focus on the clinical side of dentistry and promoting collaboration are three ways that leaders feel DSOs improve the dental industry. 

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