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  1. United Health Centers gets $125K dental equipment grant from Kaiser Permanente
    United Health Centers of the San Joaquin Valley is upgrading the equipment in its dental clinics with a $125,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente, according to a March 22 report by ABC30.
  2. Senate marks NIDCR's 75th anniversary
    The U.S. Senate passed a resolution celebrating the 75th anniversary of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
  3. 11 dental CEO moves in 2024
    Here are 11 dentistry-related CEO moves Becker's has reported on so far in 2024: 
  1. ADA updates CDT codes for 2025: 4 things dentists should know
    The American Dental Association's Code Maintenance Committee has revised, updated and added CDT codes for restorations and dental implants.
  2. 4 multimillion-dollar dental practice deals to know
    Here are four dental practice deals worth approximately $8.2 million that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 1: 
  3. DSOs should prepare for increased patient demand in 2024: Exec
    Improved economic conditions could lead to more patient traffic in 2024, according to Barry Lyon, DDS. 
  4. Smile Doctors appoints COO
    Dallas-based Smile Doctors recently promoted David Nolan to the role of COO.

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  1. North Carolina dentist pays $1.3M for site of new dental office
    A North Carolina dentist and his wife recently purchased a building for $1.3 million to house a new dental practice, the Winston-Salem Journal reported March 22. 
  2. Why robotics could be the 'next wave' in dentistry
    Dental AI programs and technology have become more and more common in the industry in recent years. 
  3. Specialized Dental Partners adds Colorado endodontics practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners expanded its network with a practice in Colorado.
  4. ClearChoice's CEO on what's next after hitting 100 practices
    For this implant-focused DSO, providing top-notch patient care is one of the biggest factors in its success, according to its CEO. 

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  1. Investments boost DSO growth in oral surgery
    Oral surgery-focused DSOs and MSOs have continued expanding their footprints across the U.S. as investments in the field grow.
  2. 17 DSO milestones so far in 2024
    Here are 17 milestones from DSOs and dental organizations, including entering new states, adding specialty services and hitting practice benchmarks, that Becker's has reported on in 2024:
  3. Dr. Susan Rowan named dean of UIC College of Dentistry
    The University of Illinois Chicago appointed Susan Rowan, DDS, as dean of its dental school.
  4. 7 recent dental 1sts to know
    Several DSOs have recently entered new states, while a health system is launching its first dental clinic. 
  5. Average cost of dental X-rays in each state
    Alaska is the most expensive state to get a dental X-ray, according to data from insurance company Sidecar Health's cost calculator.
  6. Federal government could bring back HIPAA compliance audits — 2 notes for dentists
    The U.S. Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights may bring back an audit program that checks covered entities and business associates for compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  7. ADA expresses support for SHARE Act to improve license portability
    The American Dental Association is showing its support for legislation to assist licensing authorities in states that are part of an interstate compact.
  8. Sage Dental launches pediatric dental brand, acquires 1st office
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental recently acquired its first office dedicated to pediatric dental care and orthodontics. 
  9. Dental365 opens new Connecticut office
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 opened a new dental facility in Norwalk, Conn.

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