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  1. Walmart expands selection of oral care products
    Walmart recently added two oral care brands to its selection of product offerings.
  2. Fewer Iowa dentists accepting Medicaid as reimbursements remain low
    Fewer dentists in Iowa are seeing Medicaid patients due to low reimbursements, Iowa Starting Line reported March 21. 
  3. North Carolina dental office under new ownership following dentist's death
    Brevard, N.C.-based Carolina Smiles Family Dental purchased a dental office in Etowah following the death of the former owner, Hendersonville Times-News reported March 21.
  1. Spectrum Solutions launches saliva test for gum disease
    Saliva diagnostic biotech company Spectrum Solutions released SimplyPerio for periodontal and gum disease.
  2. Ohio dentist building $920K office to expand practice
    An Ohio dentist is spending approximately $920,000 on a new building to house his expanded dental practice, the TimesReporter reported March 21. 
  3. Truck crashes into California dental practice
    One person was hospitalized after a landscape truck crashed into a dental practice in Elk Grove, Calif., according to a March 20 report from CBS affiliate KOVR.
  4. Change Healthcare cyberattack highlights need for innovation in dental care delivery: Dentist
    The recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare has spotlighted the need for improved systems in insurance and care delivery, according to Bertram Hughes, DMD. 

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  1. Virginia becomes 5th state to join interstate dental compact
    Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed Senate Bill 22 into law earlier in March, making Virginia the fifth state to join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact.
  2. Indiana man charged with practicing unlicensed dentistry
    An Indiana man was recently charged with practicing dentistry without a license, The Tribune reported March 20.
  3. Heartland Dental adds Virginia practice
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental recently added a Virginia dental practice to its network. 
  4. Max Surgical Specialty Management appoints co-CEO
    Hackensack, N.J.-based Max Surgical Specialty Management recently appointed Mark Censoprano as co-CEO.

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  1. Meet 7 dentists leading the fastest-growing dental practices, DSOs
    Seven dentists currently lead five of the fastest-growing dental companies in 2024.
  2. Why boosting patient outcomes is a top goal for Overjet's CEO
    Dental AI company Overjet recently received more than $53 million in funding, the largest investment in dental AI to date, and launched a pediatric AI program.
  3. 3 Florida dentistry updates in 1 week
    Here are three headlines and updates on the dental industry in Florida that Becker's has reported on since March 12:
  4. Georgia Dental Association names new CEO, executive director
    The Georgia Dental Association appointed Kristen Morgan as its next CEO and executive director.
  5. Illinois introduces bills to expedite dental license approvals, renewals
    Two bills have been introduced in the Illinois House to fix the long licensing process for healthcare workers, including dentists, according to a March 19 report by The Center Square.
  6. Smile Partners adds Georgia practice
    Troy, Mich.-based Smile Partners USA recently added a Georgia dental practice to its network.  
  7. Utah orthodontist to retire after 35 years of practice
    A Utah orthodontist plans to retire after 35 years of practice. 
  8. Dentologie to open 2 offices in Chicago
    Dentologie is continuing its expansion in Chicago with the addition of two offices.
  9. 'Complete disaster': Dental office grapples with healthcare's most significant cyberattack
    The recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare is leading some dental practice owners to realize the need for stronger cybersecurity measures.

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