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  1. Private equity's mark on dentistry in 2023
    Private equity companies have become a big player in the dental industry, increasing competition and serving as a new avenue for companies to expand.
  2. Biden Administration proposes rule to add adult dental coverage as essential health benefit under ACA: 3 notes
    A proposed rule would allow states to include adult dental services as an essential health benefit under the Affordable Care Act.
  3. 15 moves by Heartland Dental in 2023
    Here are 15 moves made by Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental that Becker's has reported on in 2023:
  1. How DSOs are recruiting in competitive markets
    DSOs will have to take additional factors into consideration when recruiting in an increasingly competitive market, according to Barry Lyon, DDS. 
  2. Car crashes into Tennessee dental practice
    A car crashed into the Franklin (Tenn.) Dental Care Nov. 28, reported. 
  3. Oral surgery MSO gains private equity investment
    Pluri Potent Partnership, which does business as OMFS Partners, recently received an investment from private equity firm HealthEdge Investment Partners.
  4. U of Florida, East Carolina U dental schools to create research network
    The University of Florida College of Dentistry in Gainesville and the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, N.C., have partnered to establish an academic multidisciplinary practice-based research network.

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  1. Specialized Dental Partners adds endodontics practices in 2 states
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners has partnered with endodontists in two states, according to recent posts on its LinkedIn page.
  2. Beacon Oral Specialists adds California practice
    Dallas-based Beacon Oral Specialists recently added Monterey, Calif.-based Yellich & Salehpour Oral Surgery to its network. 
  3. 5th law firm investigating Align Technology: 5 notes
    Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman is the fifth law firm to investigate Align Technology. 
  4. 9 largest DSOs headed into 2024
    The top nine largest DSOs in the U.S. support more than 6,700 dental offices combined.

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  1. Top 15 countries for dental implant procedures
    Turkey is the best country for dental implant procedures and surgeries, according to a Nov. 22 ranking from Insider Monkey.
  2. Affordable Care in the headlines: 4 updates in 40 days
    Here are four updates on Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 19:
  3. 43% of people visited a dentist in 2021
    More than 43 percent of U.S. residents visited a dentist in 2021, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  4. Washington dentist charged with unprofessional conduct
    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission has charged a Kitsap County dentist with unprofessional conduct.
  5. Dr. Chris Hansen sworn in as Wisconsin Dental Association president
    The Wisconsin Dental Association has appointed Chris Hansen, DDS, as its next president.
  6. State of dentistry in Washington: 11 things to know
    Here are 11 things to know about dentistry in Washington:
  7. Dentist migration in New York decreases 7%: 6 notes
    New York had a negative net migration of new dentists from 2019 to 2022, with a net migration rate of -7%, according to the American Dental Association.
  8. 22% of adults do not have dental coverage
    More than 22% of adults in the U.S. between the ages of 19 and 64 did not have any kind of dental insurance in 2021, according to research from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  9. 5 states with the most, fewest pediatric dentists
    Vermont has the lowest number of pediatric dentists in the U.S., according to data from KFF.

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