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  1. Connecticut dentists pay $498K to settle False Claims Act allegations
    Two Connecticut dentists recently agreed to pay more than $498,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the federal and state False Claims Acts.
  2. GPS Dental enters New Mexico
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently added its first practice in New Mexico.
  3. Why PDS Health is leading the charge for medical-dental integration
    Pacific Dental Services, one of the largest DSOs in the country, recently transitioned into PDS Health, signaling a move to become a comprehensive healthcare support organization.
  1. ADA supports bill stopping health plans from adding EFT fees
    The American Dental Association expressed backing for a bill that would prevent health plans from placing fees on dentists for electronic funds transfers.
  2. Average retirement age for dentists each year since 2001
    The average retirement age for dentists in the U.S. has risen from 64.7 in 2001 to 68.9 in 2023, according to the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. Guardian Dentistry Partners secures growth capital investment
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners received a growth capital investment to continue its growth and expansion into new regions.
  4. Dentists warn against new 'veneer tech' trend: 5 notes
    Several dentists have warned patients against getting treatment from "veneer techs" after the illegal techs gained popularity on social media, Forbes reported May 3. 

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  1. Why this dentist supports universal licensure
    Creating a system with universal licensure for dentists would be a big boost for the dental industry for a multitude of reasons, according to this dentist.
  2. ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers appoints COO
    Greenwood Village, Colo.-based ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers recently appointed Jerry Asamoah as its COO. 
  3. Average hourly pay for oral surgeons
    Oral surgeons and maxillofacial surgeons have the highest mean hourly wage in North Carolina, where they make an average of $173.79 per hour, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Dental hygienist shortage causing 10-month backlog at Vermont practice
    The shortage of dental hygienists has led to a scheduling backlog of up to 10 months at a Vermont practice, according to a May 2 report by CBS affiliate WCAX.

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  1. North Carolina dentist accused of practicing with suspended license
    A dentist in Morehead City, N.C., has been accused of practicing dentistry while having a suspended license, according to a May 2 report by Carteret County News-Times.
  2. Newly launched orthodontic platform makes 1st acquisition
    San Francisco-based Cliff Ridge Specialty Partners recently acquired its first practice, Angolkar4Smiles in Seattle and Tukwila, Wash. 
  3. Dental industry reacts to Walmart Health closing
    Dental industry professionals have been contemplating what the closing of Walmart Health's 51 centers means for providers and patients in need of dental care.
  4. Tuition for the 13 top-ranked U.S. dental schools
    Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan was ranked as the top dental school in the world by QS World University Rankings and has an average tuition of $59,946 for out-of-state, first-year students.
  5. Dental insurance in 2024: 15 fast facts to know
    Here are 15 fast facts to know about dental insurance in 2024: 
  6. The parts of dentistry that 8 leaders say need an update
    From staffing to treatment approach  and catching up with new technologies, here are some of the biggest aspects of the dental industry that dentists and executives feel are in need of a refresh. 
  7. Orthodontist pay vs. cost of living by state
    The cost of living in Michigan, the highest-paying state for orthodontists, is $42,187 for a single adult with no children.
  8. Inside PDS Health's 'strategic' approach to specialty dentistry
    Henderson, Nev.-based PDS Health, formerly Pacific Dental Services, is taking a strategic approach to expanding its specialty dental network this year.
  9. 6 clear aligner updates to know
    Here are six updates about clear aligner technology and manufacturers that Becker's has covered since Feb. 29: 

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