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  1. New Jersey center with Aspen Dental sells for $7.5M
    A two-tenant strip center which includes an Aspen Dental practice location, was sold for $7.5 million.
  2. DSOs gear up for brighter economic outlook
    The DSO field is preparing for a more active second half of the year as executives look to a potentially more optimistic economy, according to Henry Moomaw, CFO at Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management.
  3. How dental hygienist pay compares to inflation
    The average annual salary for dental hygienists increased by 5.9% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.

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  1. Wisconsin dental clinic breaks ground on new clinic to double patient volume
    Madison, Wis.-based Affordable Dental Care recently broke ground on its new office that will help the nonprofit double its patient volume, Madison 365 reported July 1. 
  2. The risk more dentists are taking to improve clinical outcomes
    More dentists are shifting their perspectives and becoming more open to adopting artificial intelligence technology at their practices, according to VideaHealth CEO Florian Hillen. 
  3. 50+ dental leadership moves halfway through 2024
    Here are more than 50 dental leadership moves that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  4. 'Dental health is more than a nice smile': What we heard in June
    This month, several dental industry leaders spoke with Becker's about the most pressing issues and trends in the field, including DSO consolidation, cybersecurity threats and medical-dental integration. 

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  1. 10 top dental, DSO stories in June
    Some of the most-read dental stories covered by Becker's this month involved dental practice closures, state legislation and cybersecurity.
  2. 2 dentists reach 1,000th robotic implant milestone
    Two dentists recently completed their 1,000th robotic dental implants using the Yomi system.
  3. 3 states with the most DSO activity in Q2
    California, Florida and Pennsylvania are the states that saw the most DSO activity during the second quarter of 2024.
  4. Dental College of Georgia staffer sentenced for stealing nearly $300K
    A former staff member at the Dental College of Georgia in Augusta was sentenced to 15 years of probation for stealing nearly $300,000 from the school, The August Press reported June 28.

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  1. 60+ DSO affiliations in Q2: State-by-state breakdown
    Several DSOs acquired, opened or affiliated with more than 60 dental practices across the U.S. during the second quarter of 2024. 
  2. Dentistry's top players
    Several dental organizations have been recognized this year for their growth, performance and footprint. 
  3. 10 new dental CEOs so far in 2024
    Here are 10 DSOs and dental companies that have appointed new CEOs through the first six months of 2024, as reported by Becker's.
  4. Dental implant maker weighing potential sale: Bloomberg
    ZimVie, the dental implant spinoff of Zimmer Biomet, is weighing options for a potential sale, Bloomberg reported June 25.  
  5. North Carolina dental, medical schools to partner on residency programs
    High Point (N.C.) University Workman School of Dental Medicine and Wake Forest (N.C.) University School of Medicine recently signed a letter of intent to develop dental residency programs. 
  6. South Dakota dental clinic reopens after flood
    A South Dakota dental clinic recently reopened after its office was damaged during severe weather in the state.
  7. Median net income of pediatric dentists increased $10K in 2023
    The median annual net income of pediatric dentists in private practice was $259,910 in 2023, an increase of more than $10,000 compared to 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  8. 10 Aspen Dental headlines halfway through 2024
    Here are 10 updates on Chicago-based Aspen Dental that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  9. GPS Dental hits 90 offices
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently hit 90 offices after adding five practices to its network.

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