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  1. New pain management guidelines released for adolescent, adult dental patients
    The American Dental Association recently released new guidelines to manage short-term dental pain in adolescent and adult dental patients. 
  2. What orthodontists earn in the best states for dental health
    Orthodontists can earn an average of $166,640 in Illinois, the best ranked state for dental health. 
  3. Dental robotics market to hit $9B by 2032
    The global advanced dental digital and robotics solutions market is projected to reach $8.99 billion by 2032.

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. Dental Care Alliance continues Northeast expansion with Connecticut practice
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance partnered with a Connecticut dental practice.
  2. Job outlook for dentists vs. 4 other healthcare professions
    The number of projected jobs for dentists is expected to be much lower than other healthcare occupations, with the employment change between 2022 and 2032 projected to increase 6,800, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Minnesota dental office investigated for paying for fake reviews
    A Minnesota dental office was recently investigated by the state for allegedly paying for fake five-star ratings online, Fox affiliate KMSP reported Feb. 4. 
  4. More business education, realistic clinical training needed for future dentists, 1 DSO exec says
    Dental schools can better prepare students for a career in dentistry by providing more business education and realistic clinical training, according to Barry Lyon, DDS.

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. DSOs getting active in the West: 6 moves
    Here are six seven DSOs and dental organizations that are making additions and acquisitions, opening practices, and receiving investments in the West that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 5:
  2. Dentist vs. orthodontist salary in 8 states
    The average annual salary for orthodontists is more than $50,000 higher than dentists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 5 dental technology updates from January
    Here are five updates from the dental technology industry that Becker's reported on in January.
  4. Bill to improve tax breaks for dentists passed by the House
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which includes provisions to support dentists and dental practices.

DSOs are leveraging data analytics and seeing increased engagement + growth

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  1. Where dental therapy stands in the US
    Wisconsin recently became the 14th state to authorize dental therapists to treat patients, and several other states could soon do the same. 
  2. Number of dentists in 12 specialty fields
    Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics have the largest representation out of 12 dental specialty fields, with 10,904 orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedists in 2023, according to data from the American Dental Association.
  3. What dental assistants, hygienists make in the best states for dental health
    Dental assistants can make an average of $41,290 in Illinois, the best state for dental health, while dental hygienists can make an average of $76,120.
  4. What dental assistants, hygienists make in the worst states for dental health
    Dental assistants make an average of $36,570 in Arkansas, the worst state for dental health, while dental hygienists make an average of $73,540.
  5. Southern Orthodontic Partners makes 1st Chicago-area expansion
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Southern Orthodontic Partners added its first practice in the Chicago area.
  6. Align Technology ranked among top 300 organizations granted US patents
    Invisalign manufacturer Align Technology was recently included on a list of 300 organizations that received the most U.S. patents in 2023. 
  7. New report highlights record dental coverage among Americans
    Nearly 300 million Americans were enrolled in dental coverage in 2022, according to a new report from the National Association of Dental Plans. 
  8. Lead aprons, thyroid collars no longer needed for dental X-rays: ADA
    The American Dental Association recently updated its recommendations for radiography safety. 
  9. Orthodontic practice opens new location, closes old one
    Varble Orthodontics opened a new practice location in St. Peters, Mo.

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