Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Walmart Health to add dental services in Arizona, Missouri
    Walmart Health has begun hiring for several dental roles as it prepares to open its first health centers in Arizona and Missouri. 
  2. Former 42 North Dental exec joins Sonrava Health as chief revenue operations officer
    Jon Morgan joined Sonrava Health as chief revenue operations officer Feb. 26.
  3. 6 DSO leaders to know in 2024
    Here are six executives who are leading key players in the DSO field and supporting notable initiatives in the dental industry: 

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

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. The 5 top challenges DSOs are staring down
    Macroeconomic conditions, succession planning of practices and keeping new affiliates happy are three of the toughest challenges that DSOs have to face today.
  2. Henry Schein One updates dental claims processing after Change Healthcare cyberattack
    Dental software company Henry Schein One has begun processing claims with a new clearinghouse after a cyberattack on a third-party vendor affected its ability to process insurance claims. 
  3. How Select Dental Management navigates growth and innovation
    Growth and pushing ahead are always top of mind for dentists and DSO executives. For one DSO leader, the expansion of specialty services is an easy growth opportunity to talk about but is difficult to perfect. 
  4. Envista searching for new CEO
    Dental supply company Envista has launched a search for a new CEO. 

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

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. Texas DSO receives private equity investment
    San Antonio-based 7to7 Dental received a strategic investment from GTCR and Avryo Health Services.
  2. How a cyberattack on a major healthcare tech company is impacting dentists
    Change Healthcare, a large healthcare technology company, suffered a cyberattack Feb. 21, which is having a trickle-down effect on dental organizations.
  3. MB2 Dental enters West Virginia, its 40th state
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental partnered with a dental practice in West Virginia, marking the 40th state it supports locations in.
  4. Former NBA player Lamar Odom launches California dental practice
    Former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom recently launched a dental practice in Lomita, Calif.

DSOs are leveraging data analytics and seeing increased engagement + growth

Data is key to accelerating DSO growth. Learn how DSO leaders are using it to navigate crises and how technology can help.
  1. How much does it cost to attend the best dental schools in the US?
    Six U.S. dental schools were recently ranked among the best in the world by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy.
  2. Why dental insurance is the biggest challenge facing dentists, per 3 leaders
    Stagnant reimbursement rates, redetermination of Medicaid eligibility and the complex billing process are just a few reasons why these three leaders feel that the biggest challenge in dentistry is the insurance space.
  3. 65% of dental patients at private practices are covered by private insurance: Report
    Sixty-five percent of dental patients at private dental practices are covered by private insurance, compared to 20% of patients at dental school clinics, according to a new report from the American Dental Education Association.
  4. 9 DSO consolidation trends to know
    Several DSO executives have spoken with Becker's in recent months to describe their growth strategies and trends in the industry. 
  5. 10 states where dentists, DSOs may have trouble hiring in 2024
    Dentist owners and DSOs may experience challenges recruiting staff in some states more than others as a new ranking shows which states employers are having the most trouble with hiring.
  6. 8 key dental retirement stats to know
    About 33% of dentist owners plan to retire within six years, according to Dentalpost's 2024 Dental Salary Survey.
  7. DSOs secure investments to fuel growth: 6 updates
    Several DSOs and dental groups have recently landed investments to support growth initiatives. 
  8. Leading Edge Oral Surgery acquires New York practice
    Leading Edge Oral Surgery, an oral surgery group under Dental365's network, recently acquired Eastern Long Island Oral Surgery in Center Moriches, N.Y.
  9. Alabama dental school opens '1st-of-its-kind' satellite clinic
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry opened a satellite dental clinic to improve dental health in rural Alabama.

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