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  1. Why Dental365 has targeted Pennsylvania for expansion
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 has been active in their expansion throughout Pennsylvania since making their first addition in the state in 2023.
  2. Pay for specialty dentists up $66K since 2019
    The average annual salary for specialty dentists has fluctuated over the past five years, rising from $178,040 in 2019 to $244,470 in 2023, a total increase of more than $66,000, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 
  3. Average annual wage for dental lab techs in 48 states
    Dental laboratory technicians earn the most in Massachusetts, where the annual wage for the occupation is $62,180, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  1. University of Louisville opens dental clinic at Goodwill center
    The University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Dentistry recently opened a clinic at a Goodwill Opportunity Center in Louisville.
  2. 4 dentists stepping into C-suite roles
    Here are four dentists who recently started serving in C-suite roles for dental companies and DSOs:
  3. 10 worst cities for dentists to start a career
    New York City is the worst city for people to start a career, according to a new ranking from WalletHub. 
  4. 10 best cities for dentists to start a career
    Atlanta is the best city for people to start a career, according to a new ranking from WalletHub. 

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  1. How 1 new DSO plans to grow in a challenging economy
    San Francisco-based Cliff Ridge Specialty Partners is poised for further growth this year after making its first acquisition in Washington.
  2. Dentistry tops medical specialties in M&A activity: Report
    Dentistry saw the most mergers and acquisitions in 2023 compared to 13 other medical specialties, according to VMG Health's 2024 Healthcare M&A Report.
  3. Academy of General Dentistry pushes Congress on 4 dental initiatives
    Gordon Isbell, DMD, testified before a U.S. Senate committee on the problems related to the access and delivery of oral healthcare. 
  4. Specialized Dental Partners adds Massachusetts periodontics practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners expanded its network with a Massachusetts practice.

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DSO growth isn't slowing down. What you need to know about the future of dentistry — here.
  1. Why 4 execs are excited for the expansion of specialty services
    Specialty dental services, including oral surgery, pediatric dentistry and dental implants, are becoming more prevalent among DSOs as they look for growth opportunities in new areas.
  2. How dental hygienist pay compares to NP, PA and CRNA earnings
    Dental hygienists have an average annual salary of $89,890, compared to $128,490 for nurse practitioners, $130,490 for physician assistants and $214,200 for nurse anesthetists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. 3 social media trends making dentists worry
    Several trends with potential negative effects on oral health have gained traction on social media this year, prompting dentists and dental organizations to speak out against them. 
  4. Vyne Dental onboards 10,000+ following Change Healthcare data breach
    Vyne Dental, a dental revenue cycle management company, accelerated the onboarding of more than 10,000 new customers in three weeks following the Change Healthcare cyberattack.
  5. Meet the world's oldest dentist
    Dr. Etsuro Watanabe was recently recognized as the oldest male dentist by Guinness World Records.
  6. 8 dental hygiene updates to know
    Here are eight dental hygiene updates that have taken place since April 15: 
  7. How Walmart Health's closure could affect dental patients
    The closure of Walmart's health centers could leave behind a gap in care for dental patients, according to Bryan Carey, CEO of Atlanta-based DSO Benevis. 
  8. Arizona dental assistant charged with molestation of pediatric patients
    An Arizona dental assistant was recently charged with sexual exploitation and molestation of pediatric patients, ABC 15 Arizona reported May 15. 
  9. How dentistry students are using AI chatbots
    A recent study showed positive results among students using chatbots to answer certain clinical questions at the University of Illinois Chicago College of Dentistry.

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