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  1. Marshfield Clinic Health System to cut oral surgery services due to high demand
    Marshfield Clinic Health System, an integrated health system with more than 60 locations in Wisconsin and Michigan, will discontinue its oral surgery services, the Marshfield News Herald reported Jan. 23.
  2. 4 dental companies seeing revenue growth
    Becker's has reported on several companies seeing a boost in their revenue in recent months. 
  3. Dental AI company sees 500% revenue growth
    Dental artificial intelligence company Pearl experienced more than 500% growth in revenue in 2023.

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

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  1. Dental lab company launches retirement succession program for lab owners
    The dental lab industry could be at risk amid a high number of owners reaching retirement age, according to Standard Dental Labs.
  2. VCU to study Virginia's Medicaid dental policies
    The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry received a nearly $1 million grant to examine the effect Virginia's Medicaid dental policies have on access and use of care. 
  3. Federal tax bill to support dentists advanced
    The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, which aids dentists, dental students and dental practices, was advanced in House and Senate committees.
  4. GPS Dental hits 75th practice milestone
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently hit 75 practices in its network. 

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. 5 legislative moves affecting dentistry by state
    Five states have introduced or advanced bills that would affect how dentistry is practiced, including expanding coverage, establishing accountability for insurers and authorizing dental therapy. 
  2. Heartland Dental appoints SVP, general counsel
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental named Tamra Kempf as senior vice president and general counsel.
  3. Texas man pleads guilty to killing 2 dentists in 2022 office shooting
    A Texas man pleaded guilty Jan. 22 to fatally shooting two dentists in 2022 at an Affordable Dentures & Implants office, ABC affiliate KLTV reported.  
  4. Massachusetts dental office closes after 'unforeseen circumstances'
    A dental practice in Hadley, Mass., recently shut down after operating for 57 years, the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Jan. 22. 

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  1. Proposed anesthesia rules could change Illinois Dental Practice Act: 5 notes
    The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation recently proposed new rule changes that could affect dental anesthesia practices and adjust the Illinois Dental Practice Act. 
  2. The tech advancements 10 dental leaders are excited about
    The evolution of dental technology and AI has been a major talking point in the industry, causing optimism and excitement about the direction of dentistry.
  3. Gen4 Dental Partners acquires 20+ practices in 2023
    Tempe, Ariz.-based Gen4 Dental Partners expanded in 2023 with the addition of 71 new doctors and 160 dental hygienists, according to a Jan. 22 news release from the DSO. 
  4. Florida dental assistant found not guilty of sexual battery against patient
    A Florida dental assistant was recently found not guilty of sexual battery against a patient, Fox13 Tampa Bay reported Jan. 19. 
  5. Driver accused of DUI after crashing into Florida dental practice
    A dental practice in Clearwater, Fla., was allegedly hit by a drunk driver, according to a Jan. 21 report by CBS affiliate KIRO 7.
  6. Oral Surgery Partners gets $400M credit expansion
    St. Louis-based Oral Surgery Partners received a credit expansion of more than $400 million to invest in the company's infrastructure and complete additional acquisitions.
  7. Washington dentist indefinitely suspended after missing payments
    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission indefinitely suspended the license of Andrew Lai, DDS.
  8. Virginia dental office accidentally leaks patient information
    Alexandria, Va.-based Mount Vernon Dental Smiles recently experienced a data security incident involving patient information. 
  9. AtlantiCare to open 1st dental clinic
    Atlantic City, N.J.-based AtlantiCare will open its first dental clinic in Atlantic City in February.

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