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  1. Dental practices need to get creative with staffing: Execs
    The dental workforce (or lack thereof) was a consistent issue in dentistry throughout 2023, with there being a shortage of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.
  2. Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics appoints 4 new execs
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics recently added four executives to its leadership team. 
  3. Northwell Health acquires 2 dental practices
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell Health recently acquired two dental practices to expand services in Nassau County, N.Y.

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

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  1. Why dental insurance is at a 'tipping point'
    The increased adoption of medical loss ratio in the dental industry will have a major impact on dental insurance companies, DSOs and patients in 2024, according to two DSO executives.
  2. 5 recent Heartland Dental moves
    Here are five updates from Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental since Dec. 5: 
  3. The 'outdated' part of dentistry
    Oral hygiene advice given to patients must be updated to improve dental literacy, according to Steven Edwards, DDS.
  4. 23-practice multispeciality DPO launches
    Dental Associates of Connecticut launched Archway Dental Partners, a multispecialty dental partnership organization.

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. Heartland Dental to open Kentucky practice
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental is planning to open a practice location in Louisville, Ky., according to a Jan. 18 report from the Louisville Courier Journal.
  2. Viper Partners 'all in' on dentistry
    Viper Partners, an advisory and investment firm, plans to remain active in the dental industry this year after closing several oral surgery deals in 2023.
  3. 4 recents dental 1sts to know
    Several DSOs and dental groups have kicked off 2024 by opening milestone practices.
  4. The biggest trends dentists are following in 2024
    Many dentists are following the introduction and implementation of new technologies in the industry.

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  1. Adapt fast or fall behind: How Sage Dental is staying ahead
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental has started off 2024 with a pair of acquisitions, building on last year's expansion success, when they surpassed 100 total practices.
  2. Rural areas have less access to dental care, worse oral health: Report
    Adults living in rural areas are less likely to visit a dentist and have access to an oral healthcare provider compared to their urban and suburban counterparts, leading to worse dental health, according to a Jan. 17 report by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.
  3. Flagship Specialty Partners appoints CFO
    Charlotte, N.C.-based Flagship Specialty Partners recently appointed Sean Lyman as its CFO.
  4. ECU dental school reaches 100,000 patients served
    East Carolina University's School of Dental Medicine in Greenville, N.C., recently celebrated serving 100,000 patients throughout the state.
  5. Iowa dentist's license suspended for sexual misconduct
    The Iowa Dental Board suspended the license of Calvin Weber, DDS, over charges of "improper sexual contact with or making lewd, lascivious or improper remarks or advances to a patient."
  6. A 'game-changer' for dentistry
    While new pieces of dental technology have been introduced in recent years to enhance patient care, improve communication and ease administrative burdens, teledentistry is standing out as a way to increase accessibility. 
  7. Pennsylvania dentist charged with assaulting patient
    A Pennsylvania dentist was recently charged with indecent assault and harassment against a female patient. 
  8. Legislation aims to extend CDC Oral Health program funding
    Legislation has been introduced in the Senate to reauthorize the CDC's Oral Health program for five years.
  9. 2 dental professions on highest-paying medical jobs list
    Dentists and dental hygienists are on Forbes' top 20 highest-paying medical jobs list.

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