Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Affordable Dentures & Implants reopens South Carolina office after water damage
    An Affordable Dentures & Implants location in Anderson, S.C., reopened after being closed for more than a year due to water damage.
  2. Max Surgical Specialty Management enters 2 states
    Hackensack, N.J.-based Max Surgical Specialty Management recently expanded into New York and Vermont.
  3. DSO activity ramps up in the Northeast: 3 moves
    Here are three additions, acquisitions and partnerships made by DSOs and dental organizations in the Northeast that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 9:

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. Benevis, Defense Department partner to offer veterans dental career opportunities
    Atlanta-based Benevis partnered with the U.S. Department of Defense to offer dental career opportunities to veterans. 
  2. 3 recent data security incidents in dentistry
    Here are three dental practices that have recently experienced data security incidents: 
  3. Why 3 dental practices have closed
    Becker's has reported on several dental practice closures in recent months. 
  4. Dentist vs. hygienist vs. assistant pay in all 50 states
    Annual salaries for dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants vary by state, with dentists bringing an average of $172,290, dental hygienists making $84,860 and dental assistants earning $44,710 annually. 

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. Why industry uncertainty excites 1 dentist
    One dentist has more questions than answers about what the future will look like in the dental industry. But rather than causing him stress, the unknowns fuel his excitement for change.
  2. Why some small DSOs could fail in 2024
    Growing DSOs that are not prepared for further expansion could lose out on the consolidation game, according to NextLevel Founder Gary Kadi.
  3. Consolidation, collaboration and people: Why 5 dental leaders are optimistic
    The quality and caliber of individuals leading dentistry, the increased amount of collaboration between medical professionals and the positive impact of consolidation are all reasons for excitement for five dental leaders.
  4. Orthodontic org warns against 'Mewing' TikTok trend
    The American Association of Orthodontists warned against "Mewing," a social media trend to reshape the jawline and improve facial aesthetics.

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. Oklahoma woman charged for forging dental assistant permit
    A woman in Oklahoma has been charged with forgery and practicing dentistry without a license after allegedly posing as a dental assistant, according to a Jan. 22 report by The Oklahoman.
  2. 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.
  3. 4 dental companies seeing revenue growth
    Becker's has reported on several companies seeing a boost in their revenue in recent months. 
  4. Dental AI company sees 500% revenue growth
    Dental artificial intelligence company Pearl experienced more than 500% growth in revenue in 2023.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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.
  8. GPS Dental hits 75th practice milestone
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently hit 75 practices in its network. 
  9. 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. 

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