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  1. Driver crashes into Ohio dental practice
    A driver crashed into an Ohio dental office Feb. 20, WKRC reported.
  2. Heartland Dental's 5-year growth: A timeline
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental is the largest DSO in the U.S., supporting more than 1,700 practices. Here are 16 of the company's biggest moves and accomplishments since 2019:
  3. Impact of experience level on dental hygienist, assistant wages
    Years of experience have a larger impact on hourly wages for dental assistants than dental hygienists, according to Dentalpost's Dental Salary Survey for 2024.

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

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  1. Main Street Capital invests $12.8M into Midwestern DSO
    Houston-based Main Street Capital Corporation completed a portfolio investment in a DSO based in the Midwestern U.S.
  2. Dental365 partners with New York practice
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 added a practice in Huntington, N.Y. to its network.
  3. How 1 DSO is spearheading holistic care
    Roseland, N.J.-based Abra Health Group, a dental and medical support organization, is focused on bringing holistic healthcare to patients in underserved communities in 2024. 
  4. Sage Dental continues Florida expansion
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental recently opened an office in The Villages, Fla.

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. Why 1 DSO exec expects a 'quantum leap forward' in dentistry
    The dental industry has an optimistic future thanks to advances in technology, according to Barry Lyon, DDS.
  2. Number of dentists in the worst states for dental health
    Arkansas, the lowest-ranked state for dental health, has over 1,200 active dentists.
  3. Illinois's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in Illinois in 2024:
  4. 3 MB2 Dental updates in 10 days
    Here are three updates on Dallas-based MB2 Dental that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 9:

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  1. 2 big hurdles facing dental practices in 2024
    Staffing shortages and inflation are two of the biggest challenges facing dental practices and DSOs this year.
  2. $478B in economic impact from dental practices: A breakdown by state
    Dental offices in California had a total economic impact of $69.28 billion in 2022, the highest of any state, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. 6 dental leadership moves
    A dentist who was appointed CEO of a DSO and five other dental leadership moves that have taken place since Feb. 9: 
  4. 19 dentists making headlines
    Two dentists stepping into new leadership roles and 17 other dentists who have made headlines since Feb. 12:
  5. Fires, car crashes and a flood: 6 dental offices damaged in 38 days
    Six dental practices were damaged recently in incidents ranging from fires to car crashes. 
  6. How one new DSO exec is investing in technology
    Dental technology is a key way for dentists and DSOs to improve their practices. Investing and committing to new technologies and advancements is crucial for this new chief clinical officer.
  7. Illinois dentists zero in on dental insurance, teledentistry and Medicaid
    The Illinois State Dental Society's legislative agenda in 2024 is centered around dental insurance reform, the Dental Practice Act and the Illinois Medicaid Program, according to a Feb. 15 news release. 
  8. Healthcare no longer 'off limits' for cyberattackers
    The increased digitization of dental records, improved AI and machine learning softwares and the commonality of QR codes are just a few of the ways that cybersecurity risks in dentistry have heightened in recent years.
  9. What's driving solo dentistry's decline, per 11 dentists
    While several dentists predict a continued decline in solo dentistry, some say the industry could switch away from DSOs and group practices in the future as people realize the benefits of a solo practice.

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