Today's Top 20 Stories
  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. 
  1. Specialized Dental Partners adds Massachusetts periodontics practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners expanded its network with a Massachusetts practice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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.
  2. Meet the world's oldest dentist
    Dr. Etsuro Watanabe was recently recognized as the oldest male dentist by Guinness World Records.
  3. 8 dental hygiene updates to know
    Here are eight dental hygiene updates that have taken place since April 15: 
  4. 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. 

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  1. 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. 
  2. 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.
  3. Bad news for dentistry
    Several trends and events that have taken place recently could have a negative effect on dental practice operations and dental care accessibility this year.  
  4. Dental hygienist hourly pay vs. minimum wage in each state
    Dental hygienists earn about $59.38 per hour in Washington, the state with the highest average hourly wage for dental hygienists, compared to the state's minimum wage of $16.28.
  5. Affordable Dentures & Implants opens 3 practices in 1 day
    Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care opened three Affordable Dentures & Implants practice locations on May 15.
  6. PDS Health receives corporate citizenship award
    PDS Health has been named as one of The Civic 50 honorees, which recognizes companies for corporate citizenship, social impact and community engagement.
  7. Archway Dental Partners adds Connecticut pediatric dental office
    Danbury, Conn.-based Archway Dental Partners recently acquired the Pediatric Dental Center of Avon in Connecticut. 
  8. Dental365 acquires New York practice
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 recently acquired Queensboro Plaza Dental Care in New York City. 
  9. New York dental hygienist charged with stealing dental equipment
    A dental hygienist in Manlius, N.Y., was arrested and charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of dental equipment from her employer, according to a May 14 report by CNY Central.

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