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  1. New Hampshire seeks to recruit more Medicaid dental providers: 8 notes
    New Hampshire is currently trying to entice more dental providers to treat Medicaid patients, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported July 11. 
  2. Heartland Dental office in Colorado sold for $2.4M
    A single-tenant property housing a Heartland Dental office in Montrose, Colo., sold for $2.4 million. 
  3. This DSO's objective: a win-win situation
    Striking a deal that benefits all parties involved is the main objective of Cal Dental USA's operational model.

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  1. Rhode Island, Louisiana pass dental loss ratio bills
    Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Louisiana passed legislation to hold dental insurance companies more accountable through dental loss ratio bills.
  2. Tennessee dentist closes practice, files for bankruptcy
    Former patients of a dental practice in Memphis, Tenn., are searching for answers after the office was shut down and the dentist filed for bankruptcy, according to a July 10 report by WREG Memphis.
  3. CMS proposes expanding dental services eligible for fee-for-service Medicare payments
    CMS released several proposals July 10 related to Medicare payments and claims submissions for dental services.
  4. How the expansion strategies of 7 DSOs compare
    As competition continues to ramp up in the DSO industry, it is crucial for companies to have a clear acquisition and growth strategy.

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  1. Industry pulse: The top trends 9 dental leaders are following
    The upcoming presidential election, focusing on mental health and the DSO consolidation market are three of the most important issues and trends that these nine dental leaders are facing heading into the second half of 2024. 
  2. 60+ practice DSO adds VideaHealth's AI
    Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, a DSO consisting of more than 60 locations, selected VideaHealth to be its exclusive dental AI partner.
  3. Number of DDS, DMD grads up 8% since 2019
    The number of graduates from DDS- and DMD-accredited programs was nearly 7,000 in 2023, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute. 
  4. What 3 DSOs are doing with recent investments
    There have been a number of DSOs that have earned substantial financial investments in recent months, including Gen4 Dental Partners, Allied OMS and The Smilist.

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  1. 9 DSO moves shaping the industry
    Here are nine notable DSO moves that have taken place so far in 2024:
  2. How orthodontist pay compares to inflation
    The average annual salary for orthodontists increased by 12.6% between 2023 and 2024, while inflation is currently down by 19.5%.
  3. 2 USOSM practices named centers of excellence by AAAHC
    Two practices affiliated with U.S. Oral Surgery Management were recently named centers of excellence by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.
  4. Illinois dental group opens 10th practice
    Sonrisa Family Dental opened a location in Chicago, its 10th practice.
  5. The biggest challenges facing dental practices
    The majority of dentists see workforce challenges, insurance reimbursements and increasing expenses as the biggest challenges facing their practices, according to a report from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  6. Nearly 27% of dentists may drop insurance networks in 2024: Report
    About 27% of dentists may drop insurance networks this year, according to a new report from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  7. 13 DSO investments totaling $3.5B+ in 2024
    Here are 13 DSO and dental group deals, including credit facility expansions and growth capital investments, totaling more than $3.5 billion, as reported by Becker's in the first six months of 2024:
  8. Dental365 adds 4 practices in 1 day
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 closed on multiple practices across three states on the same day.
  9. Total enrollment across 18 dental education programs
    The total enrollment of students in predoctoral programs at U.S. dental schools is 27,082 in 2023-24, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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