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  1. Massachusetts dentist, practice charged with Medicaid fraud
    A Massachusetts dentist and her practice were indicted for allegedly defrauding the state's Medicaid program of approximately $2.06 million. 
  2. Shuttered Iowa dental clinic reopens under new owner
    A dental clinic in Montezuma, Iowa, will reopen under a new name after it was purchased by a dental hygienist and her husband, the Southeast Iowa Union reported June 18. 
  3. Increasing supply? Does location matter? Need-to-know dental market trends
    Dental practice sales, including those to individual dentists and larger groups and DSOs, are shaped by market patterns and shifts, including the type of practice, location, interest rates.

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  1. Specialized Dental Partners adds Utah practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners recently added a Utah endodontics practice to its network. 
  2. Nebraska student earns rare perfect score on dental school admissions test
    A student at the University of Nebraska Kearney recently scored a perfect 30 on the Dental Admission Test.
  3. Why 4 leaders are pushing for dental-medical integration
    Medical-dental integration is increasingly picking up steam, as the understanding between overall health and oral health continues to grow. 
  4. Heygent Dental AI launches patient engagement software
    Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Heygent Dental AI rolled out Heygent Conversational Dental AI Receptionist, a patient communication software.

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  1. This DSO doesn't want to buy your practice
    A key component of Smilebliss Orthodontics' operational model is something not commonly seen in the dental industry. 
  2. How dentists can reduce stress, according to 1 exec
    There are several actions a dentist can take that could increase stress during their work day, according to Barry Lyon, DDS. 
  3. Average net, median income for 3 dental specialties
    Orthodontists and dentofacial orthopedists earned the highest annual average net income out of dental specialists in private practice in 2023, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  4. Overjet to launch AI program for dental schools
    Dental AI company Overjet is set to introduce Overjet for Educators, which will allow students to gain experience using dental AI technology utilized by dentists across the U.S.

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  1. Number of patient visits dentists have had dropped in 2023
    Dentists averaged over 3,616 patient visits in 2023, a slight drop from the more than 3,798 average visits dentists had in 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. PDS Health CEO receives ADSO's presidential award
    Stephen Thorne, founder and CEO of PDS Health, earned the 2024 presidential award from the Association of Dental Support Organizations.
  3. 4 state dental associations installing new presidents
    Here are four state dental associations that have named new presidents that Becker's has reported on since April 29:
  4. Dental365 acquires 4th Connecticut office
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 recently acquired its fourth office in Connecticut.
  5. Guardian becomes 1st dental insurer to offer tobacco cessation program
    Guardian has become the first dental insurer to offer a tobacco cessation program through its partnership with Pelago, a virtual clinic for substance use management. 
  6. 13 DSOs entering new states so far in 2024
    Here are 13 DSOs and dental groups that have added practices in new states that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  7. Star Dental Partners mourns death of chief dental officer
    Plano, Texas-based Star Dental Partners is mourning the death of its chief dental officer, Stephen Hill, DDS.
  8. Mississippi dentist surrenders Washington license
    A Mississippi dentist and the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission agreed to the surrender of his dental license.
  9. Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints VP of operations
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners recently appointed Kai Zhao as vice president of operations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

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