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  1. 4 dental office closures to know
    Here are four dental office closures Becker's has reported on since May 23: 
  2. New York dentist sues partner owner for $1M
    A New York state dentist is suing his dentist partner for $1 million and seeking to extract the partner from his practice, the Westfair Business Journal reported June 10. 
  3. Federal court tosses wrongful death lawsuit against DSO for dental office shooting
    A judge for the District Court for the Eastern District Of Texas recently dismissed a wrongful death complaint against Morrisville, N.C.-based DSO Affordable Care.

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  1. OSHA issues final rule updating the Hazard Communication Standard
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a final rule updating and improving the current Hazard Communication Standard to provide better information on data sheets and labels that might help first responders in case of a workplace emergency.
  2. Pennsylvania benefits provider to expand dental coverage
    The Pennsylvania Employee Benefit Trust Fund is expanding dental network coverage and introducing additional benefits for its members.
  3. Los Angeles County, unionized dentists reach deal to avoid strike
    The Union of American Physicians and Dentists agreed on a deal with Los Angeles County-owned hospitals to get cost-of-living increases and bonuses for unionized physicians and dentists, according to a June 12 report by the Los Angeles Times.
  4. Pearl partners with newly launched dental platform
    Dental AI company Pearl teamed up with Ora, a new dental practice management platform, to integrate Pearl's AI technology.

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  1. UT Health dental school to launch Center for Regenerative Sciences
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry is set to launch its Center for Regenerative Sciences.
  2. Virginia dentist has license revoked for 2nd time
    A dentist in Chesapeake, Va., had his dental license revoked by the Virginia Board of Dentistry for the second time, according to a June 12 report byCBS affiliate WTKR.
  3. Kentucky nonprofit looks to open medical, dental school: 5 notes
    The Community Foundation of West Kentucky nonprofit is looking to partner with Nashville, Tenn.-based Meharry Medical College to open a medical and dental school in Kentucky, NBC affiliate WPSD Local 6 reported June 11. 
  4. What's needed to advance medical-dental integration: CareQuest CEO
    There are several key changes that will need to be made for medical-dental integration to be successful, according to one healthcare leader.

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  1. Former Byte exec joins virtual dental care platform as VP of business development
    Jodi Maggin recently joined virtual care company Dentistry.One as vice president of business development.
  2. Dental schools work to alleviate staffing shortages: 6 updates
    Here are six dental schools that have launched scholarships, created programs and more to help alleviate workforce issues in the dental industry that Becker's has reported on since March 29:
  3. Upcoming Alabama shopping center to include an Aspen Dental
    A retail center in Alabaster, Ala., will include Aspen Dental as one of its roughly 14 tenants during its first phase, according to a June 10 report by CBS 42.
  4. Where Specialized Dental Partners is adding practices in 2024
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners has been one of the more active groups in the DSO space during the first half of 2024, adding practices in eight different states.
  5. Meet the leaders of 4 medical-dental MSOs
    Here are four industry leaders of organizations operating dental and medical brands or integrated offices: 
  6. Percentage of dentists who were 'not busy enough' increased in 2023
    Nearly 30% of dentists said they were "not busy enough" with their workload in 2023, an increase of more than 8% from 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  7. Former employee of Michigan dental practice sentenced for embezzling $115K+
    A former employee of a dental practice in Fort Gratiot, Mich., was sentenced to one year in jail for embezzling more than $115,000 from the practice, according to a June 10 report from the Port Huron Times Herald.
  8. 5 dental updates in Maryland
    Here are five dental industry updates that have taken place in Maryland since March 18:
  9. Maine woman sentenced for stealing $500K from dental office
    A Maine woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing $500,000 from a dental office where she worked, CBS affiliate WGME reported June 11.

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