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    Wyoming, one of the states with the fewest dental shortage areas, has 306 active dentists.
  2. Pennsylvania dentist hit with $11M verdict for delayed cancer diagnosis, withholding records
    A jury in Luzerne County, Pa., awarded the patient of a Pennsylvania dentist $11 million in its verdict, according to a Feb. 23 report by
  3. Max Surgical Specialty Management acquires 4 practices in 3 states
    Hackensack, N.J.-based Max Surgical Specialty Management added practices in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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  1. Delta Dental of Arizona, University of Arizona partner to educate medical students on oral health
    Delta Dental of Arizona and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix are collaborating to provide medical students with oral health education. 
  2. 4 DSOs among the biggest PE-backed buyers in healthcare
    Smile Doctors has completed 59 add-on acquisitions since 2020, according to PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" for the fourth quarter of 2023.
  3. Aspen Dental hit with class-action data privacy lawsuit
    A new class-action lawsuit alleges that Chicago-based Aspen Dental shared private data with third parties, according to court documents.
  4. Inside 1 DSO's 'special sauce' for success
    Prime Dentistry is focusing on educational training to attract and retain dental staff.

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    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in New York in 2024:
  2. Dr. Robin Gay named interim president, CEO of Howard Brown Health
    Chicago-based Howard Brown Health appointed Robin Gay, DMD, as interim president and CEO.
  3. What dentistry needs more of, according to 3 dentists
    The dental industry needs more support in several key areas, according to three dentists.
  4. 49 dental schools that received the most NIH funding in 2023
    Forty-nine dental schools received a total of more than $276 million, according to data from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. 

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  1. Aspen Dental suffers data breach
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management suffered a ransomware attack that may have resulted in patient information being accessed.
  2. Biolase launches all-tissue laser system
    Dental laser company Biolase launched its Waterlase iPlus Premier edition, a new all-tissue laser system.
  3. Hygienist shortage causing 14-month waits for patients in Virginia
    The nationwide lack of dental hygienists is forcing patients in Virginia to have to wait as long as 14 months for a routine cleaning, according to a Feb. 22 report by WWBT.
  4. 3 dental lawsuit settlements to know
    Here are three lawsuit settlements involving dental companies that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 29:
  5. 4 dentistry updates in Tennessee
    From a dental clinic reopening to updates about SmileDirectClub, here are four dental industry updates that have taken place in Tennessee so far in 2024:  

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