Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Top 10 biggest dental stories halfway through 2022
    Some of the most-read dental stories reported by Becker's so far this year covered salary, workplace violence, staffing and supply chain shortages. 
  2. Pearl becomes founding industry partner for women's leadership nonprofit
    Pearl, a dental artificial intelligence software company, has joined Women in DSO, a nonprofit supporting the growth of female leaders in dental support organizations, as a founding industry partner.
  3. ADA joins call on FDA to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars
    The American Dental Association joined 27 organizations calling on the FDA to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in the U.S.

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  1. 60 new practices, 2 new states: MB2 Dental sees milestone growth during 1st half of 2022
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental recorded its best first half year in the company's history, the company said Aug. 9.
  2. SmileDirectClub sees revenue decline in Q2: 4 notes
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub earned $126 million in second quarter revenue, according to its quarterly financial report released Aug. 8 
  3. Can dentistry survive another public health emergency? 8 dentists weigh in
    As the number of monkeypox cases continues to rise globally and in the U.S., several dentists feel confident that they can survive another public health emergency. 
  4. De-escalation, risk mitigation tips for dentists dealing with angry patients
    Liability insurance company the Dentists Insurance Company has received an increased number of calls to its advice line about patients displaying aggression and anger toward dental professionals.

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  1. Cities with the lowest, highest unemployment rates
    Miami is the city with the lowest unemployment rate, according to WalletHub.
  2. Indiana attorney general reaches $2M settlement with dental practice accused of falsely charging patients
    Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita recently finalized a $2 million settlement with ImmediaDent of Indiana, a former chain of dental clinics accused of charging patients for treatments that were not administered. 
  3. 5 DSOs recently entering new states
    Here are five DSO expansions into new states that Becker's has reported on since June 2:
  4. InBrace closes $45M financing round
    Irvine, Calif.-based orthodontics company InBrace has closed a $45 million financing round.

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  1. 3 teledentistry, AI updates
    Here are three updates from SmileDirectClub, Align Technology and Overjet that Becker's has reported on since July 25:
  2. 22 dentists making headlines
    A Michigan dentist who used a robot to place his own dental implant and 21 other dentists who made headlines last week:
  3. What to expect from the ADA under its new leadership, Dr. George Shepley
    George Shepley, DDS, plans to focus on collaboration between the American Dental Association and the industry once he begins as the ADA's next president Oct. 18. 
  4. Thurston Group closes 65 deals in 1st half of 2022: 5 things to know
    Thurston Group, a private equity firm whose focuses include dental and healthcare investments, closed 65 deals in the first half of 2022.
  5. New Hampshire to launch state's first dental residency program: 5 notes
    The New Hampshire dental workforce shortage could get some relief when the state's first dental residency program launches, New Hampshire Public Radio reported Aug. 8. 
  6. 3 keys to retaining, hiring dental talent, per Sage Dental exec
    David Tripp, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Sage Dental, connected with Forbes in an Aug. 8 article to give advice on how DSOs can engage, hire and retain dental talent.
  7. Frontier Dental Lab Group invest in D&S Dental Laboratory
    Frontier Dental Lab Group, a dental laboratory platform, has invested in Waunakee, Wis.-based D&S Dental Laboratory.
  8. 8 updates on the state of America’s dental health in 2022
    A study named Connecticut as the top place for dental health and seven other updates on the oral health of Americans in 2022:
  9. 10 dentists to know
    Here are 10 dentists propelling the dental industry forward through leadership moves and other accomplishments:

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