Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 updates on small DSOs
    From practice acquisitions to leadership appointments, here are five updates on DSOs with fewer than 300 locations.
  2. 2 dental companies named to Forbes' best employers in the world
    Two dental companies were named to Forbes' 2021 list of the 750 best employers in the world.
  3. American Dental Education Association backs Medicare dental expansion
    The American Dental Education Association supports expanding dental benefits under Medicare, it said Oct. 12.
  1. Overjet, New England Family Dentistry partner to bring AI to 50+ practices
    Marlborough, Mass.-based New England Family Dentistry and Cambridge, Mass.-based Overjet are partnering to bring Overjet's dental artificial intelligence software to the DSO's network of more than 50 dental clinics.
  2. Elite Dental Partners taps director of dental implants and surgery
    Elite Dental Partners has appointed Amy Stadtherr director of dental implants and surgery, the Chicago-based DSO said Oct. 12.
  3. Texas DSOs partner on growth opportunities
    Community Dental Partners is partnering with Houston-based 3C Dental Group on growth opportunities to support both organizations, the Denton, Texas-based DSO said Oct. 12.
  4. Western Dental names executive VP, chief financial officer
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental has appointed Paul Holt executive vice president and chief financial officer, the DSO said Oct. 12.

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  1. COVID-19 vaccination mandates for healthcare providers: 7 dentists weigh in
    As healthcare companies nationwide mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees, dentists are split on whether mandates are needed, whether COVID-19 vaccinations should be mandated and how the mandates could affect morale and staffing.
  2. Dental tech company files for initial public offering
    Dental technology company Sonendo has filed for an initial public offering of its common stock.
  3. Hispanic Dental Association launches bilingual, peer-reviewed journal
    The Hispanic Dental Association has launched a bilingual, peer-reviewed journal to advance access to information pertinent to the Hispanic community, the dental group said Oct. 11.
  4. Tennessee DSO forms dental advisory board
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners has formed a dental advisory board to strengthen its clinical focus.
  1. Dental sees job growth while healthcare industry suffers significant job losses: 4 stats
    Despite an overall trend of healthcare workers exiting the field, the dental industry is reporting job gains, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. 6 dentists making headlines
    A dentist who urged dentists to resist the proposed Medicare expansions, and five other dentists made headlines last week:
  3. Arizona dentist working to diversify dentistry with nonprofit
    Laila Hishaw, DDS, is pushing to bring more Blacks into dentistry through her nonprofit, which will hold its first youth summit in November, the Jacksonville Free Press reported Oct. 10.
  4. Illinois dental group acquires 3-dentist practice
    Illinois-based Smile Obsession has acquired Naperville, Ill.-based practice Maplebrook Dental, the multispecialty dental group said Oct. 10.
  5. Dentulu, Teledentists enter partnership, expected to merge next year
    Dentulu and the Teledentists are partnering to create the largest dental network in the U.S. and are expected to fully merge in 2022, the teledentistry company said Oct. 11.
  6. Iowa dental hygienist fined by state for working after positive COVID-19 test
    Rachel Crabb, an Iowa dental hygienist who continued working while she knowingly was infected with COVID-19, agreed to pay a $100 fine and had her license suspended for five days, according to a settlement with the Iowa Dental Board.
  7. 6 dental leadership moves
    Waltham, Mass.-based DSO 42 North Dental appointed its director of clinical affairs, and a South Carolina dentist was added to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Board of Directors.
  8. 'Whoever pays is in charge of care': NY dentist urges leaders to resist Medicare expansion
    In a letter written "to the dentists advocating Medicare coverage of dentistry" and published by The Wall Street Journal Oct. 7, Richard Levy, DDS, urges dentists to resist the proposed Medicare expansion.
  9. Startup seeks to revolutionize oral health education
    A dental startup organization is working to provide digital educational tools while promoting oral health, the group said Oct. 8.

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