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  1. How 1 New York dental practice is alleviating patient anxiety
    Babylon (N.Y.) Dental Care recently updated its office to accommodate patients with dental anxiety.
  2. Number of oral surgeons in each state
    There are 7,437 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S., according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  3. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.

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  1. How the Great Resignation is harming dentistry
    One dental leader connected with Becker's Oct. 4 to answer the question, "What is one trend holding the dental industry back?"
  2. The looming financial burden facing dentistry, according to 1 dentist
    Dental practices will face increased interest rates in the near future, leading to decreased revenue and more acquisitions of smaller practices, according to one dentist. 
  3. Where dentistry needs more independence, per 1 professional
    The dental industry is in need of a referral process to decrease patient reliance on hospital emergency departments when urgent dental care is needed, according to one dentist. 
  4. 71% of patients more likely to trust dentist using AI: survey
    Patients trust dentists who use artificial intelligence technology for diagnosis more than those who do not, according to a recent survey from Pearl, a company that provides AI services to dental practices.

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  1. DentaQuest contributes $500K to Florida Disaster Fund
    In response to the damages caused by Hurricane Ian, DentaQuest donated $500,000 to the Florida Disaster Fund to help aid recovery in affected areas. 
  2. Mussel Polymers to provide new treatment option for sensitive teeth
    Mussel Polymers has developed an alternative tooth sensitivity treatment designed to help alleviate pain.  
  3. Planet DDS revenue increases 55% in 2022
    Planet DDS marked widespread growth throughout the company in revenue, customers and employees compared to 2021.
  4. 20-office DSO promotes CEO
    Chicago-based DSO Bright Direction Dental promoted Nisheeth Singh to the role of CEO. 

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  1. Kristen Cusack named CEO of private equity-backed DSO
    Chicago-based Phase 1 Equity appointed Kristen Cusack CEO. 
  2. Indiana dentist 1st in state to use robot
    John Pawlus, DDS, of Pawlus Dental in Columbus, Ind., is the first dentist in the state to use the Yomi Robotic Dental System to perform dental implant surgery, The Republic reported Oct. 4.
  3. Louisiana dental practice rebrands to Affordable Dentures & Implants
    A DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions practice in Monroe, La., has rebranded as Affordable Dentures & Implants, another Affordable Care brand.
  4. Pacific Dental Services, American Diabetes Association partner on oral healthcare initiative
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and the American Diabetes Association are partnering on an awareness campaign to educate people on the link between periodontal disease and diabetes. 
  5. 3 dental acquisitions in September
    A private equity firm, DSO and a dental group made acquisitions of dental companies in September. 
  6. Best dental insurance plans without waiting periods: Forbes
    Ameritas and Spirit Dental were ranked the highest by Forbes as the best dental insurance plans without waiting periods.
  7. What Henry Schein One's CEO sees for the future of dental technology
    Application Programming Interfaces, artificial intelligence and cloud-based software are just some of the technologies making headway in the dental industry as a way to enhance dental practice operations and patient care. 
  8. Texas dental group opens 34th location
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics recently opened its 34th Texas location. 
  9. Number of active general dentists per state in 2022
    There are 159,246 active general dentists in the U.S., according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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