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  1. Where will technology take dentistry? 2 dentists' predictions
    Several new technologies have played a major role in the advancement of dentistry in recent years, including artificial intelligence, cloud-based software and robotics. 
  2. 7 dentists making headlines
    A Kentucky dentist appointed dean of a new dental school and six other dentists who have made headlines since Sept. 28:
  3. Ohio physicians donate $10M to new dental school
    Rootstown-based Northeast Ohio Medical University recently received a $10 million donation from two local physicians to establish a dental school. 

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  1. 6 ways Congress can improve dental access for patients with disabilities, per ADA
    The American Dental Association recently shared several ways Congress can increase access to dental care for patients with disabilities.
  2. 10 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Here are 10 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  3. 2 dental groups join Biden Administration's nutrition, hunger initiative: 6 things to know
    Two dental organizations committed to improving dentists' nutrition education as part of the Biden-Harris Administration's initiative to end hunger and reduce diet-related disease by 2030.
  4. How dental appointment wait times compare to 5 medical specialties
    New patients can wait an average of 24 days for a dental appointment and between 20 to 34 days for other medical appointments, according to a Sept. 14 Medscape report and data from the American Dental Association.

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  1. U of Pittsburgh tackles dental assistant shortage with new apprenticeship
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is launching a 14-month paid apprenticeship program for dental assistants to address workforce shortages.
  2. Number of active dentists in the US by specialty in 2022
    There are 201,927 total active dentists in the U.S., according to 2022 data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 
  3. 45+ location DSO adds 5 practices in New York, New Jersey
    The Smilist Management recently added five dental practices in New York and New Jersey to its network.
  4. Affordable Care opens Tennessee practice
    Affordable Care opened an Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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  1. Rock Dental Brands lands $45M credit commitment
    Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands recently secured another $45 million in debt financing from its lending partner, Twin Brook Capital Partners.
  2. 3 fast facts on Imagen Dental Partners
    Here are three fast facts on Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners:
  3. 8 federal legislative moves affecting dentistry
    There have been several pieces of legislation this year impacting dental professionals and oral health, including passed bills and proposals that have moved through Congress. 
  4. 7 DSO leaders on consolidation, trends and challenges in dentistry
    Many DSOs have worked hard this year to expand their networks and create industry partnerships that will advance patient care, but have had to face the same trends and challenges as smaller dental practices across the U.S. 
  5. ADA concerned with proposed Affordable Care Act provision: 5 things to know
    The American Dental Association is concerned with the possible regulatory burdens and cost of a proposed provision of the Affordable Care Act. 
  6. 18 recent DSO moves
    From a private equity deal to several acquisitions, here are 18 DSO stories Becker's has reported on since Sept. 1:
  7. ADA-supported mobile healthcare bill passes House, Senate
    The Maximizing Outcomes through Better Investments in Lifesaving Equipment for Health Care Act, or MOBILE Act, which gives community health centers more flexibility in using New Access Points grants for mobile health care units, passed in the House on Sept. 29.
  8. New York dentist to pay $60K after allegedly enabling staff to obtain drugs for personal use
    Omar Guesmia, DDS, will pay $60,000 to resolve allegations that he and his practice, Gentle Dental Care in Phoenix, N.Y., violated the Controlled Substances Act by allegedly enabling staff to obtain oxycodone for personal use, the Justice Department reported Sept. 29.
  9. Select Dental Management: 4 fast facts
    Here are four things to know about Florham Park, N.J.-based Select Dental Management:

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