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  1. 1st oral health-focused independent venture capital fund launches
    The first independent venture capital fund for oral health companies recently launched in the U.S.
  2. Dental365 partners with New Jersey practice
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 added a New Jersey dental practice to expand its network.
  3. ADA study focuses on method to detect radiation exposure
    A study from the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute found what could be an easier way to detect radiation exposure by researching the properties of teeth and cement.

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  1. ADA hands out leadership, research awards
    The American Dental Association Foundation recently honored three members of the dental industry for their leadership and research work. 
  2. 10 dental CEO moves in 2022
    Several dental companies have appointed CEOs this year, while other CEOs have retired or taken on new roles. 
  3. Overjet CEO lands on 'Female Founders 100 List'
    Overjet CEO and founder Wardah Inam, PhD, has been named to Inc.'s "2022 Female Founders 100 List."
  4. 5 DSOs using tech to elevate their practices
    From clear aligners to artificial intelligence, here are the ways five DSOs are using technology to better their practices that Becker's has reported on since Aug. 24:

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  1. How 1 NY dental practice transitioned to be fully digital
    Chimon Family Dentistry in Albertson, N.Y., recently transitioned to becoming a fully digital dental practice with expanded services. 
  2. State-by-state breakdown of US dental schools in 2022
    California has the most dental schools than any other state in the U.S., followed by New York and Texas.
  3. Missouri university dental hygiene program gets $20K boost
    The dental hygiene program at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin received a $20,000 teledentistry grant to expand oral health services offered to rural students and the elderly, KZRG reported Sept. 26.
  4. Candid brings clear aligners to East Coast DSO
    Candid will now provide clear aligner services to Affinity Dental Management practices.

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  1. MB2 Dental expands with 7 new affiliates
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental recently added seven dental practices to its network. 
  2. What dental leaders told us in September
    DSO consolidation, private equity and network expansion were among just a few topics dental leaders spoke to Becker's about in September. 
  3. Ohio university approved for new dental college
    Rootstown-based Northeast Ohio Medical University was granted approval by its board of trustees to create a dental college to improve oral healthcare in the state.
  4. Comfort Dental Group opens 2 new locations
    Comfort Dental Group, a network of ownership-based practices, opened two new locations — one in Tempe, Ariz., and the other in Oklahoma City.
  5. 6 CFOs dental companies tapped in 2022
    Six dental companies have appointed new CFOs so far this year. 
  6. 5 dental leadership moves
    Two dental companies that appointed new CFOs and three other dental leadership moves since Sept. 16:
  7. Texas family awarded $95M after dental procedure leaves child with irreversible brain damage
    A jury recently awarded a Texas family $95.5 million after a botched dental procedure left a 4-year-old child with irreversible brain damage, the Houston Chronicle reported Sept. 23. 
  8. Top 10 dental, DSO stories in September
    Dental school tuition, dental industry billionaires, private equity and Biden's student loan forgiveness plan were among the most read stories covered by Becker's in September. 
  9. 3 dentists making headlines
    A North Carolina dentist using a dental implant robot and two other dentists that made headlines last week:

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