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  1. The biggest factors to consider when joining a DSO
    Whether to join a DSO or MSO is one of the most important decisions dentists will be faced with during their career, especially as consolidation increases in the industry. 
  2. What the US needs to solve its dental workforce shortage
    As the dental industry deals with ongoing workforce shortages exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, many are looking for solutions to alleviate these challenges. 
  3. Beyond the norm: 3 DSOs with unique business models
    Several new DSOs have emerged in recent years with unique operational models and growth strategies to support their networks and recruit dentists. 

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  1. Oral surgery execs take action amid growing cybersecurity threats
    Oral surgery leaders are paying close attention to emerging cybersecurity threats in the wake of an industry warning from the FBI.
  2. North Dakota college earns approval to add dental hygiene, assisting programs
    Bismarck (N.D.) State College received approval to offer associate degree programs for dental hygiene and dental assisting, according to a July 11 report by Prairie Public Broadcasting.
  3. Dentists' earnings in the top 10 states for business
    General dentists have an average annual salary of $187,950 in Virginia, the best state for business, according to July 11 rankings from CNBC.
  4. Dental hygiene grads down 2%, dental assisting grads down 17% since 2019
    The number of graduates from accredited dental hygiene and dental assisting programs have both decreased since 2019, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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  1. Tennessee dental practice hacked
    Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based Core Dental Health's system was recently hacked, potentially exposing patient information.
  2. 3 DSOs nearing 100 practices
    There are several DSOs close to reaching their 100th practice milestone. 
  3. Stratasys launches high-volume 3D printer
    Stratasys, a dental 3D printer manufacturer, released DentaJet XL for dental labs with high volumes.
  4. California dental benefits company suffers data breach
    Long Beach, Calif.-based Dental Health Services suffered an email data breach affecting 4,562 members. 

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  1. Medit taps Han Ryu as its next CEO
    Dental 3D scanning and digital dentistry company Medit named Han Ryu as its new CEO.
  2. New Hampshire seeks to recruit more Medicaid dental providers: 8 notes
    New Hampshire is currently trying to entice more dental providers to treat Medicaid patients, the New Hampshire Bulletin reported July 11. 
  3. Heartland Dental office in Colorado sold for $2.4M
    A single-tenant property housing a Heartland Dental office in Montrose, Colo., sold for $2.4 million. 
  4. This DSO's objective: a win-win situation
    Striking a deal that benefits all parties involved is the main objective of Cal Dental USA's operational model.
  5. Rhode Island, Louisiana pass dental loss ratio bills
    Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Louisiana passed legislation to hold dental insurance companies more accountable through dental loss ratio bills.
  6. Tennessee dentist closes practice, files for bankruptcy
    Former patients of a dental practice in Memphis, Tenn., are searching for answers after the office was shut down and the dentist filed for bankruptcy, according to a July 10 report by WREG Memphis.
  7. CMS proposes expanding dental services eligible for fee-for-service Medicare payments
    CMS released several proposals July 10 related to Medicare payments and claims submissions for dental services.
  8. How the expansion strategies of 7 DSOs compare
    As competition continues to ramp up in the DSO industry, it is crucial for companies to have a clear acquisition and growth strategy.
  9. Industry pulse: The top trends 9 dental leaders are following
    The upcoming presidential election, focusing on mental health and the DSO consolidation market are three of the most important issues and trends that these nine dental leaders are facing heading into the second half of 2024. 

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