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  1. 'Dental health is more than a nice smile': What we heard in June
    This month, several dental industry leaders spoke with Becker's about the most pressing issues and trends in the field, including DSO consolidation, cybersecurity threats and medical-dental integration. 
  2. 10 top dental, DSO stories in June
    Some of the most-read dental stories covered by Becker's this month involved dental practice closures, state legislation and cybersecurity.
  3. 2 dentists reach 1,000th robotic implant milestone
    Two dentists recently completed their 1,000th robotic dental implants using the Yomi system.

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  1. 3 states with the most DSO activity in Q2
    California, Florida and Pennsylvania are the states that saw the most DSO activity during the second quarter of 2024.
  2. Dental College of Georgia staffer sentenced for stealing nearly $300K
    A former staff member at the Dental College of Georgia in Augusta was sentenced to 15 years of probation for stealing nearly $300,000 from the school, The August Press reported June 28.
  3. 60+ DSO affiliations in Q2: State-by-state breakdown
    Several DSOs acquired, opened or affiliated with more than 60 dental practices across the U.S. during the second quarter of 2024. 
  4. Dentistry's top players
    Several dental organizations have been recognized this year for their growth, performance and footprint. 

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  1. 10 new dental CEOs so far in 2024
    Here are 10 DSOs and dental companies that have appointed new CEOs through the first six months of 2024, as reported by Becker's.
  2. Dental implant maker weighing potential sale: Bloomberg
    ZimVie, the dental implant spinoff of Zimmer Biomet, is weighing options for a potential sale, Bloomberg reported June 25.  
  3. North Carolina dental, medical schools to partner on residency programs
    High Point (N.C.) University Workman School of Dental Medicine and Wake Forest (N.C.) University School of Medicine recently signed a letter of intent to develop dental residency programs. 
  4. South Dakota dental clinic reopens after flood
    A South Dakota dental clinic recently reopened after its office was damaged during severe weather in the state.

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  1. Median net income of pediatric dentists increased $10K in 2023
    The median annual net income of pediatric dentists in private practice was $259,910 in 2023, an increase of more than $10,000 compared to 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. 10 Aspen Dental headlines halfway through 2024
    Here are 10 updates on Chicago-based Aspen Dental that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  3. GPS Dental hits 90 offices
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental recently hit 90 offices after adding five practices to its network.
  4. West Coast vs. East Coast: Where dental assistants earn more
    Dental assistants can earn an average of $55,960 in Oregon, the highest-paying state for dental assistants on the West Coast, compared to $54,190 in North Hampshire, the highest-paying state on the East Coast.
  5. Washington panel suspends 2 dentists' licenses
    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission recently disciplined two dentists in the state.
  6. Nebraska governor calls on state dental board to recruit more dentists
    Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen wrote a letter to the Nebraska Board of Dentistry, asking the board to change its licensing standards to recruit more dentists to the state, according to a June 26 report by 1011Now.
  7. 10 states with the best, worst dental health in 2024
    Connecticut was recently ranked as having the best dental health, according to a new ranking from Dentaly.
  8. How AI has impacted DSOs of different sizes
    Artificial intelligence is becoming more common throughout the healthcare industry, and the dental sector is no different.
  9. Michigan dental practice reopens in new office after flood
    Canton (Mich.) Family Dentistry recently reopened in a new location after its previous office was damaged in a flood. 

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