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  1. Star Dental Partners mourns death of chief dental officer
    Plano, Texas-based Star Dental Partners is mourning the death of its chief dental officer, Stephen Hill, DDS.
  2. Mississippi dentist surrenders Washington license
    A Mississippi dentist and the Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission agreed to the surrender of his dental license.
  3. Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints VP of operations
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners recently appointed Kai Zhao as vice president of operations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

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  1. ADA advocates for increased resources for Indian Health Service
    The American Dental Association joined eight other organizations calling for increased funding and resources for the Indian Health Services. 
  2. Virginia dental clinic doubles patient volume with new office
    The Charlottesville (Va.) Free Clinic recently moved its dental clinic to a new space to expand its services, WVIR reported June 14.
  3. Building a meaningful career by giving back
    Throughout my nearly 20 years in the dental industry, I’ve been committed to excellent patient care. For me, the desire to provide that care doesn’t stop at my office doors; I’m deeply invested in serving beyond my familiar environment. Recently, I was selected to participate in a dental mission trip to the Philippines, where I and a team of eleven other dental professionals provided care to nearly 130 children.
  4. Median net income of general practice dentists hit $185K in 2023
    The median net income for general practitioners in private practice was $185,360 in 2023, a high mark, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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  1. How much dental insurance costs in the worst states for dental health
    The average monthly premium for dental insurance is $38.08 in Arkansas, the lowest-ranked state for dental health.
  2. Smile Brands CEO earns service award from the ADSO
    Steven Bilt, CEO of Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Smile Brands, received the 2024 Service Award from the Association of Dental Support Organizations.
  3. Cost of dental services up 5% from 2023: 4 notes
    The cost of dental services has increased by 5.1% over the last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' consumer price index. 
  4. VideaHealth strikes partnership with vVardis
    Dental AI company VideaHealth partnered with medtech company vVardis to improve preventive dental care.

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  1. 5 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    Here are five federal updates dental leaders should know:
  2. How many dentists do the top 5 largest DSOs support?
    The top five largest DSOs in the U.S. support approximately 10,500 dentists in the U.S.
  3. Dentists' practice hours reached new high in 2023
    Private practice dentists spent an average of more than 1,750 hours in dental practices in 2023 the highest average since 2000, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  4. 2 Connecticut dentists look to open 6 sedation-focused ASCs
    Two Connecticut dentists have filed a certificate of need application to open six ASCs in the state, Hartford Business reported June 13.
  5. Ohio passes bill to enter interstate dental compact, end 'unethical' insurance fee caps
    The Ohio legislature recently passed a bill to end the artificial capping of fees by dental insurers, NBC affiliate WFMJ reported June 13. 
  6. Straine Dental Management enters its 14th state
    Sacramento, Calif.-based Straine Dental Management made its first additions in Maine by affiliating with three practices owned by Shilo Annis, DMD.
  7. What 3 dentists are most focused on in 2024
    Some of the top priorities for dentists during the second half of 2024 include physician and mental health, time management and office culture. 
  8. ADA petitions Supreme Court on insurance reform
    The American Dental Association filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court asking justices to review a decision related to the broad application of ERISA preemption of state statutes concerning self-funded healthcare plans.
  9. Nonprofit giving $2M in grants to enhance cybersecurity at dental practices
    Bradenton Fla.-based nonprofit Cyber Umbrella is providing $2 million in grants to dental practices to enhance their cybersecurity.

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