Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Where Walmart's push into dental stands today
    Walmart made headway into the dental industry in 2019 and early 2020. Here's a timeline on those efforts and where they stand today:
  2. Delta Dental of Arkansas president and CEO to retire in 2022
    Ed Choate, CEO of Delta Dental of Arkansas, is set to retire in January, 2022, according to a Jan. 21 news release.
  3. Aspen Dental opens 2nd New Jersey practice
    Aspen Dental opened a new practice in Mays Landing, N.J., according to a Jan. 21 news release.

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  1. 6 ways to encourage dental staff to get COVID-19 vaccine, per CDA
    The California Dental Association is advising practice owners to encourage dental staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 instead of implementing mandates.
  2. Texas dentist facing more charges in child pornography case, bond set at $150K
    Jason White, DDS, has been charged with sexual performance by a child, along with receipt and distribution of pornography, reports KCBD.
  3. UPenn partners with Mercy Life West Philadelphia on dental suite
    Mercy Life West Philadelphia opened a new dental suite in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Penn Dental Medicine, according to a Jan. 14 news release.
  4. DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions rebrands 7 Texas practices
    Morrisville, N.C.-based DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions rebranded seven Texas locations, according to a Jan. 19 news release.

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  1. Chicago Dental Society names new president-elect
    Thomas Schneider Jr., DDS, was named president-elect of the Chicago Dental Society, according to a Jan. 20 announcement in the Daily Herald.
  2. Ohio dentist sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to tax evasion
    Jeffrey Blanford, DDS, of Blanford Dental Center in Lima, Ohio, was sentenced to six months in prison after being convicted in a $1.7 million tax evasion scheme, according to limaohio.com.
  3. What the Biden presidency means for the dental industry: 2 dentists weigh in
    Two dentists discussed some of the implications President Joe Biden's presidency will have for the dental industry.
  4. Dental marketing company Kaleidoscope hires CEO
    Orthodontic and dental marketing company Kaleidoscope hired Ted Teele as CEO, according to a Jan. 20 news release.
  1. 17-practice Arkansas DSO gets equity investment
    Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental received an investment from tailored debt and equity capital company The Firmament Group, according to a Jan. 19 news release.
  2. 7-year old Wisconsin girl dies after tooth removal
    A 7-year-old girl's heart stopped during a Jan. 8 routine tooth removal, and she died six days later, reports The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  3. P&R Dental Strategies, Denti.AI partner to create AI for dental payers
    Hamilton, N.J.-based P&R Dental Strategies, a business intelligence solutions provider to dental payers, has partnered with Toronto, Canada-based Denti.AI Technology, a leader in the field of dental image artificial intelligence.
  4. 12 dentists making headlines
    From an FBI raid to thought leadership in the dental industry, here are the dentists making headlines in the past week:
  5. Dentist Entrepreneur Organization acquires DSO Secrets, brings on 2 board advisers
    Dental peer-to-peer community The Dentist Entrepreneur Organization acquired DSO Secrets, according to a Jan. 19 news release.
  6. Aces Dental acquired by Absolute Dental Group
    Absolute Dental Group acquired Aces Braces and Dental last year, according to a Jan. 17 news release.
  7. What tech will shape the future of dentistry? 3 DSO leaders weigh in
    Three dental leaders participated in the panel discussion, "New Ideas to Tackle Old Problems: How Dental Practices Are Evolving" for Becker's Dental + DSO Practices — Best Ideas for Business Growth and Management virtual event Jan. 13.
  8. 3 dentists on the risks worth taking in 2021
    Three dentists told Becker's Dental Review the risks they feel are worth taking in 2021.
  9. Spark clear aligners get new sustainable upgrade
    Ormco Corp. unveiled Spark Clear Aligner Release 10 with its most sustainable upgrade to date, according to a Jan. 14 news release.

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