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  1. Delta Dental Institute launches campaign to increase dental workforce diversity
    Delta Dental Institute launched Driving Greater Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce, a new campaign aimed to increase the number of dental health professionals from underrepresented groups. 
  2. Henry Schein partners with VideaHealth, Bola AI
    Henry Schein, a dental supply company, has partnered with VideaHealth and Bola AI to integrate their artificial intelligence programs into the company's practice management software.
  3. Walmart partners with Quip, adds teledentistry services
    Walmart will begin offering teledentistry services to its customers through a partnership with oral healthcare company Quip.

How to create a self-sustaining dental procurement department

A weak procurement department is like having a hole in your dental practice's wallet. Learn how to drive savings from dental supply purchases here.
  1. Keeping or dropping insurance networks? 5 dentists weigh in
    Reimbursements from dental insurance companies are struggling to keep up with inflation, causing major challenges for some dentists.
  2. New York man charged for allegedly posing as dentist
    A New York City man was arraigned on three felony charges for allegedly practicing dentistry without a license in White Plains, N.Y.
  3. 5 dental practice openings
    Here are five dental practices that have recently opened that Becker's has reported on since March 1:
  4. Missouri practice 1st in state to use dental implant robot
    Justin M Schlaikjer, DDS, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry in Sunset Hills, Mo., is the first practice in the state to use the Yomi dental implant robot, Fox 2 Now reported March 18.

How to create a self-sustaining dental procurement department

A weak procurement department is like having a hole in your dental practice's wallet. Learn how to drive savings from dental supply purchases here.
  1. 5 things dentists should know about the Resident Education Deferred Interest Act
    Several dental organizations are backing a bill that would affect interest accrual on federal loans for dental and medical students.
  2. State of dentistry in North Dakota: 12 things to know
    Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in North Dakota:
  3. Prairie State College receives $1M grant to expand dental hygiene program
    Prairie State College in Chicago Heights, Ill., received a $1 million grant to advance its dental hygiene program. 
  4. Why so few Virginia dentists accept Medicaid
    Most Virginia dentists do not treat Medicaid enrollees, making it difficult for those with state-funded coverage to get care, Virginia Mercury reported March 17.

Driving dental practice growth in 2023: Tips for success

Dental practices are mapping plans for growth, but not all will win. Get tips for success from 2 industry leaders here.
  1. 4 dental updates in Florida
    Here are four dental industry updates that have taken place in Florida since March 3: 
  2. Quantity over quality: The trend 1 endodontist fears most
    An increased emphasis on quantity of treatments has one endodontist concerned about the quality of patient care.
  3. Bola AI, Curve Dental partner to expand access to voice charting system
    Bola AI and Curve Dental teamed up to provide more dental practices with access to Bola AI's voice charting system.
  4. The 'Bermuda Triangle' of challenges facing dentistry, per 1 dentist
    Dental insurance companies, dental schools and DSOs are pushing the dental industry into a "Bermuda Triangle" of challenges, according to one dental practice owner. 
  5. Why 1 dentist fears consolidation in dentistry
    Consolidation of dental supply companies and practices is creating a new set of challenges for practice owners, according to Robert Trager, DDS.
  6. How the US dental workforce has evolved since 2019: State-by-state breakdown
    North Dakota saw the greatest loss in dental roles out of all U.S. states, according to data from the American Institute of Dental Public Health.
  7. 13 DSOs adding practices in the past month
    Here are 13 DSOs that are adding practices to expand their networks that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 16:
  8. The hardest choices dentists have to make
    The life of a dentist is full of tough decisions, from deciding what to do after graduating dental school to having to fire staff members.
  9. Consolidation, rising costs and more: The top trends dental execs are most afraid of
    DSO consolidation, rising operational costs and staffing shortages are among the top trends dental execs and practice owners are most afraid of in 2023. 

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