Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Houston DSO receives funding from private investment firm

    Houston-based Endo1 Partners, a specialty dental services organization, announced Dec. 10 that it had received funding from Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a private investment firm.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 2 Nevada dental board members remain on the job despite being terminated

    Two members of the Nevada Board of Dental Examiners continue to collect paychecks although they were terminated effective Dec. 5, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Mississippi dentist sues Delta, accuses company of price-fixing and conspiracy

    A Mississippi dentist filed a lawsuit Dec. 11 against Delta Dental, accusing the dental insurer of price-fixing and conspiring to lower compensation for dentists, according to USA Network affiliate The Clarion Ledger.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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  1. Candid uses AI to speed up teeth straightening process

    Candid, an aligner company that sells at-home starter kits, is using artificial intelligence to speed up treatment by as much as 30 percent, according to Forbes.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Connecticut dentist must pay $1.7M after exploiting Medicaid patients

    A Fairfield, Conn.-based dentist must pay $1.7 million in damages after exploiting Medicaid patients at assisted living homes, according to the Connecticut Post.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Aspen Dental, Heartland Dental & more: 10 updates on DSOs

    Dental service organizations continue to expand throughout the U.S., with one affiliating with its 1,000th practice.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Michigan dentists offered $10K bonuses for working at state facilities

    The Civil Service Commission in Michigan agreed to create a new $5,000 bonus for dentists who complete a year-long probationary period at a state facility, according to the Lansing State Journal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 5 dental company notes

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines, including Heartland Dental and Uniform Teeth.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. MB2 Dental acquires Arizona DSO: 4 things to know

    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental announced Dec. 10 that it has purchased CORE Dental Partners.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Thousands of patients expected at free 2-day dental care clinic in Phoenix

    Arizona's largest free dental clinic, held Dec. 13-14, is expecting 2,000 patients to receive dental care, according to local radio station KTAR News.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Colorado dental hygienist killed in avalanche

    A Fort Collins, Colo.-based dental office is grieving the loss of a 29-year-old dental hygienist who was buried beneath a heavy snow avalanche Dec. 8, Fox affiliate KDVR reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. ADA Foundation gives $375K to new dental anesthesia suite for patients with disabilities

    The American Dental Association Foundation granted $375,000 to a Chicago dental anesthesiology residency program that works to deliver oral care to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. South Carolina dental school to join Blue Cross Blue Shield network

    The Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina's College of Dental Medicine will be added Jan. 1 to the Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC network for South Carolina residents, The Post and Courier reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Oregon dental clinic warns patients that equipment was not properly sterilized

    Sutherlin, Ore.-based Umpqua Community Health did not properly sterilize equipment when treating six patients in November, according to local ABC affiliate KEZI.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Heartland Dental becomes 1st DSO to support 1K practices

    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental announced Dec. 10 that it now supports 1,000 practices, making it the first dental service organization to reach this milestone.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 100 dental practices targeted in ransomware attack

    More than 100 dental practices have experienced disruptions in operations due to a ransomware attack at third-party vendor Complete Technology Solutions, according to KrebsOnSecurity.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. California dentists inflate bills, push high-interest credit cards, Fresno Bee finds

    An investigation by the Fresno Bee revealed some dentists are inflating bills and pressuring patients to take out high-interest credit cards to pay for care, CalMatters reports.   By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. New clear aligner company hits the market

    The dental industry welcomed another clear aligner competitor in November, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Two industry leaders partnered to launch Clear Blue Smiles.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Employee charged with stealing $300K from Indiana orthodontist

    Indiana police have arrested a former Pawlak Orthodontics employee for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from the practice, according to local news station WDRB.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Minnesota oral surgery group warns 80,000 patients of data breach

    Mankato-based Southeastern Minnesota Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates is notifying 80,000 patients of a data breach that may have exposed their protected health information.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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