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  1. University of Buffalo dental school receives $550K grant
    The University of Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine received a $550,000 donation from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, UBNow reported June 21.
  2. 7 dental practice openings
    Seven dental practices that have opened or have plans to open since May 9:
  3. How this oral surgery partner group is outshining competition in patient satisfaction
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management's partner practices have reached a new milestone by consistently achieving a net promoter score of 80 or above.

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  1. 11 dentists making headlines
    Dr. Lee Ann Brady became the first female dentist to be inducted into the Pankey Institute's Master Hall and 10 other dentists who made the news last week:
  2. Former dental office manager accused of stealing $29.5K
    A woman was arrested for allegedly stealing $29,508 while working as a dental practice manager in Clearwater, Fla., NBC affiliate WFLA reported June 21.
  3. Premier Care Dental Management adds Rhode Island practice
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Premier Care Dental Management recently acquired another practice to expand their network.
  4. Dentist plans to up security after vandalism at Oklahoma dental practice
    An Oklahoma dentist is planning to increase security measures at his dental practice after vandals threw a brick through his office's window, Oklahoma News 4 reported June 17. 

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  1. What 3 entrepreneurial DSOs are offering new talent
    Many solo dental practices are finding it increasingly difficult to survive under rising consolidation, including by large and up-and-coming DSOs who are able to offer employees more in benefits and compensation.
  2. 3 roadblocks DSOs face, per dental execs
    Three dental executives offered their perspectives on the biggest challenges DSOs are facing today, from misinformation to obstacles to growth.
  3. Dental assistant salary vs. average household income in each state
    Dental assistants typically bring in less money each year than the average household income in each state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau.
  4. 6 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    HHS recommended against using several platforms for telehealth services and five other federal government and policy updates for dentists to know: 

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  1. Sonendo chief technology officer, vice president of general counsel to step down
    Sonendo's chief technology officer and vice president of general counsel are planning to leave the dental technology company for other opportunities.
  2. New York dental society honors late dentist with 2 prestigious awards
    The New York State Dental Association on June 11 honored the late Mark Feldman, DDS, with two awards for his dedication and contributions to the dental industry.
  3. 49% of those with healthcare debt attribute some of it to dental bills
    Of adults with healthcare debt, 49 percent say dental bills account for some of that amount, according to the KFF Health Care Debt Survey.
  4. Overjet exec: Tech can help DSOs overcome recruitment barriers
    As DSOs search for ways to stand out among competition, technology could be their golden ticket.
  5. Illinois dental society warns of new phone scam
    The Illinois State Dental Society is warning of an ongoing phone scam targeting dental practices.
  6. ZimVie expands dental portfolio with 2 implant products
    ZimVie has added a new dental implant and treatment system to its portfolio of products in the U.S. 
  7. How to prioritize your own growth to become the best mentor for your mentee
    When time is in short supply, consistent, intentional mentorship can easily fall down the priority list — but even before we allow someone else to fall down the list, we often let our own growth and professional development fall by the wayside in favor of work deliverables, meetings and deadlines.
  8. Dental hygienist salary vs. average household income in each state
    The average annual salary for dental hygienists exceeded the average household income in most states, except for three. 
  9. The biggest challenges DSOs are up against
    Recruitment, competition and maintaining consistency of patient experience are some of the hurdles DSOs must navigate as their popularity surges.

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