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  1. Carestream Dental sells scanning business to Envista for $600M
    Carmel, Ind.-based dental supply company Envista will acquire Carestream Dental's intraoral scanning business for $600 million, Envista said Dec. 22.
  2. Glidewell appoints CEO
    Glidewell has promoted chief experience officer Stephenie Goddard to the role of CEO, effective Jan. 1, the dental supply company said Dec. 21.
  3. Report examines 20 years of oral health in America: 5 things to know
    A report published Dec. 21 by the National Institutes of Health details the oral health of Americans in the last 20 years and provides a road map to improve oral health in the U.S.
  1. FTC bans Alabama dental board from limiting clear aligner competition
    The Federal Trade Commission approved a final order settling charges that the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners violated antitrust laws by requiring dentists be onsite to supervise tooth alignment scans, according to a Dec. 21 news release.
  2. Endo1 Partners debuts parent organization with expanded services
    Houston-based Endo1 Partners has launched a parent company that will provide specialty services for its new subsidiaries, the endodontist partnership organization said Dec. 21.
  3. 7 clear aligner updates in 2021
    Four companies launched clear aligner systems, and SmileDirectClub became a member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners. 
  4. 1 in 10 dentists have disenrolled as Medicaid provider since pandemic began: ADA
    More than 1 in 10 dentists have disenrolled as a Medicaid provide since the pandemic's onset, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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  1. Forward Science launches non-opioid oral wound gel for dental use
    Forward Science has launched non-opioid oral pain relief gel for use in dental practices, the medical technology company said Dec.20.
  2. MB2 Dental expands to Virginia
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental has added its first Virginia practice to its network, the dental partnership organization said Dec. 21.
  3. Aspen Dental: 6 big moves in 2021
    Aspen Dental is one of the largest DSOs in the U.S., with more than 900 locations across 45 states. 
  4. 200+ dentists who made headlines in 2021
    More than 200 dentists made headlines this year for a multitude of reasons, including leadership appointments, legal battles, acquisitions and innovations in dentistry.
  1. Percentage of dental practices 'open as usual' hits lowest rate since April
    The number of dentists reporting that their practice is open and operating was at the lowest level since April, according to poll findings from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. The 10 largest DSOs headed into 2022
    Here are 10 of the largest dental service organizations in the U.S. by number of affiliated or supported practices.
  3. Top 10 dental, DSO stories of 2021
    A story about a 7-year-old girl whose heart stopped amid a Jan. 8 routine tooth removal drew the most attention this year.
  4. Overjet raises $42.5M in series B financing round
    Overjet raised $42.5 million in Series B financing, the dental artificial intelligence company said Dec. 20.
  5. Gen4 Dental Partners acquires Missouri practice
    Gen4 Dental Partners acquired Moberly (Mo.) Family Dentistry, the Tempe, Ariz.-based DSO said Dec. 19.
  6. 114 dental leadership moves in 2021
    This year, dental companies and organizations named new CEOs, directors, vice presidents and more.
  7. Guardian Dentistry Partners doubles size in 2021: 5 things to know
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners just announced partnerships with 30 additional practices, ending 2021 by doubling the organization's size compared to the beginning of the year, according to a Dec. 20 news release obtained by Becker's.
  8. Virginia women charged with practicing dentistry without a license
    A Virginia Beach, Va., woman has been charged with practicing dentistry without a license, WTKR reported Dec. 17.
  9. Rodo Medical, Roe dental lab partner on dental restorations system
    Dental device company Rodo Medical has partnered with Independence, Ohio-based Roe Dental Laboratory on the distribution and marketing of an arch restoration system, the dental lab said Dec. 16.

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