Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. 5 notes on DSOs

    Here's the latest roundup of stories about dental service organizations, including Aspen Dental and Pacific Dental Services.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Restrictions on dental supplies amid outbreak prompt shortage concerns

    Some dental supplies are in higher demand amid the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, prompting shortage concerns, according to ABC affiliate WTVG.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Aspen Dental expands implant program

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental Management announced Feb. 21 that it has expanded its implant offerings with Carestream.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. SmileDirectClub shares tank as Q4 earnings reported; CEO promises profits by end of 2020

    SmileDirectClub shares plunged 24 percent Feb. 27 as the teledentistry company reported a net loss of $97 million for the last quarter of 2019, according to Yahoo Finance.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Pennsylvania Dental Association supports proposal allowing patients to choose dentist despite insurance

    The Pennsylvania Dental Association supports proposed legislation that would allow patients more flexibility in choosing a dentist and paying for oral healthcare services, according to an opinion piece published in Penn Live.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Massachusetts DSO partners with Blue Cross Blue Shield

    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental announced Feb. 25 that it has teamed up with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts in a value-based payment model deal.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Texas DSO warns 45,000 patients of data breach

    Dallas-based Jefferson Dental Care Healthcare Management began notifying 45,748 patients Feb. 7 of a phishing attack that may have exposed their protected health information.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. ADA releases coronavirus handout for dentists

    The ADA released an educational handout Feb. 20 regarding prevention of the novel coronavirus, which will inevitably spread through U.S. communities, a top CDC official warned Feb. 25.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Wisconsin dentist's business plan 'designed to evade taxes,' prosecutor claims

    A Wisconsin dentist was convicted Feb. 26 for attempting to evade paying income taxes, WKBT News 8 reports.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Last class-action case against SmileDirectClub dismissed

    The last remaining consumer class-action case filed in New York against SmileDirectClub was dropped Feb. 18, according to a Feb. 24 news release.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Michigan clinic abruptly closes, leaving denture patient stranded

    A former patient of the now shuttered Muskegon (Mich.) Family Clinic is struggling to finish her dental treatment plan, according to FOX17.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Walmart Health offers $25 teeth cleaning

    At its new clinic in Calhoun, Ga., Walmart Health is offering consumers $30 medical checkups and $25 teeth cleanings, according to Bloomberg.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Maryland dentist surrenders license

    In a Feb. 5 letter to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, Neil Woods, DDS, voluntarily surrendered his license, according to the Capital Gazette.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Texas man charged with illegally practicing dentistry in his home

    A Houston resident has been charged with practicing dentistry without a license in his own home, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Scammers posing as Illinois dentistry board demand money from dentists

    The Illinois Board of Dentistry is warning local dentists about a telephone scam, according to the Kane County Chronicle.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 66% of patients would consider switching to a dentist with more advanced technology

    Two out of 3 patients would consider switching to a different dentist who uses more advanced technology, according to a Global Digital Dentistry survey commissioned by Carestream Dental in November 2019.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  6. Walmart could expand dental care access, Pacific Dental leaders say

    Becker's asked two Pacific Dental Services leaders what they thought about Walmart entering dentistry.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  7. Experts weigh in on DSO priorities: Key takeaways from Becker's dental conference

    At Becker's Dental and DSO Conference Feb. 19, industry leaders discussed top priorities for DSOs and how to create a culture of success.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  8. Aspen Dental plans to relocate C-suite to new Chicago headquarters, hire 500 employees

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental Management plans to hire between 300 and 500 new workers while also shifting its C-suite to its new Chicago location, according to The Chicago Tribune.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 7 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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