Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Dentist named acting director of National Institutes of Health
    Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, has been named acting director of the National Institutes of Health, effective Dec. 20.
  2. InterDent selects CureMint for supply procurement
    Inglewood, Calif.-based DSO InterDent has selected CureMint for its supply procurement, CureMint said Dec. 15.
  3. Overjet, Women in DSO accepting nominations for inaugural $10K awards
    Dental artificial intelligence company Overjet and nonprofit Women in DSO have launched the $10,000 Women in DSO Leadership Award, Overjet said Dec. 16.
  1. Hawaii legislator seeks to ease licensure laws for out-of-state dentists: 5 things to know
    A Hawaii state representative plans to introduce legislation that would make it easier for out-of-state dentists to practice in Hawaii, the Honolulu Civil Beat reported Dec. 16.
  2. 117 DSOs making headlines in 2021
    Below are some of the biggest updates from dental support organizations Becker's Dental + DSO Review reported on in 2021.
  3. Marquee Dental Partners launches brand in Tennessee
    Brentwood, Tenn.-based DSO Marquee Dental Partners has launched a dental brand — Marquee Dental ⁠— and plans to open its first office later this month in Smyrna, Tenn.
  4. Oregon dentist charged with stealing nearly $8M in COVID-19 relief funds
    An Oregon dentist has been charged over allegations that he stole nearly $8 million of COVID-19 relief funds for personal use.

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  1. What's up next? ProHealth Dental CEO talks 2022
    2021 has been much different than previous years, with epic evolution in the dental landscape that doesn't appear to be slowing down in 2022.
  2. Chicago Dental Society installs president-elect
    The Chicago Dental Society has installed Michael Durbin, DDS, as president-elect, the Daily Herald reported Dec. 14.
  3. New York dental school names interim dean
    The University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine has appointed Stefan Ruhl, DDS, interim dean, effective Jan. 6.
  4. 2021 Medicare dental benefit expansion falls short — a timeline
    A legislative attempt to expand dental coverage for Medicare recipients was stalled in October when a new version of Congress' reconciliation package left out the expanded benefit.
  1. Dental startup Tend expands into Boston, Atlanta
    Tend, a dentistry startup launched in2019, has opened two locations in Boston and one in Atlanta, the company said Dec. 15.
  2. What will 2022 bring? 7 dentists weigh in
    Dentistry has never evolved as quickly as it has amid the pandemic. Looking forward, Becker's asked dentists what their main dental priority was heading into 2022, along with their main industry concern.
  3. Texas dental practice trains hygienists to spot signs of child sex trafficking
    Austin (Texas) Oral Surgery has educated more than 2,300 dental hygienists in the state on the warning signs of child sex trafficking in its five years of hosting training, the dental practice said Dec. 14.
  4. Dentist offers to be 'middleman,' broker deals between DSOs and owners
    A dentist known as Dr. Gary DDS is offering dental broker services through his business, Montvale, N.J.-based Health Care Practice Sales, according to a news release obtained by Becker's Dec. 10.
  5. 11 US Oral Surgery Management moves in 2021
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management expanded into several states, gained a new investment and added to its leadership in 2021.
  6. Vyne Dental acquires dental software maker
    Revenue cycle management company Vyne Dental has acquired Onederful, a developer of dental software that connects practices with payers, Vyne Dental said Dec. 14.
  7. Bill to promote oral health education clears US House
    A bill to promote oral health education has passed the U.S. House and is headed to the full Senate, the ADA said Dec. 13.
  8. New York dental school gets nearly $735K to expand care for people with disabilities
    The University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Dental Medicine has received nearly $735,000 to expand its treatment of people with disabilities, the school said Dec. 13.
  9. HHS to send providers $9B in relief payments: 6 things for dentists to know
    HHS is distributing $9 billion in payments to healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Dec. 14 news release.

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