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  1. Drs. Richard Schott, Mike Acierno & more: 5 dentists making headlines

    Here are five dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Henry Schein teams up with International College of Dentists: 5 insights

    Henry Schein joined forces with the International College of Dentists' Global Visionary Fund to support oral health in children through the Fleur de Vie health awareness and education initiative. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Tennessee dentist pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud, will sell practice

    After practicing dentistry for nearly 20 years, Richard Schott, DDS, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud, according to the Daily News Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Patient out-of-pocket spend reached $365B in 2017. What is your practice doing to improve collections?

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  1. New York dentist agrees to pay $9M to settle claims of hiring uncertified employees

    New York City-based Diamond Braces settled a lawsuit that alleged the dental group hired uncertified employees to treat patients, according to Patch. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. California dental office shut down for water contamination in 2016, infection issues allegedly persist

    Another 65 families filed lawsuits against Anaheim, Calif.-based Children's Dental claiming the dental practice maintained poor water filtration systems and conducted unnecessary pulpotomies, according to The Orange County Register. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Private investment-backed Ohio DSO makes new acquisition: 3 things to know

    Cincinnati-based Cordental acquired Boain Dental Care in Florissant, Mo. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Police investigate break-in at Michigan dental office

    Investigators are looking into a recent break-in at Dundee (Mich.) Dental, according to The Monroe News. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Increase revenue with alternative patient payment models.

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  1. Smile Brands, Patterson Companies & more: 5 dental companies making headlines

    Here are five dental companies making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Western Dental rebrands 23 acquired pediatric offices: 5 takeaways

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontics completed the conversion of its recently acquired pediatric offices from Children's Dental Group and Kids Dental Kare. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquires, rebrands Birner Dental: 3 insights

    Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental purchased Denver-based Birner Dental Management Services. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Patterson Companies names new dental business president: 5 details

    Patterson Companies welcomed Eric Shirley as the president of its dental business, effective Feb. 4. By Mackenzie Garrity -

5 surprisingly simple strategies to increase your case acceptance.

If your dental practice's case acceptance rates are below 85%, you need to offer more financing options.
  1. Smile Brands affiliates with 30-office Illinois dental group: 3 details

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands made a strategic investment in Schaumburg, Ill.-based DecisionOne Dental Partners. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Fire at Iowa dental practice under investigation: 4 notes

    After a Dec. 31, 2018 fire that left an Iowa dental practice destroyed, the fire department is still investigating the cause, according the Globe Gazette. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Oral-B Glide floss linked to toxic PFAS chemicals, study finds

    Patients who use Oral-B Glide dental floss may develop higher levels of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, USA Today reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Florida residents flying globally to reduce dental costs — What are the risks?

    More Florida residents are opting to undergo dental treatments in other countries, such as Costa Rica, due to increased treatment costs, according to ABC Action News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. New York dental employee embezzled $35K, lawsuit alleges

    A 37-year-old New York woman allegedly stole $35,000 in insurance payments from Flushing (N.Y.) Dental Group, according to the Flushing Post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Texas politician videotapes trip to the dentist office

    Former Texas congressman and senate candidate Beto O'Rourke took to Instagram to livestream his dental visit, according to Insider. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Drs. Elena Zau, Joseph Kravitz & more: 5 dentists making headlines

    Five dentists making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 11 best small cities for dentists facing student loan debt

    More dentists than before leave school with large sums of student loan debt. Some choose to venture into private practice while other dentists partner with dental service organizations. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. 9 best practices to remove cybersecurity risks

    More recently, dental practices have been susceptible to security breaches and ransomware attacks. However, even though dentists are installing more technology and turning to the cloud, there are still steps practices can take to reduce cybersecurity risks. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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