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  1. 6 dental practices abruptly close

    Although many dental groups and organizations are growing at a rapid pace, some dentists have abruptly closed their practices for various reasons, including staffing.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Massachusetts dentist pays $135K to settle kickback allegations

    A dentist with multiple offices in Massachusetts agreed to pay $135,000 to settle claims that he was running an illegal kickback program for patients, leading to improper payments from Medicaid, state Attorney General Maura Healey announced Feb. 19.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. 5 DSOs making moves

    Here is the latest roundup of dental service organizations making headlines in the past three weeks.  By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. A timeline of SmileDirectClub since filing its IPO

    Since filing its initial public offering in August 2019, SmileDirectClub has made national headlines for various partnerships and lawsuits.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. SmileDirectClub responds to California's complaint against head dentist

    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has called the complaint filed by California's Dental Board against its chief clinical officer and company dentist, Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD, "a retaliatory accusation."  By Gabrielle Masson -
  3. Affinity Dental Management adds 10 NY offices in new affiliation

    Holyoke, Mass.-based Affinity Dental Management has added 10 Concerned Dental Care offices to its growing platform.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Vermont dentist loses license for sterilization lapses, unprofessional conduct

    The Vermont Board of Dental Examiners revoked a dentist's license for using improperly sterilized instruments and a history of unprofessional conduct, according to the Valley News.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. Massachusetts DSO affiliates with 90-year-old private practice

    Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental announced Feb. 19 that it has affiliated with Allen Dental Associates in Braintree, Mass.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Second Texas dental practice abruptly closes

    A second Signature Smiles in Humble, Texas, has abruptly shut down, according to a Feb. 18 report from local NBC affiliate Click2Houston.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 4 things to know about Pacific Dental Services

    Below are four things to know about Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services, one of the largest dental support organizations in the U.S.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  4. Participating in Medicare could help dental offices, CDA says

    Dentists should consider participating in Medicare Advantage to retain senior patients as they retire and switch from employer-sponsored dental coverage, according to the California Dental Association.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  1. 5 fast facts about Heartland Dental

    Here are five things to know about Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental, the largest dental service organization in the U.S.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  2. Tennessee DSO 'very bullish' on de novo development, opens new practice

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners announced Feb. 18 that it has opened a new de novo office in East Nashville.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Florida dentistry board closes investigation of SmileDirectClub

    The Florida Board of Dentistry decided Jan. 10 to close its investigation into SmileDirectClub, according to a Feb. 18 news release.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. West Virginia dental school seeks $15M for renovations

    The West Virginia University School of Dentistry has begun a $15 million fundraising campaign to modernize its facilities.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 3 notes on Walmart's dental push

    Since making greater strides to enter the healthcare space as a whole a few years ago, Walmart has made an effort to pursue dentistry.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Illinois dentist loses license, pleads guilty to $719K insurance fraud scheme

    Yun Sup Kim, DDS, of Emerald Terrace Dental in Swansea, Ill., pleaded guilty Feb. 14 to a Medicaid fraud scheme that spanned three years, according to the Belleville News-Democrat.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. New Mexico dentist's motion to dismiss healthcare fraud charges denied

    A judge denied an Albuquerque, N.M.-based dentist's motion to have his insurance fraud charges dropped, according to local news station KRQE.  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 6 things to know about Aspen Dental

    Here are six things to know about East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental, one of the largest dental service organizations in the U.S.  By Gabrielle Masson -
  9. 2 injured after car smashes through Aspen Dental office

    Two people were injured when a car crashed through a Jacksonville, Fla.-based Aspen Dental office Feb. 17, according to WJXT.  By Gabrielle Masson -

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