Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Consolidation, rising costs, increased workforce: What 4 dentists predict for the industry
    As the dental industry evolves under growing DSO presence, new technology and CMS changes, many dentists are wondering what the field will look like in the next five years.
  2. Guardian Dentistry Partners gets $100M+ financing, set to announce 20+ new partnerships
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has secured more than $100 million in debt financing from Chicago-based Twin Brook Capital Partners, according to a Sept. 13 news release obtained by Becker's.
  3. President, CEO of Dental Lifeline Network to retire after 45 years
    Fred Leviton, president and CEO of Dental Lifeline Network, will retire at the end of 2021, reports the American Dental Association.

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  1. Top 10 colleges for dental support roles
    Below are the 10 best universities for dental support services and allied professions, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings published Sept. 13.
  2. 9 dental leadership moves
    CMS appointed its first chief dental officer, and North American Dental Group named its next CEO.
  3. 3 top US colleges with dentistry programs, as ranked by US News
    Three universities with dentistry majors are considered some of the best undergraduate universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges rankings published Sept. 13.
  4. 16 ADA updates so far in 2021
    From advocacy to new programs, here are 16 updates by the American Dental Association so far this year:

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  1. Former American Academy of Dental Group Practice president dies
    Edwin Michael Thomas, DDS, the co-founder and former president of the American Academy of Dental Group Practice, died Aug. 29 at the age of 99.
  2. Park Dental Research to acquire 3D printing company
    Dental implant company Park Dental Research will acquire Orchestrate 3D, an orthodontic 3D printing and software company, The Daily Ardmoreite reported Sept. 10.
  3. Dental supply sales expected to surpass $4.6B after pandemic slump
    Dental supply sales have rebounded since 2020 and are expected to surpass $4.6 billion in 2021 as patient volumes return to pre-pandemic levels, Axios reported Aug. 24.
  4. Utah dental school gets OK to boost enrollment, shorten degree program
    The Roseman University College of Dental Medicine in South Jordan, Utah, was approved by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation to shorten its doctor of dental medicine program and enroll more students, the school said Sept. 8.
  1. Orthodontics company raises $102M in Series D financing
    Irvine, Calif.-based orthodontics company InBrace raised $102 million in a Series D financing round, the company said Sept. 8.
  2. Former New York dental association president dies
    Robert Coleman Westcott, DDS, former president of New York's dental association, died Sept. 2.
  3. ADA to dentists: Let Congress know Medicare dental plan is a no-go
    The American Dental Association asked dentists Sept. 8 to contact members of Congress to oppose dental benefits being considered under Medicare Part B.
  4. 6 Aspen Dental moves in the last 90 days
    Chicago-based DSO Aspen Dental is one of the largest dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 900 dental offices in 42 states.
  5. NADG appoints new CEO
    Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group has tapped Jonathan Walker to be the organization's CEO, effective immediately, according to a Sept. 8 news release.
  6. US Oral Surgery Management snags first Oregon partnership
    Irving, Texas-based management services company U.S. Oral Surgery Management has entered the Oregon market with the addition of Columbia Oral Surgery and Implants to its network, the company said Sept. 8.
  7. Former Walmart dentistry chief joins Candid
    Roshan Parikh, DDS, Walmart's former head of dentistry, has joined clear aligner company Candid as a clinical growth ambassador.
  8. Medicare dental coverage may be pushed to 2028: 5 things to know
    Dental coverage benefits under Medicare could be delayed until 2028 under new legislation introduced Sept. 7.
  9. Straumann, Aspen Dental partnership will offer dental, prosthetic solutions to 1K+ locations
    Switzerland-based Straumann Group and Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management are partnering to offer dental implants and prosthetic solutions to more than 1,000 U.S. locations, according to a Sept. 8 news release.

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