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  1. Patients say they're out money for unfinished care after Pennsylvania dentist dies
    Multiple patients claim they have unfinished dental work they paid for in advance after the death of a Pennsylvania dentist, the Daily American reported Dec. 10.
  2. Dental365 acquires Beacon Dental Health
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based DSO Dental365 has acquired Beacon Dental Health, Dental365 said Dec. 13.
  3. DentalWorks USA rebrands as HeadsUp Healthcare, expands coverage
    DentalWorks USA, formerly a network of dental professionals providing dental treatment for work-related injuries, has rebranded as HeadsUp Healthcare to provide above-the-neck care, the company said Dec. 13.
  1. 5 dentists making headlines
    Two dentists won a lawsuit against Delta Dental of Kansas, and three other dentists made headlines in the last week:
  2. Cigna, Virtual Dental Care launch teledentistry initiative in Florida, California
    Virtual Dental Care is partnering with dental insurer Cigna to launch a teledentistry program for patients in Southern Florida and Southern California, the teledentistry software company said Dec. 13.
  3. District judge sides with dentists in dispute with Delta Dental of Kansas
    A Kansas judge ruled in favor of member dentists who said Delta Dental of Kansas' board of directors stripped their power with illegal changes to its terms, the Kansas Reflector reported Dec. 10.
  4. 1st dental real estate investment trust acquires 11 clinics in North Carolina, South Carolina
    National Dental Healthcare REIT recently acquired 11 clinical properties in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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  1. 14 DSO acquisitions in 2021
    Below are 14 acquisitions of or by DSOs in 2020, as reported by Becker's Dental+DSO Review.
  2. 3 dentists share their biggest lessons learned this year
    2021 brought several challenges to the dental industry, including more competition from DSOs and workforce shortages.
  3. Massachusetts sues Aspen Dental, alleges deceptive advertising
    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey sued Aspen Dental Dec. 9, alleging that the Chicago-based DSO used bait-and-switch advertising campaigns to attract patients.
  4. Virtual lecture series will train dentists to spot patients' other health issues
    The University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences will launch a virtual lecture series in January to train dental providers on primary care screenings.
  1. MouthWatch makes Inc.'s 2021 'Best In Business List'
    Metuchen, N.J.-based MouthWatch was named to Inc.'s 2021 "Best In Business List," which aims to recognize 196 companies that "put purpose before profit."
  2. 16 supply chain updates for 2021
    From company acquisitions to product launches, here are 16 dental supply chain updates from this year:
  3. California to change dental permits for anesthesia, sedation in January
    Two permits granted to California dentists for the administration of general anesthesia and sedation will be replaced beginning Jan. 1, the California Dental Association said Dec. 8.
  4. 9 Western Dental moves in 2021
    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental is one of the largest DSOs in the U.S., with more than 300 supported practices in Arizona, California, Texas, Nevada and Alabama.
  5. GPS Dental gets private equity investment to drive growth
    Guided Practice Solutions gained a strategic growth investment from private equity firm Main Post Partners, the Jonesboro, Ark.-based dental service organization said Dec. 9.
  6. Guardian Dentistry expands into New York
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners expanded into New York, marking the organization's entry into its eighth state.
  7. 9-practice Texas DSO joins Brident, Western Dental
    Houston-based Crown Dental has joined Brident Dental & Orthodontics, an affiliate of Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental, according to a Dec. 7 news release.
  8. What the Aspen Group accomplished in 2021
    The Aspen Group made several moves this year to expand its national footprint and provide new services in the dental industry.
  9. Dentsply Sirona, 3Shape integrate products to link dentists with labs
    Dentsply Sirona has integrated its scanners and dental impressions platform with 3Shape's software to connect dentists with labs, Dentsply said Dec. 8.

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