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  1. Oral surgeon pay up 8.4%
    Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of several physician specialties that saw the largest increase in average annual compensation between 2022 and 2023, according to Doximity's 2024 Physician Compensation Report.
  2. Missouri dental practice closes abruptly
    A dental practice in Independence, Mo., suddenly closed, leaving patients searching for answers, according to a May 22 report by FOX 4.
  3. How oral surgeon pay compares to 20 highest-paying specialties
    Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the fifth highest-paying physician specialty in the U.S., according to Doximity's 2024 Physician Compensation Report.
  1. Georgia governor vetoes teledentistry bill, increases Medicaid dental funding
    Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently vetoed a teledentistry bill and enacted another bill to increase funding for adult dental services under Medicaid, Fox 5 Atlanta reported May 8. 
  2. Align Technology ranked among best employers for new graduates
    Invisalign manufacturer Align Technology was recently included on Forbes' 2024 list of the best employers for new graduates.
  3. Utah dental office adds dental implant robot
    Scott Craven, DDS, recently added the Yomi dental implant robot to his practice. 
  4. Connecticut passes bills to create oral health unit, streamline permit process
    The Connecticut General Assembly sent two bills related to dentistry and oral health in the state to Gov. Ned Lamont for approval.

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  1. What 5 DSOs are doing to support their staff
    Attracting and retaining strong staff members has been a constant challenge for DSOs and dental practices.
  2. MB2 Dental receives 3 business awards
    Dallas-based MB2 Dental has been named a winner of two Stevie Awards and a winner in D CEO's 2024 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards program.
  3. How 1 new DSO will prioritize value to fuel growth
    Danbury, Conn.-based Archway Dental Partners is focusing on making smart, value-driven partnerships to expand its network this year.
  4. 6 dental staffing updates in May
    Here are six updates on the dental staffing sector that Becker's has reported on in May:

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  1. The next big focus for DSOs this year
    Inflation could be driving DSOs to place more emphasis on creating value within their network, according to Adam Richichi, CEO of Danbury, Conn.-based Archway Dental Partners.
  2. Dentistry's highest-paid CEO
    Align Technology CEO Joseph Hogan was recently ranked among the highest-paid CEOs in the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported May 21. 
  3. Washington oral surgeon surrenders license
    A Washington oral surgeon recently surrendered his license.
  4. 3 new dental school deans so far in 2024
    Here are three dental schools that have appointed new deans that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  5. Dental assistant hourly pay vs. minimum wage in each state
    Dental assistants earn about $30.17 per hour in Minnesota, the state with the highest average hourly wage for dental assistants, compared to the state's minimum wage of $8.85.
  6. Dr. Chris Bogue installed as president of Iowa Dental Association
    Chris Bogue, DDS, was recently installed as the 161st president of the Iowa Dental Association. 
  7. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry honors dentists for contributions to field
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recently honored more than a dozen dentists for their contributions to the field. 
  8. DentalMonitoring gets FDA-approval for remote monitoring device
    DentalMonitoring, an orthodontic software and AI company, earned De Novo approval from the FDA for a medical device software.
  9. Wisconsin dental clinic CEO retires after 17 years
    Community Smiles Dental CEO Renee Ramirez will retire after 17 years in her role, Greater Milwaukee Today reported May 21.

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