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  1. California's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 10 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in California in 2024:
  2. Number of hours 6 dental jobs work each week
    More than 78% of owner dentists worked 32 or more hours each week in 2023, according to Dentalpost's Dental Salary Survey for 2024. 
  3. Mississippi practice moves into upgraded office
    Ridgeland, Miss.-based Harmony Dental Care is relocating into a new, upgraded facility.

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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  1. ADA Forsyth Institute names new board of directors
    The ADA Forsyth Institute named a new seven-member board of directors.
  2. Illinois legislators introduce third-party financing bill for dental services
    A bill introduced to the Illinois House of Representatives Feb. 6 would add provisions to the Illinois Dental Practice Act related to third-party financing, JD Supra reported Feb. 14.
  3. 18 dentistry updates in Texas, California and New York
    Here are 18 dentistry updates from Texas, California and New York that Becker's has reported on so far in 2024:
  4. 10 DSO moves shaping the industry
    Here are 10 notable DSO moves that have taken place so far in 2024:

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. Number of active dentists vs. surgeons in each state
    There were 202,304 total dentists in the U.S. in 2023, compared to more than 56,000 active surgeons, according to data from the American Dental Association and KFF, respectively.
  2. 3 federal legislative updates affecting dentistry
     Here are three federal legislative updates affecting dentistry that Becker's has covered since Jan. 10: 
  3. Aspen Dental reaches settlement in class-action telemarketing lawsuit
    Aspen Dental recently agreed to a settlement to resolve claims that it violated Florida telemarketing laws, topclassactions.com reported Feb. 13.
  4. 2 employees charged with theft, forgery of Indiana dental practice
    A mother and daughter have been charged with stealing money from an Indiana dental office where they worked, abc57.com reported Feb. 13.

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  1. Dr. Sameer Puri joins Imagen Dental Partners as chief clinical officer
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners named Sameer Puri, DDS, as its next chief clinical officer.
  2. North Dakota dentist retires after 39 years
    Kristen Kenner, DDS, a dentist in North Dakota, is retiring after 39 years of practicing, according to a Feb. 13 report by Devils Lake Journal.
  3. 7 things to know about the DSO field in 2024
    Here are seven facts DSO leaders should know, including the percentage of affiliated dentists and how DSO activity could evolve in 2024:
  4. Five Point Dental Specialists gets investments from Tecum Capital, Hilltop Opportunity Partners
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Five Point Dental Specialists recently received investments from Tecum Capital and Hilltop Opportunity Partners.
  5. Dentist vs. orthopedic surgeon salary in 16 states
    The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons is nearly $200,000 higher than dentists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  6. Peak Dental adds Pearl's AI to its practices
    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Dental Services selected Pearl as its exclusive dental AI provider.
  7. Number of active dentists vs. physicians in each state
    There were 202,304 total dentists in the U.S. in 2023, compared to more than 1.1 million active physicians, according to data from the American Dental Association and KFF. 
  8. Marshfield Clinic Health System to revive oral surgery services
    Marshfield Clinic Health System, which has more than 60 locations across Wisconsin and Michigan, is planning to bring back its oral surgery services, according to a Feb. 13 report by Marshfield News Herald.
  9. SPP Dental Partners adds California office
    Salt Lake City-based SPP Dental Partners recently expanded its network in California.

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