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  1. How Aspen Dental grew to more than 750 offices explained by Dr. Arwinder Judge

    For those in the dental industry, the rise of dental service organizations is nothing new. These groups can range from 10-office DSOs to those with up to 750 offices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. A-dec acquires dental manufacturer: 4 things to know

    Dental equipment manufacture A-dec has acquired Dean Dental Systems, effective July 16. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Washington state dentist sentenced to home confinement for role in opioid scheme

    A Spokane, Wash.-based dentist was sentenced July 22 to 15 months of home confinement and three years of probation for illegally prescribing opioids to a former patient, according to The Spokesman-Review. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Safety issues halt West Virginia dental clinic from opening

    The opening of a Martinsburg, W.Va.-based free dental clinic scheduled for August has been postponed until further notice due to liability and safety concerns, according to The Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. One person injured after car crashes into South Carolina dentist office

    A person was injured after a car left the road and crashed into an Easley, S.C., dental practice on July 20, according to NBC affiliate WYFF. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Iowa dentist office catches on fire

    An Ottumwa, Iowa, dentist office was damaged by a fire on July 19, according to local news station KTVO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Missouri dentists could lose their license for some opioid prescriptions

    A new law limits the number of opioids a dentist can prescribe to a patient, according to The Kansas City Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. ADA files complaint against SmileDirectClub with the FTC, FDA

    The American Dental Association announced July 11 that it had sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission arguing concerns over various aspects of SmileDirectClub's marketing and sales. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Danaher dental sales dip 3 percent in Q2: 5 notes

    For the second quarter of 2019, Danaher Corp. saw its sales increase 3.5 percent year over year, according to the company's financial statement released July 18. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 6 dentists making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Arizona dental board re-opens investigation into dentist who falsified credentials

    After a Valley, Ariz., dentist applied for a restricted permit to practice dentistry, the dental board decided to suspend the dentist's license and re-open an investigation, according to ABC15. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. How Pacific Dental Services is working to improve payment processes

    Joe Feldsien, senior vice president of professional partnerships at Pacific Dental Services, and Matt Hall, president and COO of healthcare technology platform, Wellfit, recently gave a sought-after presentation at the 2019 Dentist Entrepreneur Organization’s Summer Summit. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 5 dental companies making headlines

    Here's the latest roundup of dental companies that have been in the headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. De novo growth shows no signs of slowing — 3 experts discuss DSO market trends

    De novo growth shows no signs of slowing — 3 experts discuss DSO market trends While solo private dental practices are diminishing in the U.S., dental service organizations are experiencing rapid growth and present a solid investment opportunity if managed properly.  By Alan Condon -
  4. Henry Schein acquires Italian dental practice management company

    Henry Schein has purchased Italian dental practice management software company Elite Computer Italia, according to a July 16 news release. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Smile Brands CEO: Culture drives DSOs' business performance

    Dental service organizations looking to grow and improve business performance need to focus on company culture, according to Smile Brands CEO Steve Bilt. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 15 top paying states for dental assistants

    The average hourly wage for certified dental assistants is $20.76, according to the 2018-19 Dental Assistants Salary and Satisfaction Survey conducted by the Dental Assisting National Board. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Washington state dentist left tool embedded in patient's mouth, health officials say

    Officials of the Washington Department of Health charged a local dentist in June with unprofessional conduct, according to The Chronicle. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dental Care Alliance welcomes Texas dental group

    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance affiliated with a four-practice dental group in San Antonio. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. DSOs are investing in AI to lower costs

    Across the U.S., dental service organizations are pouring money into artificial intelligence in hopes of lowering costs, according to The Wall Street Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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