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  1. Dental hygienists are in short supply. But they're hard to recruit.
    Dental hygienists remain one of the hardest to recruit positions in dentistry, according to the American Dental Association.
  2. 23 DSOs' private equity partners
    Private equity is gaining momentum in the dental industry, particularly for DSOs.
  3. 12 dental supply chain updates
    From acquisitions to a private equity investment, here are 12 dental supply chain developments since May 10.

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  1. 5 dental court cases in the spotlight
    Here are five criminal cases involving dentists or dental practices that Becker's has reported on since May 3:
  2. Western Dental gets new parent company
    Sonrava Health, a multispecialty health and wellness company, is the new parent company of Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental.
  3. 2 software companies launch dental practice management platform
    Weave, a customer communication platform, launched a new integration for dental practices with Fuse, a dental practice management software from Patterson Dental.
  4. America's dental landscape: 10 stats
    From compensation to practice ownership stats, here's a pulse check on the U.S. dental industry:

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  1. The best U.S dental schools across 4 specialties in 2022
    The University of Rochester is the best college in the U.S. for periodontics and pediatric dentistry, according to universities.com.
  2. Tech company creates marketplace connecting dental businesses
    Cayster, a dental-focused tech company, launched a marketplace to connect dentists, large practice groups, laboratories and other dental service providers.
  3. Dental365, Premier Care Dental Management to host educational event
    Dental365 and Premier Care Dental Management will host the 2022 PCDM Dental Symposium.
  4. States with greatest need for dental practitioners
    Several Southern states are facing a shortage of dental practitioners, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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  1. Affordable Care opens Texas practice
    Affordable Care opened a new Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Harker Heights, Texas.
  2. Western Dental's opening spree: 6 practices in 6 months
    Western Dental has been on an opening spree this year, reaching six practices in six months with the recent opening of its Glendale, Calif., office.
  3. Guardian Dentistry Partners adds 2 New York practices
    Dental partnership organization Guardian Dentistry Partners added two New York City dental practices to its network.
  4. 10 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 10 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  5. 10 teledentistry, AI updates
    From new clear aligners to a lawsuit, here are 10 teledentistry and artificial intelligence updates covered by Becker's since May 18 for dental leaders to know:
  6. Henry Schein to acquire Swiss dental distribution company
    Henry Schein signed a definitive agreement to acquire Condor Dental Research Co., a privately held Swiss dental distribution company.
  7. Florida DSO adds 5th periodontal practice to network
    Tampa, Fla.-based DSO Today's Dental Network partnered with Contemporary Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in St. Petersburg, Fla., making it the DSO's fifth periodontal practice.
  8. 3 recent private equity moves in dentistry
    Several private equity-backed dental companies have made moves to expand their services and practice networks. 
  9. Acquisitions, partnerships, investments: 4 Smile Doctors updates
    Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors, the largest orthodontics-focused DSO in the U.S., has achieved new practice affiliations, network milestones and industry partnerships since the start of 2022. 

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