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  1. Florida building with Heartland Dental office sold for $3M
    A building housing a Heartland Dental-supported practice in Bradenton, Fla., was recently sold for $3 million, the Business Observer reported May 26.
  2. Alaska Supreme Court upholds revocation of dentist's license
    The Alaska Supreme Court recently upheld the state's decision to revoke the license of a dentist who extracted a tooth while riding a hoverboard, the Alaska Beacon reported May 24. 
  3. Specialized Dental Partners adds Arizona periodontics practice
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners affiliated with a dental implants and periodontics practice in Chandler, Ariz.
  1. 5 dental companies launching, adding AI programs
    Here are five DSOs, dental companies and dental practices that are introducing and implementing dental AI programs that Becker's has reported on since March 14:
  2. ADA shows support for new student loan debt relief regulations for dentists
    The American Dental Association is expressing support for several proposals made by the U.S. Department of Education to change regulations for student loan debt relief.
  3. Affordable Dentures & Implants opens Colorado location
    Affordable Dentures & Implants, a brand of Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care, opened a location in Centennial, Colo.
  4. Top 10% of dental practices produce $17K+ per day: Report
    The top 10% of dental practices in the U.S. bring in more than $17,000 per day, according to Henry Schein One's 2024 Industry Report.

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  1. Arizona dental assistant pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of pediatric patients
    An Arizona dental assistant pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of child sex crimes, AZFamily reported May 23.
  2. Florida Legislature passes bills to revise dental standards, license process
    The Florida Legislature sent 27 bills, including two impacting the dental industry, to Gov. Ron DeSantis for approval, according to a May 22 report by
  3. Orthodontist hourly pay vs. minimum wage in each state
    Orthodontists earn about $158.47 per hour in Michigan, the state with the highest average hourly wage for orthodontists, compared to the state's minimum wage of $10.33.
  4. How 1 Texas dental office is using saliva testing to advance oral systemic health
    Vaca and Kirby Dental in Longview, Texas, is using salivary diagnostic testing to enhance overall health in its patients, KLTV reported May 23.

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  1. 4 oral surgery updates in 25 days
    Here are four updates on the oral surgery industry that Becker's has reported on since April 29:
  2. Florida retail center with an Aspen Dental sells for $59M
    Supermarket chain Publix purchased a shopping center in Coral Springs, Fla. that includes an Aspen Dental, for $58.5 million, according to a May 23 report by Commercial Observer.
  3. Oral Genome, Global Group launch saliva testing pilot
    Carlsbad, Calif.-based Oral Genome, a salivary diagnostics developer, is partnering with Global Group to combat oral health disparities worldwide. 
  4. ADA reaffirms support for fluoride after American Medical Association study
    The American Dental Association reaffirmed its support for fluoride after the Journal of the American Medical Association published a study examining the effects of fluoride exposure in pregnant women.
  5. How voice-powered AI can boost dental practice efficiency
    Dental AI programs are becoming more common across the industry, providing increased efficiency for dentists, hygienists and assistants, as well as improving outcomes for patients. 
  6. California DSO acquires 1st orthodontic practice
    Cal Dental USA recently entered the orthodontic market with its first acquisition. 
  7. How 1 dental practice owner combats burnout
    Combating burnout among dental staff can have a positive impact on practices and patients, according to Taylor Sutton, DMD. 
  8. 5 DSOs earning $730M+ in funding
    Here are five DSOs that have secured more than $730 million in funding since April 17:
  9. Washington dentist's license suspended indefinitely for infection control violations
    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commission indefinitely suspended the license of Sandy Montano, DDS. 

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