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  1. Bottlenecks in dental hygiene programs exacerbating workforce challenges
    Issues with dental hygiene programs are exacerbating hiring challenges in the dental industry, according to a recent report from the Association of DSOs. 
  2. Former Texas dental practice owner sentenced for wire fraud
    The former owner of dental practices in Austin, Texas, has been sentenced to 36 months in federal prison for wire fraud.
  3. Georgia legislation offers dentists tax cut to move to rural areas
    The Georgia General Assembly is weighing a bill that would provide a tax break to dentists and doctors that move to rural areas of the state, according to a Jan. 28 report by Rome News-Tribune.

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  1. DSO action in the South heats up: 10 moves
    Here are 10 additions, acquisitions and partnerships made by DSOs and dental organizations in the South that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 5:
  2. Dr. Laura Koch acquires Georgia dental practice
    Laura Koch, DMD, has taken over as owner of Dentistry of Norcross (Ga.) after acquiring the practice in March 2023.
  3. Dentist vs. oral surgeon salary in 6 states
    The average annual salary for oral surgeons is more than $100,000 higher than dentists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Pacific Dental Services expanded in 18 states in 2023
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services expanded its network in 18 states in 2023. 

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. California dentist to forfeit $1M in property, pay $8.5M in restitution for Medicare fraud
    A California dentist and his former billing manager were recently sentenced for Medicare fraud.
  2. 3 new dental CFOs in 2024
    Three dental organizations recently added new CFOs to their leadership team. 
  3. Texas dental clinic operator convicted in $6M Medicaid fraud scheme
    The operator of Floss Family Dental Care clinic in Houston pleaded guilty to a $6 million Medicaid fraud and kickback scheme.
  4. Dentist agrees to stop practicing for 2 years following patient death
    An Arizona dentist has agreed to stop practicing dentistry for two years after one of his patients died, ABC affiliate KNXV reported Jan. 26.  

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  1. 9 state dental societies introduce dental loss ratio legislation in 2024
    Dental societies in nine states have introduced legislation in 2024 to implement a dental loss ratio.
  2. 2 California dental practices destroyed in 'suspicious' fire
    Two dental practices in San Luis Obispo, Calif., were destroyed by a fire that the department is calling "suspicious", according to a Jan. 27 report by The Tribune.
  3. Dental Care Alliance partners with Wisconsin practice
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added a Wisconsin dental practice to its network.
  4. State of dentistry in Utah: 12 things to know
    Here are 12 things to know about dentistry in Utah:
  5. Dentists named to highest-paying jobs list — 6 notes on compensation
    Dentists were recently ranked second on Forbes' top 20 highest-paying medical jobs list. 
  6. 4 things to know about Heartland Dental's founder
    Rick Workman, DMD, founded Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental in 1977. Here are four things to know about the company's founder and executive chair:
  7. 7 oral surgery updates in 3 weeks
    Here are seven updates on the oral surgery space that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 5:
  8. 6 dental hygiene updates to know
    From executive appointments to state legislative updates, here are six dental hygiene-related updates that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 3: 
  9. Why Northwell is investing in dentistry
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Northwell could continue to add dental services throughout its network as the health system looks to enhance holistic patient care.

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