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  1. Align Technology awards $275K in research grants
    Medical device company Align Technology recently awarded $275,000 in grants to 10 universities worldwide to support research in orthodontic treatment. 
  2. Oral surgery groups target growth: 4 moves in the last 30 days
    Several oral surgery management services organizations have expanded their footprint and added practices to their networks.
  3. Growth, diversity, telehealth: 3 areas where SmileDirectClub is excelling
    Teledentistry company SmileDirectClub has won several awards in the last few months showcasing its expertise and success in three areas. 

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  1. 6 dentists making headlines
    A dentist who was sentenced to five years in prison for tax evasion and five other dentists who have made headlines since May 31:
  2. Dentist, hygienist hailed as heroes after California hospital stabbing
    Two dental professionals are credited with saving a California hospital after a man entered the building and stabbed two nurses and an emergency department physician, CBS Los Angeles reported June 4. 
  3. Medical device company opens dental office
    Biolase, a dental and medical device company, is opening its first dental office.
  4. Utah dentist sentenced to prison for evading $1.8M in income tax
    A Utah dentist has been sentenced to five years in prison for federal income tax evasion of more than $1.8 million and obstructing the IRS' efforts to collect the money, ABC affiliate WRIC reported June 6.

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  1. How One DSO Solved Patient Financing – And Boosted Financing Revenue By 5x
    Darren Boggs, CEO of Altius Healthcare Management, discusses patient financing.
  2. New Jersey dental school opens digital dentistry center
    The Rutgers School of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J., recently opened a center to advance digital dentistry. 
  3. Guardian adds emergency teledentistry services via TeleDentistry.com
    Guardian Dental has begun offering virtual dental visits for emergency services through a partnership with TeleDentistry.com. 
  4. Affordable Care opens California practice
    Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care has opened an Affordable Dentures & Implants practice in Sacramento, Calif.

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  1. SmileDirectClub, Align Technology ranked among fastest-growing companies
    Teledentistry company SmileDirectClub and dental technology company Align Technology were recently ranked on Financial Times' list of the fastest-growing companies in 2022. 
  2. Florida dentist arrested 1 week after being charged with battery
    A Florida dentist who was charged with battery last week after inappropriately touching an employee has been arrested again, ABC affiliate WEAR-TV reported June 2. 
  3. ADA names chief strategy officer
    The American Dental Association has promoted Dave Preble, DDS, to the role of chief strategy officer and senior vice president of its practice institute, effective immediately. 
  4. 13 DSOs making headlines in May
    From practice affiliations to employee advancement opportunities, here are 13 DSO moves from May:
  5. OMS360 snags 1st Texas affiliation
    OMS360 recently expanded into Texas after affiliating with Texas Oral Surgery Group.
  6. Allied OMS enters Oregon market
    Southlake, Texas-based Allied OMS recently added its first Oregon practice. 
  7. SprintRay launches 3D-printing resin for more affordable dental restorations
    Dental manufacturing company SprintRay recently launched a 3D-printing resin aimed at helping providers create more affordable dental restorations. 
  8. Smile Doctors' next play: Minor League Baseball
    Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors is partnering with Minor League Baseball to spread awareness about orthodontics care to adults and children.  
  9. Russia-Ukraine war could lead to pricier dental procedures: 5 things to know
    The war in Ukraine could cause a shortage of nitrous oxide and helium, possibly leading to more costly and painful procedures, Fortune reported June 2. 

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