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  1. Allied OMS adds 3 practices in Colorado, Oregon
    Southlake, Texas-based Allied OMS recently added three practices in Colorado and Oregon. 
  2. USOSM launches reimbursement program for medical missions
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently launched a reimbursement program to support its oral surgeon partners who participate in medical mission trips.
  3. 8 dental supply chain updates
    Here are eight dental supply chain updates from Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein and more that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 30:

How to create a self-sustaining dental procurement department

A weak procurement department is like having a hole in your dental practice's wallet. Learn how to drive savings from dental supply purchases here.
  1. UAB dental school launches national dental implant registry
    The University of Alabama at Birmingham recently launched a national registry to conduct research on outcomes of dental implant services. 
  2. Kentucky dentist booked months out due to workforce shortages
    Patients of a Kentucky dental practice have to wait months for an appointment due to ongoing dental workforce shortages, CBS affiliate WYMT reported March 7. 
  3. Meet the ADA's 2023 '10 under 10' winners
    The American Dental Association recently released its "10 under 10" winners for 2023, highlighting 10 dentists making a difference and demonstrating excellence in the industry. 
  4. 3 dental professions included in top healthcare jobs list
    Dentist, orthodontist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon were ranked in the top 10 of top jobs in healthcare by U.S. News & Report.

How to create a self-sustaining dental procurement department

A weak procurement department is like having a hole in your dental practice's wallet. Learn how to drive savings from dental supply purchases here.
  1. Is private practice still feasible for young dentists? 5 dentists weigh in
    Private practice dentists face several challenges in today's industry, including increased competition from DSOs, stagnant reimbursement rates and rising operating costs. 
  2. Texas Tech dental school gets $25K to aid underserved communities
    El Paso-based Texas Tech Hunt School of Dental Medicine received a $25,000 gift from Encanto Dental Group.
  3. Dr. Abe Abdul receives excellence award from ADA
    Abe Abdul, DMD, earned the 2022 Excellence in Action for Dental Health Award from the American Dental Association. 
  4. The dental industry is demanding payer reform. Here's what it could look like.
    The contentious relationship between dentists and payers caused by low reimbursement rates and case denials has sparked reform initiatives nationwide.

Driving dental practice growth in 2023: Tips for success

Dental practices are mapping plans for growth, but not all will win. Get tips for success from 2 industry leaders here.
  1. Wisconsin Dental Association launches campaign to combat workforce shortage
    The Wisconsin Dental Association launched a social media campaign to help decrease dental workforce shortages. 
  2. 2 West Virginia dental practice employees indicted for COVID-19 unemployment fraud
    Two employees of DeVito Dental Solutions in Morgantown, W.Va., have been charged for fraudulently claiming COVID-19 unemployment benefits. 
  3. California's updated mask policy: What dentists should know
    Starting April 3, face masks will be optional for patients, visitors and workers not performing clinical cases in California healthcare settings, including dental offices, according to the California Dental Association.
  4. 2 dental AI companies partner to ease clinical documentation burden
    Bola AI and Overjet have teamed up to ease dental practices' clinical documentation burden.
  5. Patients say Florida dentist 'disappeared' without completing treatments
    Patients of Gutierrez Orthodontics in Tampa, Fla., claim their dentist is not responding to requests to complete outstanding procedures, NBC affiliate WFLA reported March 6.
  6. 3 new dental technologies
    Here are three new dental technologies Becker's has reported on since Jan. 26:
  7. Top 10 cheapest dental schools in the US
    Texas A&M University in College Station has the cheapest dental school in the U.S. for residents, while East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., has the cheapest dental school for non-residents.
  8. Sonrava Health adds new chief digital officer
    Sonrava Health, the parent company of seven dental companies, appointed Jimmy Palacios as its new chief digital officer.
  9. 7 dental companies named to fastest growing companies list
    Seven dental companies were ranked on the 2023 Inc. 5000 Regionals list of growth leaders. 

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