Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Clinician's Choice launches new hands-on learning platform

    Clinician's Choice rolled out its new continue education platform — Hands-OnLine Live — to give dentists the chance to participate in hands-on learning in their own practices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. PE firm invests in 29-practice California dental group: 3 insights

    Chicago-based RiverGlade Capital, a private equity investment firm focused on healthcare services, partnered with Sacramento, Calif.-based Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. U of Kentucky, dentist settle $620K retaliation lawsuit: 3 things to know

    Lexington-based University of Kentucky and a former dentist and professor Raynor Mullins, DDS, settled ongoing litigation, according to The State. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Patient out-of-pocket spend reached $365B in 2017. What is your practice doing to improve collections?

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  1. Dentist's startup raises $80M in investment, valued at $1.2B

    Recently, Viva Republica, the operator of South Korean digital wallet Toss, generated $80 million from investors, according to Bloomberg. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Former dental office employee charged with stealing $400k+: 5 things to know

    A former part-time bookkeeper has been charged with stealing more than $400,000 from a Hinsdale, Ill., dental practice over three years, the Chicago Tribune reports. By Shayna Korol -
  3. Police officer shot, man dead at Georgia dental office

    A police officer was critically injured and a suspect is dead after an incident at McDonough, Ga.-based Smile Creators Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, according to WSAV 3. By Shayna Korol -
  4. Value-based care, DSO trends & burnout — Marquee Dental Partners CEO explains

    Nashville, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners CEO Fred Ward discussed trends among dental service organizations, the rise of value-based care and strategies to keep dentists engaged with Becker's Dental Review. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Increase revenue with alternative patient payment models.

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  1. Drs. John William, Shea Stevens & more: 3 dentists making headlines

    Here are three dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Heartland Dental now supports 890 practices

    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental added 11 practices throughout seven states. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. A revolution in oral health

    This dental health organization believes in a model that emphasizes prevention and care beyond the chair—and now, it's taking action. By DentaQuest CEO Steve Pollock -
  4. Western Dental to acquire 63-office DSO: 5 things to know

    Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental's parent company Premier Dental Holdings signed a definitive agreement to acquire The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America's dental service organization operations. By Mackenzie Garrity -

5 surprisingly simple strategies to increase your case acceptance.

If your dental practice's case acceptance rates are below 85%, you need to offer more financing options.
  1. New York dental office slammed on Facebook for allegedly discouraging mother to breastfeed in office

    Irondequoit, N.Y.-based Wilson Dental is under fire after a dentist allegedly shamed a mother for breastfeeding in the office, according to the Democrat & Chronicle. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Aspen Dental, Smile Brands & more: 5 dental companies making headlines

    Here are five dental companies making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 400-practice DSO continues expansion in Texas: 3 observations

    Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands opened another Castle Dental office in Buda, Texas. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. President Trump to sign bipartisan dental bill: 3 things to know

    After getting unanimous approval from the House of Representatives and Senate, the Action for Dental Health Act of 2018 is heading to President Donald Trump's desk, according to Big Island Now. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Opioid prescriptions following dental surgery linked to addiction in young patients: 5 study findings

    In a study by Stanford (Calif.) University School of Medicine, researchers examined whether opioid prescriptions after oral surgery were linked to drug abuse among teens and young adults. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. After leading $21M expansion, IU School of Dentistry dean to step down: 5 takeaways

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University School of Dentistry Dean John William, DDS, will step down from his role June 30, 2019, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Delta Dental Plans Association elects new VP of strategic development & finance

    Delta Dental Plans Association hired Tim Steffl to serve as vice president of strategic development and finance, effective Nov. 5. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. 3 latest Aspen Dental moves

    On Nov. 30, East Syracuse-based Aspen Dental opened and moved three practices in Maryland, New York and Idaho. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Former bookkeeper allegedly embezzles $120K from 2 South Dakota dental practices

    Cheryl Callies, the former bookkeeper at two Sioux Fall, S.D.-based practices, admitted to adjusting payment records, according to Kelo Land. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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