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  1. Opportunities, challenges of dental service organizations today: 4 leaders share insights

    Dental service organizations face vast challenges — and opportunities — as the industry works to keep pace with burgeoning technology, evolving patient expectations and rising labor costs. By Jackie Drees -
  2. Court throws out 7 of SmileDirectClub's counts against Alabama dental board

    On April 17, a federal court for the Northern District of Alabama dismissed seven of the 11 counts SmileDirectClub has brought against the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Armed man threatens employees at Missouri dental practice

    An armed man entered Springfield, Mo.-based Edmonds Dental Prosthetics on April 18 making threats, police confirmed with OzarksFirst.com. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. 34% of patients delay, skip out on payments for dental expenses

    Nearly half of Americans delay dental and medical treatment due to the costs, according to a survey by DentalPlans.com and cited by Study Finds. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Oregon dental practice alerts patients of improperly sterilized equipment

    Keizer, Ore.-based Gentle Dental notified patients that some of its equipment may not have been properly sterilized March 25 and March 26, according to local FOX affiliate KPTV. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Kentucky dentist among 60 charged by feds for illegally prescribing opioids

    The Department of Justice indicted 60 healthcare workers across the Midwest and Appalachian region on April 17 for their alleged role in forming "pill mills" and illegally prescribing opioids. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 8 dentists making headlines

    Eight dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. How Aspen Dental grew to more than 750 offices explained by Dr. Arwinder Judge

    For those in the dental industry, the rise of dental service organizations is nothing new. These groups can range from 10-office DSOs to those with up to 750 offices. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Racist email to Penn Dental staff was an imposter standing in as CFO

    Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Dean Mark Wolff sent an email to staff alerting them that the racist email that had been sent earlier in this month was not affiliated with the university, according to The Daily Pennsylvanian. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. West Virginia dental practice faces 2 lawsuits for harassment, unlawful firing

    Two separate lawsuits have been filed in the Wetzel County Circuit Court against New Martinsville (W. Va.) dental, according to local news station WTRF. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 5 dental companies making headlines

    Five dental companies making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Illinois Aspen Dental relocates to improve patient experience

    An Aspen Dental in Mount Pleasant, Ill., will relocate less than half a mile west of its current location April 22 to improve patients' experience. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. 150-office Georgia DSO selects new CEO

    Marietta, Ga.-based Benevis has appointed Rich Beckman to serve as CEO, effective immediately. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. California dentist pleads not guilty in college admissions scandal

    Ventura, Calif.-based dentist and University of Southern California associate professor Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, pleaded not guilty to conspiring to launder money and commit fraud in the nationwide college admissions scandal, according to the VC Star. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Private equity firm acquires 21-office DSO

    G Square Healthcare Private Equity purchased a majority stake in London-based Dental Care Group. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. North Carolina dentist pleads guilty to $1.9M tax evasion

    An Asheville, N.C., dentist pleaded guilty to a tax evasion and owes the government $1.9 million, which includes interest and penalties, according to local ABC affiliate WLOS. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Harvard dental school dean to step down after 28 years

    Boston-based Harvard University School of Dental Medicine's Dean Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD, announced April 12 that he will step down from his position Jan. 1, 2020, according to The Harvard Gazette. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. Nevada Senate seeks to license dental therapists

    A new bill in Nevada, Senate Bill 366, would allow dental hygienists to undergo additional education and training to become dental therapists and perform a limited number of dental procedures, according to local ABC affiliate KOLO. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Missouri dentist, wife charged with burning down practice in fraud scheme

    A grand jury charged former Mt. Vernon, Mo., dentist Thomas Alms, DDS, and his wife, Laura Alms, with arson for allegedly setting fire to Dr. Alms' dentistal practice Jan. 2, 2018, and later filing the arson as an accident, according to the Lawrence County Record. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Ex-MetroHealth COO, dental director sentenced 15 years for fraud, kickback scheme

    A judge sentenced former director of Cleveland-based MetroHealth Hospital System's dental program to 15 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to defraud the hospital through a series of bribes and kickbacks that totaled hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the Department of Justice. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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