Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Sage Dental promotes Misty Mattingly to senior VP, chief dental hygiene officer
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental recently promoted Misty Mattingly to senior vice president and chief dental hygiene officer.
  2. OraPharma to pay $100K for false Medicare claims
    OraPharma, a company that sells oral health products, will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare. 
  3. New legislation seeks to expand coverage of medically necessary dental care under Medicare
    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., introduced a bill that would provide Medicare beneficiaries additional coverage for medically necessary dental services. 

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  1. Sage Dental opens 2nd office in 1 week
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental recently opened its second office in one week.
  2. Smile Brands opens Arizona dental office
    Smile Brands has opened a Bright Now! Dental practice in Laveen, Ariz.
  3. Best states for dental health vs. number of dental provider shortage areas
    Wisconsin is the best state for dental health, according to personal finance website WalletHub, while having 183 dental shortage areas, according to data from the Health Resources and Service Administration. 
  4. 5 women making moves in dentistry
    Here are five women who have joined dental companies since Jan. 3: 

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  1. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.
  2. 4 DSO trends to watch, per 1 exec
    The rise of specialty models is one of several trends among DSOs and management services organizations one leader is following in the dental industry.
  3. Changes 5 dentists plan to make at their practices in 2023
    Hiring staff, expanding their practice and adding new technology are some of the changes that dentists are planning to make at their practices this year. 
  4. Align Technology enters $250M stock repurchase agreement
    Align Technology entered an accelerated stock repurchase agreement with Citibank to repurchase $250 million of its common stock under Align's $1.0 billion stock repurchase program.

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  1. 12 dentists making headlines
    Seven dentists who joined DSO networks and five other dentists who have made headlines since Jan. 30:
  2. KidZdent joins Dental Care Alliance
    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance expanded its footprint in New Jersey by affiliating with a new practice. 
  3. 2 DSOs among the biggest buyers in healthcare
    Smile Doctors has completed 65 add-on acquisitions since 2020, according to data company PitchBook's "Healthcare Services Report" for the fourth quarter of 2022.
  4. How the largest OSO plans to grow in 2023
    After adding several practices and inking deals to support expansion last year, Dallas-based Smile Doctors has positioned itself to continue its growth in 2023.
  5. 9 recent dental education updates
    From funding to establish a dental school to research and scholarship grants, here are nine dental education updates Becker's has reported on since Jan. 24:
  6. Scratch Financial, Wellfit Technologies add to dental payment app
    Scratch Financial and Wellfit Technologies have partnered to improve an app that allows patients to access financial services. 
  7. Meet 3 dental industry billionaires
    Three dental industry billionaires' current combined net worth totals $8.9 billion, according to Forbes' Real-Time Billionaires tracker.
  8. States ranked by shortage of dental providers in 2023
    The U.S. is in need of 11,909 dental practitioners to relieve shortage areas, according to data from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
  9. Louisiana dental office abruptly closes without notice
    Esthetic Associates, a dental office in Baton Rouge, La., appears to have abruptly closed without notice, CBS affiliate WAFB reported Feb. 2.

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