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  1. Dentists' confidence in economic recovery of dentistry slightly down from April
    Less than 25 percent of dentists said that they were "very confident" in the economic recovery of their dental practice, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute. 
  2. Why private dental practice isn't going anywhere
    As the trend of affiliating with DSOs continues to gain traction, the fate of private practices comes into question.
  3. Great Expressions Dental Centers hacked, patient data compromised
    Southfield, Mich.-based Great Expressions Dental Centers recently experienced a data security incident in which patient data was compromised. 

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  1. Private equity-backed DSO acquires 1st practice
    Hudson Dental Partners, a new DSO serving the Northeastern market, has acquired its first practice.
  2. 23 recent DSO moves
    From newly opened practices to acquisitions, here are 23 DSO moves Becker's has reported on since May 1:
  3. SGA Dental Partners adds 100th office
    Richmond Hill, Ga.-based DSO SGA Dental Partners recently added its 100th location. 
  4. North Carolina dental group to open 13th location
    CarolinasDentist will open its 13th office June 5 in Asheville, N.C.

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  1. SmileDirectClub adds AI-guided scanning platform to US market
    SmileDirectClub recently launched its artificial intelligence-guided scanning platform in the U.S. 
  2. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry appoints 8 board officers, trustees
    The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has named eight new board officers and trustees at its annual meeting.
  3. Lowest-paying states for 3 dental jobs
    Alaska, Arkansas and Alabama were the lowest-paying states for three dental roles in 2022, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. 1 dental practice's approach to patient questions
    Directing questions toward patients is one way a Massachusetts dental practice helps patients understand oral health issues.

How to pick the right DSO for your

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  1. Access to dental anesthesia expands in Indiana
    Dental patients in Indiana now have increased access to anesthesia thanks to a new law which allows certified registered nurse anesthetists to administer anesthesia in dental practices. 
  2. South Carolina dentist launches new practice, website
    Greer Dental Studio opened in Greer, S.C., and also launched a new website. 
  3. Most challenging states to open a dental practice in, according to ChatGPT
    Artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT, created by OpenAI, has increased in popularity in the healthcare and dental industries for its ability to complete certain tasks. 
  4. Number of accredited dentist programs has increased since 2018
    There were 70 CODA-accredited predoctoral dentist programs in 2022, an increase of 6.1 percent since 2018, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  5. Managed Care of North America hit with data breach
    Managed Care of North America Dental, a dental benefits administrator that works with state Medicaid agencies and insurance companies, suffered a data breach.
  6. The most common misconceptions about DSOs, per 1 exec
    One of the most common misconceptions about DSOs is that dentists don't have clinical autonomy, according to Barry Lyon, DDS. 
  7. Dental school enrollment up 2.4% in 2023
    First-year dental program enrollment has increased by 2.4 percent since last year, according to data from the American Dental Association. 
  8. Dental365 forms hygiene executive committee
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 formed a hygiene executive committee to elevate patient care and support the professional growth of staff.
  9. Number of accredited dental assisting programs has dropped 8% since 2018
    There were 231 CODA-accredited dental assisting programs in 2022, a decrease of 8 percent since 2018, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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