Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. NADL names 2021 supplier of the year
    The National Association of Dental Laboratories recognized Redwood, Calif.-based Carbon, a 3D printing technology company, as the 2021 Supplier Member of the Year, according to an April 9 announcement.
  2. 6 dental leadership moves in February + March
    Becker's Dental + DSO Review covered six leadership moves in February and March.
  3. 'Investors are looking for a place to put their money': 5 notes from Matt Zubiller, Smile Brands
    Matt Zubiller, chief growth officer at Smile Brands, joined "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast" to share industry priorities, trends and strategies.

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  1. Leixir Group dental labs gets private equity investment
    West Palm Beach, Fla.-based Comvest Partners has invested in Leixir Dental Group to support the group's growth, according to an April 8 announcement.
  2. Scammers target Iowa dentists
    The Iowa Dental Board has been notified about scammers targeting dentists, reports KCIM radio station, part of Carroll Broadcasting Company.
  3. Aspen Dental opens 25th Missouri practice
    Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 25th Missouri practice in Blue Springs.
  4. 12 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are 12 companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:

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  1. The strategy behind North American Dental Group — 3 notes from CEO Ken Cooper
    Ken Cooper, CEO of North American Dental Group, joined "Becker's Dental + DSO Podcast" to share insights on the company's background and what sets it apart from other DSOs.
  2. SmileDirectClub unveils lifetime 'smile guarantee'
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has launched a Lifetime Smile Guarantee, guaranteeing qualifying customers a straighter smile for life, according to an April 7 news release.
  3. 3 billionaires in the dental industry: Forbes
    Three dental leaders made Forbes' 35th annual list of the world's richest people in 2021.
  4. California practice joins Smile Brands
    Santa Ana (Calif.) Dental Group has joined Smile Brands, the DSO announced April 5.
  1. Florida man gets 3+ years in prison for practicing dentistry without license
    A 57-year-old man from Jacksonville, Fla., has pleaded guilty to practicing dentistry without a license and was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, local news station WJXT4 reported April 5.
  2. New dental CDT codes: 8 tied to COVID-19 effective immediately
    The Code Maintenance Committee has accepted and approved the inclusion of eight pandemic-related CDT procedure codes in CDT 2021, reports the American Dental Association.
  3. Delta Dental postpones fee cuts for 2,200 dentists after CDA voices concern
    Delta Dental has indefinitely postponed scheduled fee cuts for 2,200 specialist dentists in California, according to an April 5 update from the California Dental Association.
  4. Dental anesthesiologists claim Delta Dental won't credential them as specialists: ADA
    Though the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards recognized anesthesiology as a dental specialty in 2019, Delta Dental doesn't credential anesthesiologists in some regions of the U.S., reports the American Dental Association.
  5. Dental supplier, Providence open COVID-19 vaccine site in Oregon
     Providence, a health system based in Renton, Wash., and Newberg, Ore.-based A-dec, a dental equipment manufacturer, have launched a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site with the goal of inoculating 2,000 people every Saturday, reports local NBC affiliate KGW8.
  6. SmileDirectClub adds Geico marketing expert to board
    Nashville, Tenn.-based SmileDirectClub has appointed Ted Ward as a director on its board, Yahoo Finance reports.
  7. 6 dentists making headlines
    From administering at-home COVID-19 vaccines to new DSO affiliations, here are the latest dentists making the news:
  8. Proposed Delta Dental fee cuts have CDA worried
    The California Dental Association is voicing concerns about proposed reimbursement reductions for Premier provider contracts with Delta Dental of California.
  9. Former Walmart senior exec joins Affordable Care board of directors
     Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care has appointed Marybeth Hays, a former senior executive at Walmart, to its board of directors, the DSO announced March 31.

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