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  1. ADA shows support for Dental Care Access Act
    The American Dental Association expressed its support for the passage of Dental and Optometric Care Access Act.
  2. Dental365 promotes COO
    New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 promoted Jonathan Liebling to the role of COO. 
  3. 8 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    Here are eight federal updates dental leaders should know:
  1. 5 oral surgery updates
    From DSO acquisitions to health system moves, here are five oral surgery updates Becker's has covered since Feb. 13: 
  2. 10 dental companies adding C-suite executives in 31 days
    Here are 10 dental companies and organizations that have made appointments to their C-suite that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 13:
  3. Percentage of Medicaid-insured adults in every state
    New Jersey has the highest Medicaid adult dental care utilization percentage of any state, with 32% utilization, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  4. Florida dentist surrenders license for using anesthesia without a permit
    Lawrence Duffy, DMD, a dentist in Florida, agreed to voluntarily relinquish his dental license following using general anesthesia without a permit.

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  1. 2 DSOs expanding into Tennessee
    Here are two DSOs that have recently acquired their first practices in Tennessee: 
  2. Lone Peak Dental Group enters Tennessee, adds 4 offices
    Denver-based Lone Peak Dental Group recently expanded into Tennessee with the addition of a four-office practice.
  3. Dentists group criticizes ADA for medical loss ratio agreement
    The American Dental Association is receiving criticism for creating model legislation for a dental loss ratio for the National Council of Insurance Legislators.
  4. Kansas advances interstate dental compact bill
    The Kansas House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would allow the state to join the Dentist and Dental Hygienist Compact, reported March 14. 

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  1. How 1 payer is approaching a 'paradigm shift' in dentistry
    MetLife is helping to set the stage for more insurers to offer value-based dentistry services with its new program.
  2. Benevis report stresses the importance of adolescent dental health
    Atlanta-based Benevis released a new report that emphasizes the importance of providing access to dental care for all adolescents throughout the U.S.
  3. Minnesota's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 13 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry in Minnesota in 2024:
  4. Boston University dental school launches oral, maxillofacial radiology department
    The Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine recently created an oral and maxillofacial radiology department. 
  5. 4 payer moves affecting dentistry
    Here are four dentistry-related updates from payers that Becker's has covered since Dec. 13: 
  6. Liberty Dental Plans launches AI care management platform
    Dental benefits administrator Liberty Dental Plans launched a care management platform powered by generative AI.
  7. Endodontics company raises $5.5M for US market launch
    Switzerland-based Odne, an endodontics startup company, raised $5.5 million in its series A1 financing round.
  8. Squire Dental taps new CEO
    Squire Dental, a dental organization supporting 16 partner offices, appointed David North as its next CEO.
  9. 'The nobility of healthcare is being lost': The toughest decisions facing 4 dentists
    Some of the toughest decisions for dentists today can include how to keep up with insurance companies and when it's time to grow or rightsize your team. 

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