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  1. Southern Orthodontic Partners' 3-year growth recap
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Southern Orthodontic Partners has reached 35 orthodontic practices and 60 doctors in its network since its launch in 2019.
  2. 3 dental leadership moves
    A dental software company that named its chief technology officer and two other dental leadership moves that have taken place since Nov. 28: 
  3. Kleer Wins Third Consecutive Dental Townie Choice Award
    Kleer, the leader in subscription dentistry, wins Dentaltown’s 2022 Dental Townie Choice Award in the Dental Membership Plans category for the third consecutive year.

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  1. 4 dentists making headlines
    A dentist appointed dean of a new dental school and three other dentists who have made headlines since Dec. 1:
  2. Dental365 acquires 2 New Jersey practices
    Dental365 has added two New Jersey practices to its network.
  3. Dentist salary in the worst states to find a job
    West Virginia is the worst state to find a job, according to personal finance website WalletHub, and the average dentist salary there is $139,200, below the national average of $167,760, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. 2 shifts to monitor in oral surgery: Q&A with Dr. Jason Auerbach
    Oral surgeons may see an increase in consolidation and a split between oral and maxillofacial surgery in the near future, according to one surgeon's predictions. 

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  1. Florida dentist charged with tax evasion
    A Florida dentist was recently charged with one count of tax evasion and one count of failing to file a tax return. 
  2. 18 dental industry collabs in 2022
    Dozens of dental companies teamed up to expand services, launch programs and develop new technology. 
  3. Dentist salary in the best states to find a job
    Washington is the best state to find a job, according to personal finance website WalletHub, and the average dentist salary there is $182,500, above the national average of $167,760 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. US Endo Partners expands in Missouri
    US Endo Partners has added a Missouri practice to its network.

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  1. 80% of dentists find recruiting hygienists 'extremely challenging'
    More than 80 percent of dentists are finding the recruitment of dental hygienists to be "extremely challenging," according to a poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  2. New dental patient wait times drop to lowest point since August
    Wait times for new patients at dental practices dropped to 18 days in November, their lowest point since August, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute. 
  3. Northwest Endodontics joins US Endo Partners
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Endo Partners added Northwest Endodontics to its network. 
  4. Patient no-shows, cancellations continue to be top barrier for dental practices
    Patient no-shows and cancellations less than 24 hours prior to an appointment were the top barrier preventing dental practice schedules from being 100 percent full in November, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute. 
  5. 12 leaders becoming deans of dental schools in 2022
    Here are 12 leaders who became deans or interim deans of dental schools in 2022 that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 13:
  6. 39% of dentists 'somewhat confident' in economic recovery of their practices
    About 39 percent of dentists are "somewhat confident" in the economic recovery of their dental practice, according to a recent poll by the American Dental Association. 
  7. Dental practice schedules were 85.2% full in November
    Dental practice schedules were 85.2 percent full in November, according to a recent poll from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.  
  8. CareQuest Institute joins initiative to integrate oral health into primary care
    The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health began funding a nationwide initiative to integrate oral health into primary healthcare. 
  9. Curve Dental to integrate software with Pearl's AI technology
    Dental software company Curve Dental entered a partnership to integrate its software with Pearl's artificial intelligence technology. 

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