Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Maryland dental school included in $5.3M study of migraine treatments
    The University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore and the Saint Louis (Mo.) University School of Medicine have been granted $5.3 million to study the treatment and prevention of migraines, the dental school said Jan. 10.. 
  2. Former Aspen Dental exec joins Elite Dental Partners as president, COO
    Lance Shopovick, former senior vice president of Chicago-based DSO Aspen Dental, has joined Elite Dental Partners as its next president and COO, Elite Dental said Jan. 10. 
  3. 4 things dentists should consider before acquiring a practice, per ADA expert
    In an American Dental Association and BMO Harris Bank advice column, one expert provides advice for dentists considering going into solo practice via acquisition.
  1. 8 orthodontic trends from ADA's latest Health Policy Institute report
    The number of female and minority residents from orthodontics programs has increased by 30.3 percent and 4.3 percent from 1990 to 2020, respectively, according to data from the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute.
  2. 4 dental jobs on US News' 100 Best Jobs: 2022
    Four dental jobs are among the best in the U.S., according to U.S. News and World Report.
  3. Pacific Dental Services reaches $2B in revenue
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services exceeded $2 billion in cumulative revenue in 2021. 
  4. 4 dental jobs make US News' best-paying list for 2022
    Of the 25 best-paying jobs on U.S. News & World Report's list released Jan. 11, four are dental industry jobs.

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  1. 7 dentists making headlines
    The new dean of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City and six other dentists made headlines last week:
  2. Pacific Dental Services to add Envista AI software at locations
    Irvine, Calif.-based DSO Pacific Dental Services will begin using Envista's AI-powered imaging software at its locations as part of a partnership between the two companies, Envista said Jan. 10. 
  3. Minnesota invests $61M to boost dental reimbursement rates, improve access to care
    The Minnesota Department of Human Services implemented a base dental reimbursement rate increase Jan. 1.
  4. Dentists wanted to vaccinate but faced significant barriers, ADA survey shows
    In a survey published Jan. 1 conducted by the American Dental Association in September 2021, 55 percent of dentists said they were willing to administer COVID-19 or flu vaccines at their practice, but only 2 percent of respondents did.
  1. Biotech Dental Prosthetics now 5th full-service lab in National Dentex Florida network
    National Dentex Labs acquired Biotech Dental Prosthetics as the fifth full-service dental lab in its Florida network according to a Jan. 10 press release.
  2. Former Dentsply Sirona leader joins Overjet: Here's why
    Former Dentsply Sirona Clinical Officer Teresa Dolan, DDS, has joined Overjet as chief dental officer.
  3. NYU College of Dentistry launches pain center, names director
    The New York University College of Dentistry in New York City has launched the NYU Pain Research Center and appointed Rajesh Khanna, PhD, as its director.
  4. 3 Massachusetts dental clinics unite under new brand
    Three dental practices in Massachusetts have come together to form Beyond Dental Health, a practice with a focus on whole body health.  
  5. 5 things dentists should know about CDC's updated COVID-19 guidelines
    The CDC updated its isolation and quarantine guidance for healthcare workers Dec. 23.
  6. Western Dental expands to 353 locations
    Western Dental opened two new offices, creating a total of 353 locations in California, Texas, Arizona, Alabama and Nevada.
  7. Biolase, EdgeEndo receive FDA clearance for root canal irrigation system
    Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based dental laser company Biolase and medical device company EdgeEndo were granted FDA 510(k) clearance for their EdgePRO irrigation system, Biolase said Jan. 6. 
  8. Sage Dental opens 4 locations in Florida, reaches 70 practices
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental recently opened four locations in Florida, the DSO said Jan. 6. 
  9. Orthodontic Partners adds 3-office practice in Connecticut
    Practice support organization Orthodontic Partners has added Conroy Orthodontics to its network, the company said Jan. 6. 

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