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  1. Average hourly wage for dental hygienists in 2024
    Dental hygienists have the highest mean hourly wage in Washington, where they make $59.38 per hour, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  2. North Carolina dentist's license suspended
    A North Carolina dentist had his license suspended April 2 for allegedly being impaired at his dental office.
  3. North Carolina woman charged with working as a dental hygienist without a license
    A North Carolina woman was recently charged with working as a dental hygienist despite not having a license, abc45 News reported April 16. 
  1. 9 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    Here are nine federal updates dental leaders should know:
  2. Heartland Dental adds Louisiana practice
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental recently added a Louisiana dental office to its network. 
  3. Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints COO
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners recently appointed Dr. Tarek Aly as COO.
  4. How dentists' compensation compares to 7 other dental professions
    General dentists make an average annual salary of $191,750, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Patient data, contracts leaked in Change Healthcare cyberattack: 6 notes for dental leaders
    Ransomware group RansomHub recently leaked contracts and patient records purportedly stolen from Change Healthcare.
  2. Sage Dental surpasses 120 practices
    Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental opened two practices in Florida, bringing the DSO's total network to more than 120 locations across Florida and Georgia.
  3. Envista appoints CEO
    Dental supply company Envista has appointed Paul Keel CEO, effective May 1. 
  4. Number of orthodontists in 17 states in 2024
    California has 1,060 active orthodontists, the most of any state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  1. Primary care providers being trained to provide oral healthcare: 5 notes
    Primary care providers in several states are being trained to provide certain oral health services as part of an initiative to integrate services and increase access to dental care, KFF Health News reported April 10.
  2. Kansas governor signs bill to join interstate dental compact
    Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed House Bill 2453, enacting the state's joining of the dental and dental hygienist interstate compact. 
  3. Highest-paying cities for general dentists in 2024
    The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., area is the highest-paying metropolitan region for dentists, according to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  4. Number of dental shortage areas in the worst states for children's oral health
    There are 36 dental professional shortage areas in New Jersey, the lowest-ranked state for children's oral health.
  5. Number of dental shortage areas in the best states for children's oral health
    There are 11 dental professional shortage areas in Washington, D.C., the highest-ranked area for children's oral health.
  6. 4 dental leadership moves
    A DSO that added a hygiene director and three other dental leadership moves that have taken place since April 2: 
  7. VideaHealth, Henry Schein to provide AI tools to dental hygiene schools
    VideaHealth and Henry Schein One are expanding their partnership to bring AI to the dental education market.
  8. What Biden's $7.4B student loan forgiveness plan means for dental practitioners
    The Biden-Harris administration recently announced its plan to forgive $7.4 billion in student debt for 277,000 borrowers. 
  9. Group signs off on dental loss ratio model legislation
    The National Council of Insurance Legislators' executive committee provided final approval for model legislation for a dental loss ratio.

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