Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Don't underestimate DSOs — Pacific Dental Services CEO Steve Thorne discusses industry trends & expansion

    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services is among the largest dental service organizations in the U.S., with more than 700 supported offices across the country. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Superior Dental Care expands bundled dental options

    Centerville, Ohio-based Superior Dental Care expanded its enrollment options for its bundled group dental and vision benefits package. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Florida legislator proposes dental student loan repayment program

    A Florida House of Representatives healthcare panel is pushing forward on a bill that would repay dental students' loans, according to WTXL, an ABC affiliate. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Oral-B launches new toothbrush with AI

    Oral-B unveiled its Genius X brush, which features artificial intelligence technology. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Pennsylvania DSO merges 67 acquired practices to practice management system

    Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners completed its acquisition of Denver-based Birner Dental Management Services. Now the DSO is merging the 67 practices to its practice management software. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dental health plays significant role in opioid epidemic

    The CDC estimates that each day more than 130 overdose deaths occur in the U.S. from opioids, with the economic costs exceeding $500 billion annually, the Albuquerque Journal reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Stratasys launches new 3D printer to streamline dental lab operations: 3 notes

    Stratasys introduced its J720 Dental printer, which is designed to reduce turnaround times and streamline operations at dental labs. By Mackenzie Garrity -

Increase revenue with alternative patient payment models.

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  1. Boston DSO doubles size with new acquisitions

    Boston-based New England Management Services added five dental practices to its network, doubling its base from five practices to 10. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Instrument fault at Pennsylvania dental office causes water leak

    Multiple businesses around a Castle Shannon, Pa.-based dental practice are facing water damage after a faulty tool from the practice caused a water leak, according to WTAE. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Jury finds Missouri dental owners guilty in $800K fraud scheme

    A Missouri jury found dental owners Pamela Van Drie and her husband Lorin Van Drie guilty of submitting nearly $1 million in fraudulent Medicaid claims, according to KY3. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. UNC to rename dental school after dentist with $27M gift

    Chapel Hill-based University of North Carolina will rename its dental school after receiving a $27.68 million donation, the largest in the university's history, according to The News and Observer. By Mackenzie Garrity -

5 surprisingly simple strategies to increase your case acceptance.

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  1. Florida police shut down dental practice ran out of garage

    North Port, Fla.-based police shut down a dental office that was running its operations out of a home garage, according to WFLA, an NBC affiliate. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Drs. Gary Hartman, James Drew & more: 4 dentists making headlines

    Here are four dentists making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Henry Schein posts $3.4B in Q4 sales: 5 details

    Henry Schein released its 2018 fourth quarter and full-year financial results. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Heartland Dental, Northcoast Data Analytics & more: 6 dental companies making headlines

    Here are six dental companies making headlines: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. 2 practice management companies merge

    Strategic Data Marketing merged with Northcoast Data Analytics. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. CDA: 5 questions to ask to improve patient retention

    Patient retention at dental practices is always a major concern. Here are five key questions dental practices can ask to determine whether they have a patient-retention problem and what factors could be causing the issue, according to a California Dental Association blog post: By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. 2 Virginia dentists traded dental services for drug smuggling, DEA alleges

    The Virginia Board of Dentistry suspended two dentists' licenses after they allegedly prescribed opioids to non-patients, according to WTKR. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. New Jersey DSO makes 1st acquisition

    Shrewsbury, N.J.-based Revolutionary Dental Management made its first acquisition in Middlesex County, N.J. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Tennessee dentist surrenders license after making employees submit false claims

    Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based dentist Richard Schott, DDS, voluntarily surrendered his license, records with the Tennessee Department of Health show, according to the Daily News Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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