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  1. Affordable Care adds 3rd Michigan practice in 6 months
    Affordable Care has opened three dental practices in Michigan in six months.
  2. The Smilist expands New York, New Jersey presence
    Great Neck, N.Y.-based DSO The Smilist Management added three practices to its network.
  3. 21 dental acquisitions in Q2
    Here are 21 dental industry acquisitions Becker's reported on during the second quarter of 2022:

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  1. Stay obsessed with your team and never stop learning: What dental leaders told us in June
    This month, several dentists and dental company leaders spoke with Becker's about the top priorities, challenges and opportunities in the dental industry.
  2. How salaries for 5 dental jobs compare to 29 medical specialties in 2022
    The average annual salary of a dentist ranks below that of other medical specialties, while salaries for oral surgeons and orthodontists rank above 10 other medical specialties, according to data from the ZipRecruiter and Medscape.
  3. Lightwave Dental selects Chris Suscha as chief development officer
    Woodbridge, Va.-based DSO Lightwave Dental selected Chris Suscha as its chief development officer.
  4. 7 dental donations totaling $7M+
    Here are seven dental organizations who have made or received donations, awards or grants that Becker's reported on since June 6; the amounts total $7,690,000:

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  1. Biolase enters $6.5M securities purchase agreement
    Dental laser company Biolase has entered a securities purchase agreement valued at $6.5 million. 
  2. US Oral Surgery Management's growth in 2022: 11 moves
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has made several accomplishments so far this year as it expands its partner network as a management services organization.
  3. Dental executive's advice to up-and-coming leaders: 'Invest in your team'
    Paul Madsen, CEO of West Richland (Wash.) Family Dental Center and Prime Dental Partners in Pasco, Wash., connected with Becker's via email June 27 to discuss his advice to up-and-coming leaders in the DSO space and more.
  4. MB2 Dental continues expansion in California, Texas
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental recently added practices in California and Texas.

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  1. Arkansas practice rebrands under Rock Dental
    Conway, Ark.-based Central Dental has rebranded to Rock Family Dental, Log Cabin Democrat reported June 28.
  2. The power of disrupting yourself: Q&A with SmileDirectClub's Dr. Jeffrey Sulitzer
    Since its founding in 2014, teledentistry company SmileDirectClub has grown its clear aligner platform significantly to reach 1.7 million patients and stocked their oral health products at nearly 13,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
  3. Dr. George Maranon joins US Oral Surgery Management
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has added its fourth California dental practice.
  4. 8 California dental updates
    From a new partnership to a car crashing into a practice, here are eight California dental updates Becker's has reported on since June 3:
  5. 6 New York dental updates
    From donations to dental schools to DSO expansions, here are six New York dental updates Becker's reported on since June 7:
  6. 40-office DSO names Rose Huddleston chief people officer
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics has appointed Rose Huddleston chief people officer.
  7. 5 dental leadership moves
    A teledentistry company that named its CFO and four other dental leadership moves since June 13:
  8. 31 dentists making headlines
    Three dentists joined DSOs, and 28 other dentists made headlines last week:
  9. The best dental insurance companies in 2022, per Forbes
    Although industry-level dental plan satisfaction dropped 1.8 percent from 2021, some insurance companies are being recognized for their excellence.

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