Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Guardian Dentistry Partners expands in North Carolina, Florida
    Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners recently added two practices in North Carolina and Florida. 
  2. Nevada introduces 3-bill package to reduce dental, medical shortages in rural areas
    Nevada legislators are considering a three-bill package to incentivize dentists and doctors to practice in rural areas of the state, the Las Vegas Sun reported March 8. 
  3. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.

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  1. 3 DSO deals totaling $36M
    Three DSOs have recently entered deals involving investments or property sales amounting to $36.1 million. 
  2. 3 federal government, policy updates for dentists to know
    CMS clarified how the No Surprises Act affects the dental industry and two other federal government and policy updates that have taken place since Feb. 15:
  3. Dentsply Sirona to repurchase $150M in shares
    Dental supply company Dentsply Sirona entered a $150 million share repurchase agreement with Goldman Sachs & Co.
  4. Benevis launches dental 'playbook' for healthcare providers
    Atlanta-based DSO Benevis released a guide for healthcare providers to help patients establish routine dental care to promote overall wellbeing. 

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  1. 4 things dentists need to know about the MATE Act
    The Medication Access and Training Expansion Act requires dentists to complete eight hours of education and training before they can receive or renew their registration with the Drug Enforcement Administration. 
  2. Real estate trust acquires Aspen Dental property for $1.9M
    Four Corners Property Trust, a real estate investment trust, acquired an Aspen Dental property for $1.9 million.
  3. 6 dental payer updates
    From a proposed medical loss ratio to dentists dropping out of insurance networks, here are six dental payer updates Becker's has reported on since Feb. 20:
  4. FDA allegedly looking into dental device after lawsuits, investigation
    The FDA has reportedly begun to look into the Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance, a retainer-like device that has been the source of several lawsuits alleging that it caused severe damage to patients' teeth, CBS News and Kaiser Health News reported March 15.

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  1. 3 of the toughest decisions dentists must make
    From deciding what insurance to accept to weighing the pros and cons of joining a DSO, being a dentist calls for making tough choices.
  2. Endodontic Practice Partners adds 14 offices
    Nashville, Tenn.-based Endodontic Practice Partners recently added 14 practices to its network. 
  3. Straumann Group launches dental implant navigation system
    Straumann Group has developed Straumann Falcon, a surgical navigation system to aid with dental implant procedures. 
  4. 3 recent dental AI partnerships
    Here are three dental artificial intelligence companies partnering up that Becker's has reported on since March 7:
  5. Connecticut proposes dental payer reform: 6 things to know
    Connecticut has joined several other states to propose a medical loss ratio for dental payers, WSHU reported March 13.
  6. States proposing changes to dental roles: 3 updates
    Three states have proposed several pieces of legislation that would make changes to various dental roles, including dental therapists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.
  7. Carbon launches new aligner production workflow
    Carbon, a 3D dental printing company, has created a new production workflow for clear aligners. 
  8. SGA Dental Partners added 55 locations in 2022: 5 things to know
    Richmond Hill, Ga.-based SGA Dental Partners expanded its network in 2022 by adding 55 office locations. 
  9. 11 dental updates in California, New York and Texas
    California, New York and Texas have the most active dentists in the U.S. Here are 11 dental updates from these states that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 16:

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