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  1. Virginia dentist has license revoked for 2nd time
    A dentist in Chesapeake, Va., had his dental license revoked by the Virginia Board of Dentistry for the second time, according to a June 12 report byCBS affiliate WTKR.
  2. Kentucky nonprofit looks to open medical, dental school: 5 notes
    The Community Foundation of West Kentucky nonprofit is looking to partner with Nashville, Tenn.-based Meharry Medical College to open a medical and dental school in Kentucky, NBC affiliate WPSD Local 6 reported June 11. 
  3. What's needed to advance medical-dental integration: CareQuest CEO
    There are several key changes that will need to be made for medical-dental integration to be successful, according to one healthcare leader.
  1. Former Byte exec joins virtual dental care platform as VP of business development
    Jodi Maggin recently joined virtual care company Dentistry.One as vice president of business development.
  2. Dental schools work to alleviate staffing shortages: 6 updates
    Here are six dental schools that have launched scholarships, created programs and more to help alleviate workforce issues in the dental industry that Becker's has reported on since March 29:
  3. Upcoming Alabama shopping center to include an Aspen Dental
    A retail center in Alabaster, Ala., will include Aspen Dental as one of its roughly 14 tenants during its first phase, according to a June 10 report by CBS 42.
  4. Where Specialized Dental Partners is adding practices in 2024
    Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners has been one of the more active groups in the DSO space during the first half of 2024, adding practices in eight different states.

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  1. Meet the leaders of 4 medical-dental MSOs
    Here are four industry leaders of organizations operating dental and medical brands or integrated offices: 
  2. Percentage of dentists who were 'not busy enough' increased in 2023
    Nearly 30% of dentists said they were "not busy enough" with their workload in 2023, an increase of more than 8% from 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. Former employee of Michigan dental practice sentenced for embezzling $115K+
    A former employee of a dental practice in Fort Gratiot, Mich., was sentenced to one year in jail for embezzling more than $115,000 from the practice, according to a June 10 report from the Port Huron Times Herald.
  4. 5 dental updates in Maryland
    Here are five dental industry updates that have taken place in Maryland since March 18:

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  1. Maine woman sentenced for stealing $500K from dental office
    A Maine woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail for stealing $500,000 from a dental office where she worked, CBS affiliate WGME reported June 11.
  2. Dentists' gross hourly billings up 6%
    The average hourly gross billings for solo dentists in private practice was $572 per practice hour in 2023, an increase over $539 per hour in 2022, according to data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  3. Why 1 dentist decided to get a medical degree
    Although Lisa Simon, MD, DMD, serves as an associate physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, she is also deeply involved in the oral health of patients.
  4. Alabama dentists concerned about proposed Botox rule: 4 notes
    Some Alabama dentists are concerned about a proposed rule that could limit where Botox is administered on patients, WBRC reported June 10.
  5. Dr. Elisa Velazquez sworn in as New Jersey Dental Association president
    Elisa Velazquez, DMD, was installed as the 155th president of the New Jersey Dental Association.
  6. Affordable Care opens dental office in Maryland
    Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care recently opened an Affordable Dentures & Implants office in Annapolis, Md.
  7. Upcoming dental school launches rural medicine scholarship
    The University of Pikeville (Ky.) partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medical in Kentucky to create a scholarship program for its upcoming dental school.
  8. Pearl named preferred AI provider to dental supply company
    Midwest Dental, a dental technology and supply distributor, named Pearl as its preferred artificial intelligence provider.
  9. Why 2 MDs testified before a Senate committee about oral healthcare
    For two physicians, proper access to oral healthcare is about more than just having a nice smile.

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