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  1. Dr. Sameer Puri joins Imagen Dental Partners as chief clinical officer
    Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners named Sameer Puri, DDS, as its next chief clinical officer.
  2. North Dakota dentist retires after 39 years
    Kristen Kenner, DDS, a dentist in North Dakota, is retiring after 39 years of practicing, according to a Feb. 13 report by Devils Lake Journal.
  3. 7 things to know about the DSO field in 2024
    Here are seven facts DSO leaders should know, including the percentage of affiliated dentists and how DSO activity could evolve in 2024:

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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  1. Five Point Dental Specialists gets investments from Tecum Capital, Hilltop Opportunity Partners
    Fort Worth, Texas-based Five Point Dental Specialists recently received investments from Tecum Capital and Hilltop Opportunity Partners.
  2. Dentist vs. orthopedic surgeon salary in 16 states
    The average annual salary for orthopedic surgeons is nearly $200,000 higher than dentists, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  3. Peak Dental adds Pearl's AI to its practices
    Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Dental Services selected Pearl as its exclusive dental AI provider.
  4. Number of active dentists vs. physicians in each state
    There were 202,304 total dentists in the U.S. in 2023, compared to more than 1.1 million active physicians, according to data from the American Dental Association and KFF. 

How a leading DSO quickly grew to $150M in revenue and improved patient outcomes

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A first-of-its-kind DSO made $150M in annual revenue & increased valuation nearly 3,000% in its first few years (during COVID, no less). This case study tells you how.
  1. Marshfield Clinic Health System to revive oral surgery services
    Marshfield Clinic Health System, which has more than 60 locations across Wisconsin and Michigan, is planning to bring back its oral surgery services, according to a Feb. 13 report by Marshfield News Herald.
  2. SPP Dental Partners adds California office
    Salt Lake City-based SPP Dental Partners recently expanded its network in California.
  3. Former Smile Brands COO joins PepperPointe Partnerships
    Christy Englehart was recently appointed COO at Lexington, Ky.-based DSO PepperPointe Partnerships. 
  4. 6 dental Medicaid, Medicare updates to know
    Here are six updates about Medicaid and Medicare since Jan. 23 that dentists should know:

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  1. 8 dental C-suite appointments so far in 2024
    Here are eight DSOs and other dental organizations that have added to their C-suites that Becker's has reported on since the start of 2024:
  2. Texas's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry of Texas in 2024:
  3. 4 states alleviating dental staffing concerns through legislation
    Here are four states that have created and passed legislation to combat staffing issues and shortages in the dental industry that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 29:
  4. Integrity Dental Services welcomes Dr. Daniel F. Galindo as chief clinical officer
    Scottsdale, Arizona, February 12, 2024 – Premier dental laboratory Integrity Dental Services is proud to welcome Dr. Daniel F. Galindo as its new Chief Clinical Officer. His appointment cements the company’s commitment to excellence and innovation while furthering the already expansive array of services for patients.
  5. 4 hurdles keeping dentists from affiliating with DSOs
    There are many concerns dentists have that could prevent them from affiliating with a DSO, including fears of losing autonomy and staff, according to Barry Lyon, DDS.
  6. 9 numbers making the dental industry optimistic
    Here are nine statistics Becker's has reported on in recent months that could lead to more opportunities and growth in the dental industry:
  7. Utah dentist forfeits controlled substances license
    The Utah Division of Professional Licensing revoked the controlled substance license and deep sedation and general anesthesia permit of a Utah dentist.
  8. Number of dentists in the best states for dental health
    Illinois, the top-ranked state for dental health, has one of the largest numbers of active dentists with more than 8,500. 
  9. Senate introduces bill to re-up CDC's oral health promotion activities
    A bill to reauthorize the oral health promotion and disease prevention activities of the CDC was introduced in the Senate.

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