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  1. Pearl to provide AI services to 27-location dental practice
    Pearl partnered with Risas Dental and Braces to provide its artificial intelligence dental solutions in all 27 Risas Dental locations.
  2. Marquette University receives $1M grant to expand special needs care
    Milwaukee-based Marquette University School of Dentistry received a $1.02 million grant to expand services for patients with special needs. 
  3. ADA urges dentist support for Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act
    The American Dental Association urged dentists to contact their senators in support of the Ensuring Lasting Smiles Act. 

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  1. 5 dental companies receiving awards
    Here are five dental companies that have earned awards that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 2:
  2. 3 dental practices adding new services, technology
    Here are three dental practices that have added new technologies and services: 
  3. Why pay is no longer enough to recruit staff: Q&A with Dr. Larry Stone
    There are several factors contributing to staffing shortages at dental practices across the U.S., and pay is no longer enough to recruit and retain talent, according to one dentist. 
  4. Pearl Street Dental Partners secures $115M loan
    Dallas-based Pearl Street Dental Partners recently received a $115 million senior credit facility from Oxford Finance.

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  1. USOSM adds 4 practices in 3 states
    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently added four practices in three states. 
  2. 5 dentists to know
    Five dentists who are making waves in the industry:
  3. California Northstate University to expand dental school
    Elk Grove-based California Northstate University will expand its College of Dental Medicine with a new facility in Sacramento. 
  4. Dental implant robot receives FDA clearance for bone reduction
    Dental robotics company Neocis received FDA 510(k) clearance for the use of its dental implant robot for bone reduction. 

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  1. SmileDirectClub vs. Align Technology: How the clear aligner companies performed in Q3
    SmileDirectClub and Align Technology are two dental technology companies that compete in the clear aligner market.
  2. The Smilist Management adds 1st Connecticut office
    Great Neck, N.Y.-based The Smilist Management recently added its first Connecticut practice to its network. 
  3. Smile Doctors partners with CureMint for supply procurement
    Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors recently partnered with CureMint for supply procurement at its offices nationwide.
  4. 20 dentists, practices debuting the Yomi dental implant robot in 2022
    Here are 20 dentists and dental practices that have debuted the Yomi dental implant robot in 2022 that Becker's has reported on since Feb. 17:
  5. CMS adds billing code for dental surgeries performed in hospital ORs
    CMS recently established a payment code for dental surgeries performed in hospital operating rooms. 
  6. Western Dental relocates, expands office
    Western Dental & Orthodontics has relocated one of its Oakland (Calif.) offices.
  7. 1st oral health venture capital fund invests $10M+ in dental fintech
    Revere Partners, the only oral health-focused venture capital fund, is investing more than $10 million in fintech for the dental industry.
  8. Biolase revenue up 26% in Q3
    Biolase reached $12 million in third-quarter revenue, a year-over-year jump of 26 percent, according to a report the company released Nov. 10.
  9. Dental practices aren't the only ones consolidating. Laboratories are following suit.
    David Block, CEO of Aesthetic Porcelain Studios in Los Angeles, spoke with Becker's on Nov. 15 to discuss consolidation in the dental laboratory and DSO space.

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