Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Texas university seeks to open dental school

    El Paso-based Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is looking to open a dental school to meet the growing demands of the community, according to KTSM, an NBC affiliate. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Washington commissioner suspends dentist's license after allegedly practicing while intoxicated

    The Washington Dental Quality Assurance Commissioner suspended a Silverdale dentist's license after he failed to complete a mandatory substance-use monitoring program, according to the Kitsap Sun. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Dental implants market to exceed $721M by 2024 -- 9 top companies

    The global implants market is projected to top $721 million by 2024, according to a Zion Market Research report. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. State-by-state breakdown of best dental health –– Wisconsin ranks No. 1

    Wallethub released a comprehensive report on dental care in the U.S., breaking down states with the best and worst dental care as well as where patients can find the most dentists. The organization compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 key indicators of dental wellness. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Heartland Dental added 100 practices in 2018 — A year in review

    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental achieved various milestones in 2018, including adding the 900th practice to its network. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. General dentists earn $197K annually — What do specialists earn?

    In 2017, the average net income for general dentists was $197,190, according to the American Dental Association. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Drs. Robert Colwell, Charles Weber & more: 5 dentists making headlines

    Here are five dentists making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. New Texas DSO adds new oral surgery center to network: 3 notes

    Irvine, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management partnered with Houston-based Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Southwest. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Shooting at Tennessee dental practice leaves 2 injured

    Local police are investigating a shooting that occurred Feb. 13 at a Kingsport, Tenn., dental office, according to WCYB, an NBC affiliate. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Aspen Dental, UnitedHealthcare Dental & more: 6 dental companies making headlines

    Here are six dental companies making headlines. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. 300-office Florida DSO adds clinical expert to team: 4 notes

    Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance welcomed Bryan Laskin, DDS, to its leadership team. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Maine drops 13 complaints against dentist

    The Maine Board of Dental Practice dismissed 13 remaining complaints against dentist and oral surgeon Jan Kippax, DMD, according to the Bristol Herald Courier. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Wisconsin governor proposed $43M dental bill, with $16M for increasing reimbursement rates

    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, D, proposed spending $43 million to expand dental care throughout the state over the next two years, according to WTMJ. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Aspen Dental completes Chicago headquarters for 250 new employees

    Construction at Aspen Dental's Midwest headquarters in Chicago is complete, according to Re Journals. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Iowa dentist claims privatized Medicaid program improperly denies payments: 5 notes

    The Iowa Supreme Court ruled it will hear the appeals case of a dentist who claims a state Medicaid company is improperly denying payments for his services, the Des Moines Register reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. New York dentist sentenced to 30 months in prison for tax fraud

    A Snyder, N.Y.-based dentist was handed a 30-month prison sentence after filing a false tax return, according to The Buffalo News. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. 300-office Florida DSO welcomes Arkansas surgery center: 3 takeaways

    Little Rock-based Arkansas Maxillofacial Surgery Center joined Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. 10 states with most, fewest dentists

    Wallethub released a comprehensive report on dental care in the U.S. breaking down states with the best and worst dental care as well as where patients can find the most dentists. The organization compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 26 key indicators of dental awareness. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  8. Dental assistant stole jewelry from sedated patients, police say

    A Rocky Point, N.Y.-based Long Island Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry dental assistant was arrested Feb. 8, according to Newsday. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Significant growth opportunity in DSO space + scaling dental groups — USOSM CEO explains biggest trends

    Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management recently made its second partnership with Denver-based Colorado Oral Surgery. This is the specialty management services provider's second partnership in Colorado. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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