Today's Top 20 Stories
  1. Texas dentist sentenced to 30 years in prison in child pornography case
    Jason White, DDS, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for production of child pornography, KCBD, an NBC affiliate, reported Jan. 6.
  2. Sun Life adds teledentistry.com for member coverage
    Global financial services organization Sun Life has partnered with teledentistry.com to provide its members with virtual access to dental providers, Sun Life said Jan. 5. 
  3. Why 1 dentist chose this DSO after 2-year search
    Midland Park (N.J.) Family Dentistry has joined Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance.
  1. 3Shape files US patent infringement complaint against Carestream Dental
    3Shape has filed a U.S. patent infringement complaint against Atlanta-based Carestream Dental for its intraoral scanners, the dental supplier said Jan. 6. 
  2. Rock Dental Brands acquires 10 clinics
    Little Rock, Ark.-based Rock Dental Brands has acquired 10 dental clinics, including its first in Kansas City, Mo., the DSO said Jan. 5. 
  3. US Oral Surgery Management switches up board of directors
    Maxwell Finn, DDS, MD, of Oral Surgery Associates of North Texas, is stepping down from the U.S. Oral Surgery Management board of directors and will be replaced by Vincent Perciaccante, DDS, effective immediately. 
  4. New Mexico dentist with revoked license allegedly still practicing
    William Gardner, DDS, is currently protesting his license revocation, but new criminal case filings allege he has still been seeing patients, according to a Jan. 5 report from NBC's KOB 4.

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  1. Great Lakes Dental Partners adds Chicago practice
    Chicago-based Great Lakes Dental Partners has added Beverly Smiles Family Dental to its network, the DSO said Jan. 5. 
  2. Chicago dental school dean leaving for Iowa alma mater
    Clark Stanford, DDS, PhD, dean of the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Dentistry, is stepping down from his position in April to lead the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, the Chicago-based school said Jan. 4. 
  3. 295-practice Smile Doctors gets private equity boost
    Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors has gained an investment from private equity firm Thomas H. Lee Partners, the orthodontic support organization said Jan. 5. 
  4. Advanced education in US general dentistry programs: 5 trends to know
    The number of CODA-accredited advanced education in general dentistry programs in the U.S. rose quickly since being recognized in 1981, starting with four programs that year and leaping to 93 by 2020, according to data published in January 2022 by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  1. Washington news station urges readers to direct dentists to area after practice shutters
    A local Washington news station posted an article urging readers to direct dentists to the Winthrop, Wash., area after the retirement of longtime dentist Stephen Harrop, DDS.
  2. Heartland Dental adds 7-office practice in Virginia
    Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental recently added LWSS Family Dentistry to its network, the DSO said Jan. 4. 
  3. Best dental supply companies of 2021: VeryWell Health
    Seven dental supply companies were named best in the industry for 2021 by VeryWell Health.
  4. 7 companies hiring dental supply chain talent
    Below are seven companies seeking dental supply chain expertise:
  5. Arizona company acquires Save-A-Tooth
    SmartPractice will acquire the Save-A-Tooth brand from Phoenix-Lazarus, the global health product manufacturer said Jan. 3. 
  6. Pearl adds dental industry veteran as senior VP of partnerships
    Dental artificial intelligence company Pearl has added Mike Buckner as senior vice president of partnerships, the Los Angeles-based company said Jan. 4. 
  7. Federal relief stopped dental spending from dropping much in 2020, ADA finds
    National dental expenditures dropped 1.8 percent from 2019 to 2020, according to data cited by the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.
  8. Dentulu, Independa partner on TV teledentistry services
    Dentulu is partnering with television consumer engagement company Independa to offer teledentistry services to patients through their TVs, the Los Angeles-based teledentistry company said Jan. 4. 
  9. Evista completes divestiture of KaVo dental treatment, instrument business
    Envista has completed the divestiture of its KaVo dental treatment unit and instrument business, the Carmel, Ind.-based dental supply company said Jan. 3.

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