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  1. Virginia boosts Medicaid reimbursements for dental procedures: 5 things to know
    Virginia recently passed a new state budget that includes a 30 percent increase in Medicaid reimbursements for dental procedures. 
  2. Sonrava Health acquires Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners
    Sonrava Health has completed its acquisition of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based DSO Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners.
  3. Female dental school enrollment reaches all-time high: 6 things to know
    Enrollment of female dental students reached an all-time high in 2021, according to new data from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.

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  1. Percentage of open dental hygienist positions by geography, practice type
    More than half of dental hygienist positions at practices in the top 20 largest cities are open, according to a recent poll from the American Dental Association. 
  2. Concorde Career Colleges dental students receive $40,000 in scholarships
    Mission, Kan.-based Concorde Career Colleges partnered up with Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental to award $40,000 in scholarships to training dental hygienists. 
  3. 77 million adults do not have dental insurance: report
    Bedford, Mass.-based CareQuest Institute for Oral Health released the results from their second annual State of Oral Health Equity survey last week. 
  4. New York University College of Dentistry awarded $1.5M grant
    The New York University College of Dentistry in New York City received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for nearly $1.5 million.

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  1. Graduates from advanced dental education programs in 2021 by program
    Oral medicine had just nine program graduates in 2021 while general practice residency had 1,176, according to the American Dental Association's "Dental Education Program Enrollment and Graduates Report: 2021-22."
  2. Doctorate of dental surgery, medicine programs see 6.8% increase in graduates over 5 years
    The number of graduates from doctorate of dental surgery and dental medicine programs increased 6.8 percent from 2017 to 2021, according to the American Dental Association's "Dental Education Program Enrollment and Graduates Report: 2021-22."
  3. 10 DSO and dental leaders to know
    The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.
  4. Leaders weigh in on the biggest challenges facing the dental industry
    Ten leaders of the dental industry spoke about the biggest challenges they are facing today and how they could impact the future. 

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  1. 9 dentists share their best advice
    Nine dental leaders shared with Becker's their insights about the experiences working in the industry.
  2. Lidocaine shortage could delay dental surgeries: 3 things to know
    A COVID-19 lockdown in China is causing a shortage of lidocaine and could lead to delayed dental procedures in the U.S., reported June 21. 
  3. Dr. Zack Studstill receives ADA's Distinguished Service Award
    Zack Studstill, DMD, has been named the recipient of the American Dental Association's 2022 Distinguished Service Award. 
  4. Affordable Care continues expansion in 2 states
    Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care recently expanded its network by three locations in two states. 
  5. 10 dentists to know
    Here are 10 dentists propelling the dental industry forward through education, leadership and more.
  6. DSO exec, wife donate $4M to establish new facility at California dental school
    Stephen Thorne, CEO of Irvine, Calif.-based DSO Pacific Dental Services, and his wife, Pamela Thorne, recently donated $4 million to the University of the Pacific to launch a teaching and patient care facility.
  7. Colgate-Palmolive opens clinical research center
    Colgate-Palmolive recently opened the Volpe Clinical Research Center in Piscataway, N.J.
  8. MB2 Dental adds 1st Ohio practice
    Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental recently added its first Ohio dental practice to its network.
  9. Aspen Dental provides free care to 3,000 US military veterans
    Chicago-based DSO Aspen Dental gave out free dental care to more than 3,000 military veterans and their families during the eighth annual Aspen Dental Day of Service June 11. 

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