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  1. SmileDirectClub prepares for IPO, on track to record $1B in 2019 revenue

    SmileDirectClub, a provider of at-home teeth straightening solutions, picked bankers for its upcoming initial public offering, according to Business Insider. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Which dental specialty has the highest salary?

    Despite the average dental school debt total topping $285,000, dentists on average earn $224,090 annually, according to 2017 data from the American Dental Association and cited by NerdWallet. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 4 dentists making headlines

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  1. Investors pour money into dental startups

    Between dental service organizations and dental startup companies, investors are betting big on the dental industry, according to TechCruncher. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. Should Medicare for All include dental coverage?

    As the 2020 presidential election looms, talks of Medicare for All have been front and center. One suggestion is to include dental benefits in Medicare for All guidelines, according to an opinion piece in STAT penned by Meg Booth, executive director of think tank Children's Dental Health Project. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. 8 dental companies making headlines

    Here are eight dental companies making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Aspen Dental names new COO

    East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental Management has selected Abhinav Shukla to serve as the dental service organization's COO. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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  1. Benco Dental to acquire dental supply company

    Benco Dental plans to acquire Dart Dental Supply, effective April 29, according to The Citizen's Voice. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. North Carolina dentist loses license after 2 patients die

    The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners revoked a dentist's license after two patients died due to "excessive" anesthesia, according to the Winston Salem Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. Unlicensed dentist found guilty in $2M health insurance fraud and kickback scheme

    An unlicensed New Jersey man was sentenced April 5 to two years in federal prison for his role in a health insurance fraud scheme that totaled more than $2 million, according to By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. Dentists are the newest lifesavers when talking cancer

    In the midst of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, dentists are weighing on how a trip to their office could save a patient's life, according to news radio station KYW. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  1. Suspended New Jersey dentist continued to practice, authorities allege

    A New Jersey dentist who had his license suspended in 2015 for allegedly performing medically unnecessary procedures and committing healthcare fraud continued to practice dentistry, according to the New York Post. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  2. New York City patient services company partners with 21-office DSO

    New York City-based NexHealth, which automates patient appointments and other tasks for doctors and hospitals, has aligned itself with Great Neck, N.Y.-based DSO The Smilist. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  3. GumGum spins off dental business, CEO steps down

    Artificial intelligence company GumGum announced April 4 that it will spin off its dental division into an independent business entity. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  4. App will deliver dentists to patients

    A new app will allow patients to order up dental service to be provided in their homes, technology blog KnowTechie reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  5. Controversial DSO quietly changes name in Mississippi

    Amid national controversy for alleged Medicaid fraud and misconduct, Kool Smiles in Tupelo, Miss., has changed its name to Sunnybrook Dentistry in Mississippi, according to the Daily Journal. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  6. Routine dental procedure may cause heart infection

    Patients who undergo dental implant procedures may develop endocarditis, a heart infection caused by bacteria entering the bloodstream, according to local CBS affiliate WUSA9. By Mackenzie Garrity -
  7. 5 dentists making headlines

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  8. 7 dental companies making headlines

    Here are seven dental companies making headlines:  By Mackenzie Garrity -
  9. Owner of Denver dental office falsely billed Medicaid $400K

    The owner of Denver-based America's Children Dental Clinic is accused of submitting $400,000 in fraudulent Medicaid claims for three years, The Denver Post reports. By Mackenzie Garrity -

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