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  1. 8 updates on the 3 largest DSOs
    Here are eight recent headlines on Heartland Dental, the Aspen Group and Pacific Dental Services, the three largest DSOs in the U.S., that Becker's has reported on in the past month:
  2. Dental hygienist annual income across 9 regions
    The mean annual wage for dental hygienists varied by more than $35,000 across different regions in the U.S., according to Dentalpost's Dental Salary Survey for 2024.
  3. NFL partners with 2 dental tech companies
    Ori, a dental intraoral scanning company, partnered with the Gergens Dental Lab, the NFL Players Association and the Living Heart Foundation.
  1. University of Louisville dental school dean appointed provost
    Dr. Gerry Bradley, dean of the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Dentistry, was recently appointed executive vice president and provost of the university. 
  2. 'The administrative burden has skyrocketed': Why 2 oral surgeons joined an MSO
    Paul Boerman, DDS, would have never thought of joining a management services organization or DSO just a couple of years ago, but his views began to change as he planned for retirement. 
  3. Wisconsin's state of dentistry in 2024
    Here are 11 headlines and statistics on the state of dentistry of Wisconsin in 2024:
  4. VideaHealth sees 80% improvement in pediatric caries detection with AI algorithm
    New data from VideaHealth shows the company's new AI algorithm offers an 80% improvement in pediatric caries identification. 

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  1. Average hourly wage for dental assistants by experience level
    The average hourly rates for dental assistants based on years of experience varied by more than $7 an hour, according to Dentalpost's Dental Salary Survey for 2024.
  2. Woman arrested in stabbing of dentist at Louisiana dental office
    A Louisiana woman was arrested Feb. 7 on charges of stabbing a dentist and attacking two other people at a dental office in New Orleans, nola.com reported Feb. 8. 
  3. 7 specialty DSO updates in 3 weeks
    Here are seven notable moves from specialty-focused DSOs and dental groups that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 17:
  4. Average hourly wage for dental hygienists by experience level
    The average hourly rates for dental hygienists based on years of experience varied by less than $2 an hour, according to Dentalpost's Dental Salary Survey for 2024.

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  1. How 2 DSOs are spearheading medical-dental integration
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and Atlanta-based Benevis have launched several initiatives in recent years to advance medical-dental integration in the healthcare industry. 
  2. 8 dentistry updates in Florida
    From DSO affiliations to lawsuits, here are eight dental industry updates that Becker's has reported on since Jan. 11: 
  3. 5 numbers making the dental industry nervous
    Here are five statistics Becker's has reported on recently that could lead to future roadblocks in the dental industry:
  4. Wisconsin woman charged with embezzling $52K from Heartland Dental
    A woman from Muskego, Wis., has been charged with theft and money laundering after allegedly embezzling more than $50,000 from Heartland Dental, according to a Feb. 7 report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  5. Organizations push for Florida to authorize dental therapists
    More than 140 organizations and individuals are lobbying the Florida Legislature to pass two bills that would authorize dental therapists in the state.
  6. Texas dental school opens special-care dental clinic
    The UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry opened a 4,300-square-foot special-care dental clinic.
  7. Pacific Dental Services emphasizes integrated care for American Heart Month
    Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services is supporting several initiatives in honor of American Heart Month. 
  8. Nebraska bill to increase dental Medicaid reimbursement moves forward
    The Nebraska legislature recently advanced a bill that would increase reimbursement for dental Medicaid services, The Unicameral Update reported Feb. 7. 
  9. Dental software company gets $4.3M in seed funding
    Subscribili, a healthcare and dental technology company, secured $4.3 million in seed round funding. 

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