• Dental practice schedules were 85.2% full in November
    Dental practice schedules were 85.2 percent full in November, according to a recent poll from the American Dental Association's Health Policy Institute.  
  • 7 strategies to solve staff shortages in the dental industry

    Dentistry's staffing problem isn't vanishing any time soon. Learn how your DSO can do more with less staff using these 7 strategies.
  • 3 dental acquisitions in November
    Here are three dental acquisitions that took place in November: 
  • Dentistry's private equity boom in 2022
    Private equity-backed dental groups and firms have been active this year acquiring practices, making investments and launching new deals. 
  • Dentsply Sirona, Team Smile, Carolina Panthers linebacker turn stadium into free dental clinic
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson partnered with dental supply company Dentsply Sirona and the Team Smile nonprofit to turn the Bank of America stadium in Charlotte, N. C., into a free dental clinic for students, WSOC-TV reported Nov. 29.
  • Top 10 dental, DSO stories in November
    From pay statistics and investment to CMS' final ruling, here are the 10 most-read Becker's articles this month:
  • 13 dental updates in California, New York and Texas
    California, New York and Texas have the most active dentists in the U.S. Here are 13 dental updates from each of these states that Becker's has reported on since Nov. 1:
  • 7 dental fraud cases totaling $17M+
    Here are seven dental fraud cases Becker's has reported so far in 2022, totaling more than $17 million in either restitution or cost of the fraud scheme:
  • 3 dentists making headlines
    The first Georgia dentist to use the Yomi dental implant robot and two other dentists who made headlines last week: 
  • 5 dental school updates to know
    From new research to donations and campus expansions, here are five dental school updates to know since Nov. 16: 
  • 4 dental industry partnerships to know
    Here are four company partnerships taking place in the dental industry from the last 30 days: 
  • Arkansas college gets green light for state's 1st dental program
     Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College was recently approved to offer a doctor of medical dentistry by the Higher Learning Commission Institutional Actions Council, Talk Business & Politics reported Nov. 22. 
  • Dental research on bone growth heads to space
    Research from a team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Center for Craniofacial Regeneration is headed to the International Space Station as part of a project to examine how stem cells behave in space, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Nov. 22.
  • Lawmakers urge action against alleged racism at UIC College of Dentistry
    Several lawmakers recently sent a letter to the president of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry asking for alleged racist remarks and actions to be addressed, the Chicago Tribune reported Nov. 21. 
  • West Virginia dentist to accelerate relocation in wake of fire
    A West Virginia dental practice is slated to reopen at a new location in April after its original site was destroyed in a fire, The Intelligencer and Wheeling News Register reported Nov. 19.
  • 4 dentists making headlines
    A Maryland dentist sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and healthcare fraud and three other dentists who have made headlines since Nov. 17:
  • Nearly half of world's population suffers from oral diseases: WHO
    Almost half of the world's population suffers from oral diseases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. 
  • Texas dentist pleads guilty to wire fraud
    A Texas dentist recently pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges for using his dental business to illegally obtain COVID-19 relief loans. 
  • Maryland dentist sentenced to 2+ years in prison for fraud scheme
    A Maryland dentist has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and healthcare fraud. 
  • 4 recent dental practice openings
    Here are four dental practices that have recently opened that Becker's has reported on since Oct. 31:
  • Dentist pay by the numbers
    Here are five statistics on dentist pay industry leaders should know: