6 dental practices shut down, closing in 2020

Becker's has compiled a list of practices that have shut down or will be shuttered in 2020.

This list is not exhaustive.

1. Oak Bluffs, Mass.-based Martha's Vineyard Hospital is set to close its dental practice Nov. 20, following the departure of its dentist.

2. Cambridge, Mass.-based Harvard University will offset financial strains by closing its dental clinic and pharmacy Dec. 31.

3. Wake Forest (N.C.) Smiles closed Sept. 6 after 13 years of business and about 13,000 existing patients after filing for Chapter 7 liquidation.

4. Two Signature Smiles dental practices in Texas abruptly shut down, leaving dozens of current and former patients in limbo.

5. Bend, Ore.-based Kemple Memorial Children's Dental Clinic, a nonprofit dental organization serving patients since 1998, shut down July 1.

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