6 orthodontics updates to know

From practice openings to technology launches, here are six orthodontics updates Becker's has reported on since Aug. 22:

  1. Dallas-based Smile Doctors, an orthodontics-focused DSO, introduced a joint venture partnership model for its partner doctors. 
  2. Terry Dischinger, DDS, a nine-year NBA player, Olympic gold medalist and orthodontist, died Oct. 10 at the age of 82. 
  3. Tops , an orthodontic practice management software developer, launched Tops DPX, a patient engagement platform. 
  4. Kyle Sparkman, DDS, is planning to open the fourth Sparkman Orthodontics location in Texas in 2024.
  5. Lehi, Utah-based Shasta Dental Services added Greenhaven Orthodontics and Empire Orthodontics in California to its network.
  6. Impress, a clear aligner orthodontics company founded in Barcelona, Spain, opened its first clinic location in New York City Aug. 24.

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