24 dentistry updates in Texas, California and New York

Here are 24 dental industry updates that have take place in Texas, California and New York since Feb. 14: 


Walmart Health opened three new health centers in Texas, with plans to open 15 more in the state by the end of the year. 

Denver-based Espire Dental made its first acquisition in Texas.

The manager of a dental clinic in Houston admitted to failure to pay taxes withheld from employee wages. 

A dental practice in Austin, Texas, was impacted by a fire potentially caused by the explosion of a pressurized gas canister.

Irving, Texas-based Specialized Dental Partners added Bass & Hall Dental Implant & Perio Partners in Plano, Texas.

Rushabh Doshi, DMD, and Rini Bavishi, DDS, are set to open 360 Dental Lounge, a practice in Mansfield, Texas. 

San Antonio-based 7to7 Dental received a strategic investment from GTCR and Avryo Health Services.

A second employee at a Houston dental clinic was convicted as part of a $6 million fraud and bribery scheme. 


One person was hospitalized after a landscape truck crashed into a dental practice in Elk Grove, Calif.

Sacramento, Calif.-based Straine Dental Management made its 40th practice addition.

The California Dental Association partnered with other local organizations to oppose a ballot measure that proposed a "drastic" tax increase on local businesses and licensed professionals in Sacramento.

The University of California San Francisco has worked to enhance patient care with integrated medical and dental records through Epic.

Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics, which operates more than 20 practices in California, experienced a data breach potentially affecting the information of its employees and patients.

Delta Dental Plans of California is laying off more than 130 employees in Rancho Cordova, Calif.

A former patient pleaded not guilty March 5 to murder and attempted murder charges in connection to a dental office shooting.

Western Dental and Orthodontics, a brand of Sonrava Health, opened a practice location in Reseda.

Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care opened an Affordable Dentures & Implants location in El Cajon.

Former NBA basketball player Lamar Odom launched a dental practice in Lomita.

Salt Lake City-based SPP Dental Partners added Meadow Vista Dental to its network.  

A bill was introduced in the California Senate to diminish the "predatory" practices of dental plans and virtual credit card companies toward dentists. 

New York

The former director of operations at a dental practice in Cicero, N.Y., was accused of stealing more than $400,000 from the practice.

New York City-based Yeshiva University started the process of opening a dental school.

Leading Edge Oral Surgery, an oral surgery group under Dental365's network, acquired Eastern Long Island Oral Surgery in Center Moriches, N.Y.

New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 partnered with Beth Weinstein, DDS, and her practice on Long Island.

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