New Dental Blog Launches With Content Exclusively Dedicated To Improving The Financial Performance of Practices!

EIN Newsdesk –

Mypractice9 ( announced today on social media that the Company has launched a new dental blog entitled DDS Profit Report ( The news blog is specifically dedicated to helping private practice dentists improve the financial performance of their dental practice. The blog will consist of both original content as well as links to relevant industry news and information.

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Big Step Forward: Dental Board Gives Voice To Group Dental Practices At State Level

Group Dentistry Now –

Dr. Vidhyalakshmi Sampath, the clinical lead across all 14 Bright Now! Dental offices in Colorado, has been appointed to the Colorado Dental Board. This is significant to the dental industry as a whole, and specifically the group dentistry community, because now a group dental practice voice will be heard on a state board.  As the industry continues to experience consolidation, this appointment will highlight the importance of groups, and a core principle: that the emergence of larger group dental practices has helped expand access to affordable dental.  The dental profession faces a unique set of challenges in today’s healthcare environment.

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Reaching Milestones: 800 Locations And 20 Years

Group Dentistry Now –

Today’s Family Dental, located in Waco, Texas, just became the 800th dental practice supported by Heartland Dental.  Heartland Dental was founded in 1997 by Dr. Rick Workman who grew up in a small Midwestern town. He  graduated from from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1980 and opened his first office in Effingham, IL. His initial marketing tactic was a $15 hand-painted sign in the front yard

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Smile Brands CEO Steve Bilt to Keynote Legends and Leaders Event

PR Web –

Steve Bilt, co-founder and CEO of Irvine-based dental support organization (DSO), Smile Brands Inc., will keynote the upcoming Legends and Leaders breakfast event on October 10, 2017 at 8:00 am at the Hotel Irvine Pavilion 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA.

In 1998, Steve Bilt co-founded Smile Brands, giving birth to a whole new model of dental practice management where the DSO manages all administrative functions so dentists can focus on providing great quality care. In August 2016, Bilt returned to Smile Brands after previous leadership had fallen on hard times. His keynote will cover how he and CFO, Brad Schmidt, have successfully turned the business around in just 12 months by reinvigorating a strong company culture and leveraging deep industry expertise.

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How to maximize value and minimize taxes when selling a dental practice

Dentistry IQ –

Have you ever thought about SELLING YOUR DENTAL PRACTICE? Sure, it will take some time and careful planning, but it’s not as complicated as you might think to maximize the value of your practice. One of the most important considerations every dentist should think about before signing on the dotted line is: what are the tax consequences of selling? No one wants to be surprised by post-sale financial responsibilities, especially taxes. It’s also important to get the most money for the practice, which is likely a dentist’s most valuable asset. Here are several strategies and money-saving insights to help make selling a dental practice a much less taxing process.

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Finding Success In Your First Year As A Newly Supported Dentist

Group Dentistry Now –

From July 26th – 28th, Heartland Dental welcomed 166 newly supported dentists representing 44 dental schools from around the country, to the company’s home office in Effingham, Illinois, for the 2017 Dr. LEADS course. This event was a great opportunity for these supported dentists to meet and network with one another, as well as visit the Heartland Dental home office and meet the individuals who will support them and their teams going forward. In addition, the event featured a doctor panel with supported dentists from last year’s Dr. LEADS, who gave this year’s group beneficial advice on finding success in their first year as a newly supported dentist.

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Affordable Dentures & Implants® Appoints Gene Kirtser As President

Affordable Dentures & Implants announced today that Gene Kirtser has been appointed to President and Chief Operating Officer of its dental support organization, Affordable Care. Mr. Kirtser previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ROi (Resource Optimization and Innovation), a division of Mercy Health and one of the most advanced and integrated healthcare supply chain organizations in the country.

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Kool Smiles’ 3rd Annual “Sharing Smiles Day” Brings Dental Care to Hundreds of Children Without Insurance Coverage

PR Newswire –

More than 500 children received needed dental treatments at no cost during Sharing Smiles Day, a national day of free dental care hosted by Kool Smiles on Sunday, May 21.

“We began Sharing Smiles Day in 2015 as a way to bridge the access gap for children without dental insurance coverage,” said Dr. Dale Mayfield, Chief Dental Officer for Kool Smiles. “Kool Smiles is proud to provide dental care to families with various forms of insurance, including Medicaid, but we also recognize there are many children in our communities who do not have adequate dental insurance coverage and whose families cannot afford regular trips to the dentist. This free care day is one of the ways Kool Smiles doctors and staff work to ensure every child has access to high-quality dental care.”

This year’s Sharing Smiles Day event involved the volunteer efforts of more than 700 Kool Smiles dentists and team members who hosted free dental care days at 43 dental offices in 12 states.

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