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States, look out: Don’t let licensing boards limit access to quality care

March 1, 2017 | Industry News

The Hill – Americans continue to experience an increase in the cost of healthcare, a trend largely advanced by the massive expansion of regulation triggered by implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). As a result, providers are continuously seeking market-based solutions to increase access and quality, while bringing down the cost of care. This
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Heartland Dental employees donate stuffed animals to pediatric program at local hospital

WAND 17 – Dozens of stuffed animals have been donated to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital’s Hugs and Cuddles Program, which helps alleviate the anxiety of children visiting the hospital. Read more here.

Rent Seeking Organized Dentistry

December 13, 2016 | Industry News

Group Dentistry Now – Before reading an article entitled, Drilling Down on Rent Seeking Dentists, I had no idea what “rent seeking” meant. Jeff Steir, a senior fellow at The National Center for Public Policy Research, a non-partisan, free-market, independent think-tank, crafted the article. What I discovered in this piece was an interesting definition for
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DSO Acquires A Three Practice Group In Texas

November 21, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

Group Dentistry Now – Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has announced its affiliation with three Family Tree Dental Group offices in the Austin area. The recent affiliations bring GEDC’s Austin footprint to six offices and 15 total in Texas. “Family Tree Dental Group’s dedication to patient service and care matches that of GEDC’s,” said Richard
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Mastery Company’s 1st Annual Associate SUMMIT Recap

November 3, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

Group Dentistry Now – The 2016 Associate SUMMIT, held in late September at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, was a breakthrough event. There isn’t a dental enterprise in the U.S., large or small, that doesn’t have issues with recruiting, onboarding, retaining and increasing the commitment of associate dentists. The future of dentistry lies in the
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DSO Wins “Reader’s Choice” Award

November 2, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

Group Dentistry Now – Dental Associates Fond du Lac dental center was named “Best Dental Clinic” in the 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Readers of the Fond du Lac Reporter voted on the winners of these awards. Over the years, Dental Associates Fond du Lac has established itself as one of Fond du Lac’s best dental
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More Dentists Now Count on DSOs for Business Success

October 12, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

Inside Dentistry – Andrea Watkins, ADSO The practice of dentistry isn’t what it was two decades ago. Increased regulation, rapid technological change, and process innovation have left many practitioners struggling to keep pace. While dental school delivers the clinical skills needed to run a practice, many practitioners are increasingly frustrated with marketing, payroll, and other
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October: National Dental Hygiene Month

October 1, 2016 | Industry News

The Sheridan Press – The timing of this article couldn’t be better from this dental hygienist’s point of view. We are just wrapping up September, which in our world is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (see last year’s health watch column) and we’re about to kick off October, National Dental Hygiene Month (NDHM). The American
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A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

September 12, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

NPR – A study by the Federal Reserve found that a quarter of Americans went without dental care they needed in 2014 because they couldn’t afford it. For those in rural areas, the problem is far worse. A 2015 report by the Pew Charitable Trusts found that people in rural areas are poorer and less
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Overcome limitations for better dental health

September 7, 2016 | ADSO News, Industry News

Nevada Appeal – What do 155 million American adults have in common? They did not go to the dentist last year. Cleaning and check-up appointments are essential to both your oral health and overall health. However, many barriers often stand in the way of getting the care you need. Maybe you lack dental insurance or
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