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Pacific Dental Services Foundation™, with Support from Smile Generation®-Trusted Clinicians, Provided $46,920 in Donated Dentistry

PR Web – On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Pacific Dental Services Foundation, with support from Smile Generation-trusted volunteer clinicians and their dental care teams, provided free dental care to 50 Dress for Success clients in Houston. Partnering with Dress for Success Houston, 81 volunteers comprised of Smile Generation-trusted clinicians and dental care teams set
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Research & Commentary: Dental Service Organizations Help Patients and Dentists

April 25, 2017 | Industry News

Heartland Institute – The dental industry has taken dramatic steps toward improving its services using information technology. A new model available to dentists are dental service organizations (DSOs). DSOs are companies dental providers can choose to contract with to provide critical business management and support services, including non-clinical operations. First launched in the late 1990s,
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Largest Dental Support Organization Event Of 2017: 900 Attendees Visit The ADSO Summit

April 6, 2017 | ADSO News, Industry News

  Group Dentistry Now – “Best ADSO Summit ever!” was a phrase heard repeatedly during and after ADSO’s annual Summit in Orlando, March 7-10. The Summit attracted nearly 900 registrants, surpassing last year’s event by more than 100 people and doubling the attendance from the 2015 meeting. More than 120 DSOs or group practices were
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April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Utah Dental Group Offering Free Screening

April 5, 2017 | ADSO News, Industry News

Group Dentistry Now – At least one dental group practice, Apex Family Dental, a seven office practice spread across Salt Lake, Tooele, and Davis counties, is offering completely free oral cancer screenings to the community throughout the month of April. April is Oral Cancer Awareness month across the country. Although oral cancer only accounts for approximately 3% of
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New Survey: Kids without Dental Coverage Are Less Likely to Get Needed Care, Experience Double the Rate of Toothaches or Other Major Dental Problems

For Immediate Release Contact: Rebecca Reid Email: [email protected] WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new national survey of U.S. parents shows that children without dental insurance were twice as likely as insured kids to have had a recent toothache or other dental problem that affected their ability to eat, sleep or concentrate in school. The survey reveals
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Affordable Dentures & Implants® Launches Pro Bono Implant Treatment Initiative For U.S. Veterans, Homeless

March 27, 2017 | ADSO News, Industry News

RALEIGH, NC and PHOENIX, January 9, 2017 – Affordable Dentures & Implants® announced today that it will partner with Brighter Way Dental Institute of Phoenix, Arizona to deliver free dental implant, oral surgery, and prosthetic treatment to hundreds of U.S. military veterans and homeless citizens. The network of affiliated dental practices expects to contribute about
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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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