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Dental staff receiving full pay plummets by 60%
April 17, 2020 -- The percentage of dental staff members receiving their full pay decreased by almost 60% in the past two weeks. New data from the ADA Health Policy Institute show that 11% of staff received full pay during the week of April 6, down from 27% two weeks prior.  Discuss
Vast majority of dentists seeing emergency patients only
April 13, 2020 -- The vast majority of dental practices are either closed or seeing only emergency patients during the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus, according to an ADA Health Policy Institute survey of more than 19,000 dentists.  Discuss
One dental assistant's perspective of working for a DSO
March 3, 2020 -- In this podcast, we talk to Judy Pacheco, a dental assistant who works for Aspen Dental in Massachusetts. We ask about some of the myths and questions that are out there about work conditions within a dental service organization (DSO) and why she chose to leave a general practice to work at Aspen.  Discuss
Texas DSO target of phishing attack that affects 46K patients
February 28, 2020 -- Jefferson Dental Care Healthcare Management was struck by a phishing attack, forcing the Texas-based dental support organization (DSO) to begin notifying 45,748 patients that their personal health information may have been exposed.  Discuss
Numbers show steep drop of dentists in solo practices
February 27, 2020 -- The hemorrhaging of dentists from solo practice to dental service/support organizations (DSOs) doesn't appear to be stopping anytime soon. The number of dentists in solo practices has declined by 11% in the past 10 years, according to a new report from the ADA Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Aspen unveils new implant training program, adds CBCT
February 21, 2020 -- Aspen Dental Management has introduced a new implant training program, which includes cone-beam CT (CBCT) 3D imaging technology, for dentists and support staff at all Aspen Dental-branded offices in the U.S.
One dentist's perspective of working for a DSO
January 29, 2020 -- Dr. Ryan Evans shares his experiences of working for a dental service organization (DSO) and the benefits that come with it in the second installment of our series featuring various team members from group practices.  Discuss
DSOs: Comparing startups to those operating and successful
January 20, 2020 -- A startup dental service organization (DSO) has a risk in maintaining an adequate capitalization base in the short term -- and especially in the long term. Certified public accountant Bruce Bryen explains some of the hardships and concepts for curing the problems necessary for a startup DSO to become a successful DSO.  Discuss
Survey: Dentists share thoughts after selling to a DSO
January 13, 2020 -- How do dentists feel once they have sold to a dental service organization (DSO)? A survey asked dentists who recently sold their practices various questions about the process and their thoughts. Their answers may be of interest and informative to many of us in the dental industry.  Discuss
Interesting DSO statistics, trends you should know
January 2, 2020 -- If you don't keep a close eye on what happenings with direct service organizations (DSOs), you may be left behind, notes Dr. Anthony Stefanou of Connect the Dents. He presents the latest trends of DSOs in the U.S.  Discuss