Business & Industry Insider: Great Expressions, DCA move up in list of largest DSOs

Dear Business & Industry Insider,

We've updated our list of the 10 largest dental service/support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S. The list is based on the number of affiliated practices. For the first time since we began compiling the list, there is movement, as two prominent DSOs have moved up. Read our Insider Exclusive.

The Affordable Care Act requires that health plans spend a certain amount of premium dollars on medical care and quality improvement, but this hasn't been mandated for most dental plans. A new study looked at such medical loss ratios for dental insurance and found that many consumers may not be receiving a good value. Learn more here.

If running your very own dental practice is your dream, there are a few things you should know before getting started. Experts discussed financing, building, and staffing your first practice at the California Dental Association's recent CDA Presents meeting in San Francisco. Read more here.

Whether you are an associate in a practice that is being acquired or the doctor who is launching a small-group practice, two of the main issues to be negotiated are compensation and ownership. spoke with a lawyer experienced with small-group formations to provide some insight into these matters. Learn more here.

Also in the Business & Industry Community, you'll find the following recent news:

  • Henry Schein has announced plans to acquire or secure a majority interest in three dental implant companies.
  • Dental service organization Gentle Dental Partners has rebranded as 42 North Dental.
  • The Dentists Insurance Company announced that it plans to merge with two of its previously acquired insurance companies.
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