Dear Business & Industry Insider,
Which dental service organization (DSO) has the most affiliated practices in the U.S.? DrBicuspid.com has again compiled a list of the 10 largest DSOs. The list features updated practice counts and a prominent organization adding more than 100 offices in the past six months. Read our Insider Exclusive.
In other Business & Industry Community news, majority ownership in Heartland Dental, the largest DSO on our list, has been acquired by private equity firm KKR from the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Read more here.
The ADA announced a new policy on March 26 on the use of opioid pain medications. The policy has three key components: mandatory continuing education, limits on duration of opioid use, and registering with prescription drug monitoring programs. Learn more here.
Less than 60% of American adults visited a dentist at least once in 2017, according to a new Delta Dental survey. This percentage is down from 62% who did so in 2016. However, 42% of American adults would like to see a dentist more frequently. Read more here.
Our popular Legal Cases series returns with a case of an implant projecting beyond the bony floor of a patient's sinuses. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc Leffler write, sometimes there is a difference between acceptable clinical practice and what a jury may see. Learn more here.
Also in the Business & Industry Community, you'll find the following recent industry news:
- GlaxoSmithKline has acquired Novartis' minority stake in the companies' consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion, gaining full control over the Sensodyne toothpaste brand and other consumer products.
- Dentsply Sirona has agreed to acquire 3D technology company OraMetrix.
- Practice support company Avitus Dental has launched a new billing service for dental practices.