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DSO acquires 6 Texas practices
February 9, 2018 -- Dental support organization (DSO) Jefferson Dental Care has acquired the Smile Center, a DSO with six practices in the San Antonio area.  Discuss
Leaders in Dentistry: Melissa Marquez, DentalOne Partners
February 6, 2018 -- Melissa Marquez began her career as a dental assistant before focusing on dentistry's business aspects. Her experience of working in private practice before becoming a senior vice president with DentalOne Partners, a dental service organization, makes her well-placed to discuss the challenges the profession faces in the latest installment of our Leaders in Dentistry series  Discuss
Second Opinion: Comprehensive plan needed for aging patients
January 17, 2018 -- With the rapid growth of the aging population in the U.S., it is likely your practice is already seeing a rising number of older adult patients. Dr. Nathan Oakes details his practice's treatment plan for these patients and how they can help your practice thrive.  Discuss
Benevis, Kool Smiles settle with DOJ for $24M
January 10, 2018 -- The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a $23.9 million settlement with dental management company Benevis and its Kool Smiles affiliate after a seven-year False Claims Act investigation.  Discuss
Kool Smiles practice faces lawsuit after child deaths
January 10, 2018 -- Two children have died after being treated at a Kool Smiles practice in Yuma, AZ, over the past two years. The practice now faces a wrongful death lawsuit concerning the death of a 4-year-old girl, and the death of a 2-year-old boy also is being investigated.  Discuss
North American Dental Group acquires Ga. practice
January 8, 2018 -- TF Dental Group has been sold to the North American Dental Group, a dental service organization.  Discuss
Top 5 news stories from fall 2017
December 22, 2017 -- DrBicuspid.com takes a look back at the most-read news and clinical articles from fall 2017, as measured by page views. The most popular article was our coverage of the newly issued high blood pressure guidelines, followed by a report on antibiotic use by dentists.  Discuss
Second Opinion: Concentrating on what you are good at
December 11, 2017 -- Dr. Eric Garver started his dental career in his father's small private practice. However, after two attempts at practice ownership, he realized he needed a role that better suited his personality and his skills. In this Second Opinion, Dr. Garver relates how a part-time position at a dental service organization helped him find a path that would allow him to help other dentists.  Discuss
DSO ClearChoice sold to private equity firm
November 28, 2017 -- The private equity firm behind dental support organization (DSO) ClearChoice Holdings has announced an agreement to sell the DSO to an affiliate of private equity firm Sun Capital Partners.  Discuss
Birner revenue up but earnings down in Q3
November 14, 2017 -- Birner Dental Management Services reported an increase in revenue and a decline in earnings for the third quarter of 2017.