Entries by Jessalin Elliott

Massachusetts Considers Licensing Dental Therapists

Heartland | Ashley Bateman | 6/14/18 A proposed law in Massachusetts would license dental therapist in the state who would provide oral healthcare services such as cleanings and some nonsurgical care under the supervision of a licensed dentist, particularly to low-income residents. The Massachusetts Legislature is considering expanding dental care access in the state, particularly […]

The Cons and Pros of DSO’s

Dental Town | Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD | 6/13/18 In recent years, the concept of dental support organizations (DSOs) has continued to evolve and enlarge in the United States despite controversy. It is estimated that there are at least 1,000 DSOs, emerging DSOs and large-group practices in the USA with many others planning to […]

Changing Demographics And Economics Are Leading To A Seismic Shift In How Dental Practices Operate, As Fewer Dentists Run Their Own Business

Reasons for the change: Younger dentists are leaving dental school more deeply in debt than in the past, sometimes shouldering half a million dollars in student loans before they start working. Dentists entering the field, including growing numbers of women, often want a work-life balance that business ownership doesn’t provide. And large group practices are […]

Rock Dental Brands & Apex Dental Join Forces

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Rock Dental Brands and Apex Dental, both of Little Rock, announced Thursday that they would be combining operations. Apex Dental’s six multi-specialty dental clinics and corporate support staff, led by Dr. Todd Stewart, will join the Rock Dental Brands team. Read more here.

Heartland Dental Awards EIU $20K for Regional Student Scholarships

Leaders from Heartland Dental in Effingham, together with representatives of Eastern Illinois University, came together May 1 to further support the university’s Community Ambassador Scholarship program, which encourages local high school graduates to stay in the area by continuing their academic careers at EIU. A ceremonial check presentation was held at Heartland Dental’s Effingham Support […]