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Bloomberg: What role does private equity play in the consolidation of dental practices?

Did you know a large portion of dental restoration equipment (e.g. temporary crowns) come from overseas? Dental care, like many American industries, is slated to suffer if the United States engages in a trade war with traditional trading partners such as China.

Dr. Kevin Cain, assistant professor of management at the James M. Hull College of Business, spoke with Bloomberg recently about how waging a trade war with China might hit the average Americans where it hurts–the teeth.

Cain has garnered a reputation as an expert on the Dental Support Organization segment of the dental industry. Read more to see what he has to say about private equity’s role in the consolidation of dental practices.

Bloomberg: Trump’s Trade War Will Make Your Dentist Visits Even Costlier

April 21, 2017

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Nick Garrett

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