Challenging the pumice/rubber cup 'prophylaxis' in children
January 26, 2015 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. David A. Nash urges the profession of dentistry to stop the use of pumice and rubber cup prophylaxis when treating children. He cites many studies in the literature and experience as to why the treatment should be discontinued.
Coding for patients with limited areas requiring scaling and root planing
January 19, 2015 -- Insurance expert Dr. Doyle Williams is back to help you with your coding dilemmas. In this column, he writes about coding for patients who need limited scaling and root planing but who have otherwise healthy mouths.
6 tips to reduce cancellations and no-shows
January 19, 2015 -- It happens to every practice -- cancellations immediately before the appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips, including proactive ones, for helping your practice handle last-minute cancellations and no-shows.
Judge rules Fla. Medicaid program for kids violates several laws
January 2, 2015 -- A federal judge has ruled that Florida's Medicaid program for children violates federally guaranteed rights to medical and dental care. Florida's history of low reimbursement has led to a lack of access to care for many children on Medicaid, according to the decision.
3 myths that keep dentists from massive success
January 28, 2015 -- In her latest column, stress management expert Jen Butler explores, and explodes, the three myths that keep you from success. She writes that any held myth affects how you work and live, and dentistry is plagued with its share of falsely held beliefs.