Greater New York Dental Meeting 2014: Highlights
December 5, 2014 -- Some 52,000 dental professionals gathered at the 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting, the largest dental meeting in the U.S., amid mild weather for the Big Apple.
3 tips for investing in new technologies
December 4, 2014 -- In this Second Opinion, Dr. Tony Hewlett looks at the questions all dentists need to ask themselves about what strategic investments for their practice they should make. He offers a commonsense guide on integrating impactful technologies.
HHS report: Poor kids getting more preventive dental care, less treatment
December 4, 2014 -- Economically disadvantaged children in the U.S. received more preventive dental care but less treatment in 2013, according to a new report by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
4 reasons your schedule is a mess
December 3, 2014 -- As practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, many practices seem to have too many chaotic days. She offers four practical ideas to focus your schedule and make your days more productive.
New products showcased at 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting
December 3, 2014 -- NEW YORK CITY - Several new products were featured at this week's 2014 Greater New York Dental Meeting. Products included a range of new offerings, such as new universal adhesives, a retraction paste, a voice-controlled periodontal charting system, and an enamel-strengthening toothpaste.
Texas court invalidates rules on Medicaid payment holds
December 2, 2014 -- A Texas appeals court has invalidated several rules related to payment holds imposed during Medicaid fraud investigations, saying they violate due process rights. The decision sides with plaintiffs Harlingen Family Dentistry and Trueblood Dental Associates and also reverses a trial court's ruling.
Instrumental method more effective for accurate shade matching
December 2, 2014 -- The visual method using shade guides is the standard way to match tooth color, but using an instrument is likely to produce more effective results, according to a new study in General Dentistry.
'Why do the holidays stress me out?!'
December 1, 2014 -- Stress management expert Jen Butler knows the holidays aren't all cheer and good will. Many additional stressors during the holidays can make it difficult to enjoy the season, but focusing on the moment is one way to handle situational stress, she writes.
What if all of your insurance procedures were approved!
December 1, 2014 -- has teamed with a former dental insurance executive to provide expertise to you and your staff for maximizing your patient's benefits. Twice a month, Dr. Doyle Williams will give nuggets of advice to help your claims get approved the first time.
Dos and don'ts for customer service: Surprise patients with a follow-up call
December 1, 2014 -- Like most other small businesses, dental practices are searching for ways to differentiate themselves from the competition. One proven technique is the treatment follow-up call, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin. It makes a strong impression yet requires little time or effort.
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