TOP DENTAL NEWS
ICD codes are coming: 5 ways to get prepared
August 23, 2016 -- When it comes to submitting dental claims, it's easy to make simple mistakes. Coding experts Dr. Charles Blair and Glenda Hood share five tips for clean claims in part two of their series on diagnostic coding.
Dentistry needs to open wide
August 23, 2016 -- In his first column for DrBicuspid.com, nutritional periodontist Dr. Alvin Danenberg wonders why some basic questions, such as why prescription medications are used for many oral diseases, aren't being asked and encourages dentists to open their minds to new research.
3 questions to ask before hiring an associate
August 22, 2016 -- To you, it's clear that it's time to hire an associate. You can't keep up with your schedule, and you're constantly stressed out. But, as practice management consultant Sally McKenzie writes, ask yourself three questions first to make sure you really do need an associate.
Dos and don'ts for team leadership: Lead by example
August 22, 2016 -- You probably have greater influence on how your staff members behave than you think. They watch you constantly, taking cues, reading your moods, and seeing how you interact with patients and team members. You're like a walking, talking instruction manual for your team. This gives you great power, but you can harness it only by understanding your impact, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
3 tips to increase implant case acceptance
August 19, 2016 -- Even the best implant procedure can be a difficult experience for patients if they aren't educated and prepared. Dr. Judd F. Boehme has been there and offers three tips that can help you create a better experience for your patients and increase your practice's implant acceptance rate.
Dentist helps Olympic athletes go for gold
August 18, 2016 -- When a U.S. Olympic archer who uses his mouth to hold his bow back fractured one of his front teeth and needed care so he could compete in Rio, a volunteer dentist from the Academy for Sports Dentistry stepped in to help.
4 ways to keep your patients engaged between visits
August 18, 2016 -- Today, one of the most important things you can do is to stay in touch with your patients between their dental appointments. With the internet at your fingertips, you can drive patient engagement in multiple ways, from social media contests to email marketing. Bekkah Vidal of Wpromote offers ways you can keep your patients engaged.
20 ways to overdeliver to your patients
August 17, 2016 -- A patient-centric practice means more than just saying you're going to go the extra mile for your patients -- it means actually putting this philosophy into practice, according to Scheduling Institute's Jay Geier. Here he offers 20 ideas to help your practice become more patient-centric.
Study: Hospital oral healthcare not a focus for nurses
August 17, 2016 -- Older people who have been hospitalized aren't getting the oral care they need, according to a new study by Canadian researchers who shadowed nurses on five inpatient units. Clinical oral healthcare guidelines are not being followed for these patients, and more focus is needed to prevent plaque buildup and complications such as pneumonia.
Legal Cases: TMJ dysfunction following crown and bridge work
August 16, 2016 -- A 63-year-old man with many fillings, previous endodontic treatment, and three-unit bridges presented to his dentist with headaches, tight jaw muscles, and teeth grinding. As William S. Spiegel and Dr. Marc R. Leffler document, sometimes practicing to the dentist's ability is the best course of action for all involved.
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