Report: Dental care unaffordable even for insured adults
October 9, 2015 -- Dental care is the most common healthcare need that many insured adults cannot afford, according to a new report from the Urban Institute's Health Policy Center. Some 20% of adults with full-year health insurance say they cannot pay for dental care.
3 people who shouldn't be your transition advisor
October 8, 2015 -- Dental transitions are complex and should be handled by an expert. Unfortunately, many dentists rely on unqualified advisors, which can result in damage to the practice's reputation, lawsuits, and financial losses. Dr. Roger P. Levin describes three types of people you should avoid.
3 patient registration options
October 7, 2015 -- Dr. Tom Cockerell Jr. of Dental Symphony writes about ways in which you and your staff can think about the software used in your practice. In this column, he focuses on patient registration options and which method may be the best for your practice.
Henry Schein helps grow bone marrow donor registry
October 7, 2015 -- Delete Blood Cancer DKMS and the Henry Schein Cares Foundation have teamed up to fight blood cancers by helping to grow the national bone marrow donor registry at dental offices.
Office lease negotiating: Part 2 -- Rent
October 6, 2015 -- Paying rent is one of the most heavily negotiated and litigated aspects of a lease. Thousands of dollars are on the line, and payments can drastically affect your cash flow. In part two of this series, Matt LaMaster discusses rent, how it's calculated, and tips on negotiating a better lease.
Dos and don'ts for social media: Make posts inviting
October 5, 2015 -- Social media may be a great way to build relationships with patients and stay in touch -- but only if you follow some common-sense guidelines when creating posts. The easiest way to learn what to do is to spend time watching what others post and what gets the most positive responses, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
Sheri's Solutions: 'You should not take the patient'
October 5, 2015 -- What's the first call you received this week? In her latest Sheri's Solutions, Dr. Sheri Doniger recounts her first call of a recent week: an irate father of a patient wondering why the insurance companies weren't covering his daughter's treatment.
Align Technology gives $1 for selfies to Operation Smile
October 2, 2015 -- Align Technology will donate $1 to Operation Smile for each smiling selfie tagged with #RealSmile on social media to coincide with World Smile Day on October 2.
Dental social media company raises $3.5M
October 2, 2015 -- Marketing firm Social Dental has raised $3.5 million in seed round funding.
Kaiser expert touts MLPs during ADA webinar
October 1, 2015 -- Midlevel providers (MLPs) can help dentists expand their Medicaid practices without shrinking their private-pay practices, the associate director of a Kaiser commission on Medicaid said during a recent ADA webinar focusing on a new Health Policy Institute report on dental care utilization.
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