ADA: 8.3M adults now eligible for Medicaid dental benefits
March 10, 2014 -- More than 8 million low-income adults will become eligible for dental benefits this year, according to a new ADA analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But expanded Medicaid coverage doesn't guarantee increased access to dental care, the report noted.
Dental Select offers new ID card app
March 7, 2014 -- Dental insurance company Dental Select has released a new, free mobile ID card app for both Android and iOS devices for its members.
Leaders in Dentistry: Dr. Edward Zuckerberg
February 27, 2014 -- Dr. Edward Zuckerberg has had a unique perspective on the rise of Facebook since its founding 10 years ago this month. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Dr. Zuckerberg to learn more about Facebook's growth and social media's role in the modern dental practice.
CDA sponsors bill on insurance premiums
February 20, 2014 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is sponsoring a patient protection bill to ensure that a minimum percentage of consumer premiums are actually spent on their dental care.
Philips introduces online risk assessment program
February 12, 2014 -- At the recent Yankee Dental Congress in Boston, Philips introduced a new, free, online patient risk assessment tool called CARE to aid dental professionals in making treatment decisions and increase patient education.
Personalized dentistry adds new dimension to patient care
February 4, 2014 -- A large recent study has found that, based on certain risk factors, many patients may not benefit from a second annual cleaning while others may benefit from more than two cleanings. One of the driving forces behind this new approach is Dr. Ken Kornman, PhD, who talked with DrBicuspid.com about personalized dentistry and its impact on your practice.
ACOG: Dental x-rays, prophies OK during pregnancy
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has determined that teeth cleaning and x-rays are safe for pregnant women and is urging all obstetricians and gynecologists to recommend routine oral health assessments during a patient's first prenatal visit. Read more.