ADA offers oral pathologist app
April 18, 2014 -- The ADA is offering a new oral pathologist app to help dentists diagnose lesions, papules, nodules, ulcers, vesicles, and other oral pathology conditions.
Wash. to offer standalone dental plans for kids
April 18, 2014 -- Washington state has approved a proposal to allow dental insurers to offer standalone plans outside the state's health exchange for children's dental care in 2015.
Nearly 300K Oregonians have obtained dental coverage in 2014
April 18, 2014 -- Nearly 300,000 additional Oregon residents have obtained dental coverage in 2014, mostly under the Oregon Health Plan.
Dos and don'ts for practice finance: Coping with dental insurance
April 14, 2014 -- Dental insurance is a complex issue for many practices. It can require a great deal of administrative time, and team members may find it challenging to provide proper information and customer service to patients. But practices that assist patients with insurance issues will be viewed very favorably -- something that's essential for patient retention, according to Dr. Roger Levin.
Mo. may restore adult dental Medicaid benefits
April 11, 2014 -- Missouri lawmakers may restore dental coverage for adult Medicaid recipients.
Insurance marketplaces: Comparing pediatric dental plans, costs
April 10, 2014 -- Health insurance marketplaces offer a variety of dental benefits, but figuring out which ones are best for pediatric coverage is complicated, according to a new ADA research brief. In part two of DrBicuspid.com's coverage of the study, we look at provider networks and deductibles, and compare costs for standalone dental plans and medical plans with embedded dental benefits.
Medical Protective offers digital edition of malpractice guide
April 10, 2014 -- Medical Protective has released a digital edition of its "Dental Malpractice 101 for Students & Residents" handbook.
Will Fla. bill help kids' dental or serve middlemen?
April 9, 2014 -- The Florida House of Representatives has passed what could be yet another change to its pediatric dental Medicaid program. If passed, the bill would carve dental benefits out from the rest of Medicaid. But would it help patients or the companies that pay providers?
Insurance marketplaces offer many options, limited information
April 7, 2014 -- The ADA has released a new research brief on the dental benefit options in the new health insurance marketplaces. In this first part of DrBicuspid.com's coverage of the study, we look at federally facilitated and state-based marketplaces, standalone and embedded dental plans, and services covered.
Henry Schein releases Dentrix Ascend cloud software
April 4, 2014 -- Henry Schein's first cloud-based practice management system, Dentrix Ascend, is now available.
Study: ER visits for dental problems cost nearly $1B a year
April 2, 2014 -- Emergency room (ER) visits for dental problems cost nearly $1 billion per year, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Dental Association. The majority of those seeking dental ER care are poor and uninsured, the study found.
AuthAir Dental helps with HIPAA security compliance
March 28, 2014 -- AuthAir has launched its first healthcare optimized compliance product, AuthAir Dental.
HIPAA enforcement activities impact small group practices
March 19, 2014 -- On February 24, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that it will survey up to 1,200 covered entities and business associates to determine suitability for its HIPAA Audit Program. Small group practices need to take action and ensure they are in compliance or risk serious consequences.
New service helps dental offices manage payments, collections
March 14, 2014 -- M&T Bank has introduced the M&T Merchant HealthCare Payment Manager to help dental offices and other healthcare providers manage their account receivables more efficiently.
Leaders in Dentistry: Serge Longin
March 13, 2014 -- In the latest installment of Leaders in Dentistry, DrBicuspid.com interviewed Serge Longin of RevenueWell and discussed how to run a practice more efficiently, when it is appropriate to use social media, how to handle negative patient reviews, and more.
Hot Topic
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.

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