Internet Brands acquires Sesame Communications
January 27, 2015 -- Internet Brands has acquired Sesame Communications, a provider of cloud-based solutions for dental and orthodontic practices.
ADA seeks volunteers for SNODENT standards review
January 27, 2015 -- The ADA is seeking volunteers for a committee to consider approval of its Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT) as an American national standard, according to an ADA News story.
Malpractice Insurance Primer: Part 1 -- Tail and occurrence coverage
January 26, 2015 -- In this new three-part series, Jennifer Gibson of Medical Protective covers the important details of different types of malpractice insurance and which is the best fit for your practice. As this insurance can be complicated and expensive, knowing the details matters. Part one covers tail and occurrence coverage.
ADA files amicus brief in Supreme Court's Medicaid reimbursement case
January 22, 2015 -- The ADA and other health professional associations have filed a friend-of-the-court, or amicus, brief with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding an upcoming case that asserts the right to sue the government to enforce federal Medicaid law in the states.
Anthem offers 3rd dental cleaning to pregnant members, patients with diabetes
January 21, 2015 -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is now offering an additional dental cleaning per benefit period for certain plan members who are pregnant or who have diabetes.
Kaiser survey shows states' Medicaid, CHIP data
January 21, 2015 -- A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation compares states' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility levels and enrollment, renewal, and cost-sharing policies.
EHR implementation, adoption still face challenges: Part 1
January 20, 2015 -- For a well-intentioned idea born more than a decade ago, establishing electronic health records (EHRs) has run into a surprising number of obstacles. In the first part of a two-part series, MacPractice CEO Mark Hollis reviews the relevance and benefits of EHRs for dentists.
Coding for patients with limited areas requiring scaling and root planing
January 19, 2015 -- Insurance expert Dr. Doyle Williams is back to help you with your coding dilemmas. In this column, he writes about coding for patients who need limited scaling and root planing but who have otherwise healthy mouths.
Dos and don'ts for internal marketing: Ask patients for testimonials
January 19, 2015 -- Your most enthusiastic patients may tell everyone they know what a great dentist you are, but there's a limit to how many people will get this message. By collecting written testimonials from happy patients and including them in your print materials and on your website, you'll be able to spread the good word, according to Dr. Roger P. Levin.
6 tips to reduce cancellations and no-shows
January 19, 2015 -- It happens to every practice -- cancellations immediately before the appointment. Practice management consultant Sally McKenzie offers six tips, including proactive ones, for helping your practice handle last-minute cancellations and no-shows.
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Conferences
7th Annual Ethics and Legal Aspects of Dentistry Conference
February 26 - March 1
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
March 11-14
Boston, Massachusetts United States
Dental Masters Event
March 14-18
Las Vegas, Nevada United States
Comprehensive Dentistry and the Dental Team Western Caribbean Cruise
March 14-21
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