Midmark offers 2 product promotions
September 17, 2014 -- Midmark is offering two dental product promotions allowing customers to receive incentives with the purchase of select equipment through the end of 2014.
CDC: Millions of kids not getting preventive dental care
September 16, 2014 -- Millions of infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. are not getting preventive dental services, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although preventive dental care is effective, the percentage of children using dental care is low.
Survey finds U.S. monthly dental premiums vary widely
September 16, 2014 -- The average monthly dental insurance premium was $31.81 for adults buying standalone dental coverage on government exchanges in the U.S., but premiums differed widely among states, according to a survey by the website HealthPocket.com.
Kaiser survey shows increase in dental coverage
September 12, 2014 -- According to the 2014 Employer Health Benefits survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust, more than 50% of "small firms" now offer dental benefits, compared with only 30% of similar firms in 2000. Among firms with 200 or more employees, 88% offer dental benefits.
CDA Cares plans Nov. free clinic
September 12, 2014 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation and the CDA are seeking dental professionals to volunteer for a CDA Cares free clinic in Pomono, CA, from November 21-23.
Highlights of CDA Presents in San Francisco
September 10, 2014 -- Last week, the California Dental Association (CDA) hosted the Northern California edition of CDA Presents in San Francisco. The conference featured clinical presentations, continuing education, and new product launches for the thousands of attendees and hundreds of exhibitors.
Dentists fight Calif. malpractice insurance ballot measure
September 8, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - For almost 40 years, malpractice insurance premiums in California have remained stable due to a cap on noneconomic damage awards. But a new ballot measure threatens to quadruple the award limit and possibly put prescribers in a difficult ethical situation. DrBicuspid.com spoke with Daniel G. Davidson, DMD, about the measure and what dentists are doing to prevent its passage.
CDA Presents: How will ACA affect dental insurance, dentists, patients?
September 5, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have far-reaching impact on dental insurance, dentists, and patients, according to a presentation at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference. More low-income children and adults will be covered, and insurers will scrutinize claims to see if dentists are following established protocols for improved outcomes.
Pelton & Crane debuts Spirit 3300 chair at CDA
September 5, 2014 -- SAN FRANCISCO - Pelton & Crane introduced the Spirit 3300 dental chair, with ErgoSoothe massage technology, memory foam padding, and a back and headrest designed for ergonomic efficiency, at the California Dental Association's CDA Presents conference.
Embedded family dental coverage impact remains unknown
September 3, 2014 -- With the announcement last week that Covered California would be offering new family dental plans to consumers who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015, DrBicuspid.com spoke with Paul Reggiardo, DDS, a national spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, about how these changes will impact your patients and your practice.
Levin Q&A: Is social media right for your practice?
August 28, 2014 -- As three-quarters of consumers rely on social media to influence their purchasing decisions, Dr. Roger P. Levin answers questions about the integration of social media and offers some practical ideas as to how to start, or improve, your use of this important medium.
Covered California to offer expanded dental coverage
August 27, 2014 -- Covered California will offer new family dental plans to those who enroll in health insurance coverage in 2015. All individual health insurance plans sold through the exchange will include pediatric dental benefits for those younger than 19.
Dental equipment market worth $7.1B by 2019
August 27, 2014 -- The global dental equipment market is expected to increase from $5.4 billion in 2014 to reach $7.1 billion by 2019, acccording to the new research report by MarketsandMarkets.
ACA: Dental coverage rising for young adults via expanded coverage
More young adults are getting dental coverage under the healthcare policies of their parents, according to a new report by ADA researchers. This "spillover" effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) dependent coverage policy stems from employers' voluntary expansion of dental coverage, which dovetails with the expansion of medical coverage. Read more.