ND midlevel provider bill fails February 9, 2017 -- North Dakota lawmakers have once again voted against a bill to allow midlevel providers to practice in the state.
Should Medicare include dental coverage? Experts weigh in February 8, 2017 -- Since Medicare was created in 1965, the U.S. has put a man on the moon and a rover on Mars, the internet was created, and 3D-printed restorations went from science fiction to clinical practice. Some experts think it's time for Medicare to change, too, by finally covering dental care.
7 things that require zero talent February 8, 2017 -- It isn't just talent that makes an excellent team member. In fact, skills can be taught, while characteristics such as passion and integrity come from within a person, writes Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier. His latest column details seven key attributes that have nothing to do with talent but can add tremendous value to your practice.
Do's and don'ts for practice growth: Does a second office make sense? February 6, 2017 -- Many dentists think about opening a satellite office at some point in their career. Before you make such a move, come up with a realistic idea of what it will take to achieve the intended results, Dr. Roger P. Levin advises in his latest Practice Success tip.
Second Opinion: Wash. lawmakers should regulate dental chains February 2, 2017 -- In this Second Opinion, the president of the Washington State Dental Association spells out the case for new legislation in that state that would prohibit dental service organizations from interfering in a dentist's clinical judgment and provide state authority for monitoring these organizations.
DDS Lab, Dentegra form partnership February 2, 2017 -- Dental laboratory DDS Lab and Dentegra Insurance have partnered to offer discounted pricing on DDS products and services to the dental carrier's participating dentists.
5 ways to be SMART about your goals February 1, 2017 -- Now that the first month of the year is past, Scheduling Institute President Jay Geier suggests it is time to take a few moments to revisit your goals for the new year. He offers five of his best strategies to set smart goals for your practice.
The future of dental health policy under President Trump January 31, 2017 -- Researchers and policy experts, including an architect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), discussed what dental healthcare might look like under U.S. President Donald Trump and the new Congress during a recent webinar. The panelists were particularly concerned about children's dental benefits if the ACA is repealed and replaced.
Why do broken appointments happen? January 31, 2017 -- Every practice has the experience of new patients calling, making an appointment, then canceling. However, Alex Nottingham of the All-Star Dental Academy writes that there are practical ways your team can make potential new patients feel welcome when they call your practice.
Kaiser Permanente premiers integrated medical-dental clinic January 30, 2017 -- Kaiser Permanente opened a pilot integrated medical-dental clinic in January that is believed to be the first such enterprise that is not publicly funded. Located in Beaverton, OR, the clinic is the first for Kaiser in which both types of care are offered in the same building and medical and dental staff also work together to provide integrated care.