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Why now is the perfect time to look at your malpractice insurance
October 23, 2020 -- Dr. David Rice, clinical editor for, has a word of advice for all dentists: Know what is going on with your malpractice insurance and where you stand in the event it is needed. As he begins a series designed to educate dentists of all ages, he looks at the different needs of a young dentist versus one who has been in the industry for some time.  Discuss
Could these trends help shape the dental industry in 2021?
October 22, 2020 -- There are some interesting thoughts and products popping up in the dental industry right now, and we're wondering if they are the beginning of trends that we'll see heading into the new year. Let's take a look at a few of the things that have drawn some attention in the latter stages of 2020 and may become more prevalent in 2021 and beyond.  Discuss
Align unveils Invisalign G8
October 22, 2020 -- Align Technology has released Invisalign G8, a new aligner technology.
Colorado Dental Association endorses iCoreRx
October 22, 2020 -- The Colorado Dental Association (CDA) has chosen iCoreRx electronic prescribing software as its second iCoreConnect CDA Enterprises Endorsed Partner service.
DCI announces NSK as minority investor
October 22, 2020 -- Dental parts manufacturer DCI announced that it has partnered with Japan-based NSK as a minority investor.
Henry Schein continues Practice Pink program
October 22, 2020 -- Henry Schein plans to continue its support of nonprofit organizations fighting breast and other cancers through the company's Practice Pink program.
How can you adjust unassigned credits in Eaglesoft?
October 21, 2020 -- In Eaglesoft, any payments or adjustments, whether by the patient or insurance, must be attached to a service. When this does not happen, an unassigned credit is created. So what do you need to know about this and how can it be corrected? Ann-Marie DePalma offers some tips and advice.  Discuss
Dentistry's recovery has stalled; what do dentists face now?
October 20, 2020 -- Now that 99% of dental practices in the U.S. have reopened following COVID-19 shutdowns, dentists and dental service organizations can't hire assistants and hygienists, according to data released on October 16 by the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
Calif. dental benefits plans asked to give refunds
October 20, 2020 -- California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has requested that California health insurance and specialized health insurance companies, including dental plans, provide their policyholders with a partial premium refund from the substantial profits accrued during the state's COVID-19 economic shutdown.
ADA reimagines annual meeting, announces SmileCon 2021
October 20, 2020 -- The ADA said it has reimagined its annual meeting, which is being called SmileCon and will be held October 10-13, 2021, in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.