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How to code 3/4 crowns
June 22, 2022 -- Code what you do is the rule. But first, you must know whether what you think you are coding is actually what was performed on the patient, particularly when it comes to inlays, onlays, and three-quarter crowns. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares eight tips to help increase your chances of getting paid. Read More
Septodont launches new version of Biodentine
June 22, 2022 -- Septodont has introduced an updated version of its dentin restoration system Biodentine. Read More
Digital workflow speeds up implant-supported crowns
May 17, 2022 -- Implant-supported crowns can be made in both fully and partially digital workflows. The occlusal adjustment and total adjustment times of the fully digital workflow, however, are significantly shorter than the partially digital workflow, according to a study in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry. Read More
How to code implant- and abutment-supported crowns
May 12, 2022 -- A standard Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature coding error is documenting and reporting implant- and abutment-supported crowns, writes coding expert Estela Vargas. Vargas explains the difference between these two types of crowns and shares why knowing the distinction is essential to avoiding denials and claim payment delays. Read More
The keys to coding crown lengthening and crown exposure
April 21, 2022 -- Did you perform crown lengthening (D4249) or crown exposure (D4212) on a tooth? Often, there is confusion about which of these procedures is correct when it comes to coding treatment, and mixing them up could cost you and your practice. Read More
Swallowed dental crown caused man to develop appendicitis
April 15, 2022 -- A 51-year-old man unintentionally swallowed a dental crown, resulting in an unusual case of appendicitis caused by ingestion of a foreign body, according to a case report published April 12 in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science. Read More
Dentist accused of breaking teeth in $4M fraud scheme
March 15, 2022 -- A Wisconsin dentist was convicted on March 10 of multiple counts of fraud and making false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The dentist reportedly used his drill to purposely damage teeth so he could bill insurance for crowns instead of fillings. Read More
My jaw pain is killing me: 10 causes and treatments
February 23, 2022 -- Jonathan showed up in Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office complaining of severe pain in his tooth, jaw muscles, and jaw joint. At first Danenberg suspected a failing root canal, but further investigation revealed something more. He explains common causes of jaw pain and how he cured Jonathan's. Read More
Veneers may trump crowns for restoring teeth with fluorosis
February 18, 2022 -- Ceramic veneers are minimally invasive, preserve tooth structure, and provide long-term aesthetic rehabilitation and, therefore, may be a better option than crowns for patients with fluorosis, according to a study published on February 17 in BMC Oral Health. Read More
Patients satisfied with digital implant workflow
November 16, 2021 -- Patients reported higher satisfaction with a digital workflow for creating a single implant-supported posterior crown than a conventional workflow in a randomized clinical trial published in the Journal of Dentistry. Read More
Special Feature
The new decade's dental practice could look like this

Dentists one day may become vertically integrated to service the mouth and also design and manufacture the hardware needed in their own dental practices, writes information systems consultant Alon Ganon. He shares a vision of how dental practices could operate with advanced technology in this new decade. Read more.

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