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OSHA rule to protect healthcare workers now in effect
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) emergency temporary standard that protects healthcare workers, including some dental practitioners, from occupational COVID-19 exposure is now in effect. Nonexempt employers have until July 6 to comply with most provisions. Read More
NC dental facility settles HIV discrimination claim
June 22, 2021 -- The U.S. Department of Justice has settled a claim with Night and Day Dental that stated a woman with HIV was discriminated against in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. Read More
Do's and don'ts for patient financing
June 21, 2021 -- Practices can dramatically increase case acceptance by providing a wide array of payment options, including patient financing from a reputable company, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin in his latest Practice Success tip. Read More
HRSA releases updated requirements for PRF payments
June 18, 2021 -- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is releasing revised reporting requirements for those who received Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments. Read More
Long-awaited sequel to surgeon general's oral health report is coming
June 17, 2021 -- The U.S. surgeon general's 2000 report on oral health was a milestone in the country's effort to improve oral health nationwide. So what's taking so long for a follow-up to be released? After some delays, the wait may be coming to an end. Read More
Kids skip the dentist after general anesthesia procedures
June 17, 2021 -- Researchers from Scotland found a significant drop in dental care visits after children in the U.K. underwent general anesthesia for dental procedures in a recent study. The findings were published on June 4 in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Read More
OSHA releases standard to protect health workers from COVID
June 16, 2021 -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released a proposed emergency temporary standard to protect health workers in hospital settings from COVID-19. Most dental practices will be exempt from the rules, but those providing services in hospital settings or treating patients with COVID-19 will be covered. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: The daily meeting
June 16, 2021 -- The 10-minute daily meeting is one of the most important things you can do each day, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
Sunbit debuts payment platform for dentistry
June 16, 2021 -- Sunbit has launched a "buy now, pay later" program that it said is designed for the dental industry. Read More
Delta Dental touts oral health investments in 2020
June 16, 2021 -- The Delta Dental Institute has released a 2020 report on its community impact, titled "Our Promise to Our Communities," highlighting the oral health investments its companies and foundations made in 2020. Read More
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Conferences
IADR/AADR/CADR General Session & Exhibition
July 21-24
Boston, Massachusetts United States
SmileCon 2021
October 10-13
Las Vegas, Nevada United States