Practice Management
Prevent costly data breaches with phishing simulations
March 24, 2023 -- Dental practices, via unsuspecting employees, are a prime target for hackers. One way to protect yourself is to bolster your cybersecurity training efforts with a simulated phishing attack. Cybersecurity expert John Trest offers tips on how to conduct a simulated attack. Read More
The COVID-19 emergency is ending: Are you prepared?
March 24, 2023 -- As the COVID-19 public health emergency nears its end, dentists should review workplace policies, remote work schedules, and expiring U.S. government-imposed requirements, according to a webinar held on March 23 by the Dental Trade Alliance's lobbying firm Polsinelli. Read More
Do's and don'ts for implementing systems
March 24, 2023 -- As systems age, they become clogged with bottlenecks, causing frustration and stress for the team. The solution is to replace outdated systems, but you can't change them all at once without overwhelming your team, advises Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
AirPay receives Cuspies award at Chicago Midwinter
March 24, 2023 -- AirPay received the Cuspies award for Best New Dental Software for its patient benefits software at the Chicago Dental Society 2023 Midwinter Meeting, which was held February 23-25 at the McCormick Place convention center. Read More
Is it time for dentistry to ditch the DDS degree?
March 23, 2023 -- The Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry (DMD) degree may better represent dentistry's current clinical scope of practice than the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree, according to a commentary published on March 21 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
Proposed U.S. law aims to address dental workforce shortage
March 23, 2023 -- U.S. lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize and increase funding for a program that intends to address medical and dental workforce shortages in rural and urban areas. Read More
Dental Intelligence launches insurance software
March 23, 2023 -- Dental software developer Dental Intelligence has launched an insurance eligibility verification and claims processing software program that is powered by Vyne Dental. Read More
Dental office closures led to more hospital ED visits
March 22, 2023 -- Dental office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in more dental conditions among publicly insured children presenting to hospital emergency departments (EDs), according to researchers from New York University. Read More
Planet DDS taps new infrastructure VP
March 21, 2023 -- Cloud-based dental software provider Planet DDS has named Gary Rizo as its vice president of infrastructure. Read More
Clinicians prescribed fewer opioids in 2019 vs. 2015
March 20, 2023 -- Between 2015 and 2019, more than 2.7 million opioids were prescribed by dentists and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the U.S. However, fewer opioids were prescribed in 2019 than in 2015, according to new research. Read More
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