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5 things to consider when buying used dental equipment
October 22, 2021 -- Purchasing refurbished or used dental equipment has less guidance than purchasing brand new equipment. You may be worried about the item's history and why the seller has brought it into the market. Purchasing manager Ayat Huseen gives five tips to ensure you don't get a raw deal. Read More
Second Opinion: Data needed now for dental Medicare plan
October 21, 2021 -- Political lobbying around Medicare dental benefits misses one key point: Seniors need dental benefits now. In this Second Opinion piece, Dr. Margaret Scarlett writes why data collection is essential to creating an immediate program that works for Medicare beneficiaries and small business dentists. Read More
Can unbiased hiring help fix the pay gap?
October 21, 2021 -- October 21 is Latina equal pay day -- the day when the average annual pay for Latina women working full-time equals what white, non-Hispanic men earned the year prior. To mark the event, we spoke with DentalPost CEO Tonya Lanthier, RDH, about pay gaps and the importance of diverse dental teams. Read More
Dominion expands dental plan for federal employees
October 21, 2021 -- Dominion National is offering enhanced dental plan options for 2022 as part of its participation in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program. Read More
Patients see the dentist less often after a hospital stay
October 20, 2021 -- Patients are less likely to visit a dentist after a hospital stay, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association. They are slightly less likely to undergo certain types of dental procedures, including periodontic, endodontic, and oral surgery services. Read More
Hygienists brace to battle dentists over practice laws
October 20, 2021 -- This year, the Illinois Legislature considered measures to allow hygienists to clean the teeth of certain patients without a dentist. But when the Illinois State Dental Society met with key lawmakers, the proposals seemed doomed. The situation is indicative of legislative dynamics around the U.S. Read More
Dental Practice Made Simple: How much cash do you need?
October 20, 2021 -- Dental practices typically don't have to think about cash in the way they think about losing a team member or an unhappy patient. But having enough cash on hand can ensure the success and longevity of a practice, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple. Read More
4th dental therapy program in U.S. launches in Minn.
October 20, 2021 -- The fourth dental therapy program in the U.S. has launched at Minnesota State University, Mankato, indicating a growing demand for these professionals, according to a story published on October 15 by Pew Charitable Trusts. Read More
Technology Focus: RevenueWell built a better phone system
October 19, 2021 -- RevenueWell Phone is a new digital phone system that will make you want to drop your landline if you haven't already. RevenueWell's chief technology officer, Max Longin, showed off the design in the latest Technology Focus episode. Read More
Study: Dentists should limit use of physical restraints for kids
October 18, 2021 -- Though caregivers of pediatric dental patients reported mixed feelings about the use of physical restraints, they should be reserved for exceptional circumstances, according to a study published recently in JDR Clinical & Translational Research. Read More
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