Practice Management
How to tell patients that dental care is a need (not a want)
February 8, 2023 -- Patients need preventive and restorative care. However, when times are tough, they may not have the funds to pay for dental care. Dr. James V. Anderson offers tips on how to communicate with patients who are hesitant about accepting treatment. Read More
What dentists can expect to face in the next 6 months
February 7, 2023 -- Looking ahead at the next six months, dentists expect staffing to be one of their top challenges followed by inflation, expenses, and insurance issues, which were the same problems cited the previous year, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute. Read More
Do's and don'ts for generating greater practice success
February 6, 2023 -- There are many pathways to success, and you must be intentional about finding your own way. As always, your top priority is offering excellent clinical care, but you must also pay attention to the business side of things, writes Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
Oral surgeon who fought vaccine order continues battle in RI
February 3, 2023 -- An oral and maxillofacial surgeon who filed a complaint against Rhode Island after he was forced to stop practicing for refusing to comply with a COVID-19 vaccine compliance order is fighting to keep his legal battle alive. Read More
What dentists need to know about HIPAA storage requirements
February 2, 2023 -- Patients expect privacy from their dentist, including compliance with HIPAA for their sensitive personal information. Senior Consultant for Information Governance Jerry Dilk breaks down the basics of HIPAA for dental professionals. Read More
Dental hygienist responsibilities in coding dental claims
February 1, 2023 -- While most dental hygienists cannot legally diagnose dental disease, they still have a legal responsibility to properly code what they do. Coding expert Estela Vargas shares tips for coding common dental hygiene treatments. Read More
CDA reminds dental employers about importance of meal and rest breaks
January 31, 2023 -- The California Dental Association (CDA) is reminding dentist employers about the importance of complying with employee meal and rest break rules following the state's recent clarification about monetary compensation for employees who are not afforded such breaks. Read More
Do's and don'ts for making your case with patients
January 30, 2023 -- Case acceptance isn't something that practice leaders can afford to approach in an "off-the-cuff" manner. There are specific steps one should take to improve patient understanding, facilitate clear communication, and increase patient case acceptance, explains Dr. Roger. P. Levin. Read More
12 charged for alleged practice scheme to defraud U.S. agencies
January 27, 2023 -- A dozen Pennsylvania dentists, practice owners, and employees were charged with numerous crimes for allegedly operating a scheme that attempted to defraud Medicaid, U.S. immigration authorities, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a justice department press release. Read More
Mass. dentist cops to embezzling $1.2M
January 27, 2023 -- A dentist and bookkeeper at a dental practice pleaded guilty to mail and wire fraud for his role in embezzling $1.2 million from his employer and defrauding a U.S. relief fund, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts. Read More
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