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More than 6M likely without dental coverage due to COVID-19
September 18, 2020 -- About half of those who lost dental insurance when they became unemployed due to COVID-19 are expected to remain uninsured. Higher rates can be expected in states that didn't expand Medicaid, according to a study published on August 28 in the Journal of Dental Research.  Discuss
The value and use of diagnosis codes in the dental practice
September 18, 2020 -- The use of ICD-10 diagnosis codes in dental practice is still in the infancy period, according to Dr. David DePorter. However, the growing use is directly related to increases in government-related dental benefits programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. DePorter has some advice to share on the potential benefits of diagnosis code use in the dental practice.  Discuss
3 production targets your practice needs to hit
September 16, 2020 -- In times of crisis, the dental practice must focus on both short-term survival and long-term success. This means that production becomes the single most important factor in terms of day-to-day operations, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. In this article, he gives three production targets on which to focus your efforts and boost your bottom line.  Discuss
A practice concierge: What does that mean, and is now the time to have one?
September 14, 2020 -- Would a practice concierge benefit your practice? Do you know what one does and how this role could help as you continue to rebound from the COVID-19 disruption? Dr. Gerilyn Alfe and Fred Joyal dive into the benefits of the practice concierge and why this person could solve some of your practice's production dilemmas.  Discuss
Do's and don'ts for team communication
September 14, 2020 -- During this time, there will be lots of changes and upheaval in your practice. It is crucial that you and your team are on the same page. The only way you can do this is to stay in constant communication about everything going on in the practice, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin.  Discuss
How to overcome the 'pandemic plateau' in your practice
September 10, 2020 -- What are some of the issues and challenges slowing down growth in dental practices as they continue to recover from the COVID-19 disruption? Dr. James Anderson looks at them and offers solutions that can help the business side of the dental practice continue to climb.  Discuss
Ask the Dentrix Expert: How do I find the number of total active patients?
September 10, 2020 -- How can a dental team member or dentist find the current number of total active patients in the practice? Dayna Johnson, a certified Dentrix trainer and founder of, offers some ideas and advice.  Discuss
DTA, Lanmark360 offer videos that engage patients
September 9, 2020 -- The Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) and Lanmark360 have released more social media videos that help dentists better engage with patients.
Oregon Dental Association endorses iCoreRx
September 9, 2020 -- The Oregon Dental Association has endorsed the electronic prescription software program iCoreRx from iCoreConnect.
Why big trouble may be on the horizon for Medicaid patients
September 8, 2020 -- The COVID-19 pandemic may lead to about one-fifth of Medicaid providers in private practice disenrolling from the U.S. program that serves patients with limited income by the end of 2020, according to new data from the ADA's Health Policy Institute.  Discuss
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