Practice Management
41% of Americans have medical or dental debt
July 5, 2022 -- Rising healthcare costs have been a concern for many Americans and can often lead to healthcare debt, whether patients are insured or not. A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation reveals why patients accrue healthcare debt. Read More
Do's & don'ts for making hand-offs smoother
July 5, 2022 -- Within a dental practice, there are inevitably transitions from one area of responsibility to another. These hand-offs are critical points. For the sake of office efficiency, productivity, and patient satisfaction, hand-offs must be as smooth as possible, explains Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
More Americans seeking oral care in emergency departments
June 30, 2022 -- An increasing number of Americans are relying on the emergency department (ED) for oral healthcare. From 1997 to 2007, the use of EDs to treat caries, periodontitis, and other conditions increased annually by 4%, according to data published June 24 in the Journal of the American Dental Association. Read More
4 ways to grow your practice with insurance alternatives
June 30, 2022 -- Dental insurance alternatives like dental savings plans can help practices increase revenue, writes Jenn Stoll. Stoll offers four ways that these benefits can help provide for your practice and patients. Read More
Delta Dental of Tenn. taps new president
June 30, 2022 -- Delta Dental of Tennessee has appointed Jeff Ballard as its new president. Read More
5 ways to make your practice more LGBTQ+ friendly
June 29, 2022 -- Healthcare utilization is lower among the LGBTQ+ community, but there are simple steps dental practices can take to make their practices welcoming for all patients, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz. Read More
Dental practice bans patients weighing more than 280 lb
June 29, 2022 -- A dental practice in the U.K. will no longer treat patients who weigh 127 kg (about 280 lb) or more to prevent them from damaging their expensive dental chairs again, according to recent news reports. Read More
Advocate tips for welcoming LGBTQ+ pediatric patients
June 28, 2022 -- Research shows that healthcare utilization is lower among LGBTQ+ youth. There are simple swaps that can help welcome LGBTQ+ youth to your practice, according to diversity and inclusion advocates Drs. Marita Inglehart and Scott Schwartz. Read More
HPI: Dental hygienists, assistants get pay hikes of up to 6%
June 27, 2022 -- Approximately eight out of 10 dentists recently have given pay raises -- commonly in the range of 4-6% -- to dental hygienists and assistants, according to poll results released in June by the ADA’s Health Policy Institute (HPI). Read More
Do's & don'ts for no-shows and late cancellations
June 27, 2022 -- No-shows and last-minute cancellations create serious scheduling and production problems, but there are some techniques to minimize these occurrences, writes Dr. Roger P. Levin. Read More
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Conferences
National Dental Association (NDA) Convention
July 14-17
Phoenix, Arizona United States
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Annual Scientific Session
July 27-30
Orlando, Florida United States
SmileCon 2022
October 13-15
Houston, Texas United States